Hear Serj Tankian guest on new version of The HU’s Black Thunder

Watch the video for The HU’s new version of Black Thunder, which features guest vocals from System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian and Bad Wolves’ DL.

Hear Serj Tankian guest on new version of The HU’s Black Thunder
Emily Carter

The HU have recruited System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian and Bad Wolves’ DL for an epic new version of Black Thunder.

Taken from the upcoming deluxe edition of 2022’s Rumble Of Thunder, it follows the equally-awesome This Is Mongol featuring William DuVall of Alice In Chains.

Band leader GALA explains that The HU had recorded “many different variations” of Black Thunder: “The lyrics and the video have several different meanings on the surface as well as on a deeper level. Therefore, every version of Black Thunder carries a certain unique idea. Our producer and our band members were amazed by the additions that were made by DL and Serj and their unique singing styles, which added to our beloved song. DL’s powerful vocals, topped by the Serj’s signature voice and one-of-a-kind Armenian-American style, is shedding different light to The HU’s music. We hope our fans enjoy this featured version and feel the soul of the song through their ears.”

Says Serj of working with The HU: “I had discovered The HU’s music from a YouTube video that a friend sent me and was instantly struck by their powerful and delightful merging of Mongolian folk and metal. A few years back I had scored a film called Furious where we also used the legendary Tuva singing and heavy guitars. So, when they reached out to collaborate, I was intrigued. I appreciate the pride with which they represent their culture through music. It led me down a historical rabbit hole of Mongolians and Armenia. Genghis Khan conquered Armenia along with the rest of Europe, but the Mongols also later teamed up with Armenia to fight the Turkish hordes. Happy I had the chance to collaborate with The HU and learn all of this in the process.”

“Working on this version of The HU’s Black Thunder was so much fun and so different from what I normally get to do,” adds DL. “Their vision, their voices… they’re special. This is more than music, it’s a movement, it’s culture, and I’m honored that I was presented with the opportunity to be part of it.”

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