Pop Culture With A Metal Filter. Take a look at the world of pop culture through the eyes of heavy metal fans. Music, movies, comics, video games, TV shows, fashion, drinks, sports, toys, etc.

ENABLER Begins Recording New Album, Prepares For Tour


Photo by Tayler Aubin; additional photos from the recording session can be seen at the band’s website here

Ohio-based hardcore/metal outfit ENABLER has entered Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti (THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE) and producer Greg Thomas (MISERY SIGNALS, SHAI HULUD), who also produced the band’s critically acclaimed album, All Hail The Void (2012). Mastering will be done by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. An early summer 2015 release date is planned.

ENABLER’s Jeff Lohrber comments:
“It’s been great working with Greg Thomas again. Greg is a former guitarist of the band, in addition to producing our debut full-length, ‘All Hail the Void’. I thought it was key to work with a producer who is not only a brilliant engineer, but also understands the band’s sound. We’ve done this before, so there’s a lot of fresh ideas coming out– some things we wanted to try previously but didn’t have the time for, as well as a lot of reflection on the previous material of everything that we love about it as well as everything that we think needed to change. The collection of songs on this record is the most dense and diverse that I’ve written for ENABLER– at times it is the band at its heaviest and most destructive moments, and at times is the most melodic and heartfelt it’s ever been. There is also a general love for punk and traditional rock and roll that comes out on this record that the band hasn’t quite done before, with a lot of black metal style undertones hidden beneath it. The record just sounds scary, but very listenable at the same time. I’m always excited for every release the band puts out, but I think this one takes the cake on anything the band has done previously. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

To hear new material from ENABLER, be sure to catch the band on their upcoming North American tour with CALL OF THE VOID. See below for all dates.

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 last year’s La Fin Absolue Du Monde, which appeared on many “Best of 2014” lists.

ENABLER tour dates with CALL OF THE VOID
Feb. 5, 2015 – Kung Fu Necktie *
Feb. 6, 2015 – Columbus Ohio – Carabar *
Feb. 7, 2015 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
Feb. 8, 2015 – Memphis, TN – Hitone
Feb. 9, 2015 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
Feb. 10, 2015 – Houston, TX – Walter’s
Feb. 11, 2015 – San Antonio, TX – Limelight
Feb. 12, 2015 – Austin, TX – Red 7
Feb. 13, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM – House show
Feb. 14, 2015 – Mesa, AZ – 51west
Feb. 15, 2015 – San Diego, CA – Tower Bar
Feb. 16, 2015 – Tijuana, MEX – You Revolution Bar
Feb. 17, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star
Feb. 18, 2015 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
Feb. 19, 2015 – Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp
Feb. 20, 2015 – Berkeley, CA – Gilman St
Feb. 21, 2015 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
Feb. 22, 2015 – Vancouver, CAN – 333
Feb. 23, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Highline w/ THE DRIP
Feb. 24, 2015 – Spokane, WA – The Hop w/ THE DRIP
Feb. 25, 2015 – Boise, ID – Shredder
Feb. 26, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluze
Feb. 27, 2015 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Feb. 28, 2015 – Omaha, NE – West Wing *
Mar. 1, 2015 – Peoria, IL – Encounter *
Mar. 2, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge *
Mar. 8, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus *
*=ENABLER only

ENABLER online:

Leave a Reply