Chosen by Tengri

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released July 26, 2014

All songs written and recorded by Mongol
Produced and mixed by Sam Levitt at The Human Jerky Productions
Drums produced by Tyson Travnik at Sonic Dungeon Studio
Mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studio
Album artwork by Jose Arias
Guest vocals on The Last Ride of the Merkits by Tanya Stanishich
Guest vocals on Chosen by Tengri by Marlee Lolth

Members:

Tev Tegri - Vocals
Zelme - Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals
Zev - Lead Guitar & Folk Instruments, Backup Vocals
Sorkhon Sharr - Bass
Sche-khe - Folk Instruments & Keyboards
Bourchi - Drums

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Mongol Edmonton, Alberta

Canadian Folk Metal inspired by the hordes of the ancient Mongolian empire

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Track Name: Clans Carve the Way
Some speak of a warrior who conquered the east
Brought many kings to their knees
With swords and axes at his side
All came to know his armies cries

To the south they built a wall, set in stone a thousand feet tall
Manned by archers night and day, the cowards hide from the horde
The clans begin to carve their way, to put them to the sword
It will all come to an end when you hear the Mongol's call

Traitors lie in our midst at every turn
Rebels to the Khan
We'll leave their villages ravaged and burned
The Khan calls out to bring down the wall!

Some speak of a warrior who conquered the east
Brought many kings to their knees
With swords and axes at his side
All came to know his armies cries

We men of the north
Do not accept, the likes of you
And your kind

They will bow to us
When we ride for the south
Four black banners we will fly
Beneath the eternal sky

To the south they built a wall, set in stone a thousand feet tall
Manned by archers night and day, the cowards hide from the horde
The clans begin to carve their way, to put them to the sword
It will all come to an end when you hear the Mongol's call
Track Name: Chosen by Tengri
For thirty days, and thirty nights
Across snow capped mountains,
I traveled in search of an ancient shrine
Searching for the wolf's wisdom

Khoid Zoogyn Chono
Bring me the wisdom of Tengri
Khoid Zoogyn Chono
Lead me on the path of victory
Khoid Zoogyn Chono
Visions passing through your eyes

In search of arcane knowledge
of battles yet to be
The wolf spoke tales
of the downfall of the south!

Khoid Zoogyn Chono
Bring me the wisdom of Tengri
Khoid Zoogyn Chono
Lead me on the path of victory
Khoid Zoogyn Chono
Visions passing through your eyes

Next the wolf spoke to me,
A vision of what will come to be
Many great victories
An oath, a truth, a prophecy.

Runes carved into the stone of Tengri
Your knowledge will guide me on my way
Storms of the past no longer haunt me
Our eternal sky no longer grey

Next the wolf spoke to me,
A vision of what will come to be
many great victories
an oath, a truth, a prophecy.

Mighty warriors of the blue sky,
sing aloud your battle cry!

As I leave the sacred shrine
His words resound within me
Southern stars begin to shine
And now the path lies before me
I will call the banners, and unite the tribes for one common purpose.
Track Name: Subutai
Subutai!
What am I?
But a man...
Who hungers.

I grip my blade tight with bated breath
And gaze upon the man, who has lead us
with honour and glory, yet I find
My heart is empty, my pockets full of coin

The blade weighs heavy in my hand
Am I coward or a man?
Whilst he sleeps I plot to betray
By the edge of my blade
Blood will run gold

The emperor has paid well for this
for the death of the Subutai
My blade sings out in the night
to lay him down to his rest

A wolf howls out in the night
My hand is stayed by Subutai
He reaches out for his knife
The traitor taken by surprise

Their blades sing out calling for blood
They circle each other with desperation
One mind on gold the other on vengeance
They circle each other in the dark

His blade strikes true again and again
Hopelessly I succumb to the pain
A treachorous deed goes unpaid
While the wolves howl out for their scraps
Track Name: The Last Ride of the Merkits
Galloping hard across rocky slopes
The enemy camp lies ahead
We look death in the eyes
Fearless warriors ride

The scouts return with the count
Thousands of men to die
We ride hard for the attack
Under the night black

The last ride of the Merkits
Shall not be in vain
The enemy lies within our midst
Unworthy of the Khan's reign

Torches set fire to the land
As their camp breaks
The smell of death fills the sky
Calvary arrows fly!

The last ride of the Merkits
Shall not be in vain
The enemy lies within our midst
Unworthy of the Khan's reign

Where are you? My warrior, my protector
Gone with our bravest of men
Will I ever see you again?

Though I may never return, I will die by my...


Cavalry
Sing across the steppes!
We Ride
Towards our deaths

Their blood paints the land
with tales of our battle
All of this land shall obey the Khan
those who don't shall face the horde!

Cavalry
Sing across the steppes!
We Ride
Towards our deaths!

Reinforcements! Fight to your very last breath, for you will find no mercy here today!

