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Winnipeg's KEN mode released one of our favorite metal albums of 2013 -- the career highlight Entrench -- which they toured the fuck out of all year long. They're gonna spend plenty of 2014 on the…   Read Story »
In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven's Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch's 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is the best metal album of the millennium (so far),…   Read Story »
The last video released by Winnipeg noise-metal trio KEN mode was legitimately, quite possibly, the most metal video I've ever seen, full of leather-clad warrior women and robed druid priests and…   Read Story »
You know how I've been threatening to get weird with this column, to start including late-night performances and whatever other random bits of music-related video that might find their way on this…   Read Story »
Winnipeg's KEN mode have spent their Q1 basically kicking ass across North America, violently bashing their new longplayer, Entrench, into our cultural consciousness. I've been a fan of the band for…   Read Story »
Welcome to the Black Market, a new space at Stereogum dedicated to talking about and listening to heavy music. By "heavy music" I mean metal, mostly, although that word is vague and meaningless…   Read Story »
Most people respond to success by relaxing a tad. For a noise-saturated metallic hardcore band like Winnipeg's KEN Mode, winning a Juno Award -- Canada's version of the Grammies -- qualifies as…   Read Story »
Before the quibbling starts: I didn't include YOB's Atma because it isn't out until August. It would be way up there. I've also been listening to Dragged Into Sunlight's Hatred For Mankind quite a…   Read Story »
Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight's the last night here, so if you need some guidance please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite…   Read Story »
Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually…   Read Story »