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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.   Brainstem Pitch Fork
  3.   The Hammer Party
  4.   Likeliness Is Against You
  5.   Lethe
  6.   Hibernation Has Never Been a Better Option
  7.   The Promises of God
  8.   Why Don't You Just Quit?
  9.   Tent Caterpillar
  10.   Supposed Sexual Frustration
  11.   Tiger Comet
  12.   Blessed
  13.   Seul
  14.   Management Control
  15.   Terrify the Animals
  16.   These Tight Jeans
  17.   Never Was
  18.   Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick
  19.   Greeting Bedlam
  20.   Figure Your Life Out
  21.   A Wicked Pike
  22.   Matlock
  23.   Ahriman
  24.   When the Car Crashes
  25.   A Catalog of Small Disappointments
  26.   Proditio
  27.   The Owl...
  28.   I Just Liked Fire
  29.   Romeo Must Never Know
  30.   Monomyth
  31.   Mako Shark
  32.   Failing at Fun Since 1981
  33.   The Book of Muscle
  34.   A Passive Disaster
  35.   Secret Vasectomy
  36.   Looks Like a Failure
  37.   Daeodon
  38.   Obeying the Iron Will...
  39.   No; I'm in Control
  40.   The Musk Ox
  41.   The Irate Lumberjack
  42.   I Simply Am Not There
  43.   The Terror Pulse
  44.   The Ugliest Happy You've Ever Seen
  45.   Words Not to Say to the Queen
  46.   Counter Culture Complex
  47.   Capricorn
  48.   Batholith
  49.   Dead Actors
  50.   Bite the Wax Tadpole
  51.   Flight of the Echo Hawk

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