I have the following line in my ~/.abcde.conf file:
Yet when running abcde with no parameters, it only tries a CDDB lookup, then creates an empty template. If I run it with the -Q option (e.g. -Q musicbrainz,cddb,cdtext) it works as expected, retrieving CD-TEXT from the disc in this case.
I'm a little at a loss as to how this might happen. Could you share a log showing this heppening, please, and the contents of your /etc/abcde.conf and ~/.abcde.conf files?