Published Jun 06, 2018Nearly three years on from releasing their Success LP, noisy Winnipeg outfit KEN Mode have lifted the curtain on their seventh full-length effort.
Titled Loved, the band's latest will arrive August 31 through New Damage/Season of Mist. Nine tracks in length, the effort is said to find the band "delving deeper and darker than ever before" with death and black metal influence. The album's eerie cover art, seen above, was illustrated by Randy Ortiz.
Alongside the announcement, KEN Mode have shared a taste of what's to come from the record with opener "Doesn't Feel Pain Like He Should," which you can hear in the player below.
The band's Jesse Matthewson expanded on Loved's genesis with the following statement:
We wanted to make an album that represented a thinking person's reaction to the political/technological climate we are existing in today. We wanted to make the perfect album to put on repeat while pushing your physical limits to their maximum, if only to silence the noise that is constantly whirring around inside of your own head, even for a brief moment. We wanted tones that bash and cut, and for you to feel that desperate part of yourself clawing for a way out. And then, just when things are at their most bleak, you start to focus on what's actually being said, and you'll see the humour in absolutely everything that is transpiring before you. THAT is Loved.
Physical editions of Loved are available for pre-order here.
1. Doesn't Feel Pain Like He Should
2. The Illusion of Dignity
3. Feathers & Lips
4. Learning To Be Too Cold
5. Not Soulmates
6. Very Small Men
7. This is a Love Test
8. Fractures in Adults
9. No Gentle Art