ENABLER signs worldwide deal with Century Media Records

ENABLER signs worldwide deal with Century Media Records; re-issue of ‘La Fin Absolue Du Monde’ with additional bonus tracks due out 12/8 in Europe

Century Media Records has signed Ohio-based hardcore/metal band, ENABLER. Led by frontman, songwriter, and guitarist Jeff Lohrber, ENABLER stands as one of the most honest, pissed off, and heartfelt metallic hardcore bands around today. The band’s sound, which is a unique mixture of thrash, death metal, punk rock, and hardcore has made an impact all over the world since their debut EP, Eden Sank to Grief, was first released on Andy Hurley’s (FALL OUT BOY, RAICETRATOR) FC Records in 2010. Two full length albums, three EPs, and multiple split and compilation appearances have been released on various labels since then, including the critically acclaimed 2012 break-through album, All Hail the Void, on Southern Lord Records.

In 2014, the band released their 2nd full length LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, on Creator Destructor/Earsplit Compound. The album title is based off of the John Carpenter movie Cigarette Burns. Recording was done in December of 2013 by engineer Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (EXPIRE, NORTHLESS) in Milwaukee, and it was mastered by Steve Austin of TODAY IS THE DAY at Austin Enterprise (LAMB OF GOD, CONVERGE, DEADGUY). The amazing artwork was finished by Chris Smith at Gray Aria design. The album was performed by Lohrber on guitar and vocals, Amanda Daniels playing bass and providing backing vocals, and RINGWORM touring member Ryan Steigerwald on drums.

ENABLER played Century Media’s 2012 SXSW showscase (with THE ATLAS MOTH, YOUNG AND IN THE WAY and more) and kept in close contact with the label. Following the release of La Fin Absolue Du Monde, the label offered them a deal and shortly after, plans were made to re-issue that album through Europe. Lohrber went back to Howl Street to record a few bonus tracks and on December 8th, the album (with 3 additional tracks) will be released throughout Europe.

La Fin Absolue Du Monde official European track-listing
1. Close My Eyes
2. New Life
3. Neglect
4. I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This
5. Information Overload
6. Balance of Terror
7. World Sterilization
8. The Exiles
9. Prey
10. Sickened By The Wake
11. Rain Darkness
12. Felony
13. Linear Existence
14. Consequence
15. Live Low (bonus)
16. Mortal Enemy (bonus)
17. Seekers of the Truth (bonus CRO-MAGS cover)

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ENABLER Premieres Official Video From La Fin Absolue Du Monde LP Via Metal Injection

ENABLER Premieres Official Video From La Fin Absolue Du Monde LP Via Metal Injection

New August Tour Dates Confirmed

 

Through an exclusive premiere through Metal Injection, ENABLER today releases their first official video, in the form of “Close My Eyes,” the opening track to their pounding second LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde. The most straightforward track on La Fin Absolue Du Monde, the video for “Close My Eyes” was filmed and edited by Kaleigh Atkinson and Sam Bowman on ENABLER‘s Spring 2014 East Coast Tour preceding the release of the new LP.

 

Scope the “Close My Eyes” video at Metal Injection now AT THIS LOCATION.

 

ENABLER also takes this opportunity to unleash the latest batch of dates in their tireless, ongoing crusade in support of La Fin Absolue Du Monde. Following a three-week headlining tour in the Spring, followed by a six-week tour in May and June — the latter including a month on the road with Eyehategod and Ringworm — ENABLER will hammer through the Midwest on a nine-date run. From August 1st through the 9th the trio will play Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Champaign, Chicago, Dubuque and Fargo on their way to take part in Arson Fest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, then hitting Minneapolis and Milwaukee once back in the US. Additional tour dates will undoubtedly be confirmed in the coming days.

 

La Fin Absolue Du Monde is available now, the first pressing of the LP version from The Compound available on black/white/Orange Crush splatter, limited to 250 copies, in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a digital download code included, the CD housed in a high-quality, six-panel digipak. Order the CD and LP HERE.

 

Listen to all of La Fin Absolue Du Monde courtesy of Stereogum RIGHT HERE.

ENABLER Tour Dates:

8/01/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH

8/02/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Mortals

8/03/2014 Blind Bobs – Dayton, OH

8/04/2014 The HighDive – Champaign, IL

8/05/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder

8/06/2014 The Busted Lift – Dubuque, IA

8/07/2014 The New Direction – Fargo, ND

8/08/2014 Arson Fest – Winnipeg, MB

8/09/2014 TBA – Minneapolis, MN

8/10/2014 The Public House – Milwaukee, WI

 

Released at the end of May as a joint release through The Compound and Creator-Destructor, La Fin Absolue Du Monde is a thirty-six minute assault, the album tracked by Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless), produced by Hotchstetler and the band’s founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber, and mastered by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises. La Fin Absolue Du Monde showcases the new lineup, with bassist/vocalist Amanda Daniels and drummer Ryan Steigerwald joining Lohrber, displaying a raw, organic album with more diversity and attention to detail than all of their previous recordings, matched with their torrid, pissed-off vibes.

 

Stereogum called La Fin Absolue Du Monde ENABLER‘s “most textured, assured, and satisfying release to date,” continuing, “It’s jolting, physical music, but there’s a compelling emotional core that reveals itself in the melodies and especially in the vocals… and once revealed, takes hold.” Pitchfork said the album is, “a fierce follow-up that imbues what many consider to be a dying art form with a fresh, if still developing, sense of purpose.” About.com gave it a 4/5, issuing, “you get a racing hardcore energy chugging and rolling to a snarling vehement voice. Heavy-handed groove and grinding terror are cut with just the right amount of discord. Head-caving intensity, crushing riffs and crusted gnarliness work razor-edged melodies into the mix,” and Exclaim! Magazine agreed, their 8/10 write-up saying “it manages to simultaneously be as catchy as their last while increasing the aggression to previous levels.” Last Rites praised the material with, “Lohrber’s scream is formidable, and Daniels contributes snarling backgrounds, and there’s added power when the two overlap, an attack greater than the sum of its components,” and MetalSucks backs it all up with an enthusiastic, “GET READY TO HAVE YOUR FACE RIPPED OFF… RPGs are less destructive than this shit.”

