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CANCELED: Nine Treasures

Due to unforeseen travel complications, this tour has been postponed until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience and the refund process for ticket holders is underway via ETix now.  – ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLYNINE TREASURES Few bands can claim to have an identity and sound as remarkable as Nine Treasures. The folk-metal heroes, whose members derive from the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in China, formed in 2010. Three albums, millions of streams and several European tours and festival shows (Wacken Open Air, Woodstock Poland) later, Nine Treasures are well on their way to accomplishing their goal of a Mongolian metal revolution. For vocalist/guitarist and founding member Askhan Avagchuud, it’s the way the band harnesses their distinctive and characterful take on heavy music that sets them apart. “It’s always been about the music with us,” he says. “When I started this band I had no idea how things worked, and I thought it was all about marketing, promotion and fancy videos, but after 10 years of doing this, I’ve realised that everything revolves around the music itself. That’s why our focus is on making our music as great as it can be – we’re constantly progressing.” The music Askhan speaks of is a unique combination of old school heavy metal and traditional Mongolian folk which sees Nine Treasures utilise both conventional vocals and Mongolian throat singing. Likewise, guitars, bass and drums collide with traditional string instruments such as the balalaika and the morin khuur, resulting in a sonic kaleidoscope that follows no set template. Unlike much of contemporary rock and metal, there are no rules when it comes to Nine Treasures, and that makes the quality of the band’s output all the more impressive. “It’s not as simple as just putting a guitar chord behind some Mongolian melodies,” Askhan explains. “Our music is so much deeper than that. We don’t follow a model, and we work to ensure the two distinct facets of our sound complement one another. I’ve changed the way I play the guitar in order to accommodate the Mongolian elements, and vice-versa. To do this takes a lot of analysis and experimentation”HAISHENFRACTURED FRAMES