News•January 8, 2013 1:16 PM ET•3,893 views
KEN mode signs with Season Of Mist
Official 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 09. Daeodon 10. Why Don't You Just Quit? 11. Monomyth 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."
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