Khanate is set to play their first show in 19 years at Roadburn 2024 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
"As a collective, Khanate has been silent during our dormancy, but now we will get loud; very loud," said Khanate of the performance. "We'll be returning to the stage, to explore tension and the elasticity of time – at Roadburn 2024. Get dead."
"We are incredibly proud that we can announce the return of Khanate as the starting point of Roadburn 2024," added Roadburn's artistic director, Walter Hoeijmakers. "The impact of the band can be found in the current underground as the band has proven highly influential – even during their hiatus.
"We want Roadburn 2024 to reflect our very own 'underground futurism' approach – inspired by the past but firmly looking into the future as well. We will be pushing boundaries of what heavy is and can be – just as Khanate has done too. We expect this to be a hallmark edition, a sonic adventure we'll embark on together."
More acts for Roadburn 2024 will be announced in the coming months. In the meantime, Khanate has also announced reissues of their first two albums, Khanate and Things Viral, due out December 1. Pre-orders for Khanate are available here, and Things Viral here.
"We convened at a grimy practice space in Jersey City," said guitarist Stephen O'Malley. "The entire first album was tracked while we were finding our footing together with tones and meter, timing and tension. Reveling in that first fire of enthusiasm and new exploration, ambition was there from the first meeting. The self-titled album is a cruel beast—ugly, raw and extreme. But also full of new ideas and optimism as musicians. It climbed quickly."
"Khanate had grown confident in the power of our ideas, which allowed us to dig more deeply into dynamics, detail, spaciousness and manipulation of time," added drummer Tim Wyskida. "This was a development from the first album, where we relied more heavily on muscle and volume knobs to give our newly birthed sound sufficient power. Things Viral is a favorite amongst the band and established many of the fundamental aspects of our sound which are in place to this day."