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Taking their name from a passage in Henry Rollins' memoir Get in the Van, KEN mode (short for Kill Everyone Now) are a Canadian noise rock band hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brothers Jesse and Shane Matthewson, the band's two consistent members (who handle guitar/vocals and drums, respectively), have rounded out their numbers with an illustrious collection of bassists, including Electro Quarterstaff's Drew Johnston, Mares of Thrace's Thérèse Lanz, and Khann's Andrew LaCour (to name a few). With a punishing metallic sound, the band expands on the solid foundation laid down by AmRep titans like the Jesus Lizard and Unsane, harnessing those bands' sense of aggression and agitation while considerably upping the intensity. KEN mode made their full-length debut in 2003 with Mongrel, released by Escape Artist, which would also go on to release their sophomore effort, Reprisal, in 2006. A self-released third album, Mennonite, followed in 2008. Two years later, KEN mode hooked up with influential metal label Profound Lore, which released their fourth album, Venerable. The album would prove to be a breakthrough for KEN mode, who earned the first-ever Juno in the heavy metal category. Their fifth album, Entrench, arrived in 2013 on Season of Mist. The same label released the group's Steve Albini-recorded fifth album, Success, in 2015. ~ Gregory Heaney
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  2.   The Musk Ox
  3.   Secret Vasectomy
  4.   Hibernation Has Never Been a Better Option
  5.   Brainstem Pitch Fork
  6.   Looks Like a Failure
  7.   Supposed Sexual Frustration
  8.   Matlock
  9.   A Wicked Pike
  10.   The Promises of God
  11.   Dead Actors
  12.   Tiger Comet
  13.   Failing at Fun Since 1981
  14.   Daeodon
  15.   Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick
  16.   Terrify the Animals
  17.   Bite the Wax Tadpole
  18.   Flight of the Echo Hawk
  19.   Turned Out
  20.   Batholith
  21.   Never Was
  22.   The Hammer Party
  23.   Why Don't You Just Quit?
  24.   Capricorn
  25.   The Owl...
  26.   Management Control
  27.   Mako Shark
  28.   A Passive Disaster
  29.   I Just Liked Fire
  30.   When the Car Crashes
  31.   Lethe
  32.   Greeting Bedlam
  33.   These Tight Jeans
  34.   Words Not to Say to the Queen
  35.   No; I'm in Control
  36.   Tent Caterpillar
  37.   Obeying the Iron Will...
  38.   Blessed
  39.   Figure Your Life Out
  40.   The Ugliest Happy You've Ever Seen
  41.   Monomyth
  42.   I Simply Am Not There
  43.   Seul
  44.   Romeo Must Never Know
  45.   Ahriman
  46.   A Catalog of Small Disappointments
  47.   The Book of Muscle
  48.   Likeliness Is Against You
  49.   The Terror Pulse
  50.   Counter Culture Complex
  51.   The Irate Lumberjack
  52.   Proditio

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