Khanate announce first live performance in 19 years, unveil reissues of self-titled debut and Things Viral
Fifteen years ago, an imposing entity dimmed the lights. Now, it turns out Khanate‘s muted years were but a foreboding prelude to an abrupt awakening, the era of To Be Cruel, a record containing three songs that shine new light on distinct, destitute and clinging terrors, that was released out of nowhere, last Spring. With it, Khanate’s slow dimensions have been amplified horrificallym and personal grievances have become generational vendettas. But this abrupt end to their self-imposed hiatus would not be the only say Khanate would have unleashed upon the world, as they are bound to play their first live outing in nearly two decades, with a Roadburn Festival performance planned for April 2024.
On this most auspicious of occasions, the band states, “As a collective, Khanate has been silent during our dormancy, but now we will get loud; very loud. We’ll be returning to the stage to explore tension and the elasticity of time – at Roadburn 2024. Get dead”. News of Khanate’s eagerly-awaited return to the stage is accompanied by word of the band’s first two records, Khanate and Things Viral, receiving vinyl reissues, with both having been unavailable since 2016. Both will be released on December 1st via Sacred Bones, and can be pre-ordered here and here, respectively.
Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz