La Fin Absolue Du Monde
27 May 2014
Following recent news informing the public of ENABLER’s revamped lineup and impending East Coast US tour, the Midwest-based trio have now released the details on their anticipated second full-length release, La Fin Absolue Du Monde. Translated from French to signify “the absolute end of the world,” the title of the new album is yet another of the band’s works inspired by filmmaker John Carpenter, in this case in referencing his movie, Cigarette Burns. La Fin Absolue Du Monde was was recorded with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at his Austin Enterprises, and packs the band’s most diverse material to date into a thirty-six minute battering with fourteen tracks.
ENABLER has partnered with San Francisco-based Creator-Destructor Records as well as NYC-area-based The Compound to release the album. Creator-Destructor has released titles from The Funeral Pyre, Gypsyhawk, Heartsounds, VYGR and others in addition to the vinyl version of ENABLER’s 2012 debut LP, All Hail The Void, which came out on CD and digital platforms via Southern Lord. The Compound, the label faction of media/PR faction, The Earsplit Compound, unleashed ENABLER’s 2013 Flies EP and is currently releasing physical versions of new releases from Godhunter, Cop Problem, Die Choking and others. La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see deluxe CD and vinyl pressings and will see North American release on May 27th, just one day after ENABLER marks their debut invasion of the annual Maryland Deathfest. The bold cover art was designed by Chris Smith.
Stated founding guitarist/vocalist and chief songwriter, Jeff Lohrber, on the current state of ENABLER: “This record is one of the proudest moments of my recording career. It’s a record made by a full band, and it sounds like a band playing. That is something that is lost in modern recording and is slowly becoming a thing of the past in the modern world of music. I feel alienated by it and I’m pissed about it. I recommend turning everything all the way up while listening to it.”
Over the past two years, ENABLER has followed their All Hail The Void LP with widespread touring of North America, Europe and Australia, and unloaded their Shift Of Redemption EP via Think Fast! Records and Flies EP via The Compound, both in 2013. The band’s first full-time drummer since the departure of Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley in 2012 is now realized with Ryan Steigerwald (The Ox King, Ringworm live/fill-in drummer) who joins bassist/vocalist Amanda Daniels and founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Johrber.
The Aural Delights View : Excellent, loud, unforgiving and highly enjoyable. They make Motorhead sound like The Partridge Family. Essential listening.