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

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