 

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Entire La Fin Absolue Du Monde LP Playing At Stereogum

 

ENABLER’s sophomore LP, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, will inundate the masses in just days, set for unleashing on Tuesday, May 27th.

A cooperative release between NYC-area based The Compound and the Bay Area’s Creator-Destructor, La Fin Absolue Du Monde is a thirty-six minute assault, barely harnessing ENABLER’s most diverse and well-executed material to date, and is yet another of the band’s releases in homage to director John Carpenter’s arsenal of horror/sci-fi masterpieces. Tracked by Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless), produced by Hotchstetler and the band’s founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber, and mastered by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises, the album’s raw, organic delivery matched with their frantic, torrid energy showcases some of Lohrber’s slickest signature riffage to date, thunderous undercurrents from bassist/vocalist Amanda Daniels and a driving pulse delivered by drummer Ryan Steigerwald (The Ox King, Ringworm).

Now only one week out from its street date, Stereogum is streaming ENABLER’s La Fin Absolue Du Monde in its entirety. The accompanying text in part states the album “is their most textured, assured, and satisfying release to date.” It continues “The songs found on La Fin have the fury and leanness of tough-guy hardcore and the stomp of d-beat, but the dexterous guitars and anthemic hooks of ’80s thrash. It’s jolting, physical music, but there’s a compelling emotional core that reveals itself in the melodies and especially in the vocals… and once revealed, takes hold.”

Hear to the absolute end of your world coming down withLa Fin Absolue Du Monde courtesy of Stereogum RIGHT HERE.

 

La Fin Absolue Du Monde is shipping now. The LP is available in two color schemes through Pirates Press; The Compound’s edition is on grey wax with heavy black/white/Orange Crush splatter, and Creator-Destructor’s in a half-and-half grey/Halloween orange pattern. Both versions are limited to 250 copies, packed in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a digital download code included. The CD is housed in a high-quality, six-panel digipak. All physical versions are available via The Compound HERE, via Creator-Destructor HERE, and via ENABLER, as well as digital, right HERE.

Currently on tour across the Northeast, ENABLER is storming through Canada on their way to rage the East Coast on their way to play Maryland Deathfest for their first time on Sunday May 25th at Baltimore Soundstage with Maruta, Shitstorm, Left for Dead, Unholy Grave, Ratos de Porao and more. Two days later, La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see release, and the following day, ENABLER will join up with Eyehategod and Ringworm for a month-long North American tour.

ENABLER – On Tour Now:
5/21/2014 The Thunderdome – Burlington, VT
5/22/2014 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME
5/23/2014 Even Flow – Bay Shore, NY w/ Maruta
5/25/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/27/2014 Longbranch Saloon – Knoxville, TN w/ Ringworm
ENABLER w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm:
5/28/2014 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
5/29/2014 Drunk Horse – Fayetteville, NC [tickets]
5/30/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte NC [tickets]
5/31/2014 611 – Frederick, MD [tickets]
6/01/2014 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
6/02/2014 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA [tickets]
6/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA [tickets]
6/04/2014 American Legion Post 80 – Binghamton, NY [tickets]
6/05/2014 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [tickets]
6/06/2014 Even Flow – Long Island, NY [tickets]
6/07/2014 Europa – Brooklyn, NY [tickets]
6/08/2014 Basement Transmissions – Erie, PA [tickets]
6/09/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY [tickets]
6/10/2014 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI [tickets]
6/11/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH [tickets]
6/12/2014 Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN [tickets]
6/13/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL [tickets]
6/14/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI [tickets]
6/15/2014 Bottom End Bar – Appleton, WI [tickets]
6/16/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN [tickets]
6/17/2014 Diamond Pub – Louisville, KY [tickets]
6/18/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/19/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN [tickets]
6/20/2014 Southport – New Orleans, LA [tickets]
6/21/2014 Dollhouse – Savannah, GA [tickets]
6/22/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [tickets]
6/23/2014 Looseys – Gainesville, FL [tickets]
6/24/2014 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL [tickets]
6/25/2014 The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL [tickets]
ENABLER:
6/28/2014 Mount Vernon OH @ Legends
8/05/2014 Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder
8/06/2014 The Busted Lift – Dubuque, IA
8/07/2014 The New Direction – Fargo, ND
8/08/2014 Arson Fest – Winnipeg, MB
9/19 – 9/20/2014 Chattanooga TN @ Hand of Doom Fest
10/31 – 11/02/2014 The Fest 13 – Gainesville, FL [info]

 

“GET READY TO HAVE YOUR FACE RIPPED OFF… RPGs are less destructive than this shit.” – MetalSucks

 

“Often tagged as d-beat hardcore, it doesn’t really matter how you categorize them; just know that Enabler is INTENSE.” – Lambgoat

 

“…got a bit of noise-rock influence, no coincidence since Today is the Day’s Steve Austin mastered the record.” – Pitchfork

 

“The style of music they play may seem hectic but it’s quality musicianship and very true to their own sound. Loud, in your face and and constructed with care.” – Headbang Or GTFO

 

“This is an achievement to be studied and poured over by lesser bands for years to come. A strong contender for album of the year…” – Wonderbox Metal

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