The Hu announce ‘Rumble of Thunder’ deluxe edition

Album is due June 30th via Better Noise Music

Following the success of their acclaimed 2022 sophomore effort Rumble of Thunder, groundbreaking Mongolian rock group The Hu—who use traditional Mongolian instrumentation, throat singing and perform entirely in their native language—has announced a deluxe version of the album will be released June 30th via Better Noise Music. Rumble of Thunder: Deluxe Album will further highlight the band’s sound with seven new tracks: four acoustic renditions and three newly recorded singles featuring guest appearances and English-translated vocals from some of rock’s top musicians including William DuVall of Alice In Chains, Serj Tankian (System of A Down), DL of Bad Wolves and international solo artist LP (Laura Pergolizzi).

The Hu has also unveiled the deluxe album’s second single, the volcanic anthem “Black Thunder” featuring Serj Tankian and DL of Bad Wolves. Following the release of the eco-conscious single “This Is Mongol” featuring William Duvall of Alice In Chains,” in February, “Black Thunder” includes a refreshed look at the culturally shaped track with a new perspective and English-translated vocals. Its original music video was filmed in The Hu’s home country of Mongolia, logging three million views to date.

“‘Black Thunder’—the latest single from our sophomore album, Rumble of Thunder—is the composition we worked on the longest, and because of that, we recorded many different variations of the song,” shares The Hu band leader Gala. “The lyrics and the video have several different meanings on the surface as well as on a deeper level. Therefore, every version of ‘Black Thunder’ carries a certain unique idea. Our producer and our band members were amazed by the additions that were made by DL and Serj and their unique singing styles, which added to our beloved song. DL’s powerful vocals, topped by the Serj’s signature voice and one-of-a-kind Armenian-American style, is shedding different light to The Hu’s music. We hope our fans enjoy this featured version and feel the soul of the song through their ears.”

The Hu will continue to bring forth their stimulating live show to fans across the world throughout 2023 with their summer Rumble of Thunder 2023 European tour which includes appearances at The UK’s Glastonbury Festival, France’s Hellfest and a return to The UK’s Download Festival, plus more. The group will also return to the US for festival appearances in the fall at Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY and Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA.

Buddy Iahn
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