KEN MODE already begun to create a big buzz when the Canada-based band toured Europe with Welsh rockers TAINT as well as KYLESA and CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE. Previous album “Venerable” (2011) also won 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. Now the trio founded by Royal Conservatory of Music trained brothers Jesse Matthewson (vocals / guitar) and Shane Matthewson (drums) is ready for the next great step. KEN MODE’s fifth full-length “Entrench” proudly preserves their acclaimed metallic Post-Hardcore severity, while offering their most creative and sonically diverse album at the same time – to which famed producer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, BOTCH) added a massive punch. Formed in 1999, KEN MODE have shared stages with THE END, MASTODON, BURNT BY THE SUN, PELICAN, THE DREAM IS DEAD and GAZA among others. This band is hot and clearly bound to be the next big thing!
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Piano on ‘Counter Culture Complex’ by Andrew LaCour. String orchestration on ‘Monomyth’ by Andrew LaCour. Strings on ‘Monomyth’ and ‘Counter Culture Complex’: Natanielle Felicitas – Cello, Michael Scholz – Violin, Carolyn Scholz – Viola, Julian Bradford – Double Bass. Additional vocals on ‘No; I’m In Control’ by Tim Singer, ‘The Promises of God’ by Dave Verellen, and backing vocals on ‘Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick’ and ‘Daeodon’ by Adam Dyson.
All songs by KEN mode, except ‘The Terror Pulse’, by KEN mode and Chad Tremblay.
All lyrics by Jesse
Produced by Matt Bayles and KEN mode. Recorded September 2012 @ Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg, MB, Canada by Matt Bayles
Mastered by Ed Brooks @ RFI Mastering in Seattle, WA