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Latest Khann News

Below is our complete Khann news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Khann To Enter The Studio

Orlando metal band Khann has issued the following update:

"We will be recording our new record in Louisville KY March 28th-April 12th. Hopefully the new record we will be out mid to late summer. Here are the dates for our upcoming tour."

Khann has also announced the following US tour dates:

4/12/2010 – Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy’s w/ Shall Be The Conqueror (SBTC)
4/13/2010 – TBA w/ SBTC
4/14/2010 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft w/ Knowlyfe, Endless Aisle, SBTC
4/15/2010 – Oneonta, NY @ Foothills Pac w/ SBTC
4/16/2010 – Goshen, NY @ Sounds Asylum w/ ENDWELL, Tiger Flowers
4/17/2010 – Burlington, VT @ Daybreak CC w/ Tiger Flowers, Surrounded By Teeth
4/18/2010 – Haverville, MA @ Anchors Up! w/ Tiger Flowers
4/19/2010 – Brooklyn, NY @ Lit Lounge PRECIOUS METAL MONDAYS w/ Tiger Flowers
4/20/2010 – TBA w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/21/2010 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/22/2010 – TBA w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/25/2010 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile w/ Fight Amp, SBTC
4/26/2010 – TBA w/ SBTC

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"Slow Southern Steel" Documentary In The Works

One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.

"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."

At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.

"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.

The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.

You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.

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Khann Wrapping Up Two New Videos

Khann is currently in post-production for two music videos soon to be released. The band also is planning a plethora of upcoming tours, including possible West Coast, European and Canadian runs. A US tour for early 2009 is in the works and will be announced soon.

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Khann and Wetnurse US Tour Dates

Khann will embark on an east coast tour of the U.S. with Wetnurse beginning early October. Here are the tour dates:

10/5 - WILMINGTON, NC @ Soapbox
10/6 - CHARLOTTE, NC @ The Milestone w/ Skeletonwitch,
10/7 - ATLANTA, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
10/8 - ORLANDO, FL @ Black Box Collective
10/9 - MIAMI, FL @ Churchill's w/ Light Yourself on Fire
10/10 - TAMPA, FL @ Transitions Gallery w/ Light Yourself on Fire
10/11 - TALLAHASSEE, FL @ St Mike's w/ Light Yourself on Fire
10/14 - NASHVILLE, TN @ The Five Spot
10/16 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ The 1511
10/17 - CHICAGO, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Plague Bringer
10/18 - DAYTON, OH @ Dayton Dirt Collective
10/19 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Smiling Moose w/ Complete Failure
10/21 - KINGSTON, NY @ The Basement
10/22 - BURLINGTON, VT @ Wasted City w/ Romans
10/23 - PORTLAND, ME @ Geno's
10/24 - WORCESTER, MA @ Forbes Street
10/26 - DOYLESTOWN, PA @ Moose Lodge w/ No People
11/2 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Europa w/ Harvey Milk

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Khann Parts Ways With Vocalist Joshua Vitale

Khann (Black Market Activities) has parted ways with vocalist Joshua Vitale as a result of "irreconcilable differences." Vitale has issued the following statement:

"Both the year I spent in Khann and the years with BITGOTA were a great time and a lot of fun. I wish Khann the very best of luck and hope that they find the person with the proper qualifications that they've been seeking. Line-up issues always suck for bands, but I'm very sure that with their talent, success will be knocking at their door very soon. I'm going to take some much needed time off and finish my degree in education. Khann will still be touring this Spring with a fill-in and eventual replacement of myself, so please keep a look out for them. Thanks again to everyone who's helped shape each of these projects I've been involved with and sorry for the long-winded news read."

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Khann, Giant, and Ganon Tour Dates

Khann, Giant, and Ganon will team up for a two-week tour in April. The following dates have been confirmed so far:

4/15 Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn (early show)
4/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Pub
4/17 Doylestown PA, PA @ Siren Records
4/18 New York, NY @ The Haunt
4/19 Endicott, NY @ The Downtown
4/20 Akron, OH @ Annabelles
4/23 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
4/25 Athens, OH @ For Real Fest

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Khann Seeks New Bassist

Khann is actively seeking a replacement for bassist Patrick Chumley, who left the group this fall. Candidates must be at least 18 years-old, willing to tour full-time, possess professional gear, and live in or relocate to Orlando, Florida. Interested parties should contact the band here.

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Khann Loses Bassist

Khann (Black Market Activities) has parted ways with bassist Patrick Chumley, who has amicably left the group to focus on personal/family issues. According to Chumley, "This decision has been very difficult for me. I am bowing down as bassist for many reasons, most of which are personal and family related. In the past year, I have met alot of wonderful people and it all was a great experiance. Thanks to everyone who has supported Khann during my time being a part of it and I wish the rest of the guys the best of luck in the future."

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New Khann Song, "Tofutopia," Posted Online

Floridian metal outfit KHANN has posted the track "Silver Mouth" from its forthcoming Black Market Activities debut, "Tofutopia", at the group's MySpace page.

According to a press release, the Orlando-based act "creates a unique brand of metal incorporating latter day screamo with strong punk and psychedelic undertones, not excluding a powerful drone and hardcore influence." Formed in 2006, the band features vocalist Joshua Vitale, formerly of BODIES IN THE GEARS OF THE APPARATUS.

"Tofutopia" was recorded by Chris Owens (of LORDS) and features 23 tracks.

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Khann Adds Second Guitarist

Khann has added a second guitarist to their line-up. Joining the group is long-time friend, Matt Sutton. Meanwhile, Khann will tour this summer with The_Network, Romans, and SWAATS. Dates are currently being finalized.

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Khann Sign To Black Market Activities

Black Market Activities has signed Floridian metal outfit KHANN. According to a press release, the Orlando-based act "creates a unique brand of metal incorporating latter day screamo with strong punk and psychedelic undertones, not excluding a powerful drone and hardcore influence." Formed in 2006, the band features vocalist Joshua Vitale, formerly of BODIES IN THE GEARS OF THE APPARATUS. The group's new album, "Tofutopia" was recorded by Chris Owens (of LORDS) and features 23 tracks.

You can check out some material from "Tofutopia" at their Myspace page.

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