The Hu is a Mongolian folk metal band formed in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar. Including traditional instruments, such as the Morin khuur, Tovshuur, as well as khöömii (throat singing), the band calls their musical genre “hunnu rock”.
Hu is inspired by Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian/Turkish empire known as Hünnü in Mongolia. Some of the band’s lyrics feature ancient Mongolian war cries and poems.
It was in 2018 that they gained recognition with the release of their first two YouTube videos, Yuve Yuve Yu and Wolf Totem.
Following the release of their first album, in 2019 they received the Order of Genghis Khan medal, the highest honor in Mongolia. It recognizes their ability to promote traditional Mongolian culture.
On May 13, 2022, they released a new single “This is Mongol”, their second album, Rumble Of Thunder, is scheduled for September 2, 2022.