ENABLER Inks Deal With Century Media RecordsFriday, 19th September 2014
Century Media Records has signed Ohio-based noise-mongers 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 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 2012 break-through album, All Hail The Void, on Southern Lord Records.
In 2014, the band released their second full length album, 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 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 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 reissue that album through Europe. Lohrber went back to Howl Street to record a few bonus tracks and on December 8th, the album (with three additional tracks) will be released throughout Europe.