Our favorite Nomadic folk metallers Tengger Cavalry who mix Mongolian and Central Asian culture and sound together, continue to amaze us after each release. Between nwe material, the band posted a few cover tunes on their YouTube by a diverse group of artists including Metallica, Slayer, Avril Lavigne, The Legend of Zelda, Megadeth, and Rammstein. Additionally, the group searched for a new label and this week announced a new home with M-Theory Audio, the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media and Nuclear Blast. With a new label, a new album follows and we will see their forthcoming LP Die On My Ride release on June 2.

Frontman Nature G. commented:

“Die On My Ride is a rather different album than all of our previous releases, This album reaches a more personal place for us. We discuss personal struggle surrounding identity conflicts, racial discrimination and individual freedoms. I think an important part of existing in modern society is learning to accept one another for who we are and embrace our differences, and to look beyond that to find a deeper connection between each race or ethnic group. Coming from a different place and walking the line between the Mongolian music world and American music world is sometimes challenging for me. I see all kinds of stereotyping and people throwing hatred, prejudice and judgment at one other because of arrogance, insecurity or simply a lack of understanding. This creates a huge identity conflict for individuals. These concepts make up a lot of what this album is about. Being yourself, pushing past judgment from others, being strong and fighting for your individual freedoms. Musically, I intentionally tried to incorporate more clean vocal choruses, semitones and western minor scales, rather than stick just within our traditional Mongolian folk style. We also incorporated piano to add a more emotional element to the songs.”

The album was self-produced at Nature’s production studio Raiding Media and you can pre-order the album right now.

Die On My Ride is the band’s first album made available in vinyl format.

Check out the tracklist:

  1. Snow
  2. Die On My Ride
  3. Independence Day
  4. To The Sky
  5. Prayer
  6. Strike
  7. Ashley
  8. Cursed
  9. The Frontline
  10. The Choice Of My Mind
  11. Me Against Me
  12. We Will Survive (Bonus)
  13. Burn (Bonus)
  14. Blade Of Time (Bonus)