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Khanate Release First New Album In Fourteen Years “To Be Cruel”


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Doom metal supergroup Khanate have returned from hiatus with the surprise release of their first new album in fourteen years, “To Be Cruel“. That effort is currently available digitally via Sacred Bones, with physical formats to follow on June 30th.

Drummer Tim Wyskida said of this new offering:

Stephen [O’Malley, guitars] and I had an opportunity to record music together for a Drag City compilation in 2016, it was then that we recognized we wanted to do more together. We booked an incredible studio in Woburn, England to record the guitar and drum parts that would become the basis of To Be Cruel.

We shared those initial recordings with James [Plotkin] and Alan [Dubin], who were as motivated as we were to create new Khanate music. James began arranging the material and developing new ideas as soon as he heard the tracks, and Alan immediately started crafting the lyrics.”

O’Malley added:

Orgone, the studio Tim mentioned, is in an isolated area, set in the middle of the fields of a huge royal estate. At one time, during World War II, it was an old radio building that broadcast fake German radio over the English Channel into occupied France.”

vocalist Alan Dubin added:

“The album viscerally and metaphorically portrays a self-immolating destiny that perhaps ironically blames outside entities. There is a need for revenge but… against who and why?”

You can check out the album for yourself below, with physical pre-orders available here.

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