Sad news to report, according to a post from Metal Sucks, Nature Ganganbaigal, a.k.a. Nature G multi-instrumentalist and frontman for Tengger Cavalry, has died. No cause of death has been revealed yet, but his passing was confirmed and shared by his bandmates. Patrick Reilly told MetalSucks, “We grew suspicious when he did not show up for a pre-show rehearsal last weekend. We also had a video shoot scheduled, so for him to miss that was a cause for suspicion.” The band “had been collaborating with friends of his in Austin since that time.” Today, authorities informed the band that they found Nature’s body on June 13. You can read a statement from the band below.
“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.”
Tengger Calvary are known for the unique blend of traditional Mongolian folk music and metal. Their most recent full-length album, Northern Memory, Vol. 1 was released in March. That album’s follow-up, the EP Northern Memory (Vol. 2), came out in May. Additionally, Nature worked as a film composer, most recently on the 2017 documentary All the Wild Horses. The band rose to prominence from there originals and distinctive cover songs on their style. The band played many Metal Festivals worldwide, including Wacken Open Air and Shadow Woods Metal Fest.
As we broke the news several months ago, was also one of many prominent vocalists in the metal community, along with members of r, Immortal Bird, and Black Crown Initiate, to contribute to the soundtrack for the upcoming video game Doom Eternal, which is scheduled for a November release. Nature was also working on a solo country album, and electronica and video game scores, such as his recent work on Sid Meir’s Civilization. We send our support to Nature’s family friends ans fans at this time.