KEN MODE Announce BBC Session

Metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE will tape an exclusive performance on the legendary BBC1 radio channel in the UK. The performance will be part of the “Rock Show” with renowned music journalist/host Daniel P. Carter. KEN MODE will enter the renowned Maida Vale Studio in London on October 4 before their evening performance at Water Rats. A full list of confirmed worldwide KEN MODE tour dates, including their current European dates can be found below.

Ken Mode recently released a music video for the track “Secret Vasectomy” from the new album, ‘Entrench’. The video for “Secret Vasectomy” is streaming now here.

KEN MODE is currently be touring in support of their newest record, ‘Entrench’. ‘Entrench’ is streaming here.

Season of Mist website, KEN MODE website and Facebook page

European Tour Dates
9/19 Osnabrück, DE @ Bastard Club
9/20 Delemont, CH @ SAS
9/21 Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
9/22 Milano, IT @ Lo Fi (w/Black Tusk & Fight Amp)
9/23 Montpellier, FR @ Secret Place
9/24Toulouse, FR @ Les Saints des Seins
9/25Paris, FR La Flèche d’Or
9/26 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur
9/27 Stoke-on-Trent, UK @ Minsters Bar
9/28 Cork, IE @ Crane Lane
9/29 Belfast, N. Ireland @ Voodoo
9/30 Dublin, IE @ Fibber Magees
10/1 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
10/2 Leeds, UK @ Royal Park Cellars Pub
10/3 Glasgow, UK @ Audio
10/4 London, UK @ Water Rats
10/5 Brussels, BE @ VK

Canadian Tour Dates
10/18 London, ON @ Call the Office
10/19 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/20 Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
10/22 Kingston, ON @ Mansion
10/23 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
10/24 Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
10/25 Fredericton, NB @ Capitol
10/26 Halifax, NS @ Michael’s Bar & Grill
10/27 Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
10/28 TBA
10/29 Ottawa, ON, @ Cafe Deckuf
10/30 TBA
10/31 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks

 

KEN MODE Release Another Track, Add Tour Dates

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Another new KEN MODE track, Your Heartwarming Story Makes me Sick surfaced online. Listen here!

Regarding the new song, front man Jesse Matthewson said,

“This particular song is almost a cliche in itself, in that it pokes fun at both the classic cookie cutter, worker-bee, pie in the sky dream and some of said people’s views on anyone who thinks outside of said paradigm, and the melodramatic antithesis of the counter culture rebel. Musically, I wanted to hear Kittens if they were a hardcore band with breakdowns. Throw your cowboy hat into the pit and get wild.”

KEN MODE recently streamed another new track from Entrench, entitled The Terror Pulse, here. Furthermore, the new singles are available at your demand on The Welding Room radio program every Monday night. Post your death threats/complaints here on .com or in the http://www.rockdefradio.com live chat.

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On March 19, Entrench will be available in North America as a CD and double LP (available in black, green, and orange) with a download card at the Season of Mist E-shop.

KEN MODE also announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. The band recently added several new shows (Philadelphia’s show has been moved to Washington, DC on March 9, and the Kamloops show has been replaced with Edmonton, AB on March 31). A full list of confirmed tour dates are listed below.

KEN MODE TOUR

01 Mar Sioux Falls, SD Latitude 44
02 Mar Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co
03 Mar Toledo, OH Headliners
04 Mar Ithaca, NY The Haunt w/Fight Amp

All dates with Today Is The Day, Black Tusk and Fight Amp:

