Enabler has since their formation in 2009 gained a sizable following by releasing a plethora of LPs, EPs, and splits showcasing their potent combo of punk,hardcore,thrash,grind, and crust. Following up on their critically acclaimed 2012 LP All Hail The Void, released on Southern Lord Records, will be La Fin Absolue Du Monde, a rawer ,even more intense exercise in brutality than anything else in Enabler’s discography.
Singer/guitarist/main songwriter Jeff Lohrber was kind enough to sit down with me for an interview via email. Read on after the break.
I am a huge black metal fan and one of my favorite styles of the genre is black punk. What is black punk, you ask? It’s a raw and filthy style of black metal that drips and oozes with punk tones. The band that got me into the genre is Raspberry Bulbs and now another band has crept into my peripheral. The band is called Floridian Winter and I have heard whispers about the band here and there across the interwebs but sitting down right now and listening to the bands material, I am blown away. Check out a stream below that is being hosted by our friends at CVLT Nation, who also have a free download of both releases in the stream. Continue reading →
As a fan of Gaza, it was devastating to me when news broke of their split last year. Having developed a friendship with the members, it also hit me on a personal level. It was heartbreaking to see these fine people – who I had watched grow and develop as musicians over the years, and struggle through working their way up – have it all ripped away from them. However, this is what makes their rebirth as Cult Leader all the more inspiring, and the release of EP, Nothing For Us Here, even more eagerly anticipated. Continue reading →
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
Milwaukee based hardcore/crust/thrash/grind/whatever unit Enabler will see the release of their second full length, La Fin Absolue Du Monde this spring. Set to hit stores in vinyl and CD versions this May 27, just one day after their debut appearance at Maryland Deathfest. A collaborative effort between San Francisco based Creator-Destructor Records and NYC-area-based The Compound, the label arm of media/PR outfit The Earsplit Compound, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, (“the absolute end of the world” in French) , comes hot on the heels of Shift of Redemption and Flies , the two EPs the band released in 2013.
Fucked Up released their great album David Comes To Life back in 2011 and now the band has returned and announced the release of their next offering Glass Boys (see album art above). On top of announcing Glass Boys, the band has also offered up the track listing and released the first single from the album.
The track is called “Paper The House” and it is everything you love about Fucked Up all neatly tied with a bow. You can check out the track over on Pitchfork and you can see the track list after the jump. Continue reading →
Comeback Kids will release one of the raddest albums of 2014 in March and the band has released a teaser for the track “I Depend, I Control.” This track sounds like a killer and it only makes you want to hear more. I promise you that you will not leave this sixteen-second teaser and think this will suck. Check out the teaser after the jump. Word. Continue reading →
My day started up late, circa 1 PM, nauseated and banged up from the usual “it’s probably Asbestos” climate of my upstairs bedroom. What started as just a few videos on r/youtubehaiku somehow turned into two hours and at that point, I presumed it to be the right time to start the day with some breakfast. Fish cake noodles…along with a viewing of Bad Boys II, which culminated around the slo-mo sequence where Martin Lawrence gets shot in the ass, the fated dropoff point for the eternally damned Michael Bay film which to the chagrin of the writers of Hot Fuzz, I have yet to finish. My pops and I headed down from Van Nuys to Pomona for me to hit up Gnarmageddon III at the Glasshouse and for him, to prepare for the day after of midi-tracked keyboard karaoke sessions AKA every party my family will ever celebrate AKA IN THIS INSTANCE as my grandpa and uncle’s death anniversary party version 2K14. Continue reading →
The full length debut from Seattle punk outfit, Deadkill, is officially out today via Good to Die Records. No, Never! is one catchy riff after another catchy riff. You can stream the album in full over at Decibel and order your copy at this location. Enjoy!
New York’s nerdpunk crusaders Iron Chic are about to hit the road for a pretty extensive US tour. The band will kick off at The Archeron in Brooklyn on February 21st and wrap up in Purchase, New York on April 11th. You can check out the full tour schedule after the jump and peep a track off of their new record, which they will be touring in support of, The Constant One. BTW, the album owns. Continue reading →
Seattle punk outfit Deadkill have released the details on their forthcoming debut full length record, No, Never!. The Matt Bayles (Russian Circles, Botch, KEN Mode, etc) produced affair will feature fourteen punk’n’roll tracks and will be released on January 21st via Good to Die Records. You can check out the official artwork and track listing after the break and stream their new track “Ghost Out” over at Brooklyn Vegan.