The HU have finally announced one of the most anticipated albums of the year — their long-awaited sophomore album, Rumble of Thunder. The follow-up to their 2019 LP, the Gereg, is due out later this fall and it's a 12-track effort that will include their May single "This is Mongol" as well as the new track they've dropped today, "Black Thunder."
Slow-building and cinematic, it's another breathtaking slice of Mongolian folk-metal that has all of the HU's signature sonic tenets — ancient throat singing techniques, traditional string instruments and stadium-sized metal heft. Listen above while you watch its epic music video.
"'Black Thunder' is the crown jewel of our second album," vocalist Gala said in a press release. "The music video is split into two parts and conveys the core values of men through visuals. Our producer Dashka chose a unique location in Mongolia to shoot the video, where we had a great time riding the horses in the vast grassland of our countryside.
"We hope that our pride in our culture shines through, as we aimed to bring viewers joy and a piece of our culture through this video."
Rumble of Thunder is due out September 2nd via Better Noise Music and is available for pre-order here. You can peep the cover art and track listing below.
Rumble of Thunder track listing:
1. This Is Mongol
2. YUT Hövende
4. Teach Me
5. Upright Destined Mongol
6. Sell The World
7. Black Thunder
8. Mother Nature
9. Bii Biyelgee
11. Shihi Hutu
12. TATAR Warrior