Forged in the creative crucible of the booming Beijing Indie-rock scene, Nine Treasures' brand of folk-metal melds the wide-screen traditional sounds of their Inner Mongolian homeland with the urban crash of contemporary heavy rock.
It's a marriage made in metal heaven with the rousing melodies and the galloping rhythms of the horse-head fiddle energetically enhanced by a rocking rhythm section.
Filigree flourishes on balalaika merge into crunching guitar riffs while the guttural growl of grasslands throat singing lends itself perfectly to the metallic mix.
Since releasing their debut album in 2012 they've been causing outbreaks of unbridled pogoing and head-banging on the expanding Chinese festival and club scene as well as at international festivals in Taiwan and Ulan Bator in Mongolia.
It's horse-head-banging thunder on the tundra: roots meets rock in a mutually inspiring mosh-up.
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