Khanate was an extreme doom metal supergroup that brought together James Plotkin and Alan Dubin, two members of the defunct band OLD, as well as Tim Wyskida (of Blind Idiot God and Manbyrd) and Stephen O'Malley (of Burning Witch and Sunn O))) fame).
Keeping some similarity to O'Malley's previous band Burning Witch, Khanate produced songs that usually exceeded the 10 minute mark, characterised by extremely slow tempos, harsh layers of feedback and vocalist Alan Dubin's torturous shrieking.
They took their name from the area controlled by a khan.
As of September 24, 2006, Khanate was split up, with Plotkin stating that the "lack of commitment from certain members" led to the split.
In the January/February 2009 issue of Rock-A-Rolla magazine, vocalist Alan Dubin stated: "we had a few festival offers which sparked some talk [of a reunion] but they didn't pan out in the end." He went on to say that "I highly doubt a reunion will happen."