As a metal writer, you use ‘epic’ a lot, and usually that just means ‘cinematic’ or ‘impressive.’ But Mongolian folk metallers The Hu are most certainly epic proper, believably channeling themes of ancient Mongolia in with gut-punching tracks. Now, the band have announced their new album, and have released the first single via a music video — and believe me when I say, this shit is epic.

The Hu’s new album will be called Rumble of Thunder, and drops September 2nd via Better Noise Music; the album is available for preorder. The first single, “Black Thunder,” is a powerful, brooding song, and arrives via an incredibly cinematic multi-part music video saga.

According to vocalist Gala:

“’Black Thunder’ is the crown jewel of our second album. The music video is split into two parts and conveys the core values of men through visuals. Our producer Dashka chose a unique location in Mongolia to shoot the video, where we had a great time riding the horses in the vast grassland of our countryside.”

Check out the video below, followed by album details. Meanwhile, get tickets The Hu on tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, and Fire From The Gods at one of the following dates:

w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Fire From The Gods

8/19 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
8/20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
8/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
8/24 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/30 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
9/1 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
9/2 – Houston, TX –The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
9/9 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/12 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/15 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
9/17 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
9/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/20 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
9/23 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
9/24 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
9/27 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/28 –Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
9/30 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
10/4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
10/5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
10/7 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
10/8 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/12 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
10/14 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

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