KEN MODE Announce New Tour Dates

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE announced additional dates in support of their Season of Mist debut, Entrench. Their forthcoming North American tour with TODAY IS THE DAY and BLACK TUSK starts on March 5 in Portland, ME and runs through April 15 in Ottawa, ON.

Click here to listen to The Promises of God, a new track featuring guest vocalist Dave Verellen (BOTCH/NARROWS).

Entrench is set for a North American release on March 19. The album will be available as a CD, with a vinyl edition to follow. Pre-orders are now available at the Season of Mist E-Shop.

Tour dates are as follows:

03/05 @ Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME  w/ Today Is The Day, Fight Amp, Livver

03/06 @ Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY  w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://ticketf.ly/100q3J1

03/07 @ Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA  w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://tktwb.tw/UWmwWu

03/08 @ The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://tktwb.tw/UOhJpH

03/09 @ The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA  w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/10 @ Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA  w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://tktwb.tw/UdSdvR

03/11 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA  w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://bit.ly/VbOT0K

03/12 @ Backbooth – Orlando, FL  w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp  

03/13 @ Siberia – New Orleans, LA  w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/14 @ Tone Deaf Touring Spillover Showcase @ Korova – San Antonio, TX

03/15 @ Tone Deaf Touring SXSW Showcase @ Red 7 – Austin, TX

03/16 @ SXSW – Austin, TX

03/17 @ Spillover Fest @ Sandbar Cantina – Dallas, TX http://ticketf.ly/T7qX4o

03/19 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/20 @ Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/203289?skin=tfly&wrKey=F4E7651D4A451E5C99BDAC11DF4B2CFD

03/21 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1686457

03/22 @ Satellite – Los Angeles, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://ticketf.ly/100s5su

03/24 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://ticketf.ly/UWmI85

03/25 @ Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/311578

03/26 @ Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://bit.ly/VV0m5F

03/27 @ The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://bit.ly/12uC8Wr

03/28 @ The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310942

03/29 @ Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/30 @ Bailey’s – Kamloops, BC w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/01 @ Palomino – Calgary, AB w / Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/02 @ Amigos – Saskatoon, SK w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/04 @ Pyramid – Winnipeg, MB w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/05 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3292714

04/06 @ Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/202133?utm_medium=bks&wrKey=F4E7651D4A451E5C99BDAC11DF4B2CFD

04/07 @ Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3284544

04/08 @ Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Today Is The Day, Ringworm, Fight Amp http://tktwb.tw/TdAL9B

04/09 @ Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Today Is The Day, Ringworm, Fight Amp

04/10 @ Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY w/ Today Is The Day, Ringworm, Fight Amp http://www.ticketfly.com/event/202033-today-is-day-newport/

04/11 @ Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3314854&pl=beachland

04/12 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3327014&pl=majestic

04/13 @ Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

04/14 @ Il Motore – Montreal, QC w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

04/15 @ Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp




			

More On KEN MODE Signing To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

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 15 (March 19 in North America).

Here is the cover:

The band commented on the new union,

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”

“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”

Kenmode

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 announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP.

Click the TOUR DATES page above to view confirmed dates.

 

Season Of Mist Sign KEN MODE, Tour, Album & More

Season Of Mist is proud to announce the signing of metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE. The Winnipeg, MB, Canada based trio (Jesse Matthewson – guitars/vocals, Shane Matthewson – drums, Andrew Lacour – bass/vocals) recently completed recording their new album Entrench with acclaimed engineer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, PEARL JAM, THE SWORD). The album will be released on CD and digitally on March 19, 2013 (March 15 in Europe) with the vinyl edition to follow shortly thereafter.

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.”

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, 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 developed a reputation as a devastating live band. They have cut their teeth by blanketing North America and Europe many times over touring alongside KYLESA, PELICAN, REVOCATION, A LIFE ONCE LOST, CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE, DAUGHTERS, THE ATLAS MOTH, DEAFHEAVEN, GAZA and many more. Additionally, the band has appeared as part of international festivals such as SXSW, Hellfest (France), CMJ and JUNOfest.

KEN MODE also announced a North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. The full list of dates are on the TOUR PAGE here on TheWeldingRoom.com.

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock