Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

KEN mode (Post-Hardcore Metal)



The heartbeat of any modern metropolis, its anger, aggression and urgency echo through "Entrench". With full-length number five, KEN mode honour their noisier roots delving deep into fertile metallic Post-Hardcore severity, while offering their most creative and sonically diverse album yet. KEN mode was formed in 1999 by Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music trained musicians Jesse Matthewson and brother Shane Matthewson who were then joined by Darryl Laxdal on bass. Their band name was based on a quote of Henry Rollins and the acronym stands for "Kill Everyone Now". After releasing several demos during the next four years, their debut album "Mongrel" (2003) created a strong buzz that opened doors for touring and shows with THE END, MASTODON, BURNT BY THE SUN, PELICAN and THE DREAM IS DEAD among others. Follow-up "Reprisal" (2006) confirmed KEN mode as a new powerhouse of their genre. Laxdal parted ways with the band and was first replaced by Drew Johnston (ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF) and later Jahmeel Russell (HIDE YOUR DAUGHTERS), who recorded third album "Mennonite" (2008) with them. This release saw the band embark on a European tour with Welsh rockers TAINT, for which Chad Tremblay had meanwhile taken over bass duties. KEN mode's next album "Venerable" (2011) was produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge and the trio hit the road again with GAZA, BURIED INSIDE and later A LIFE ONCE LOST among others as well as returning to Europe with then label-mates KYLESA and CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE. Critical acclaim had gained a level that witnessed "Venerable" winning the inaugural Heavy Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Juno Award in Canada and a nomination for Rock Album of the Year by the Western Canadian Music Awards. KEN mode were ready for the next big step in their career and recorded and mixed "Entrench" with Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, BOTCH). Get ready for a massive punch in your face from KEN mode and "Entrench"!


Name Instrument
Jesse Matthewson Vocals / Guitar
Shane Matthewson Drums
Andrew LaCour Bass / Volcals

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, Mar 15 2013
: Tue, Mar 19 2013
: Post-Hardcore Metal
: SOM290
: available




Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Tue, Sep 30 2014 BE Bruxelles Magasin4 +Hark
Wed, Oct 01 2014 FR Orleans L'Astrolabe +Hark
Thu, Oct 02 2014 FR Nantes Ferrailleur +Hark
Fri, Oct 03 2014 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz Ritual Cvlt Fest
Sun, Oct 05 2014 ES Madrid Barracudas +Hark
Mon, Oct 06 2014 FR Toulouse Saint des Seins +Hark
Tue, Oct 07 2014 FR Montpellier Black Sheep +Hark
Wed, Oct 08 2014 IT Milano LoFi +Hark
Thu, Oct 09 2014 AT Innsbruck PMK +Hark
Fri, Oct 10 2014 DE Chemnitz AC17 +Hark
Sat, Oct 11 2014 DE Leipzig Zoro +Hark
Sun, Oct 12 2014 BE Liège La Zona +Hark
Tue, Oct 14 2014 UK London The Black Heart +Hark
Wed, Oct 15 2014 UK Bournemouth Anvil +Hark
Thu, Oct 16 2014 UK Nottingham Chameleon +Hark
Fri, Oct 17 2014 UK Glasgow Audio +Hark
Sat, Oct 18 2014 UK Sheffield South Sea +Hark
Sun, Oct 19 2014 UK Swansea Garage +Hark
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