Hot News: Season of Mist news – Ken Mode, Saint Vitus, Eths, Watain


Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE! The Canada based trio recently completed recording their new album “Entrench” with acclaimed engineer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, PEARL JAM, THE SWORD) and will unleash it on March 15th (March 19th in North America). Here are the cover and tracklisting:

  1. Counter Culture Complex
  2. No; I’m In Control
  3. Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick
  4. The Terror Pulse
  5. The Promises of God
  6. Romeo Must Never Know
  7. Secret Vasectomy
  8. Figure Your Life Out
  9. Daeodon
  10. Why Don’t You Just Quit?
  11. Monomyth

“KEN mode is proud to be forming an alliance with a label with as heavy hitting and as creatively diverse a roster as Season of Mist”, the band comments. “As (mostly) Canadians, we are excited to take this opportunity to put our 9th grade level French skills to use, particularly in our communications with the SoM head office. We are also excited to visit the Season of Mist US headquarters in Philadelphia where no doubt the staff will present us with the most extravagantly cheesed Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. As newly anointed cultural treasures of Canada, we look forward to the awards and accolades we are no doubt to receive through our international partnership with Season of Mist.”

Showcasing powerful noise rock influenced by AmRep’s finest (MELVINS, JESUS LIZARD, HELMET) and fortified by an unhealthy dose of modern hardcore intensity (CONVERGE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, EVERY TIME I DIE), “Entrench” further asserts the band’s stance against a stagnant take on rock, metal and hardcore.

The band issued the following statement: “The only logical way to follow up on the success of our previous album “Venerable”, was to put our noses to the grindstone and top that record in every way possible. With “Entrench”, we are convinced we have accomplished this. “Entrench” is our most collaborative effort, and the most creative and sonically diverse album of our entire career. “Entrench” sees us expand in both our handling of dynamics and general song and album craftsmanship; utilizing piano, keyboards, and strings to build on the classic power trio format. For this album, we have also enlisted guest vocal contributions from Dave Verellen (NARROWS, ex-BOTCH) and former DEADGUY/KISS IT GOODBYE vocalist Tim Singer. Both of them add another layer of icing to the metallic-hardcore-noise-rock-whatever-core cake we’ve baked”.


KEN MODE was recently awarded a Canadian Juno Award – Canada’s version of the Grammy- in the inaugural „Heavy Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year” category, on the back of their critically acclaimed album, ”Venerable”. Other nominees included DEVIN TOWNSEND and ANVIL. Regarding the award, frontman Jesse Matthewson commented: “It’s nice that Canada’s finally waking up to appreciate some of the darker arts… It’s cool that hopefully we’ll start getting more recognition on a grander scale”.

KEN MODE has recently announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

06 Mar 13 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus Bar
07 Mar 13 Cambridge, MA (US) Middle East Downstairs
08 Mar 13 New York, NY (US) The Studio at Webster Hall
09 Mar 13 Philadelphia, PA (US) The Barbary
10 Mar 13 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Mr. Smalls
11 Mar 13 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade
12 Mar 13 Orlando, FL (US) Backbooth
13 Mar 13 New Orleans, LA (US) Siberia
15 Mar 13 Austin, TX (US) Red 7 (Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase)
17 Mar 13 Dallas, TX (US) Double Wide (Spillover Fest Afterparty)
20 Mar 13 Tempe, AZ (US) Rocky Point Cantina
21 Mar 13 San Diego, CA (US) Brick By Brick
22 Mar 13 Los Angeles, CA (US) Satellite
23 Mar 13 Santa Cruz, CA (US) The Catalyst
25 Mar 13 San Francisco, CA (US) Elbo Room
26 Mar 13 Portland, OR (US) Rotture
27 Mar 13 Seattle, WA (US) The Highline
28 Mar 13 Bellingham, WA (US) The Shakedown
05 Apr 13 Fargo, ND (US) The Aquarium
06 Apr 13 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock Social Club
07 Apr 13 Chicago, IL (US) Empty Bottle
08 Apr 13 Grand Rapids, MI (US) Pyramid Scheme
10 Apr 13 Newport, KY (US) Southgate House Revival
11 Apr 13 Cleveland, OH (US) Beachland Ballroom
12 Apr 13 Detroit, MI (US) Magic Stick
13 Apr 13 Toronto, ON (CA) Lee’s, Palace
15 Apr 13 Ottawa, ON (CA) Maverick’s



