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Enabler frontman accused of physical, sexual abuse

Sunday, July 12, 2015 9:24 AM PT


Amanda Daniels and Jeff Lohrber of Enabler

Amanda Daniels, former bassist for Milwaukee, Wisconsin band Enabler, has now publicly accused her ex-boyfriend and Enabler mastermind Jeff Lohrber of persistent physical, sexual, and emotional abuse throughout their relationship and during her time with the band. Daniels quietly left Enabler in late 2014.

Seemingly in response to interviews Lohrber has recently conducted to promote Enabler's forthcoming release, Fail to Feel Safe, Daniels took to Tumblr yesterday to excoriate him.

"It was a painful writting process."

Why, because you had to remember all those other holes you put your dick into and know it finally closed off the opening to your favorite one? Because you had to remember what it was like to see the person giving you shelter and feeding you laid out from the concussion you just gave them from hitting them over the head with about twenty pounds of vinyl? Because you remember how awkward it was when our drummer started asking questions about where the giant bruises on my thighs came from during the summer time? Are some of those things painful to recall?

"Let me begin by congratulating you on the most aptly named release to date. You should in no way, shape or form feel safe," Daniels proclaims before briefly detailing Lohrber's alleged misdeeds, including breaking her ribs and "continuously sexually objectifying me and forcing yourself upon me whenever an opportunity presented itself."

You can see what she has to say here.

Not long thereafter, fellow musician Dustin Albright (Diskreet, Nervous Wreck) posted his own statement in support of Daniels. Here's an excerpt:

"I implore you all to read her testimony, one of years of physical abuse by Jeff, one that I can tell you for a fact is not hearsay. The first tour I went on with Enabler, I had to drag Jeff out of a club in Brooklyn because he slapped Amanda in the face over an argument they had over an incident they had the night before in Lowell, MA that ended in Jeff throwing a temper tantrum and punching out the windshield, throwing everyone personal bags (including mine) out of the van, kicking the tail light out of the van, and taking a huge shard of it and trying to cut his wrists in the venue parking lot. One of the last moments I had with Enabler, we were on the highway coming back from Winnipeg, and a very heated argument ensued between her and Jeff over an argument that was on going from the night before. Enabler's then drummer, Ryan, was driving, with Jeff in the front, and Amanda and I in the backseat, and at some point, the argument set Jeff off in an explosive way. I had to pull him off of her after he flew into the back and started trying to choke her out, Ryan unable to pull the van over. As soon as I thought he calmed down, I let him go to head to the back seat, but he instead jumped him and started full on wailing her in the face and body, again having to pull him off of her. We were all in a horrible position where we could have died that day. We were all forced to have to act in a way where we made Jeff feel comfortable, because we were scared of ending up dead. Cooler heads hardly prevailed. Everyone quit their jobs in Enabler after that tour."


UPDATE: Lohrber has now issued the following statement:

"Let me start by saying, I do not condone physical violence of any kind to any living thing, period. I do not condone rape whatsoever. Anyone who is aware of anything of that nature going on, I urge you to remove yourself from the situation immediately and contact the authorities if need be.

"Secondly, to anyone who would deal with things by starting a witchhunt online rather than deal with them at the source or take it directly to the authorities - you are absolutely in the wrong. This isn't the first time something like this has happened, and in today's climate it's very easy to believe everything you read on the internet without knowing exactly what happened between two people.

"The last thing I want is to drag anyone's name through the dirt. I've read through Amanda's post many times, and it's pretty contradictory of itself. The thing I want to know is if I was truly abusing her and I truly did rape her in the manner that I'm accused of, why did she beg to stay in the band when she had been asked to leave multiple times? Why weren't the authorities involved? Why come out now when the new album is to be released in less than a month? And why the hell bring up songwriting credits in a post that is accusing someone of rape?

"I thought that both of us had moved on with our lives, me continuing my work with the band, and her starting a new life with someone she met while on the road with the band and moving onto future musical endeavors that are more fitting to her abilities. I guess not. This is a blatant attempt to ruin the band's name, a band that she played in for 3 years and played 200+ shows with. If this was really going on the whole time the way that she portrays it, why would a person put that kind of blood, sweat, and tears into a project with someone that is capable of these things?

"Relationships go bad all of the time. I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I was in the right all of the time. I was wrong in a number of things I did, for which I have owned up and apologized directly to these people, but the things I am accused of here are not accurate.

"As far as Enabler goes, all shows are off as of now and the band is on an indefinite hiatus until this is cleared up. I cannot risk dragging anyone else that I have a close working relationship with into this mess. This is my problem and I am the one who has to deal with it."


UPDATE #2: Daniels has subsequently responded to Lohrber's statement, addressing each of his points in succession. Here you go:

JL: "Let me start by saying, I do not condone physical violence of any kind to any living thing, period. I do not condone rape whatsoever. Anyone who is aware of anything of that nature going on, I urge you to remove yourself from the situation immediately and contact the authorities if need be "

AD: So you agree, I should have quit a long time ago and you should be in a jail cell? No wonder you have such great self loathing or said things about lyric content being inspired about dwelling in your own personal hell - you have committed these acts which you avidly do not condone.

JL: " "Secondly, to anyone who would deal with things by starting a witchhunt online rather than deal with them at the source or take it directly to the authorities - you are absolutely in the wrong. This isn't the first time something like this has happened, and in today's climate it's very easy to believe everything you read on the internet without knowing exactly what happened between two people."

AD: I didn't start a witch hunt, you're no magik maker, and no one's hunting for you. If they were, you're pretty easy to find. And don't worry, the authorities will soon hopefully be involved. I'm very sorry I didn't involve them years ago, once again I'm glad that we're in agreement that they should be included.

