The outfits may be of traditional design but wouldn’t be out of place in a sci-fi movie or TV show where the heroes are all dressed for harsher environments. Leather, tassels, heavy boots and long coats to protest them against the elements, they look like they’ve come from 2000 AD’s Cursed Earth story lines.
Saturday was about metal, and Testament brought it in spades. Playing in front of a giant pentacle backdrop, they opened to a sea of devil horns with Brotherhood of the Snake. The crowd was loving it and Testament played heavily to it, motivating the crowd into a churning circle pit for their fitting song Into the Pit while vocalist Chuck Billy air-guitared and headbanged around the stage.
The Hu came onto the stage to huge cheers and whoops from all of us and wow they pack out th stage, not only do they have their four members there but they also have an additional four people on stage ranging from a modern day drum kit to traditional drums and electric guitars.
With a very exclusive invitation to the Monglian Embassy in London, from Ambassador Tulga Narkhuu, where we managed to sample some local Mongolian cuisine and watch a special performance of the band’s single “Yuve Yuve Yu.
In a new feature we will be exploring global metal with a focus on bands from countries with emerging or little known metal scenes. Our first series will include Afreet from Afganistan, Appearance of Nothing from Switzerland, The Hu from Mongolia, Motanka from Ukraine, The Tengger Cavalry from Mongolia, and Zygnema from India, with many more to follow.
Mongolian rock group The HU announce 23 European summer tour dates throughout June and July, including 6 UK dates, for the first time ever. The tour coincides with the upcoming international release of their debut album The Gereg, slated for summer 2019 via Eleven Seven Label Group.