Mongolian rock sensation THE HU have released a brand-new music video for “Wolf Totem” featuring Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix.
The video is the first from the soundtrack of The Retaliators, a new horror-thriller from Better Noise Films, and features footage from the film.
THE RETALIATORS is a high-octane horror-thriller, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo), with special guest appearances by some of rock music’s biggest names; Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate and more. The film was written by Darren Geare and Jeff Allen Geare, and directed by Bridget Smith. It will be released in mid-late 2020.
The original version of “Wolf Totem” charted at #1 on Billboard‘s Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart back in April 2019 and is featured on THE HU’s Top Ten-charting debut album THE GEREG (Better Noise Music). This is the band’s second single to go to Active Rock Radio, after “Yuve Yuve Yu” featuring Danny Case (From Ashes To New) peaked at #4.
“I’m honored to be part of such a powerful new blend of rock n roll,” says Shaddix. “The Hu are the real deal. Don’t sleep on this.”
THE HU has been making waves across the globe with sold-out shows and festival appearances presenting their signature brand of “hunnu rock” –a one-of-a-kind mixture of Western rock music combined with traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat-singing in their native language.
The band has achieved wide critical acclaim and appeared on many 2019 year-end best-of lists. Loudwire listed THE GEREG among its Top Albums of 2019 and Revolver Magazine listed the band’s video “Great Chinggis Khaan” among the year’s Top 10. In the UK, THE GEREG placed among Top Albums of 2019 in Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines.The Gereg is out now
ABOUT THE HU:
THE HU stands for the Mongolian root word for human being, inspiring their original style of music that they call “Hunnu Rock.” The band pull Inspiration from the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire better known as The Huns in western culture. Their music is deeply embedded with their ancient culture, even integrating old Mongolian war cries and poetry into their lyrics.
The group was founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with band members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. Together they create rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throat singing built around the pillars of heavy rock: distorted guitars, bombastic drums, and aggressive rhythms. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in classical music and have gained several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
THE HU is: Gala: Lead Throat Singer and Morin Khuur
Enkush: Lead Morin Khuur and Throat Singer
Jaya: Jaw Harp, Tsuur, Flute, and Throat Singer