Seeing as you and I are the source, perhaps if you would have dealt with as promised (seeking anger management and therapy) this wouldn't be happening. As far as the internet not knowing what happened between to people - perhaps you shouldn't have started speaking in half truths about it or using it to sell records if you didn't want to be corrected.

JL: " "The last thing I want is to drag anyone's name through the dirt. I've read through Amanda's post many times, and it's pretty contradictory of itself. The thing I want to know is if I was truly abusing her and I truly did rape her in the manner that I'm accused of, why did she beg to stay in the band when she had been asked to leave multiple times? Why weren't the authorities involved? Why come out now when the new album is to be released in less than a month? And why the hell bring up songwriting credits in a post that is accusing someone of rape?

AD: The last thing you want is your own name dragged through the dirt. What I have said is only contradictory if you twist it, and you are not allowed to do that to my words anymore. You raped me once. Afterwords you kissed me on the cheek, saying "I'm sorry, this is all I have now" while I just laid there crying. It was after a brutal fight, and I was already just laying there in a ball with my knees pulled to my chest. I was mentally drained and in physical pain due to mother nature visiting, it was my time of the month. It was very easy for you to slide my underwear down (I was wearing a skirt) and easy for you to enter, as I was menstruating. the fight was already taken out of me, all i could do was say no over and over. not interested in make up sex, ever. It happened before I knew what you were doing, and thank god it didn't last long. All the other times I consented to your consistent pressure and begging because it was easier to put out and shut up than to deal with the mental and physical torment I would be put through after saying "no". Though you never seemed to mind, even though I made it perfectly clear that I didn't want you and told you over and over again that you made me feel like a whore.

You also made it almost impossible for me to have any kind of contact or relationship with another person, you were my only option.

I never begged to stay in the band, it was you who begged me, and who continued to offer my spot back to me months after I quit, at the least asking me to do five year" all hail the void" anniversary tours with you.

The authorities weren't involved because you repeatedly engaged in and threatened self harm - and whenever I told you that was my next step you would stop. I gave you way too many chances. I came out now because you were using personal pain and suffering to promote your new album and it made me sick. And as for the writing credits, see above.

Oh, you also owed me $5,000 dollars, and I wanted that back.

JL: " "I thought that both of us had moved on with our lives, me continuing my work with the band, and her starting a new life with someone she met while on the road with the band and moving onto future musical endeavors that are more fitting to her abilities. I guess not. This is a blatant attempt to ruin the band's name, a band that she played in for 3 years and played 200+ shows with. If this was really going on the whole time the way that she portrays it, why would a person put that kind of blood, sweat, and tears into a project with someone that is capable of these things?"

AD: I am moving on, but you are wrong if you think life ever magically starts anew. What you have put me through haunts me every single day, and complicates my new relationship, which was something good to come out of me staying in a horrible situation. I have no current musical endeavors, and what the fuck do you mean by "more fitting to my abilities"?

This is no way in an attempt to "ruin" you, though that may be a side effect. People don't like supporting people who have done what you did.

If you had read my initial post, like you say you did many times, you would recall the two main reasons I stayed. 1, I am a stubborn capricorn who does not give up, and who does not give away that kind of blood, sweat, and tears easily. 2. I always believed that you could better yourself and you could rise out of what you were doing. I went through an absolute personal hell only to be proven a fool.

Maybe I'm slightly masochistic, I care more about playing music and pursuing what I love than my own well being. I didn't think I had anything else.

JL: "Relationships go bad all of the time. I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I was in the right all of the time. I was wrong in a number of things I did, for which I have owned up and apologized directly to these people, but the things I am accused of here are not accurate."

AD: Your past apologies aren't shit if you think they were enough and don't continue to feel remorse. I'm not accusing you of anything, I am telling the truth, and it is what it is.

JL: "As far as Enabler goes, all shows are off as of now and the band is on an indefinite hiatus until this is cleared up. I cannot risk dragging anyone else that I have a close working relationship with into this mess. This is my problem and I am the one who has to deal with it."

AD: There is no one else to drag into a mess, and if you feel that way perhaps you should have been honest with the reasons why you lost your whole band with your new "team" and you wouldn't have to be worrying about any of that. I hope you take the time of your hiatus to seek the help you need, I wish it didn't have to reach such extremes for that to occur.


203 comments


anonymous
7/12/2015 9:37:08 AM
good for these guys, they finally made it.

anonymous
7/12/2015 9:50:29 AM
Best thing in this post is Diskreet getting some publicity. enabler, how fitting.

anonymous
7/12/2015 9:57:21 AM
fck this guy

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:00:40 AM
gonna add a new band to my list now, thanks! gonna check them out now. real rock and roll lives.

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:07:09 AM
Dude is a total piece of shit. Dustin Albright is a highly emotional clown and drama queen. He should quit facebook again

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:11:11 AM
I thought I was your favorite hole. :-(

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:16:34 AM
Andy Hurley is stoked.

7/12/2015 10:19:19 AM
I wish rear c*nt was still together.
Rest In Pipe Seth Putnam

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:31:42 AM
Milwaukee sucks.

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:33:44 AM
Frankly, I don't see what's the big deal.

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:48:48 AM
Yeah totally not a big deal that some dude beatd some chick, broke her ribs, broke her nose and gave her multiple concussions. Some of you people commenting on this like its "no big deal" make me sick. I hope someone inflicts upon you what this young lady had to endure since it's either a joking matter or irrelevant to some of you. To those making these type of comments....go fck yourself. Eat a bullet and save the rest of the world from dealing with your sorry ass.

