Manitoba Music

KEN mode

Alternative, Metal

Season of Mist/New Damage recording artists KEN mode is a JUNO award winning independent metal/hardcore band from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 

The band was formed in 1999 by Royal Conservatory of Music trained musicians Jesse Matthewson and Shane Matthewson, CA, and has been actively touring Canada, the United States and Europe since 2002 with such acts as Torche, Deafheaven, Norma Jean, Kylesa, Pelican, Daughters, Revocation, and Today is the Day, maintaining an unrelenting schedule for the past 4 years. The band is rounded out by ex-Khann guitarist Andrew LaCour on bass/vocals who joined the band in 2011.

Won the inaugural JUNO in 2012 for best Heavy Metal/Hard album of the year for ‘Venerable’ as nominated by the The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS)

Won the inaugural WCMA in 2013 for best Heavy Metal/Hard album of the year for ‘Entrench’

KEN mode has released five internationally distributed full length albums: Mongrel (2003), Reprisal (2006), Mennonite (2008), the Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Kvelertak) produced Venerable (2011) and the Matt Bayles produced (Mastodon, Botch, Minus the Bear) Entrench (2013).

Venerable and Entrench made several year-end critics lists over the past several years including #1 metal album at Exclaim! Magazine,Pitchfork Media, Stereogum, Loudwire, New Noise, Buzzfeed, Allmusic.com and others.

Has shared the stage with a multitude of gigantic acts as part of SXSW 2011, 2012, and 2013, Hellfest Open Air 2011 in Clisson Franceand Pitchfork Festival Chicago 2013.

Audio

"Counter Culture Complex" from Entrench

Discography

Video

Blessed

The Terror Pulse

Romeo Must Never Know

Secret Vasectomy

Counter Culture Complex

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KEN mode Taverne Du Théâtre
La Louviere
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KEN mode Kb18
Copenhagen
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KEN mode Astra Stube
Hamburg
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KEN mode OTB Festival
Paris
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KEN mode Temples Festival
Bristol
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KEN mode Macbeth
London
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KEN mode La Peniche
Lille
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KEN mode Jeugdhuis Job
Sint
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KEN mode Less Playboy Is More Cowboy Festival
Poitiers
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KEN mode The Shop (Parts & Labour)
Toronto, ON
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KEN mode Turbo Haus
Montreal, QC
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KEN mode St. Vitus
Brooklyn, NY
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KEN mode Kung Fu Necktie
Philadelphia, PA
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KEN mode Ace of Cups
Columbus, OH
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KEN mode The Burlington
Columbus, OH
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KEN mode Album Release Show
KEN mode
Pop Crimes
Teethmarks
The Good Will | Social Club
625 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

$15/advance
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