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Hydra Head Comments On Final Khanate Album

A blogger at Hydra Head Records has posted some tantalizing notes about a final Khanate album, the still unreleased "Clean Hands Go Foul."

Production on the album is apparantly very close to completion; they've posted some gorgeous pictures of the finished cover.

As for the music itself, Hydra Headlines has this to say:

"...i can safely say that it is some of, if not your most interesting material and certainly telepathic in it's cohesion.... ...while i've always enjoyed the oppressive nature of past khanate output, as well as it's generally forceful approach, the delicacy, restraint, and implied, rather than overt horror and violence inherent in the recording is tremendous... ...i'm a sucker for tragic music as you well know, and this air of tragedy in the tracks is quite a satisfying new element that's been injected into the mix - apparent in the first two tracks especially. it seems the emotional current in past khanate recordings really only went from hate to anger to overt violence, but this stuff has almost a resigned and tender sadness to it - really resonates with me in a way that i hadn't expected. the last track is nice too - lots of tension, but no easy cathartic release is given... ...there's a crescendo, but it's short lived and leaves the you feeling more tense rather than relieved. a nice closer for the band as well as the album..."

As well, there's a strong suggestion of more upcoming material from the individual members of Khanate:

"new material from khanate members soon to be released in various forms and through various channels, including but not limited to albums from the following: ktl, jodis, gnaw, sunno))), etc. keep your ear to the ground."

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1. xFiruath writes:

This has nothing to do with this news, but happy f***ing New Year all you Metalunderground staff and readers!!

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2. khanate writes:

This is great news, Khanate are one of the best Doom Bands in the world.

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3. Cynic writes:

Wow how did I miss this - awesome news I knew they broke up unexpectedly but didn't know they had any material at the time. Hmmm now we just need another Burning Witch album!

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