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:52:16 AM
This really sucks, I booked this band a couple of years ago and both of them seemed like really nice people. I feel horrible for Amanda and wish nothing but the best for her going forward.

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:57:19 AM
Lol at typical feminist response to the troll above. Don't you have some tumblr posts to get back to?

anonymous
7/12/2015 11:18:27 AM
Talking about writing credits in the middle of a really vague sexual abuse allegation ... seems like she is kind of crazy. Not sure how much is true or not. Would be curious to hear his side of the story. They are probably both fcking insane.

anonymous
7/12/2015 11:33:47 AM
I'm responding to an interview with Jeff that has since been removed from the Internet. This is why some things seem vague, that is why I bring up writting credits. I never expected this kind of response, and I assure you I am quite sane.

- amanda

7/12/2015 11:42:39 AM
This fcking sucks, I really really enjoy this band. Shitty to hear.

anonymous
7/12/2015 11:51:23 AM
Have met Amanda many many times from my childhood to mid twenties where I am now. Quite sane. It's unfortunate to hear about a band I love

anonymous
7/12/2015 12:05:07 PM
This guy is a real winner

anonymous
7/12/2015 12:06:13 PM
complaining about not getting "writting" credit......ok.

anonymous
7/12/2015 12:11:49 PM
Amanda is responding directly to an interview that exclaim.ca posted with Jeff. Exclaim.ca removed the post, but the video is still on youtube.

http://youtu.be/rwfvTQNabQ 0

fck Enabler and fck the lambgoat trolls.

7/12/2015 12:39:51 PM
Delete

anonymous
7/12/2015 12:48:19 PM
Waiting for the dude from hotlier to chime in

anonymous
7/12/2015 12:49:37 PM
Never trust someone with a Def Leppard chest piece.

anonymous
7/12/2015 12:59:22 PM
Props to her for coming out and saying something. I've witnessed a few dudes in the scene doing this and their buddies have stood by and blamed the chick. Hope he gets his.

anonymous
7/12/2015 1:02:24 PM
I'm just here for the white-knightery...

anonymous
7/12/2015 1:10:00 PM
disgusting

anonymous
7/12/2015 1:15:22 PM
In for standing by your bros and blaming the chick.

anonymous
7/12/2015 1:19:13 PM
so the band watched while she got slapped and beat .what a bunch of cowards.you just as bad as the guy who did it.what a bunch of douche bags.

anonymous
7/12/2015 1:28:01 PM
I'm gonna go lift weights.

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:03:18 PM
I just read a long article aboutJackie Fuchs and all the insane shit she had to put up with. She was beatd by her producer in front of the rest of her band, and they just stood there and watched, even taunted her about it. It takes a lot of courage to speak up, and defend yourself. And to all you dudes commenting abput how you don't care, or don't believe it: I don't believe you. And quit saying stupid shit. Nobody thinks you are cool.

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:26:02 PM
Man, that guys statement just confirmed any doubt people may have had that he was abusive. Heard this pssy let his mother write his lyrics.

7/12/2015 2:32:02 PM
Who?

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:36:32 PM
man, what a narcissistic bitch

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:39:57 PM
If he had any honor he would drive his piece of shit van into a nice big tree. Would feel sorry for the van though.
Alcoholic, can't keep a job, will never make it in music piece of shit.

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:42:50 PM
I know them both. Shea young and still pissed she got kicked out. If i got punched in the face 6 times repeatedly id prob hit a bitch too. fck her and her publicity stunt.

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:43:25 PM
Played drums for enabler on a tour. Never heard or saw anything abusive the whole time. Jeff was tour manager, treated me well and Amanda and I got along great. This situation is very disappointing.

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:46:06 PM
She quit you stupid fcking jerk.

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:52:30 PM
I have NO sympathy for these chicks ...why did you not leave the first time the dude laid a hand on you? No mention of calling the police or leaving the band?you stood around being someone's punching bag now want band drama on the internet...?? fck off

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:52:43 PM
John Gaza is stoked.

anonymous
7/12/2015 2:54:24 PM
I gotta go....

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:00:10 PM
don't judge unless you've personally been a victim of something to this nature. It's a lot easier for someone behind a computer to sit there and say how easy it is to leave. You have no idea how hard it can be, it's an emotional roller coaster and finding the right time, not to mention, strength to leave is hard to come by. So shut up and leave you ignorance to yourself

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:01:03 PM
disable these comments for the families

- Blood for Blood

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:06:36 PM
She seems like a psycho. He seems kind of like a psycho too. I'd say it's a draw. Cool band but sucks to hear this. Not really sure what side to take, if any.

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:07:02 PM
hur hur hur hur I'm 14 and have never talked to a girl and have no idea what abuse does to the psyche, why doesn't she just go to the cops, clearly making it up

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:19:45 PM
They also blatantly stole the name "Enabler" from a band in Madison and when confronted totally denied it.
DEATH TO FALSE ENABLER

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:24:34 PM
hur hur hur hur I'm 15 and don't know that men can be abused too...

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:25:44 PM
pop that Cris, pop that Mo / slap that bitch, punch that hoe / what the fck, hold on / everybody get yo muthafckin roll on

7/12/2015 3:37:36 PM
Stupid bitch should have left the first time anything like that happened. Anything past that is her fault.

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:42:21 PM
I TAKE MY STAYSICK SNAPBACK OFF AND BOW TO THIS GENTLEMAN. SUP MY SICKEEEZ ITZ FRONZY. ITS A PUB STUNT. SHES NOT RAPABLE THATS BSIDES THA POINT. THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM WAS DESTINED TO LAND W A THUD--MOVING 500-750 UNITS IN THE FIRST WEEK!!!!! NOW WITH THEIR NAME IN THE NEWS THEY CAN DO SLIGHTLY BETTER--MAYBE 2000 UNITS. DON'T SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT THESE NO NAME BANDS-EVERY UNIT COUNTS!! THA WHIPS EVERY1 ON STAY SICK HAS R SICK!!! PROVOSTS W AN i8 IN TOW!! WHY??!! CUZ THEY MOVE UNITS!

