Tengger Cavalry — the nomadic Mongolian folk metal band that began making waves in the United States on Christmas Eve 2015 when it performed at Carnegie Hall — is keeping its fans steadily supplied with music. After reissuing two revamped albums from its catalog in September 2016 (renamed Cavalry of Thousands and Hymn of the Earth), the quintet took a left-field turn by delivering covers of two Avril Lavigne songs in March: “My Happy Ending” and “Sk8er Boi.” Now, the act is preparing to drop its new album Die on My Ride, its debut release on M-Theory Audio, on June 2.
Multi-instrumentalist frontman Nature Ganganbaigal credits the relationship that Tengger Cavalry manager Dawn Robinson has with label founder Marco Barbieri -- former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast Media -- with the band signing to the imprint. “We were looking for a label that had an interest in what we do and would support us,” he says. “It is a great honor to be signed to M-Theory Audio. We are excited to release this new record with our new label.” (Click here to order physical or digital copies.)
Billboard has the exclusive lyric video of “Ashley,” the second single from Die on My Ride. Ganganbaigal describes the love ballad as “a very personal song, just like the entire album.” He notes that while Tengger Cavalry’s previous releases “revolved around historical and traditional themes, this record talks more about an individual’s perspective about struggling, challenges and opportunities. The piano parts are a personal touch.”