Milwaukee-based wrecking crew ENABLER have just announced a new string of North American live assaults set to run from mid-October through the first week of November. With shows booked as part of the annual CMJ conference in New York City, this year’s installment of the massive Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, the eleventh annual incarnation of The Fest in Gainesville, Florida and more, ENABLER will share the stage with the likes of Yakuza, Former Thieves, Converge, Kvelertak, Brutal Truth and a range of other potent acts along the way.
Following their brutal touring schedule over the first half of the year, having toured to SXSW and back across the country, and then having toasted the country on the massive Summer Southern Lord package tour alongside labelmates Burning Love, Martyrdöd, Black Breath and others, ENABLER took a bit of time to regroup. The new incarnation of this crushing riff engine contains founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber (Today Is the Day, Trap Them, Harlots) and bassist Amanda Daniels, who now induct new drummer Dave Mann (Mouth of the Architect, ex-Rune) and new guitarist Eric Dunn (By Way of Sunstorm, ex Harlots), re-solidifying the outfit’s lineup and setting ENABLER up to wage war on false metal once again.
ENABLER‘s energetic, hook-laden brutality stands as some of the most infectious metallic hardcore within the modern scene. The Wisconsin warriors have developed a devout fanbase over recent years through a plethora of indie and DIY releases and diehard touring. The band’s Southern Lord debut All Hail the Void surges with 35-minutes of the band’s most lethal material to date which has pillaged media outlets internationally since its release in July.
All Hail The Void can still be streamed in its entirety via Blow The Scene.
ENABLER 2012 Fall Assault:
10/11/2012 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
10/12/2012 TBA – Detroit, MI w/ Hollow Earth
10/13/2012 Annabelle’s – Akron, OH w/ Black Mask, Rhomer
10/14/2012 The Boat – Toronto, ON w/ Vilipend
10/15/2012 The Diesel Room – Oshawa, ON w/ Vices
10/16/2012 The Diesel Room – Montreal, QC w/ Powercup, Striver
10/17/2012 Studio Sonar – Quebec City, QC w/ Striver
10/18/2012 O’Briens – Boston, MA
10/19/2012 El N Gee – New London, CT
10/20/2012 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ show w/ Yakuza, Fight Amp
10/21/2012 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Former Thieves, Bone Dance
10/23/2012 Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA w/ Former Thieves, Bone Dance
10/24/2012 One Unit Art Space – Columbia, SC w/ Former Thieves, Bone Dance
10/25/2012 TBA – Atlanta, GA w/ Former Thieves, Bone Dance
10/26/2012 The Owl Farm – Nashville, TN
10/28/2012 The Laboratory – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest w/ Former Thieves, Bone Dance
10/29/2012 TBA – Pensacola, FL w/ Former Thieves
10/30/2012 The Forge – Birmingham, AL w/ Former Thieves, Xerxes
11/01/2012 Club Dada – Dallas, TX w/ Converge, Torche, Kvelertak
11/02/2012 Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites – Austin, TX w/ Brutal Truth
11/03/2012 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
11/04/2012 Fubar – St. Louis, MO w/ Everything Went Black
“Doling out perhaps the most vicious hardcore/metal hybrid to be vomited up from the underground in some time, Enabler’s punishing sound acts as a vehicle for poignant lyrics that resonate through these tough times.” – Alternative Press
“With an infectiously potent concoction of crusty metal, punk, and dashes of hardcore, Milwaukee’s Enabler have just delivered one of 2012’s best albums.” – Blow The Scene
“Make no mistake, Enabler’s grimy and biting riffs indicate that the Milwaukee quartet are the real deal.” – Ghettoblaster Magazine
“…an immediate contender as a favorite of 2012… Part crust, part D-beat, and all pissed off, it only takes a moment to realize this band has an unconventional approach to writing catchy riffs.” – Metal Injection
“The twelve tracks on this album approach with the force of hail storm pummeling from all sides with an energetic intensity. 4/5” – Mouth For War