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:45:23 PM
girl comes forward about being beaten up multiple times by band boyfriend

other band member comes forward about how he had to pull him off of her while he was beating on her multiple times

lambgoat: she sounds like a psychotic bitch

good job, you actual retards

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:47:20 PM
^ shut up, you hipster doofus

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:48:26 PM
The fact that she mentions the new album and writing credits, which doesn't tie into the vague "abuse" claim at all, seems like she is a bit butt hurt for not being in the band anymore... to a psychotic degree. At the same time, if any of it's true then fck him.

anonymous
7/12/2015 3:59:55 PM
Dustin told me the same story and I know several people who also witnessed Jeff having his meltdown in Lowell. Jeff is, at best, a fcking lunatic who belongs in a psych ward, not a touring band.

anonymous
7/12/2015 4:05:28 PM
so...amanda is really the enabler, huh?

anonymous
7/12/2015 4:10:26 PM
Abuse makes people do things that people not in an abusive situation would see as contrary and illogical. The human brain is fcked like that.

7/12/2015 4:28:50 PM
This is the worst publicity stunt ever.

7/12/2015 4:32:27 PM
Amanda is one of my very best friends. I can personally attest to her honesty and sound mind. Maybe the reason she had a difficult time coming out with this story is partially due the persecution she would be subjected to by a bunch of losers who live in their mothers basements with nothing better to do than surf the web and stroke their limp dicks. She is a real person. A strong and beautiful woman. Get an education, a job, a prescription to viagra and fck off.

anonymous
7/12/2015 4:36:20 PM
So, if I understand correctly, he broke her ribs but she never seemed medical attention? Right... because that can just fix itself.

7/12/2015 4:38:53 PM
^ quit whining and go do some dishes, you fat c*nt

anonymous
7/12/2015 4:41:47 PM
Would love a go with this one she's gourgess!

anonymous
7/12/2015 4:44:54 PM
gretchen making me hott.

anonymous
7/12/2015 4:50:37 PM
I would like to see the facts, or evidence, of this prior to just moving on this dude. If I were him, I would lawyer up and sue for defamation. This is one hell of a statement with no evidence or proof.

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:09:01 PM
There are multiple people who can back this up who have no reason to make shit up. It's no accident that everyone in the band quit other than the mainman at the end of the same tour. That shit doesn't happen without a good reason.

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:23:42 PM
he broke her ribs but she never seemed medical attention? Right... because that can just fix itself."

That is EXACTLY what happens with broken ribs

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:23:51 PM
Seriously. This site is for trolls. All you tumblr nerds with multiple self diagnosed disorders and gender confusion, just go back. You're only making yourselves look retarded and are providing more fuel. Wah wah.

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:29:24 PM
I don't know what's worse, the fact that this happened to Amanda or the fact that so many of you shitheads are accusing her of lying. And people wonder why women don't report abuse? You're all part of the cycle.

Amanda, so many people have your back! Don't listen to these ignorant pieces of shit.

- Ellie

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:35:03 PM
now that this site is being infiltrated by whiny morons who have never been here before, I'm predicting LambgoatGate right around the corner

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:41:34 PM
LG is so stoked on all this traffic that there will probably be a weekly sexual abuse scandal from now on.

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:51:30 PM
hey ellie, i heard your ass was pretty smelly

anonymous
7/12/2015 5:53:42 PM
ellie, you really don't know if people randomly talking shit is worse than alleged abuse? go back to womens studies 101 at community college, you dizzy broad

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:00:20 PM
90% of Lambgoat posters need to be hugged....by a trash compactor. fck each and every one of you worthless pricks making beat jokes and calling her a liar. Please mosh off a cliff.

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:05:40 PM
^ another fat bulldyke

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:10:41 PM
Lovely to talk about your mother that way, how is the old hag doing?

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:11:06 PM
I would just like to say that the fedora levels are off the charts here with all the people saying that she's full of shit. Also, just for the record, I'm a 6'0" male who lifts eighty-pound boxes all night for a living. A bunch of scrawny IMNs are of no concern to me.

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:15:12 PM
That whole year he added to their relationship. Toured with them during that time and he still treated her like his gf... she just went with it.. didn't even realize they weren't together until he got drunk and sooked about it on Valentines day a year later. Very strange/shit situation

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:29:33 PM
what a bunch of whiny self absorbed bitches, male and female. all of you deserve to be beat, too bad you are all losers who could never have a functional relationship

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:35:45 PM
Funny.... I didn't hear the sentiment "I didn't do it" anywhere in there. But I *did* see a lot of blame-the-victim questions that are pretty standard fare for rapist shitbags.

Just saying.

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:38:28 PM
Defonce is impressed.

anonymous
7/12/2015 6:59:04 PM
So basically, a woman can make any wild claim of abuse or beat and because she is the victim, we are supposed to believe it 100% at face value? fck abuse and beat, but... this rant seems pretty all over the place and incomprehensible. I'm not sure if I believe the level of her accusations. Sorry if people are still innocent until proven guilty in my mind.

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:09:43 PM
Am I too late for the free 5 o'clock Viagra giveaway?

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:15:26 PM
yes

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:17:53 PM
I personally don't buy it. Seems strange to me that a person would make these claims yet never do anything about them such as go to the hospital... Or to the authorities. Maybe stuff happened between the two but to what extent? Did she also abuse him?