This March, Doom legend SAINT VITUS will embark on a European tour with MOS GENERATOR. Here is the list of gigs:

05 Mar 13 Köln (DE) Luxor
06 Mar 13 Berlin (DE) C-Club
07 Mar 13 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
08 Mar 13 Haarlem (NL) Het Patronaat
09 Mar 13 Paris (FR) La Maroquinerie
10 Mar 13 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
11 Mar 13 Brighton (UK) The Haunt
12 Mar 13 Southampton (UK) The Cellar
13 Mar 13 Birmingham (UK) O2 Academy 2
14 Mar 13 Glasgow (UK) The Cathouse
15 Mar 13 Newcastle (UK) Northumbria Uni
16 Mar 13 Pwllheli (UK) Hafan y Môr Holiday Park (Hammerfest)
17 Mar 13 London (UK) The Garage
18 Mar 13 Rouen (FR) Le 106
19 Mar 13 Esch-Sur-Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
20 Mar 13 Lyon (FR) Le Ninkasi Kao
21 Mar 13 Winterthur (CH) Salzhaus
22 Mar 13 Wien (AT) Szene
23 Mar 13 Bologna (IT) Zr
24 Mar 13 Milano (IT) The Tunnel
25 Mar 13 Nürnberg (DE) Rockfabrik
26 Mar 13 Aschaffenburg (DE) Colos-Sal
27 Mar 13 Hamburg (DE) Logo


As previously announced, classic albums “C.O.D.” (1992) and “Die Healing” (1995) will be re-released later this year in deluxe reissues with remastered sound and bonus material.

Please note that SAINT VITUS has a new website. Check it out!.


After the success of last year’s “III” and the reissue of debut album “Soma”, Season of Mist decided to make ETHS’ cult first EPs “Autopsie” and “Samantha” available again, by popular demand!

Originally released in 2000 and 2002 respectively, “Autopsie” and “Samantha” spread like wildfire and gained the young band cult status. The raw emotionality of outstanding singer Candice on top of a raging mixture of Metal and Core captured the immediate interest of their rapidly growing following. Now these two milestones of French Metal will be reissued with the addition of four previously unreleased bonus tracks. Here are the details:



  1. Pourquoi
  2. La Chair et le Sang
  3. À la Droite de Dieu
  4. Le Mâle
  5. Des Hommes Bons
  6. Autopsie
  7. Dévore
  8. Encore [remix]
  9. Rien à dire (bonus demo track)
  10. Encore (bonus demo track)


  1. Intro
  2. Samantha
  3. Des Cendres
  4. Encore
  5. Volée
  6. Le Projet Humain
  7. Animadversion
  8. Entends-tu
  9. Septum Lucidum (bonus demo version)
  10. Elle s’endort (bonus demo version)

The “Autopsie & Samantha” reissue is already available for pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop, among ETHS’ whole back catalogue.


At last, Swedish shouting stars WATAIN’s cult classic “Sworn to the Dark” is available in North America! Here are the cover artwork and tracklisting of WATAIN’s critically acclaimed third opus:

  1. Legions of the black Light
  2. Satan’s Hunger
  3. Withershins
  4. Storm of the Antichrist
  5. The Light that burns the Sun
  6. Sworn to the Dark
  7. Underneath the Cenotaph
  8. The Serpent’s Chalice
  9. Darkness and Death
  10. Dead but dreaming
  11. Stellarvore

You can also find it on Season of Mist’s e-shop on CD, deluxe LP and as part of the new collector’s LP box set.

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