05 Mar Portland, ME Port City Music Hall* http://tinyurl.com/czh8ymd
06 Mar Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar http://ticketf.ly/100q3J1
07 Mar Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs http://tktwb.tw/UWmwWu
08 Mar New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall http://tktwb.tw/UOhJpH
09 Mar Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
10 Mar Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls http://tktwb.tw/UdSdvR
11 Mar Atlanta, GA The Masquerade http://bit.ly/VbOT0K
12 Mar Orlando, FL Backbooth
13 Mar New Orleans, LA Siberia http://tinyurl.com/dy4p9mh
14 Mar Austin, TX SXSW (KEN mode only)
15 Mar Austin, TX Red 7 (Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase) **
16 Mar Austin, TX SXSW**
17 Mar Dallas, TX Double Wide (Spillover Fest Afterparty – Pallbearer, KEN mode, Howl, Mutilation Rights) http://ticketf.ly/T7qX4o
19 Mar Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
20 Mar Tempe, AZ Rocky Point Cantina http://tinyurl.com/bs6r3oo
21 Mar San Diego, CA Brick By Brick http://tinyurl.com/cwlyxn2
22 Mar Los Angeles, CA Satellite http://ticketf.ly/100s5su
24 Mar Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst http://ticketf.ly/UWmI85
25 Mar San Francisco, CA Elbo Room http://tinyurl.com/bn5uzem
26 Mar Portland, OR Rotture http://bit.ly/VV0m5F
27 Mar Seattle, WA The Highline http://bit.ly/12uC8Wr
28 Mar Bellingham, WA The Shakedown http://tinyurl.com/cfnwv82
29 Mar Vancouver, BC (CA) Richshaw Theatre http://tinyurl.com/d8bcxsj
31 Mar Edmonton, AB (CA) Pawn Shop
01 Apr Calgary, AB (CA) Palomino http://tinyurl.com/bt2w3yd
02 Apr Saskatoon, SK (CA) Amigo’s http://tinyurl.com/cbfgbwq
04 Apr Winnipeg, MB (CA) Pyramid Cabaret http://tinyurl.com/cultsv4
05 Apr Fargo, ND The Aquarium http://tinyurl.com/dysnsyt
06 Apr Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club http://tinyurl.com/bornn87
07 Apr Chicago, IL Empty Bottle http://tinyurl.com/d7qzqu3
08 Apr Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme * w/Ringworm http://tktwb.tw/TdAL9B
09 Apr Columbus, OH Ace of Cups * w/Ringworm http://tinyurl.com/bwzqkyf
10 Apr Newport, KY Southgate House Revival * w/Ringworm http://tinyurl.com/c25bjll
11 Apr Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/csst7ns
12 Apr Detroit, MI Magic Stick * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/c7qu69y
13 Apr Toronto, ON (CA) Lee’s Palace * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/d87uvnb
14 Apr Montreal, QC (CA) Il Motore * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/c6u9nqh
15 Apr Ottawa, ON (CA) Maverick’s * w/Keelhaul http://tinyurl.com/czelqkc

* No Black Tusk
** No Black Tusk or Fight Amp

KEN MODE official BookFace

 

BLACK TUSK Begin Work on New EP

(Savannah, GA) – BLACK TUSK commenced work on new material for their upcoming EP scheduled to be released later this Spring via Relapse Records.

“This new release is a mean one. It reminds me of a new twist on an old days BLACK TUSK sound. We got back together with Jay and Phillip Cope to turn this out with some of that earlier, brutal sound you might have heard back in the beginning albums. We figured it was about time to see what the old gang could do years later.”Black Tusk drummer, James May

The band will be taking a break from the studio in March for a short run of headline dates, followed up by a run of shows with Today is the Day, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. The tour begins March 1 in Spartanburg, SC and runs through April 7 in Chicago, IL. A complete list of dates can be found here, on the TOUR DATES page.

BLACK TUSK North American Tour Starts March 1st

BLACK TUSK is scheduled to appear at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. Additionally, BLACK TUSK are working with UnBlock the Rock (UBTR), an independent grassroots movement, working tirelessly to bring Cuban metal band Escape to the United States in March for this year’s SXSW Music Festival and Conference in Austin, Texas to perform the first Cuban heavy metal concert on U.S. soil. To help UBTR quickly raise funds over the next few weeks to cover Escape’s travel and visa costs to SXSW, BLACK TUSK donated a track to The Red Album, UBTR’s first compilation CD now available by donation at www.unblocktherock.com.

BLACK TUSK latest release Set The Dial is streaming in full here. The album is available for purchase via Relapse.com here and iTunes here.

Headline Dates:
3/1: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/2: Chesapeake, VA @ Roger’s Sports Pub (With Iron Reagan)
3/3: Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile
3/4: Frederick, MD @ Café 611
3/5: Reading, PA @ Reverb

KEN MODE Stream New Track From Entrench

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE debuted a new song, The Terror Pulse from their forthcoming album, Entrench.

Regarding the new song, the band said,

“The first couple track debuts from Entrench have seen us showcasing a little bit more of our hardcore/metalcore side, so with The Terror Pulse we’ve scaled things back to an older school noise rock feel. Conjuring our interpretation of early Swans and Rollins Band, the song truly drips with the venom of mistreatment as it pulsates its way into your subconscious. This is goodbye.”

KEN MODE previously released Counter Culture Complex and The Promises of God.

Entrench is set for a North American release on March 19. It will be available as a CD and double LP with a download card (available in black, green, and orange) at the Season of Mist E-shop.

KEN MODE 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 below.

Tour dates (click on links to purchase tickets):

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

03/07 @ Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/08 @ The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

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

03/11 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

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

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

03/21 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/22 @ Satellite – Los Angeles, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/24 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/25/13 @ Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/26 @ Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp 

03/27 @ The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

03/28 @ The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

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

04/06 @ Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/07 @ Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Fight Amp

04/08 @ Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Today Is The Day, Ringworm, Fight Amp

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

04/11 @ Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

04/12 @ Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Today Is The Day, Keelhaul, Fight Amp

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

 

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