Our favorite Australian punks in ANCHORS have been tapped as the support for an upcoming September tour with THE WONDER YEARS! Check out all the dates in the Tour Dates section of the website, and if you haven’t yet, head over to the Online Store and pick up a copy of the bands latest LP, ‘Lost At The Bottom Of the World’! In further ANCHORS news, the band has announced that they will be playing this year’s FEST in Gainesville, Florida, and will also be supporting HEARTSOUNDS on a West-Coast Tour in late October. More info on that soon…
HEARTSOUNDS have announced a run of four shows with the amazing POINT OF VIEW. Both bands will be playing Oakland, Fulerton, and San Diego, CA as well as Tempe, AZ during the first weekend of September. Check out the flyer and dates below! HEARTSOUNDS continue to support their 2013 full-length, ‘Internal Eyes’ which can be purchased in LP/CD/Digital formats in our online store!
French Canada’s MUTE have announced an upcoming South American Tour! The band will be playing Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia over the course of 6 shows. Check out the dates in the ‘Tour Dates’ section, as well as this awesome video trailer for the tour below! MUTE continue to support their 2011 LP, ‘Thunderblast’, which is available in our , but there are only a few copies left of the first pressing! Details of an awesome new repress will be announced soon…
Through an exclusive premiere through Metal Injection, ENABLER today releases their first official video, in the form of “Close My Eyes,” the opening track to their pounding second LP, ‘La Fin Absolue Du Monde’. The most straightforward track on ‘La Fin Absolue Du Monde’, the video for “Close My Eyes” was filmed and edited by Kaleigh Atkinson and Sam Bowman on ENABLER’s Spring 2014 East Coast Tour preceding the release of the new LP.
Scope the “Close My Eyes” video at Metal Injection now AT THIS LOCATION.
ENABLER also takes this opportunity to unleash the latest batch of dates in their tireless, ongoing crusade in support of La Fin Absolue Du Monde. Following a three-week headlining tour in the Spring, followed by a six-week tour in May and June — the latter including a month on the road with Eyehategod and Ringworm — ENABLER will hammer through the Midwest on a nine-date run. From August 1st through the 9th the trio will play Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Champaign, Chicago, Dubuque and Fargo on their way to take part in Arson Fest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, then hitting Minneapolis and Milwaukee once back in the US. Additional tour dates will undoubtedly be confirmed in the coming days.
Listen to all of La Fin Absolue Du Monde courtesy of Stereogum RIGHT HERE.
ENABLER Tour Dates:
8/01/2014 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Mortals
8/03/2014 Blind Bobs – Dayton, OH
8/04/2014 The HighDive – Champaign, IL
8/05/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder
8/06/2014 The Busted Lift – Dubuque, IA
8/07/2014 The New Direction – Fargo, ND
8/08/2014 Arson Fest – Winnipeg, MB
8/09/2014 The Rathole – Minneapolis, MN
8/10/2014 The Public House – Milwaukee, WI
Released at the end of May as a joint release through The Compound and Creator-Destructor, La Fin Absolue Du Monde is a thirty-six minute assault, the album tracked by Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless), produced by Hotchstetler and the band’s founding guitarist/vocalist Jeff Lohrber, and mastered by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises. La Fin Absolue Du Monde showcases the new lineup, with bassist/vocalist Amanda Daniels and drummer Ryan Steigerwald joining Lohrber, displaying a raw, organic album with more diversity and attention to detail than all of their previous recordings, matched with their torrid, pissed-off vibes.
Stereogum called La Fin Absolue Du Monde ENABLER’s “most textured, assured, and satisfying release to date,” continuing, “It’s jolting, physical music, but there’s a compelling emotional core that reveals itself in the melodies and especially in the vocals… and once revealed, takes hold.” Pitchfork said the album is, “a fierce follow-up that imbues what many consider to be a dying art form with a fresh, if still developing, sense of purpose.” About.com gave it a 4/5, issuing, “you get a racing hardcore energy chugging and rolling to a snarling vehement voice. Heavy-handed groove and grinding terror are cut with just the right amount of discord. Head-caving intensity, crushing riffs and crusted gnarliness work razor-edged melodies into the mix,” and Exclaim! Magazine agreed, their 8/10 write-up saying “it manages to simultaneously be as catchy as their last while increasing the aggression to previous levels.” Last Rites praised the material with, “Lohrber’s scream is formidable, and Daniels contributes snarling backgrounds, and there’s added power when the two overlap, an attack greater than the sum of its components,” and MetalSucks backs it all up with an enthusiastic, “GET READY TO HAVE YOUR FACE RIPPED OFF… RPGs are less destructive than this shit.”