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:20:05 PM
Yet another dingus who knows nothing about the mechanics of abuse.

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:42:24 PM
^ you've spent so much time commenting here, your poor tumblr blog must be starved for attention.

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:52:10 PM
Ike Turner is stoked.

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:52:44 PM
Wanna fight about it, fedora boy?

anonymous
7/12/2015 7:54:11 PM
I'm gay and also bi in addition to being gay

anonymous
7/12/2015 8:25:50 PM
Rape me
Rape me my friend
Rape me
Rape me again
I'm not the only one [x4]
Hate me
Do it and do it again
Waste me
Rape me my friend
I'm not the only one [x4]
My favorite inside source
I'll kiss your open sores
Appreciate your concern
You'll always stink and burn
Rape me
Rape me my friend
Rape me
Rape me again
I'm not the only one [x4]
Rape me! [x9]

anonymous
7/12/2015 8:28:26 PM
Is Amanda a UVA student?

anonymous
7/12/2015 9:20:50 PM
I too, am gay and also bi. I beat her out of frustration with myself.

- Jeff Lohrber

anonymous
7/12/2015 9:22:06 PM
report abuse

7/12/2015 9:27:13 PM
I would beat Andy Hurley wayyyy before I would beat her.
That sagea is pretty cute

anonymous
7/12/2015 9:37:32 PM
The false enabler...
All hail Disabler, the true Enabler!

anonymous
7/12/2015 9:40:19 PM
Hey thanks, I really like this band and I really like Jeff and im really impressed that he kept it going without a girlfriend. I'm very impressed with his work. It comes from a very good mind. There's no reason to be jealous. Jesus.

anonymous
7/12/2015 9:55:33 PM
"i'm good friends with her, let me tell you about how she wrote this sputtering, unhinged stream-of-consciousness character assassination while of sound mind"

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:05:41 PM
also her dad is now posting tough guy stuff on the enabler facebook which means he definitely read the part about his daughter being some guy's "favorite hole"

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:09:55 PM
haven't read all of the comments, so I'm probably not the 1st to say the name of the band is ironic

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:11:48 PM
Soooo, I'm lost here. Who exactly is enabling?

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:16:17 PM
Whatever happened with the defonce situation?

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:22:42 PM
HHIG coming out with an interview also asking for credit

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:31:02 PM
anonymous6 minutes ago
Whatever happened with the defonce situation?

Ziemer "cut" ties with him in a publicity stunt to save face and save some tour packages that were going to cancel. He still payed him in secret, and all his dude bros bullied the girl into deleting all her statements.

anonymous
7/12/2015 10:37:49 PM
So many ignorant pieces of shit in this post just being hateful for the sake of shock factor. You're not cool. Go suck your Mountain Dew and listen to your shitty metal while tipping your fedoras.

anonymous
7/12/2015 11:45:23 PM
^ real original. I'm glad you took the time to type that out

anonymous
7/12/2015 11:47:26 PM
Hey everyone, I'm a 6'0" male who lifts 80 lb boxes for a living. LOL. Working the graveyard shift at Walmart is hard.

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:05:59 AM
No one in this comment thread graduated from high school.

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:21:12 AM
War Machine is stoked

anonymous
7/13/2015 1:23:07 AM
does anyone have the full story on the "20 pounds of vinyl" comment? it honestly sounds funny as fck. and if anyone has footy of the parking lot wrist slitting incident, that sounds like the funniest thing EVER

anonymous
7/13/2015 1:33:51 AM
Miss Fortune condones domestic abuse.

anonymous
7/13/2015 1:37:55 AM
This is all self-created drama by a bunch of dropouts with too many tattoos.

anonymous
7/13/2015 2:17:51 AM
Because of course when you get beaten up and beatd the natural thing to do is to take to Tumblr a whole year later... makes perfect sense

anonymous
7/13/2015 3:41:24 AM
Look at all the tumblrinas that showed up. You would've thought they all would've triggered by now.

7/13/2015 3:57:18 AM
"I dunno man. I just get that feeling looking at her,

Like she's the type of chick that would just....

Ugh..."

anonymous
7/13/2015 4:48:31 AM
Pics or it didn't happen. You guys wanna see the new fedora I got yesterday?

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:09:29 AM
To the troll Canadians posting: Your country is burning to the ground. You fcking posers.

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:20:59 AM
the fact she had to get online to shame him is proof positive she's a psycho.

when shit like this happens to you, you FILE A FVCKING POLICE REPORT, idiots. You don't go online to whine unless you just want attention.

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:32:01 AM
What a joke! What a useless group of individuals it's sad too know whether this is true or not that most of you are total fcking morons, I hope to never stand too close to you in hopes to never catch your ignorance. Turds

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:54:26 AM
War on Women is stoked

anonymous
7/13/2015 6:26:59 AM
unsettled songwriting disputes... album about to come out... band doing well and getting press... NOPE NO POSSIBLE ULTERIOR MOTIVE HERE

anonymous
7/13/2015 6:49:51 AM
So what's the big deal? He slapped her around a little bit. She probably liked it. My girl does.

anonymous
7/13/2015 7:07:16 AM
Uh.. I spent a lot of time with the former band Harlots. Jeff was a good friend of mine whom I've met his family, been in close quarters with for lengthy periods of time, and what could be considered compromising situations alone and he NEVER one time pursued or initiated anything what so ever. Strictly treated me respectfully and kindly when other men in their 20's absolutely would not have. (Sarah Heddleston Ward)

anonymous
7/13/2015 7:07:43 AM
Oh sure, let's pull another one out of the hole, shall we? (pun intended) As an outsider to this here dramatization of an outdated situation, I can speak only from personal experience. I have never spoken to Amanda - is she a real person? I don't know. I do know that it's the worst idea to try to frame a fight. I believe it would be in Amanda's best interest to politely excuse herself for attempting to convey her perspective and feelings in this manner of writing.

anonymous
7/13/2015 7:09:05 AM
It sounds like she DOES NOT want to destroy something that she contributed her energies towards. It sounds like there's an unresolved problem, even if only for her, with negative connotations still lingering.

