Khanate - 2001 - Southern Lord
Things Viral - 2003 - Southern Lord

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S= OLD, Shadowcast>>ALAN DUBIN
G= Thorr’s Hammer, Burning Witch, Lotus Eaters, Suno))), Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine>>STEPHEN O’MALLEY>>Suno))), Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine
B= OLD, Regurgitation, Scorn, Phantomsmasher, Death Ambient, Lotus Eaters, Shadowcast>>JAMES PLOTKIN
D= Blind Idiot God>>TIM WYSKIDA>>Blind Idiot God

Several scene veterans formed Khanate outside New York City in 2000 as a doom metal vehicle. O’Malley and Plotkin encountered one another at an Isis concert. The band was fortunate in that it undertook both a European (dubbed It's Cold When Birds Fall From The Sky in the UK) and an American tour. The band officially disbanded in 2006 due to a lack of commitment and motivation. A DVD called Dead & live Aktions was issued in 2005 through Hydrahead. A posthumous album was also promised.


Things Viral is the second proper handiwork of Alan Dubin, Stephen o'Malley, James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida. Four songs totaling sixty minutes makes for something offbeat to say the least and Things Viral fulfills the role. This is music that would have made Osbourne, Iommi, Ward and Butler commit suicide had they heard it in 1970. It is grim. Things Viral is so grim that it is like taking the doomiest early Sabs' moments into the vortex where time has stood still. Slower than Winter and more excruciating than Goatsblood, Khanate let the note hang in the air long enough for it to rot from natural causes and eclipse it with vocals so tormented it could act like a napalm attack were it played in a sanitarium. Keep this out of the reach of all but the mentally very fit. - Ali "The Metallian"