Mongolian folk-rock/heavy metal band, The HU are coming to the Ulster Hall in Belfast for one night only on 06 December 2022.
The HU have announced that they are returning to Ireland and are set to take to the Ulster Hall stage for the very first time on 6th December 2022 as part of the European leg of their world Black and Thunder tour. The tour comes as they gear up for the expected release of their Sophomore LP later this year.
The HU (Mongolian root word for human being) is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Their first two videos (“Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem”) immediately went viral garnering the band over 100 million views. The explosive reaction to The HU resulted in a number of features about the band in international media such as NPR, ET India Times, Playboy Mexico, Jack Canal+Fr, Hong Kong 01, DW News Germany and others.
The band's name The HU is the Mongolian root word for human being.
Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with the members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, The HU combines Rock Music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation like the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throating singing and the bombastic bass and drums of rock. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in music and have several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
The HU released their first album, The Gereg, in September 2019 to widespread critical acclaim. The word Gereg was used as the first Diplomatic “Passport” by the Mongol empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The album charted across the world, in countries such as the US, Scotland, Switzerland, Australia, Germany and Hungary.