Perhaps there's a gap in communication between herself and the person she's directed her passion towards.

Perhaps, the community that she's calling upon can find focus not on the personal

anonymous
7/13/2015 7:09:36 AM
Unless in the last 5 years his personality completely morphed and spiraled out of control (I am a neuroanatomy major and study the human brain and it's behaviors for fun, these personality traits don't just appear out of nowhere but pathological lying IS very rampant and twisted) this seems extreme, dramatic, and entirely unlikely. I don't feel inspired to put my two cents in where it doesn't belong but this seems completely bogus and unjust in my eyes. (Sarah Heddleston Ward)

anonymous
7/13/2015 7:09:59 AM
discrepancies but on the alleged tactics of the male dominated role, in music.

Obviously the girl, has enough emotion stored up to try to make a point. Is there a pattern anywhere, where men control the direction of woman via ... sex and/or violence, to say the least. Does the same forcing of the hand happen on the other end of the spectrum?

What are we, online anon, supposed to do? Identify what? Get an apology out of whom? Apologies all around OK

anonymous
7/13/2015 7:33:53 AM
I dont get it. Is he accused of beat? It doesnt say really.

anonymous
7/13/2015 8:53:56 AM
By no means, should a person's voice be silenced, or disregarded. It's a very brave thing Amanda has done. It's a very difficult thing. She has done nothing to embarrass herself, or her ex. Nothing.

What she has done it is raised a subject that has affected her disposition, and a subject that is currently living in the relationships of others around the globe.

anonymous
7/13/2015 8:54:59 AM
There's an unforeseeable, undeniable, and at times unbearable, amount of bonds that hold woman back. Amanda, being of strong character, has broken through enough of these to SAY SOMETHING.

Perhaps, after this initial emotional enraged introduction (who wouldn't be enraged if faced with an idea like this as an opponent?) ... We/She/They/He can think on it.

anonymous
7/13/2015 8:56:04 AM
It may be important for her to consider composing another piece of writing that takes into consideration other woman, and the future success of her previous band, Enabler.

anonymous
7/13/2015 9:14:00 AM
It's a very brave thing Amanda did... lying and exaggerating an incoherent attempt at character assassination right on the eve of her ex's band releasing an album. She is a true hero. Vengeful and bitter ex girlfriends everywhere are stoked. True courage.

anonymous
7/13/2015 9:19:27 AM
You idiots know this band is not popular, nor successful, nor getting bigger, at all, whatsoever, right? When they headline they bring in low double digits. I can't imagine they've sold any records. There's like 2 blogs who like to say how great they are everything time they release something and that's it.

anonymous
7/13/2015 9:26:31 AM
There's a reason why most of the hate is spewed on LG. You guys are busy watching porn in your mother's basement, alá Revenge of the Nerds, instead of living in reality. beat isn't funny and neither are you.
Never trust a longhair!!

BTW, Dustin is a good dude.

anonymous
7/13/2015 9:35:30 AM
unlike most of you virgins i've actually dealt with women before and know how psychotic they can be. it pisses liberals off to know but most women do deserve to be beaten at some point in their lives.

anonymous
7/13/2015 9:57:15 AM
^if dustin's story is true he was totally complicit in abuse for no apparent reason except not wanting tour fun time to end. if it's not, then he's lying. either way, "good dude" indeed.

anonymous
7/13/2015 10:04:24 AM
ahahaha sounds like jeff leppard earned his red wings. yay jeff!!!

anonymous
7/13/2015 10:22:57 AM
In related news, I noticed that Steve Austin coincidentally took the time to pose with the newest Today Is The Day touring rhythm crew for a Facebook photo, possibly to highlight that Jeff Lohrber isn't their live drummer at the moment.

anonymous
7/13/2015 10:23:07 AM
With the red river flowing- he should have taken thee ole brown dirt road. Just sayin'.

anonymous
7/13/2015 10:53:51 AM
Enabler from Madison sucks. The one from Milwaukee was atleast good. Quit bitching about a topic that was big back in 2007. No one heard that shit band in Madison then thought "oh we need these guys name"

anonymous
7/13/2015 10:57:07 AM
Century Media is stoked.

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:05:48 AM
Cowgirls From Hell are stoked !!!

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:07:59 AM
LOL!
CGFH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdHi05CaC1o

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:26:25 AM
She probably deserved it

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:35:45 AM
the funny thing is, I know most of your I.P.'s and will methodically be wiping your hard drives over the course of the next month. Expect to see a lot of your private chat transcripts go live.
Clean your closets, fools.

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:37:09 AM
Amanda - I don't know you but I wanted to tell you that what you did takes an incredible amount of courage. No one in this world will ever understand how you felt and what you had to experience. Most women in horrible situations like this can't find the strength to leave their abusive partners, yet alone share their story publicly. You've made changes that may have saved your life. Hold your head up high!

