KEN mode have been demoing new material for their sixth full length record as of late, and have taken to Instagram to tease a new song. The new track is titled “Blessed” and you can listen to a brief snippet after the break. According to the band, the new record will be entitled Success and will be released Spring 2015 through Season of Mist and New Damage Records. Check out the clip below.
KEN mode have premiered the official video for their track “The Terror Pulse”, which comes from their most recent record, Entrench. The video, directed by Christopher Mills, is a extremely trippy animated adventure and is the “sequel” to the “Secret Vasectomy” video. Your eyeballs are not ready for this colorful explosion of madness. You can watch the clip after the break.
Inter Arma, one of the raddest doom bands to come out in the last few years, has announced not one, but two separate tours coming your way very, very soon. Kicking off early next month, Inter Arma will trek across the US alongside Russian Circles and KEN Mode and in April the band will head across the pond and tackle a ton of European dates (including a stint at Roadburn Fest) alongside the likes of Indian and Windhand.
Either of these tours are a must-see for anyone and everyone. Wherever you are in the world, go see Inter Arma! Check out all of the dates after the jump. Continue reading →
Hello there! Like my partners in crime, I am here to share my favorite music releases of 2013. I have listened to an ungodly amount of music this year and out of what I had a chance to listen to, these thirty albums/EPs/etc stuck with me well after my first listen. It’s not just heavy music either! I know you don’t care about my opinion, nobody should, but you may find something worth listening to in the following list. Here goes nothing!
The dates for Russian Circle’s forthcoming U.S. tour have been announced, so mark your calendars now. The band will see direct support from KEN mode and Helms Alee and Inter Arma on select dates. You can check out the full schedule after the break.
Exclaim has premiered KEN mode’s new music video for their track “Romeo Must Never Know”. The song comes from their latest effort Entrench and is set to the Christopher Mills directed clip that features footage of a show the band did in Toronto. In slow-motion, no less! You can check out the video after the break as well the band’s current tour dates with Norma Jean.
Norma Jean are going to hit the road yet again this year starting early November for a U.S. headlining trek. This time the band will be supported by the chaotic KEN mode, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo and Vanna. The band will be announcing more dates in the near future, but until then this is how the tour currently stands.
Pitchfork have premiered the new music video for KEN Mode’s track “Secret Vasectomy”, which appears on the band’s outstanding new album Entrench. The music video is the first part of a two part story arc featuring kids furiously drawing pictures, in sync with the music at times I might add, and occasionally vomiting orange goo. Yeah it’s pretty weird, but enjoyable. At the end, you can hear the opening drum patterns of “The Terror Pulse” which may elude to the next music video being filmed for that track. Anyways, check out the video after the jump.
In addition to their currently ongoing Summer dates and plans for a Fall European tour, KEN Mode have announced an additional slew of tour dates to round up the close of the year, this time aiming for the Canadian provinces with direct support from Full of Hell. Peep the complete tour details above and stream the latest albums from both groups below.
KEN Mode have announced even MORE tour dates for the remainder of this year. This time the band have revealed the initial dates for their Fall European and UK tour that will commence in September. KEN mode will see direct support on this overseas journey from Unkind. Peep the touring schedule as it stands now below.
Six months in to this glorious year and I have been bombarded with so much good music that I can hardly handle it and there’s still six months left! My little heart may not be able to make to 2014. So out of all the new releases I have listened to this year, these are the handful that I keep going back to over and over because of their brilliance. Check these albums out before the year is up!
It looks like KEN mode will be touring the U.S. once again this Summer. But this time they will be bringing along Rosetta and Inter Arma on select portions of their noisy trek. I’ve seen KEN mode twice this year and I will say they are worth seeing again and again. Check out the full touring schedule below:
The Canadian conjurers of noise and mayhem, KEN mode, are punishing ear drums around the world with their new album, Entrench. The album was released back in March to a plethora of critical acclaim and it is no surprise either. Entrench is one hell of a bone crushing good time. I recently caught up with guitarist and vocalist Jesse Matthewson to talk the new album, the commercialization of extreme music and spit. Lot’s of spit.
According to Kurt Ballou’s (Converge, etc) Facebook page, KEN mode have entered Kurt’s own Godcity Studios once again to work on source material for Brian McOmber’s score to Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming film, Ugly. I am curious to see what “source material” they are working on and how it will translate into film. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available. But for now, jam KEN mode’s song “Never Was” below.
KEN Mode have premiered a new music video over at Pitchfork for their track “Counter Culture Complex”. The track comes from their latest effort, Entrench, and is set to images of the band performing among the snow and female warriors fighting off some ambiguous demon. It’s very odd to say the least. You can stream the new video below.