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KUBLAI KHAN AT ENGINE ROOMS

Struggle spurs strength. Trials and tribulations mold and fortify character. Embodying these truths,
Kublai Khan turn hardships into hypnotic and heavy metalcore upheld by nimble metallic fury and pit-
splitting spirit on their fourth full-length offering, Absolute [Rise Records].


“A lot of the record is about our struggle with what we do and the fact we’ve been doing this for over a
decade, hit a lot of roadblocks, ate a lot of shit, and still kept going,” exclaims frontman Matt Honeycutt.
“We’ve done far more than we ever expected, so it’s always about picking yourself up, dusting yourself
off, and letting nothing get you down. You have the opportunity to take responsibility for what you do
wrong and right. We’re spinning the negative into a positive.”


The Sherman, TX quartet—Matt [vocals], Nolan Ashley [guitar, vocals], Eric English [bass], and Isaac
Lamb [drums]—quietly emerged as a fiery force since their 2008 formation straight out of high school.
They built a devout following through airtight consistency on Balancing Survival and Happiness [2014],
New Strength [2015], and Nomad [2017].

The latter impressively tallied over 6 million cumulative
streams with “The Hammer” surpassing 2.6 million on Spotify and “Antpile” exceeding 1.1 million.
Meanwhile, acclaim came from Metal Hammer, Alternative Press, New Noise, and more as the boys
toured relentlessly.


In early 2019, they retreated to New Jersey and hit the studio with longtime collaborator, engineer, and
producer Randy LaBoeuf to record what would become Absolute. Taking advantage of a full month to
create, they changed up the process, recording the drums last for the first time. Additionally, Randy
provided space for Matt to hone his voice.

Website: https://www.kublaikhantx.com
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