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:39:57 AM
To the guy threatening people's IP addresses. Get a life

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:40:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELQoQ7NZJY

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:43:28 AM
Amanda - I don't know you but I wanted to tell you that what you did takes an incredible amount of courage. No one in this world will ever understand how you felt and what you had to experience. Most women in horrible situations like this can't find the strength to leave their abusive partners, yet alone share their story publicly. You've made changes that may have saved your life. Hold your head up high!

anonymous
7/13/2015 11:57:49 AM
eewww no one wants to hear about how you were on the rag, you nasty c*nt

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:01:50 PM
prediction: in a few months, jeff and amanda will reconcile and start dating again once they realize how awful each of them are and how unlikely it will be to find anyone else to date

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:15:38 PM
it was very easy for you to slide my underwear down (I was wearing a skirt) and easy for you to enter, as I was menstruatin

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:19:33 PM
typical metalhead couple relationship problems. Thats why you date chicks who arent into metal as much. They dont try to join your "screamo" band.

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:20:21 PM
It is only fair that she has the time to come up with something better than what's written hear. Stop your nitwit douchery you. She might have something real to say, that'd get rid of some of the confusion between the sexes. You want that, right?

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:23:03 PM
Funniest things since the last time I checked this (yesterday):
Someone got serious in the comments and typed out "alá" with the special character

the quotation marks around "Team" in the article

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:36:40 PM
"Favorite hole"? Courtney Love is not stoked.

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:40:28 PM
Oops! I just noticed her response. Amanda has done nothing for team crease... just underscored what it is to be an annoyance. Jeff is innocent. All charges dropped. Enabler forever.

Thanks Amanduh. Really got
your voice heard there. fck off and leave Jeff alone.

anonymous
7/13/2015 12:59:51 PM
Anyone that doesn't see that this is a big deal, is dealing with sociopath tendencies and should seek some help. I personally don't feel the situation was handled responsibly but when is anything handled the way it was supposed to be. considering that we have an eyewitness account of this man attacking his young girl friend in a van on tour i can only imagine the horrors that awaited her at home. this guy needs his ass beat by a big dude

anonymous
7/13/2015 1:03:07 PM
If what she says is true then the guys a piece of shit,but do people really care about enabler?they sound like a third rate rip off of trap them.

anonymous
7/13/2015 1:53:28 PM
For this to be true we'd have to believe a van full of dudes watched a woman get beat and beatd night after night for years and did nothing... I smell either bullshit or something blown out of proportion.

anonymous
7/13/2015 2:18:07 PM
SARAH HEDDLESTON WARD HERE. ID TELL ALL U HATERZ TO SUCK A FUQ BUT THAT HOLE IS NO LONGER OPEN. STAY SICKIEZ.

anonymous
7/13/2015 2:32:27 PM
Dude was in trap them....so kinda hard to rip off your band

anonymous
7/13/2015 2:44:53 PM
Jeez, is everyone alright?

anonymous
7/13/2015 2:47:19 PM
Who is the biggest Enabler? The girl or the other guys in the band who watched this go on for years, but are only now coming forth?

This fart smells rotten.

anonymous
7/13/2015 2:53:04 PM
GUYS ONE OTHER PERSON STEPPED FORWARD WITH A DICEY EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF A SINGLE INCIDENT OBVIOUSLY IT HAPPENED

anonymous
7/13/2015 3:06:04 PM
What was the "nasty incident" that led to this douchebag getting kicked out of Trap Them? Enabler is a total penis-envy job of Trap Them's riffs.

anonymous
7/13/2015 4:14:01 PM
What would seth putnam say?

anonymous
7/13/2015 4:23:27 PM
ronnie radke is stoked

7/13/2015 4:31:02 PM
Thanks to the existence of women in metal and hardcore, this whole fcking culture has become a shannanigan and joke. Thank God I read none of this and completely denounce it as the girl who cries beat. fck off you stupid bitch.

anonymous
7/13/2015 4:31:56 PM
He'll probably just appeal and his suspension will be cut in half. Happens every time.

anonymous
7/13/2015 4:33:28 PM
amanda edwards, along with the countless women who lie about beat, have unwittingly set women's domestic violence issues back. if anyone deserves to be charged, its amanda for libel and slander. beat is not a joking matter, and these ignorant women should be ashamed of themselves

anonymous
7/13/2015 4:39:26 PM
i smoked cat litter out of a vaporizer homie

anonymous
7/13/2015 4:40:40 PM
^^ that should be amanda daniels (obviously), dont know where i got edwards from

7/13/2015 5:19:14 PM
Also I love how Amanda has nothing to do than to regulate this news post all day and reply to others in defense of herself under anonymous. WE all know it's you and only you, you dumb pathologically lying worthless feminine twat. Life must suck when you're not in a band that all your free time is on Tumblr and the worst news site on the world wide web

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:42:31 PM
snoopy dude i smoke my cat's feces out of one of my glass pieces.

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:46:46 PM
all i have been doing since this happened is playing cave story on wii and i've been depressed about this. welp, my new gf is making me take our dog to an indoor pet center so that sucks... I got food from Piada today and it wasn't even good. amanda remember how we used to go to hardee's every time we drove through washington.. this thread has been my daily reminder. i hope you guys are happy with this thread here. thanks.
-jeff

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:49:52 PM
oh and one more thing. i forgot to tell ellie that I listen to boom bap now and my new shit is dropping after the new album comes out and it's probably not gonna be metal shit. so be on the lookout for that and my new tags and shit. fck the scene. thanks and ima go smoke a l now
-jeff

anonymous
7/13/2015 5:55:23 PM
i farted while having my hands cupped over my b hole. I then smelled it and thought, "damn...this stinks". About the same reaction when I read this.

anonymous
7/13/2015 8:00:08 PM
Also odd coincidence that the new bass player who toured with them last time has knowingly let a sexual predator into his venue and record store repeatively even after other local venues banned them and after he was informed of their actions. Is everyone in this band a piece of shit?

anonymous
7/13/2015 8:45:10 PM
Idk what to think of all of this. I dig the band but hate this beat stuff. All hail the void ruled, next one blew. Coincidence? We'll see...