Pitchfork has just posted a stream of “Balance Of Terror,” the latest single to hit the streets from ENABLER’s impending second LP, ‘La Fin Absolue Du Monde’.
Spanning two years since their Southern Lord-released All Hail The Void debut LP, bridged by massive touring on three continents and two killer EPs, La Fin Absolue Du Monde showcases ENABLER delivering their most diverse, downcast anthems yet. Having taken their songwriting to the next level, the honed-down new lineup executes some new tactics within the fourteen raging tracks, most notably on the newly-unleashed “Balance Of Terror.” Laying down an ultra-infectious mid-paced stomp infiltrated by paint-peeling guitar bends and a driving rhythm in a rocked out approach, the song is also the first in the band’s rapidly expanding catalog to feature a segment of ghostly, clean vocals from bassist vocalist Amanda Daniels, a far cry from her usual backing roars.
The track is now playing in the newest installment of Pitchfork’s weekly Hell Awaits column, its accompanying write-up in part supplying, “’Balance of Terror’ is the sixth track from the record, and this mid-paced stomper features clean vocals from bassist Amanda Daniels. It’s also got a bit of noise-rock influence, no coincidence since Today is the Day’s Steve Austin mixed the record. With all this, ‘Terror’ hints at anthemic qualities.”
Find ENABLER’s “Balance Of Terror” at Pitchfork RIGHT HERE.
ENABLER just returned from their three-week tour which included a set at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest alongside labelmates, Cop Problem, in addition to several other shows together, yet in only two weeks the trio takes off on an eastward run of dates including Pouzza Fest in Montreal followed by a set at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. Immediately afterward, ENABLER will lay down support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long US tour from the end of May through late June, beginning just one day after both ENABLER and Eyehategod release their brand new LPs. Arson Fest, The Fest 13 and tons of additional touring through 2014 is confirmed.
La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see release via The Compound and Creator-Destructor Records on May 27th. Currently in manufacturing at the mighty Pirates Press, the vinyl version will come in two schemes; the Creator-Destructor version in a half-and-half Grey/”Halloween Orange” pattern, and The Compound version on grey wax with heavy Black/White/”Orange Crush” splatter, each in runs of 250 copies in a wide-spine, uncoated jacket with a digital download code included. The CD will be housed with a high-quality, six-panel digipak. Preorders are available in our online store by clicking HERE.
From amidst their currently ongoing North American tour out to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, ENABLER has been confirmed as opening support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long US tour from the end of May through late June. The trek begins just one day after both ENABLER and Eyehategod release their brand new LPs and three days after ENABLER marks their debut performance at Maryland Deathfest. Check out ALL of Enabler’s upcoming tour dates by clicking here.
ENABLER has also just been confirmed to take part in The Fest 13 gathering in Gainesville, Florida, running from October 31st through November 2nd and including Hot Water Music, Touché Amoré, Masked Intruder and dozens of other acts. This is just one of many new tour actions to be announced as the band will be on the road virtually nonstop all year in support of their impending second LP, ‘La Fin Absolue Du Monde’.
A thirty-six minute battering of ENABLER’s most diverse and calculated material to date, La Fin Absolue Du Monde was tracked with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises. Lambgoat has premiered a brand new track from the LP, in the form of its second track, “New Life.” Unloading an immense lyrical sense of dread, loss and confusion, yet bursting with a rush of driving energy, while ENABLER’s ability to pack hooks catchier than The Black Plague into each track holds true straight to the bitter end.
Stream “New Life” via Lambgoat now by clicking HERE
Also hear the previously released “Prey” at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.
La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see release via The Compound and Creator-Destructor Records on May 27th. Preorder the Creator-Destructor version (a half-and-half Grey/Halloween Orange) by clicking here!
