Tag Archives: KEN mode

Concert Calendar (10/31-11/6): Metal Thrives! Gwar, The Obsessed, & more

Posted by on October 31, 2022

  Man, what a crazy October we had. Sunday was Blackmore’s Night, and we’re now recovering in what can only be described as a level-ten concert tornado that was last week because, hey, that’s what you do when you’re a whateversomething in New York, and there are too many options on where to catch a […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/12: The charts are not worthy of Alice Cooper

Posted by on September 12, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Has Alice Cooper ever stopped touring? I’m not so sure. If you look at his Wikipedia page you can find a four year gap from 1982-1986 and again from 1991-1995. Otherwise, it feels like […]

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In the meantime, here’s KEN Mode covering Helmet

Posted by on August 17, 2016

On September 16th, Magnetic Eye will be releasing Meantime [Redux], a tribute to Helmet’s classic second album, Meantime. In addition to the 10 songs covered from the 1992 album, there are also six more Helmet jams like “Milquetoast” and “Sinatra” covered on the dhttps://reduxrecords.bandcamp.com/album/meantime-redux-i-deluxe-editioneluxe edition. It’s a great combo of metal and hardcore bands represented, with Kings Destroy […]

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Kataklysm pick up Juno Award for best metal album

Posted by on April 4, 2016

They do things different in Canada, and just because Drake, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber are dominating the pop world doesn’t mean they don’t have a perfectly robust metal scene. Take, for example, the Juno Awards, the Canadian version of the Grammys. We already wrote about the fact that their nominees for “Heavy Metal Album […]

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Kataklysm, Fuck the Facts, KEN Mode receive JUNO nomination

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Earlier in December, the Grammys revealed their list of nominees, including those running for “Best Metal Performance” which boasts bands like Ghost, Lamb of God, August Burns Red, and Sevendust. Now, Canada’s version of the awards, the JUNO unveiled their list for “Heavy Metal Album of the Year” and the list of bands is really […]

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Hardcore band Vanna sued for ‘musical assault’

Posted by on November 20, 2015

You’re probably wondering what “musical assault” means, thinking it sounds like the type of assault you go through every time you listen to an awful band and wish you can actually sue them for it, but sadly, this isn’t the case, or at least not in this context. Back in 2013, Boston hardcore outfit, Vanna, went […]

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KEN Mode are knockouts with These Tight Jeans video

Posted by on September 24, 2015

Having released Success in June, KEN Mode are currently out on a massive tour with the likes of Conduct, Fuck The Facts, and Child Bite. Now the band has released a video for “These Tight Jeans” and yes, it features vocalist and guitarist Jesse Matthewson doing some actual Muay Thai-style fighting. In an interview with Noisey, Matthewson talks […]

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The Atlas Moth release new song off split with KEN Mode

Posted by on August 7, 2015

We knew from a few months back that The Atlas Moth was going to begin working on a new album after their run across North America with Atriach and Vattnet Viskar, but that didn’t mean we weren’t going to listen some new tunes in between and that is what we will do today with the […]

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Interview: KEN Mode’s Jesse Matthewson talks about their ‘Success’

Posted by on July 22, 2015

KEN Mode have always had an Amphetamine Reptile noise rock heart beating beneath their hardcore exterior. For their sixth album, Success, the Canadian band fully embraced the former sound, calling in Steve Albini to record the album. If listening expecting to hear a metal album, you might be disappointed, but it’s a rewarding album that transcends […]

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KEN Mode are ready to have a successful tour

Posted by on July 14, 2015

After releasing their sixth full-length album Success last month, KEN Mode has announced a monster of a tour, called “The Huge Success Tour.” On this 50+ date run they’ll be playing with a slew of bands; Conduct, Fuck The Facts, Child Bite, Life In Vacuum, We Are Hex, Lo-Pan, and even a comedian by the name of Garrett […]

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