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Khanate Calls It Quits

"Extreme doom" metal band KHANATE, the brainchild of Stephen O'Malley (THORR'S HAMMER, BURNING WITCH, SUNN 0))), LOTUS EATERS) and James Plotkin (OLD, SCORN, ATOMSMASHER), has disbanded. In a statement, Plotkin writes, "I have decided to leave KHANATE due to the lack of commitment of certain members. The decision was a difficult one, as I've put six years and immeasurable amounts of creativity into the band hoping to take it as far as possible. The past year has brought about many missed opportunities and the realization that some players are more concerned with personal careers and day jobs rather than the advancement of music as an artform.

"I will continue to work with drummer Tim Wyskida on a number of other projects, mainly KHLYST and our improvisational duo.

"Gratitude to all those that have supported what we have done and acknowledged our importance in modern music.

"The companion album to 'Capture & Release' is currently being mixed. This yet untitled work consists of spontaneous recordings made during the 'C&R' sessions dating back to February 2005. This will be my final work in KHANATE. There are plans for Japanese issues of the self-titled and 'Things Viral' CDs with expanded packaging and bonus discs with unreleased material."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Pointless writes:

Pointess

# Sep 27, 2006 @ 6:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. karla writes:

lack of comitment wtf if ur not gonna b commited to ur band y start one? idiots!!!!!!!!

# Sep 28, 2006 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Terminator writes:

why fold the band? why not just get some new committed members? its not like the great collapse of khanate is going shake the music world. hell ive never even heard of these guys.

# Sep 28, 2006 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ENEMY666>>>> writes:

Phil Anselmo is DEAD...

# Oct 2, 2006 @ 2:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Phil Anselmo is DEAD... writes:

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=8176 check it out...

heh

# Oct 2, 2006 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. yyyeaaah... writes:

if these guys are calling it quits over something this f***ing stupid, they dont disserve to be called a metal band. metal is forever...i mean, look at ozzy...dudes all f***ed up from his past, and still kicken major a$$ in the music world. i dont care if hes not on ozzfest any more, you know hes gonna do something. because he knows what metal is really f***en about.

# Oct 5, 2006 @ 8:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. whirling durvish writes:

you dumb c***s, khanate was better than anything you'll ever amount to in your pus filled lives. stick to the concerts that hock energy drinks because troo m3tul has nothing to do with you.

# Oct 14, 2006 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DSP writes:

Whoever doesn't Khanate doesn't deserve to know metal!!!

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