KEN MODE have inked a deal with Season of Mist and will release their new album entitled “Entrench” in March 2013. Here’s the full press release:
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). ‘Entrench’ will be released on CD and digitally on March 19th, 2013 (March 15th in Europe) with the vinyl edition to follow shortly thereafter.
The track listing for ‘Entrench’ is as follows:
01. Counter Culture Complex
02. No; I’m in Control
03. Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick
04. The Terror Pulse
05. The Promises of God
06. Romeo Must Never Know
07. Secret Vasectomy
08. Figure Your Life Out
10. Why Don’t You Just Quit?
Showcasing powerful noise rock influenced by AmRep’s finest (Melvins, Jesus Lizard, Helmet), and fortified by an unhealthy dose of modern hardcore intensity (Converge, 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.”