Quebec’s technical punk masters in MUTE begin their first-ever Mexican tour this Friday, which starts in Mexico City, MX @ Multiforo Alicia! Dates are below. In other MUTE news, the band has also been announced as a part of the AMNESIA ROCK FESTIVAL in Quebec, alongside Bling 182, Motley Crue, Weezer, and tons more. If you never got a copy of the band’s ‘Thunderblast’ LP from our store, do it now by clicking here! We will be out of stock very soon…
MUTE Mexico Dates:
April 18th – Distrito Federal, MX @ Multiforo Alicia
April 19th – Guadalajara, MX @ Club Calavera
April 20th – Tepic, MX @ Foro BK
April 24th – Durango, MX @ Banda Bar
April 25th – Zacatecas, MX @ Club Rotario
April 26th – Matamoros, MX @ Palmas fest
April 27th – Monterrey, MX @ Nodriza Estudio
June 6th- Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
As the final touches are being put on the highly anticipated second LP from ENABLER, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, the first single from this dynamic album to hammer the public, has been released via MetalSucks.
Another of ENABLER’s recordings to be inspired by the works of legendary horror/sci-fi director, John Carpenter – in this case, his 2005 episode of the Masters Of Horror series, Cigarette Burns — La Fin Absolue Du Monde was tracked with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises. A thirty-six minute battering of their most diverse and calculated material to date, the album is the result of the new stripped-down, three-piece lineup’s continuing drive to continually innovate their delivery. The album will be released on May 27th; just one day after ENABLER marks their debut invasion of the annual Maryland Deathfest.
One of the shortest and most volatile tracks on La Fin Absolue Du Monde, “Prey,” is now playing at longtime ENABLER fanatics, MetalSucks, stating of the song, “sixty-six of the most intense seconds you will ever experience.”
Unload “Prey” now RIGHT HERE.
The bold, comic-style artwork of La Fin Absolue Du Monde, designed by Chris Smith, will enshroud the album, coming together for release in a joint offensive between ENABLER’s cohorts at The Compound, who released the band’sFlies EP, and Creator-Destructor, who released the vinyl version of their Southern Lord-released debut LP, All Hail The Void. Already in manufacturing at the mighty Pirates Press, the vinyl version of La Fin Absolue Du Monde will come in two schemes based on the cover art colors; the Creator-Destructor version in a half-and-half Grey/Halloween Orange pattern, and The Compound version on grey wax with heavy Black/White/’Orange Crush’ splatter, each in runs of 250 copies.
Preorder the CD and The Compound version of the wax HERE, the CD and Creator-Destructor version of the wax HERE, all merch/physical copies through ENABLER directly HERE, and digital preorders are now at Bandcamp, HERE.
Following recent broadcasts informing the public of ENABLER’s deadly revamped lineup and impending East Coast tour, the Midwest-based trio now expose 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 tracked 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 several close allies to wage this new battle in a collaborative strike. Proudly going to war as part of the La Fin Absolue Du Monde campaign are us here at Creator-Destructor Records, as well as NYC-area-based The Compound. Creator-Destructor released the vinyl version of ENABLER’s 2012 debut LP, All Hail The Void, as well as the band’s ‘Year One’ CD in 2011. The Compound, the label faction of media/PR faction, The Earsplit Compound, unleashed ENABLER’s rabid 2013 Flies EP and is currently unloading physical versions of new releases from Godhunter, Cop Problem, Die Choking and others. La Fin Absolue Du Monde will see killer 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.
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.”
Stand by for more info, tunes and preorders for La Fin Absolue Du Monde to be posted in the coming days. For now, you can order the LP version of All Hail the Void by clicking here.
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. They’ll now take these new hymns of disapproval out on tour straight through the release of La Fin Absolue Du Monde and the rest of the year, beginning with a massive East Coast headlining run beginning April 10th. ENABLER will trek eastward on your, joining with The Compound labelmates, Cop Problem, at the sixteenth New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 17th, followed by four more shows together before ENABLER forges homeward. Other standout spots on the tour include Skeletal Lightning Fest II in Champagne, Illinois, Forward Ohio Fest in Columbus and more.
