Heavy News by Katha
Are you familiar with hunnu-rock? It’s a one-of-a-kind mixture of Western rock music combined with traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat-singing in the native language. THE HU has been making waves around the globe over the past two years with this signature brand, their first videos went viral. Several festival appearances and a European tour followed, as well as the release of their debut album “The Gereg“ in September 2019 (read our review here).
Now, they’ve published a new video for Wolf Totem, feat. Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix. The video is the first from the soundtrack of “The Retaliators”, a new horror-thriller from Better Noise Films, and features footage from the film. Check it out:
“The Retaliators” is a high-octane horror-thriller, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo), with special guest appearances by some of rock music’s biggest names; Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate and more. The film was written by Darren Geare and Jeff Allen Geare, and directed by Bridget Smith. It will be released in mid-late 2020.
About the band:
THE HU stands for the Mongolian root word for human being, inspiring their original style of music that they call “Hunnu Rock.” The band pull Inspiration from the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire better known as The Huns in western culture. Their music is deeply embedded with their ancient culture, even integrating old Mongolian war cries and poetry into their lyrics.
The group was founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with the musicians:
Gala: Lead Throat Singer and Morin Khuur
Enkush: Lead Morin Khuur and Throat Singer
Jaya: Jaw Harp, Tsuur, Flute, and Throat Singer
All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in classical music and have gained several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
You can listen to The Gereg here: http://smarturl.it/thehu-thegereg
Check out Mass’ glowing review on the site here: REVIEW