7/13/2015 11:41:01 PM
Hit every single woman at the next show you are going to

anonymous
7/14/2015 12:48:11 AM
#fckrapeapologists

anonymous
7/14/2015 1:46:26 AM
Guys, the only thing i would ever punch is my prostate à la my jerk. But my penis sank to grief. - jeff

anonymous
7/14/2015 10:02:31 AM
there has been a similar thing about tragedy remember?
please everybody, before destroying lives lets face facts and see whats true and what isn't. I don't like the bourgeois jurisdiction but there is a step foreword between self justice aka barbary and judgement, even if there is heeeps to criticize about law system...

anonymous
7/14/2015 11:30:59 AM
"I am a stubborn capricorn..."

Hard to believe someone when this is what they use as proof.

Dude sounds like an emotional pssy & chick sounds like a psycho liar (who believes in astrology, no less).

Also "Thankfully it didn't last long" not generally something you hear from victims of sexual assault, just sayin.

Hope this helps their record sales.

They are still banging.

7/14/2015 3:21:43 PM
Guy seems like a beatist. Obviously she didn't give consent to funual intercourse. You're gayshit filter is working overtime Alex

anonymous
7/14/2015 3:44:20 PM
Remember kids, real sailors sail in the Red Sea as well. Just sayin'

anonymous
7/15/2015 12:13:37 PM
Admit it, everyone, if he really did this....then he's a cool bro.

anonymous
7/17/2015 9:49:59 PM
my daughter is about to graduate and i want to hook up with some of her friends. what kind of music are the kids listening to these days? i want to make a mixtape

anonymous
7/20/2015 11:24:20 AM
"it's all about the he said she said bullshit" - Fred Durst

anonymous
7/20/2015 8:55:10 PM
just sounds like a relationship gone bad. seems like the guy moved on but the woman refuses to, typical. she wants to drag him down to her level...

anonymous
7/21/2015 12:12:45 AM
the concentration of male virgins here is higher than snoop dogg in '94

anonymous
7/21/2015 10:54:31 PM
Amanda: You rule for coming out about this, you're a fcking warrior. I'm sorry that this piece of shit ruined such a large portion of your life. You will get through this! Xo

anonymous
7/22/2015 8:55:46 AM
Good for you Amanda, it takes guts to speak up especially against someone who has a lot of "scene cred". As an abuse survivor I understand how hard it is to leave. A part of you loves that person, invested your time in that person and wants to help them get better. I kept shit secret too, you end up in places you never thought you'd be. Mad respect lady

anonymous
7/22/2015 7:27:13 PM
Funny that she continued to willingly fck the dude after she was "raped". This article also didn't mention the fact that she was switch hitting two dudes at once. Right, Mark Witherspoon? Let's get the facts out there and stop acting like she is an angel. Did she deserve to be physically assaulted if, in fact, she really was? Of course not. But let's not throw beat out there when she willingly continued to get busy with the dude after the time frame being posed in this biased article.

anonymous
7/22/2015 7:35:13 PM
Why in the corn bread hell is this female sitting here reading how much people hate her, and don't give a shit about her getting fcked by that Tiny Tim looking motherfcker? Further more, the "thankfully it didn't last long" part? The "maybe I'm a masochist" part? You mean to tell me you kind of liked the shit you say was happening to you? .....Wow. Slut.

anonymous
7/22/2015 7:39:01 PM
But hey, I'm guessing you need whatever money you're trying to get from this since you're y'know...sitting here, responding to jerks making fun of your situation. If it happened to you, that's fcked up! I didn't take Fake Tim Lambesis for a scum bag beatr. But if you fckin' lying? You need to go to jail. That beat shit ain't no game.

anonymous
7/22/2015 7:43:44 PM
Girls who just eat this story up have got to be some kind of stupid. Only thing you see is that she says he beatd her, and not the facts. Fact of the matter is she says she "kept getting beatd because she's a stubborn Capricorn?" Not even because she loved him and thought he could change? Get the fck out of here. Stop lying. Some girls really have been beatd, while you're just a whore.

anonymous
7/22/2015 7:49:06 PM
That other anon is hilarious, lol. Reading the previous posts, she did say "maybe I'm a masochist." I mean, what in the actual fck would you even say that for? Shit like that makes your claim look real salty in a court of law...you do know that, right? Not to mention you keep on talking to this dude too. Seems like you still ah, love this guy to me. You even got mad when he commented on your "skills."

anonymous
8/3/2015 4:05:20 PM
His excuses sound awfully familiar... pudding pop anyone?

anonymous
8/4/2015 12:25:33 AM
I'm his new favorite hole.

anonymous
8/27/2015 3:54:09 PM
Interesting that this Jeff guy was interviewed THE DAY AFTER the Huff Post/Jackie Fuchs story broke and he seems to be preparing the world for some bad news while trying to downplay it's severity. And that was enough to piss off Amanda to the point she could tell her story. Like someone else mentioned "the flood gates appear to be opening". Social media is the court of public opinion, and it's real !

8/27/2015 6:40:20 PM
fcking woman abusing gay got accused by his ex on July on some serious shenanigans and declared that Enabler is over. Now idiot not only released a new album this August but has the audacity to ask $11 for it

anonymous
10/6/2015 10:55:46 PM
Maybe this guy can fulfill my beat fantasy

anonymous
12/31/2015 11:40:04 AM
sup guys

anonymous
166 days ago
Enabler frontman used to be a drummer, because the guy "ALWAYS" stayed "ON BEAT."