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Enabler - All Hail the Void

When I saw Enabler play at SXSW this past March on the same bill as Vestiges, Nachtmystium, Andrew WK and others, I had no idea the kind of metal royalty I was watching (although I do vaguely remember really liking the band through my beer and weed-induced haze). Here’s a brief history of the band via a post this morning on No Clean Singing:

They were founded by guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber, who has also spent time in bands such as Harlots, Trap Them, Today Is the Day, and Shai Hulud. The line-up also includes guitarist Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud, The Risk Taken), bassist Amanda Daniels, and drummer Andy Hurley (Fallout Boy, The Damned Things, Earth Crisis).

I’d never have expected to see members of Misery Signals and Fallout Boy signed to Southern Lord in any capacity, but there you have it. I guess the music speaks for itself, bro))))!

Anyway, “Speechless,” the one song Enabler have on their Bandcamp page from their new album All Hail the Void, is really good. No Clean Singing’s Islander once again: “It’s the kind of song that feels like an injection of jet fuel straight into the blood stream. It includes furious riffing, a blistering pace, caustic vocals, and some sharp hooks. It’s a punk/metal crossover with a layering of crust and d-beat, and man, did it fire me up.” Touche, Islander. Stream:

All Hail the Void comes out on July 17. Catch them live on a Southern Lord-sponsored tour this summer also featuring Black Breath, Martyrdom and Burning Love, starting June 19. Dates:

6/19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Poison Idea
6/20 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater w/ Poison Idea
6/21 San Francisco, CA @ The Mezzanine w/ Noothgrush
6/22 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst w/ Pelican, Noothgrush
6/23 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (Southern Lord label showcase) w/ Pelican
6/24 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Pelican
6/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Chasers
6/27 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe
6/28 Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe
6/29 Houston, TX @ Walter’s w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe
6/30 New Orleans, LA @ Three Ring Circus w/ Dead In The Dirt
7/1 Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Dead In The Dirt
7/2 Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade w/ Dead In the Dirt
7/3 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Dead In The Dirt
7/4 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Lounge at Sonar w/ The Secret
7/5 Boston, MA @ Radio Bar w/ The Secret
7/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ The Secret
7/7 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ The Secret
7/8 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s w/ The Secret (*NO Martyrdöd)
7/9 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (no Martyrdöd)
7/10 Milwaukee, IL @ Borg Ward (Black Breath, Enabler ONLY)
7/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa (Black Breath, Enabler ONLY)
7/13 Spokane, WA @ TBA
7/14 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater (Black Breath ONLY) w/ Autopsy


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