For the past decade, Tengger Cavalry has been pushing the boundaries of the Western metal scene as they fused their Eastern musicalities into their metallic style. While some members resided in the US, their origin, image, and musical identity traces back to Asia. Frontman Nature Ganganbaigal was born in Beijing, China and added Mongolian throat singing and the country’s instrument called Morin Khuur into their groovy, death/folk metal.
Unfortunately, it was recently made public that Nature G has passed away. His body was found on June 13th. The band stated,“It is with deep sadness and shock that we must share the news that Nature has passed away. Nature’s greatest goal in life was the unite people of all backgrounds through community and through music. He was also an advocate for mental health, and encouraged everyone from friends to total strangers to persist through their struggles. Though we have lost a dear friend and a great artists, we know that his music will live on and continue to help us find our common ground and find our strength despite adversity. Please respect the privacy of Nature’s family during his painful time. May the Eternal Blue Sky find him at peace.”
We here at MetalHasNoBorders are deeply saddened by the loss of such a creative and bold artist in the quest for bridging the musical and cultural gaps between the East and West. Nature G was truly an innovative artist and will not be forgotten.
Tengger Calvary released the Northern Memory (Vol. 1) full-length album followed by the Northern Memory (Vol. 2) EP earlier this year. Check out the music video for “Lone Wolf” below.