KEN Mode Sign To Season Of Mist

Posted by on January 8, 2013

What a difference a few years makes. When KEN Mode released their last album, Venerable, in 2011, it was their first for Profound Lore. The band’s mix of hardcore intensity and AmRep-style loud indie rock was a breath of fresh air. Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, that album really put them on the map beyond their native Canada, where they were virtually unknown. Then again, it really established them there as well, as the album won a Juno (essentially a Canadian Grammy) for Heavy Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year. Now, the band’s next album, Entrench, will be their first on Season of Mist records.

Entrench was recorded with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, The Sword, etc.). The album will be released on Season of Mist on March 19. They’ll be in the midst of a tour with Today is the Day, Black Tusk and Fight Amp by then. Here’s the track listing of Entrench:

  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”

Check out the tour dates after the jump: 

3/06/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
3/07/2013 Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
3/08/2013 The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
3/09/2013 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
3/10/2013 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
3/11/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/12/2013 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
3/13/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
3/15/2013 Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
3/17/2013 Spillover Fest @ Sandbar Cantina – Dallas, TX
3/20/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
3/21/2013 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
3/22/2013 Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
3/24/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
3/25/2013 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
3/26/2013 Rotture – Portland, OR
3/27/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA
3/28/2013 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
4/05/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
4/06/2013 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
4/07/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4/08/2013 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ TBA *
4/10/2013 Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY w/ TBA *
4/11/2013 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ TBA *
4/12/2013 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ TBA *
4/13/2013 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON w/ TBA *
4/15/2013 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ TBA *

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