ENABLER Tour Dates:
4/10/2014 Dragonfly Lounge – Madison, WI
4/11/2014 Error Records – Champagne, IL @ Skeletal Lightning Fest II
4/12/2014 Bier Stube – Moline, IL w/ Northless
4/13/2014 The Demo – St. Louis, MO
4/14/2014 The Donut Shop – Covington, KY
4/16/2014 Badlands – Syracuse, NY
4/17/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest w/ Cop Problem
4/18/2014 The Worthen – Lowell, MA w/ Cop Problem
4/19/2014 Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cop Problem, Go Deep, Agitator
4/20/2014 Backroom Studios – Rockaway, NJ w/ Cop Problem
4/21/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Cop Problem
4/22/2014 Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA
4/23/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
4/24/2014 Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Die Choking, Black Mask, Meth Quarry, Rabid Pigs
4/25/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH @ Forward Ohio Fest
4/26/2014 Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
4/27/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/16/2014 Centre-Ville De – Montreal, QC @ Pouzza Fest
5/25/2014 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
6/14/2014 Sharks Club & Billiards – Appleton, WI @ No Tomorrow Fest
The fine folks over at absolutepunk.net have premiered the brand new video for the track ‘Daphne’, from THE MIGHTY FINE’s upcoming Creator-Destructor debut ‘Brothers and Smugglers’. Check it out here!
We are so excited to announce the addition of San Luis Obispo’s THE MIGHTY FINE to the Creator-Destructor family! Formed in 2008, the California 4-Piece has been making waves on the West Coast with their special brand of mid-tempo melodic punk, sure to please fans of Hot Water Music, Alkaline Trio, and The Lawrence Arms.
The band’s brand new LP, ‘Brothers and Smugglers’ will see a March 4th, 2014 release in Vinyl, CD, and Digital formats. Recorded throughout 2013 in North Hollywood with Producer Kyle Black (Strung Out, Set Your Goals, Comeback Kid), ‘Brothers and Smugglers’ is chock-full of powerful sing-alongs and punk rock anthems that are reminiscent of the No Idea / Epitaph persuasion of the last 20 years, while offering up a memorable and exciting spin on the sound. The 10 tracks that comprise ‘Brothers and Smugglers’ see the band at their very best, only improving on the powerful, catchy songwriting and knack for hooks that have gained the band attention thus far. Our good friends at DyingScene.com have premiered the first single from the album, “Into The Clouds” – Check that out by clicking here!
Preorders for the LP/Digipak CD have been launched in our online store, so definitely grab one of those while you can (the first pressing of the LP is limited to 250pcs!). There are two vinyl configurations available, ‘Yellow’, and ‘Oxblood w/ Yellow Splatter’, both limited to 125pcs. We’ll have plenty more ‘Brothers and Smugglers’ news in the coming weeks!
We are incredibly excited to announce that HEARTSOUNDS will be making their way to Australia in May for the Hits & Pits Festival Tour! Also on the Lineup are Strung Out, Face to Face, The Casualties, Death by Stereo, Ten Foot Pole, Masked Intruder, Big D and The Kids Table + More to be announced! This will mark HEARTSOUNDS’ first ever visit down under, and the band couldn’t be more excited. To get your ‘earlybird’ tickets to any of the shows, just click here!
Official Announcement: “Hits & Pits is back for a third round this May! Following two outrageous instalments the mini-touring festival is back in its original form with punk, ska and acoustic acts that are certain to knock your block off. The first line-up announcement includes Strung Out, Face to Face, The Casualties, Ten Foot Pole, Death by Stereo, Big D & the Kids Table, Masked Intruder and Heartsounds. The festival will take in six dates between the 9th and 18th of May. For the first time the mini-festival will be traveling through Byron Bay on it’s way down the East Coast of Australia.”
Enabler’s 2012 full-length “All Hail The Void” has been out of press for months now, so we decided to do something about it! Check out this gorgeous repress which features a heavy-stock reverse board jacket, printed insert, and Grey Vinyl w/ Splatter, available in our store now for only $12! Get one for yourself by clicking here.
Heartsounds fans looking for new merch- You’re in luck! We just added two rad new designs to the online store, only $12 each! Do it to it.
