The Hu Debuts New Single, ‘This Is Mongol,’ Companion Video; Black Thunder Tour Continues

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The Hu will release its sophomore album this year, and in anticipation of its release, the band unveiled the as-yet untitled album’s lead single and video this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘This Is Mongol‘ and its video Friday. The song’s musical arrangement is another familiar style composition from the band, complete with Mongolian instruments and in turn, instrumentation. It blends that with a rich blues-infused heavy rock western influence for an overall presentation that is infectious throughout its four minute run time.

Information provided in a press release about the new single states the song’s lyrical content delivers a message promoting Mongolian culture, which also includes natural preservation and spiritual connection with the Earth.

Front man Galbadrakh “Gala” Tsendbaatar talked about the song’s video in a prepared statement.

“We shot in the Mojave Desert, Nevada and the environment reminded us of Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Tsendbaatar said. “We enjoyed shooting the video, which happened during our tour and gave us a little break to reminisce about home. The song perfectly matched the environment we made the video in. It was one of the best memories we created as a band and it was special because our producer Dashka was with us to oversee the whole process.”

In other news, The Hu’s Black Thunder Tour continues to make its way across North America. The tour’s current schedule is noted below. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

The HU Upcoming Tour Dates:

May 14 – Albany, NY – Empire Live

May 16 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater

May 17 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

May 19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

May 20 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

May 21 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm

May 22 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville

May 25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

May 26 – Little Rock, AR – Little Rock Music Hall

May 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theater

May 28 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Buzzfest)

May 29 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion 

May 31 – Mexico City, MEX – Lunario

Aug 19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Aug 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater

Aug 23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater

Aug 24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater

Aug 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

Aug 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Aug 30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

Sep 1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

Sep 2 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Sep 6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Sep 7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sep 9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Sep 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

Sep 12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 

Sep 14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Sep 15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion

Sep 17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater

Sep 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

Sep 20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

Sep 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake**

Sep 23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Sep 24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

Sep 27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater**

Sep 28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

Sep 30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Oct 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

Oct 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center

Oct 5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

Oct 7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds

Oct 8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

Oct 10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Oct 12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Oct 14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Oct 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

**5FDP, The HU, and Fire From The Gods only

More information on The Hu’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://thehuofficial.com

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Papa Roach Announces Release Date, Specs For New Singles Collection

Courtesy: Better Noise Records

Papa Roach will release its latest hits compilation next month.

Dubbed Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years the new compilation — the band’s second singles collection — is scheduled for release March 19 through Better Noise Records. Pre-orders are open now.

In anticipation of the compilation’s release, the band has debuted a re-mastered take of its 2015 single ‘Broken As Me.’ The updated take on the song features guest vocals by Asking Alexandra front man Danny Worsnop.

Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix talked about bringing Worsnop on board for the updated take during a recent interview.

“He’s been on our list for a while, and having just toured together, we thought of Danny first when listening to some of the deeper cuts on the album,” said Shaddix. “With the pandemic in full swing, Danny was down right away. He’s one of the best vocalists in rock music, so we’re happy he said yes.”

Worsnop said in his own comments, he was excited to take part in the song’s update.

“Making music with my friends is something I always love and enjoy, so when Jacoby called me about doing something together I was in right away,” said Worsnop. “The Papa Roach guys have been close friends for a long time now and I’m glad they were able to see that the only thing holding them back from stardom all these years was not having me sing on a new version of one of their songs. I think this is really going to put them on the map and from the bottom of my heart, they’re welcome!”

Guitarist Jerry Horton talked about the new compilation with his own comments.

“We wanted to commemorate the last 10 years of our journey with a sampling of the music that got us here,” said Horton. “None of it could have been possible without the support of all of our families, our friends, or team and most of all, you–our fans.”

Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years will feature 21 songs. Among those songs is a total of 12 of the band’s recent Top 10 singles released from 2010-2019 through Better Noise Records. Also featured in the new compilation is a collection of previously unreleased remixes and acoustic performances, which were themselves recorded live at YouTube Studios.

The recording’s track listing is noted below.

1. Born For Greatness (Remastered 2020)

2. Help (Remastered 2020)

3. Elevate (Remastered 2020)

4. Come Around (Remastered 2020)

5. Broken As Me (feat. Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria)

6. Falling Apart (Remastered 2020)

7. Who Do You Trust? (Remastered 2020)

8. Gravity (feat. Maria Brink) (Remastered 2020)

9. American Dreams (Remastered 2020)

10. Face Everything and Rise (Remastered 2020)

11. Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey) (Remastered 2020)

12. Still Swingin’ (Remastered 2020)

13. The Ending (Remastered 2020)

14. Burn (Remastered 2020)

15. Kick In The Teeth (Remastered 2020)

16. Elevate (Aelonia Remix)

17. Help (Aelonia Remix)

18. Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)

19. Top of the World (Aelonia Remix)

20. Face Everything and Rise (Live Acoustic)

21. Leader of the Broken Hearts (Live Acoustic)

Papa Roach’s first singles collection, …To Be LovedThe Best of Papa Roach was released in 2010. It covered the band’s hits from 1999-2009. The band was signed to Interscope Records during that time frame.

More information on Papa Roach’s forthcoming singles collection is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://paparoach.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paparoach

Twitter: https://twitter.com/paparoach

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