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PROFOUND LORE RECORDS Set to Release New KEN Mode Album

KEN Mode is a name synonymous with the Canadian hardcore and metal scenes. The band has effortlessly blended Amphetamine Reptile styled noise rock with pure hardcore fury to become one of the Canada’s most crushing acts. The band has built a reputation for themselves through their unique brand of metallic noise rock as well as touring with musical titans such as Mastodon, Pelican, Cursed, Propaghandi, Baroness and more. Now KEN Mode is back once again with a plan to conquer the aggressive music scene and establish themselves as the leaders of innovative and aggressive music.

Profound Lore Records is excited to announce its partnership with KEN Mode for the upcoming release of their new album, ‘Venerable’ on March 15, 2011. The album was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, Torche) at God City Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. ‘Venerable’ features 10 songs that blur the lines between raw sonic energy and introspective, melodic moments. Songs like “Batholith” and “Book of Muscle” raise the bar for hardcore standards a little higher while “A Wicked Pike” pays homage to bands like The Jesus Lizard with spastic noise rock elements and “Flight of the Echo Hawk” (a tribute to David Kelly from Kittens) is an instrumental masterpiece that will certainly play well for fans of Isis, Pelican, Jesu, etc. For a taste of the record, you can check out “Obeying the Iron Will” at the Profound Lore website (

KEN Mode is also set to tour more than ever before in support of ‘Venerable’. Currently finalizing plans, the band has already confirmed dates that will keep them busy from the album’s release all the way into the summer. Look for tour announcements and other news to come soon.

Finally, check out the spectacular cover art for ‘Venerable’, with imagery by Julie Anne Mann and layout by Josh Graham (Soundgarden, Neurosis, A Storm of Light). ‘Venerable’ is in-stores on March 15, 2011 and is certainly KEN Mode’s best work yet; make sure that you don’t miss out on the first truly awe-inspiring record of the year!

KEN Mode – ‘Venerable’ Track Listing:
1. The Book of Muscle
2. Obeying the Iron Will
3. Batholith
4. The Irate Lumberjack
5. A Wicked Pike
6. Flight of the Echo Hawk
7. Never Was
8. The Ugliest Happy You’ve Ever Seen
9. Terrify the Animals
10. Mako Shark

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    January 13, 2011

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