Because of everyone’s overwhelming response to the full-album stream of HEARTSOUNDS’ new album “Internal Eyes”, we’ve decided to put it up for sale on our Bandcamp a day before the official release! You can now purchase the digital album TODAY for only $7.00! Check it out here, and put that shit on your phones and Ipods!
The almighty MUTE have announced 10 new dates across multiple cities in Canada as part of their ’15th Anniversary Tour’. Check out the dates by clicking here, and make sure to head out to one of these shows if you live in any of these cities!
MUTE continue to support their 2011 full-length album ‘Thunderblast’ which is available in two different colored vinyl configurations in our online store!
We are incredibly excited to announce that HEARTSOUNDS will release their third full-length album, “Internal “Eyes, on October 15th via Creator-Destructor Records in the US, and Flix Records/Cargo Records in Europe. In anticipation of the upcoming release, HEARTSOUNDS has premiered a new song titled “The World Up There” today at AltPress.com. Pre-order the LP and CD now in our Online Store!
Stream “The World Up There” now at AltPress.com by clicking here!
The follow-up to 2011′s “Drifter” (Epitaph Records) sees the band reaching an interesting new level of songwriting and musicianship, focusing heavily on technically driven, heavy metal-influenced guitar work, thundering drums, and harmony laden melodic dual vocal performances between guitarist/vocalists Laura Nichol and Ben Murray. While the band has amplified their love of the riff and faster tempos, the ten tracks that comprise Internal Eyes manage to retain the punk-rock heart and hook-driven structures that many fans of the band’s first two albums have come to appreciate. Internal Eyes manages to delve into exciting new ground for the band both musically and vocally, while retaining the same 90′s Epitaph/Fat-Wreck inspired foundation that has shaped the band’s sound thus far.
Internal Eyes was recorded, mixed, and, mastered at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, CA in June & July of 2013. The band once again called on producer/engineer Zack Ohren for the production of the album, resulting in what can only be considered the most sonically impressive and aesthetically pleasing Heartsounds record to date. While 2009′s Until We Surrender marked the band’s debut effort, tracked solely between Guitarist/Vocalists Ben Murray and Laura Nichol, Internal Eyes is the second full-length album (after last year’s Drifter) to include drummer Trey Derbes as a crucial songwriting partner to the group. Internal Eyes also marks the first album with bassist Bobby Taul, who helps in achieving a more solidified and tighter-knit rhythm section than ever before.
When discussing the writing process of the band’s latest effort, Guitarist/Vocalist Ben Murray explains “This time around, Trey and I met up at our practice space for 8 months straight to make sure these songs were as unique and exciting as we could possibly make them. All we wanted to do was exceed all expectations of our band, and improve upon the qualities of our sound that we felt were our strongest. We’ve never been more proud of an album of ours, and we’re confident that the end-result is something that fans of this niche style of melodic, fast, technical punk rock will truly appreciate.”
“A lot has happened to all four of us in the last two years since the release of Drifter, and we are now in a place as a band that feels more natural and fun than ever, and I feel like this shows through on these 10 new songs” says Murray. “We’re not a band that cares about much besides writing the best possible record we can at any given point in our lives, both personally and musically. I think Internal Eyes is the next logical step in our sound, and we hope that our fans feel the same.”
The Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS have announced a short run of East-Coast tour dates in support of their upcoming third full-length LP, set to be released on October 15th via Creator-Destructor Records. Joining HEARTSOUNDS on the run will be CLEAVE (from Tokyo, Japan) and THE STEREO STATE. The dates will mark CLEAVE’s first visit to the East Coast, as well as the THE STEREO STATE’s final handful of shows. NO TRIGGER has also been set to headline the first two shows. Click the Tour Dates button for dates.
HEARTSOUNDS recently posted two studio vide updates, documenting their time in the studio for their upcoming album. Check those out by clicking here and here! A huge announcement in regards to the new album is set for next Wednesday- Stay tuned!
The Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS have posted another studio video update, leading up to the release of their third full-length LP/CD! The new album is set to be released on CD/LP/Digital in October of 2013, via Creator-Destructor Records. This marks the band’s third full-length album, and the follow-up to 2011′s “Drifter”, which was released via Epitaph Records. Check out the latest studio video update below.