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Wed, Jan 09 2013: KEN MODE

Latest release: "Entrench"

Release date: Fri, Mar 15 2013, US Tue, Mar 19 2013

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE! The Canada based trio recently completed recording their new album “Entrench” with acclaimed engineer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, PEARL JAM, THE SWORD) and will unleash it on March 15th (March 19th in North America). Here are the cover and tracklisting:

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  1. Counter Culture Complex
  2. No; I’m In Control
  3. Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick
  4. The Terror Pulse
  5. The Promises of God
  6. Romeo Must Never Know
  7. Secret Vasectomy
  8. Figure Your Life Out
  9. Daeodon
  10. Why Don’t You Just Quit?
  11. Monomyth

“KEN mode is proud to be forming an alliance with a label with as heavy hitting and as creatively diverse a roster as Season of Mist”, the band comments. “As (mostly) Canadians, we are excited to take this opportunity to put our 9th grade level French skills to use, particularly in our communications with the SoM head office. We are also excited to visit the Season of Mist US headquarters in Philadelphia where no doubt the staff will present us with the most extravagantly cheesed Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. As newly anointed cultural treasures of Canada, we look forward to the awards and accolades we are no doubt to receive through our international partnership with Season of Mist.”

Showcasing powerful noise rock influenced by AmRep's finest (MELVINS, JESUS LIZARD, HELMET) and fortified by an unhealthy dose of modern hardcore intensity (CONVERGE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, EVERY TIME I DIE), “Entrench” further asserts the band's stance against a stagnant take on rock, metal and hardcore.

The band issued the following statement: “The only logical way to follow up on the success of our previous album “Venerable”, was to put our noses to the grindstone and top that record in every way possible. With “Entrench”, we are convinced we have accomplished this. “Entrench” is our most collaborative effort, and the most creative and sonically diverse album of our entire career. “Entrench” sees us expand in both our handling of dynamics and general song and album craftsmanship; utilizing piano, keyboards, and strings to build on the classic power trio format. For this album, we have also enlisted guest vocal contributions from Dave Verellen (NARROWS, ex-BOTCH) and former DEADGUY/KISS IT GOODBYE vocalist Tim Singer. Both of them add another layer of icing to the metallic-hardcore-noise-rock-whatever-core cake we've baked”.

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KEN MODE was recently awarded a Canadian Juno Award – Canada’s version of the Grammy- in the inaugural "Heavy Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year" category, on the back of their critically acclaimed album, ''Venerable”. Other nominees included DEVIN TOWNSEND and ANVIL. Regarding the award, frontman Jesse Matthewson commented: “It’s nice that Canada’s finally waking up to appreciate some of the darker arts… It’s cool that hopefully we’ll start getting more recognition on a grander scale”.

KEN MODE has recently announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

06 Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus Bar
07 Mar 13 Cambridge, MA (US) Middle East Downstairs
08 Mar 13 New York, NY (US) The Studio at Webster Hall
09 Mar 13 Philadelphia, PA (US) The Barbary
10 Mar 13 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Mr. Smalls
11 Mar 13 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade
12 Mar 13 Orlando, FL (US) Backbooth
13 Mar 13 New Orleans, LA (US) Siberia
15 Mar 13 Austin, TX (US) Red 7 (Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase)
17 Mar 13 Dallas, TX (US) Double Wide (Spillover Fest Afterparty)
20 Mar 13 Tempe, AZ (US) Rocky Point Cantina
21 Mar 13 San Diego, CA (US) Brick By Brick
22 Mar 13 Los Angeles, CA (US) Satellite
23 Mar 13 Santa Cruz, CA (US) The Catalyst
25 Mar 13 San Francisco, CA (US) Elbo Room
26 Mar 13 Portland, OR (US) Rotture
27 Mar 13 Seattle, WA (US) The Highline
28 Mar 13 Bellingham, WA (US) The Shakedown
05 Apr 13 Fargo, ND (US) The Aquarium
06 Apr 13 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock Social Club
07 Apr 13 Chicago, IL (US) Empty Bottle
08 Apr 13 Grand Rapids, MI (US) Pyramid Scheme
10 Apr 13 Newport, KY (US) Southgate House Revival
11 Apr 13 Cleveland, OH (US) Beachland Ballroom
12 Apr 13 Detroit, MI (US) Magic Stick
13 Apr 13 Toronto, ON (CA) Lee's, Palace
15 Apr 13 Ottawa, ON (CA) Maverick's

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