A few weeks ago Inner Mongolia folk metal band Nine Treasures had announced that they had deleted all their previous albums. Respect for them making a decision and staying committed to it. Even though we don’t agree with deleting previous albums because they sound bad, it was their decision to make.
Finally – the reason they deleted it can be heard. The band deleted all of those albums because a bunch of their heavy-hitters were being re-recorded for a new collection entitled ‘Awakening from Dukkha’ – and it’s out now. The recording is CERTAINLY awesome.
Nine Treasures head into 2021 armed with a new ‘Best Of’ album titled Awakening from Dukkha that collects songs from their three studio LPs (2012’s Arvan Ald Guulin Honshoor, 2013’s Nine Treasures and 2017’s Wisdom Eyes). A celebration of the past it may be, but for Askhan and his bandmates, this decade-spanning collection is as much a rebirth for Nine Treasures as it is an acknowledgment of their achievements to date.
“We re-recorded and remastered everything, and added ton of details to make those songs as great as possible. Our fans deserve to hear us at our best, which is why we were so motivated to make this album. Now we’ve done that, we just want to keep Nine Treasures going as long as possible, make music that we’re proud of and spread a little positivity… and tour the world again!”