They close in around us
Spears at our throats
We lived our lives with honour
Today we'll die the same

Their clan rides circles
and yet we stand proud
they outnumber us
but still we hold our ground

We came across these rocky slopes
The enemy camp lay in ruin
We looked death in the eyes
The warriors spirit will never die!

The last ride of the Merkits
Shall not be in vain
The enemy lies within our midst
Unworthy of the Khan's reign

And as our enemy made the approach
we knew today would be our last
we faced the onslaught not with fear, but with pride
We had lived our lives with honour and today we'd die the same.
Track Name: Scourge of the East
Rain beats down with the sound of our war drum
Our faces hard, our steel sharp
We trudge along a broken path
The scent of mist is cold and damp

A village lies upon the steppe
We sprung the attack while they slept
Archers take place upon the hill
whistling arrows ring out shrill

Their militia rises to make their stand
We cut them down, with spear in hand
Our men tear through the barricade
then came forth the cavalcade

We tear through their ranks
Leaving nothing left
We hack through flesh and bone
The blood lust boils
Their lives are all mine
Take that child's life
Obey my every word
Or live in strife

Rape their women
Put them to the torch
I'll see them gutted
All will know my hate

I am fire, I am hate, I am the one to decide your fate
I am god, I am death, All you know, I'll desecrate

I am a man
of the Khan
I know all of his rules
I don't care for his cause
I am the Scourge
Of the Eastern Steppe
My horde is my own
Here, I am Khan

I am fire, I am hate, I am the one to decide your fate
I am god, I am death, All you know, I'll desecrate
Know my name! Zewegg! All will know of the scourge
Know my ways of massare All the East shall be purged

As we stand upon ruins of battle
Kara Name smiles on us
Galloping hooves gather from the south
A mighty horde rides on us

They sweep the hills riding us down
Flying the flag of our own khan
My men disperse at his will
My scourge had ended

My men begin to turn on me
Pulling me down from my steed
They drag me out before their leader
He looks down on me with distaste

"Zewegg, you know of your crimes
You've come to see yourself divine
You became a monster over time
And now it's time to die!"

Quick grab the rope
He shall die as he lived
Arrows in the knees
broken underfoot

Strung to a horse
Dragged for 7 miles
left out for dead
Erlik here I come!
Track Name: Storming the Wall
Here today they made their stand
Tonight we are taking it all
It's time to raid the lands beyond
It's time for us to storm the wall

It is here at the enemy gates
We gather under one banner
The Mongol hordes singing their chants
in the name of the Khan!

Here today they made their stand
Tonight we are taking it all
It's time to raid the lands beyond
it's time for us to storm the wall

Attack!

They will sing of us
Glorious conquests
They will remember the great Khan

Tonight, we're storming the wall
We live and we die for the Khan
Our warriors, they wait for his call
These lands will be ours by dawn

Here today they made their stand
Tonight we are taking it all
It's time to raid the lands beyond
It's time for us to storm the wall
Track Name: Glory of the Khan
Oh, pour another drink
While we sit and speak
Of our victories of late
And the men who we have slain

Raise your glass to the glory of the Khan
The lands we've conquered the wars we've won
They will sing for years to come
Of those we've lost and the lands we're from

Now that the south has fallen
We may stop to drink
Until the horde is gathered
To conquer once again

Oh, we are the men of the steppes
Mongolians through and through
Into battle we ride
With honour, glory and pride

Raise your glass to the glory of the Khan
The lands we've conquered the wars we've won
They will sing for years to come
Of those we've lost and the lands we're from

Here we bask in glory
In the aftermath of the war
The wall did fall
And now we celebrate

The South is burning
And we are singing
We came and conquered
In the name of the golden horde

Oh, pour another drink
While we sit and speak
Of our victories of late
And the men who we have slain

Raise your glass to the glory of the Khan
the lands we've conquered the wars we've won
They will sing for years to come
Of those we've lost and the lands we're from

Oh, we are the men of the steppes
Mongolians through and through
Into battle we ride
With honour, glory and pride
Track Name: Whispering Winds
Winds whisper through the trees
Cross valleys and open seas
Parting clouds up on high
Unveiling the blue sky

Seasons come, and they go
Our words etched unto stone
Brothers fall empires rise
Will I find solace in demise?

No, speak to your soul
Seek for flame in the coals
Ashes will turn to the breeze
Now rise up from your knees

Forgive me please
And give me strength
to find my cause
To ride on,
Ride on,
Ride on.

Fear not the thunder
Don't be torn asunder
Ride hard against fierce winds
Hold your head high
and look to where eagles fly

We are searching for the key
Cross valleys and open seas
Here we stand the test of time
Memories fade into the night

We'll stand stronger than before
Falcon wings shall make us soar
Winter brings us the Spring
Breathing warmth into the land