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The Acacia Strain

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Formed: 2002
From: Springfield, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Acacia Strain News

Below is our complete The Acacia Strain news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Acacia Strain Announces Vinyl Release

In celebration of this year’s Black Friday, Prosthetic Records will release an exclusive LP pressing of The Acacia Strain's 2006 release "The Dead Walk," which has never before been available on vinyl.

Limited to 1,000 copies on “piggy pink” wax, the album will include a color lyric insert and original cover art by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Red Chord). “The Dead Walk” LP will be available on November 28th at select independent record stores throughout North America, a list of which can be found at this location.

“The Dead Walk” marked the band’s first appearance on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (All That Remains, August Burns Red) while being mastered by Alan Douches (The Black Dahlia Murder, Hatebreed).

The band's first album to feature drummer Kevin Boutot includes the song “Predator; Never Prey” which also features guest vocals from Phil Labonte (All That Remains) and Mitch Lucker (Suicide Silence). The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Sarin: The End
2. Burnface
3. 4X4
4. As If Set Afire
5. Angry Mob Justice
6. Whoa! Shut It Down!
7. See You Next Tuesday
8. Demolishor
9. Pity
10. Predator; Never Prey (feat. Mitch Lucker and Phil Labonte)
11. The Dead Walk More...

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The Acacia Strain Posts New Video

The Acacia Strain has released a new music video for the track "Cauterizer," which can be seen in the player below.

The band's new album "Coma Witch" is due to land in stores on October 14th, 2014. Pre-orders are available here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Human Disaster
2. Cauterizer
3. Send Help
4. Holy Walls of the Vatican
5. VVorld Demise
6. Nailgun
7. Graveyard Shift
8. Bridgepainter
9. Whale Shark
10. Delusionalisphere
11. The Observer

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NEM&HF Finalizes 2014 Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.

Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.

This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Darkest Hour
Death Rattle
Emmure
Enabler
Fallujah
Gideon
InDirections
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Oceano
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Wilson
Years Since The Storm More...

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Unearth And Kadavar Added To NEM&HF 2014

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!

Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Aborted Reveals Guest Vocalists For New Album

Aborted is currently working on upcoming album "The Necrotic Manifesto," which will be produced once again by Danish producer Jacob Hansen. Now the band has checked in with the following update about guest appearances on the album:

"As we are mixing and finally received all of the guest vocals here's a little announcement for you all. We had the pleasure to have our friends Vince from The Acacia Strain and Phlegethon from Wormed lay down some guest vocals on the album and it turned out way sick! Get ready for the most brutal and shredtastic Aborted album to date!" More...

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More Bands Added To NEM&F Lineup

The latest round of additions to the continually-expanding lineup for 2014's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been disclosed, including Massachusetts' own '90s hardcore punk act, Sam Black Church.

Confirmed as one of the main headliners of the event's third night, Saturday, April 19th, Sam Black Church's set at NEMHF 2014 will mark only the third performance since the group initially disbanded at the turn of the century, and first in Central Massachusetts since the late '90s.

Stated the band upon being asked to take part in the massive event this Spring: "It is amazing what the man we used to know as Ogre has done with the New England Metalfest! We are fucking excited to be a part of it once again!"

The organizers of the fest comment: "Formed in Boston, in June of 1988 by Jesse "Jet" Crandall (vocals), Ben Crandall (guitar), Richard G. Lewis (bass), and J.R. Roach (drums), Sam Black Church was known for their energetic live performances, playing a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash. Over the years sharing bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Helmet, they were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States during the 1990s. After releasing three full-lengths on Taang! Records, they left to join Wonderdrug where they remained until they retired in 2000 after releasing a total of seven albums. Since disbanding, Sam Black Church reunited for a sold-out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston, and played a another sold-out performance at Hometown Throwdown #16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston on December 29th, 2013. A documentary of their career by Duncan Wilder Johnson entitled Leave Behind a Groove in the Earth is scheduled for release in 2014."

Also now confirmed to invade this year's festival are Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, InDirections, and Julius Seizure on Thursday, April 17th, and Reflections on Friday, April 18th. The setup for Saturday, April 19th has also been lengthened with Texas In July, Obey The Brave and the aforementioned Sam Black Church performance. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Metal Alliance Tour Invading NEM&H Festival

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is pleased to officially welcome The Metal Alliance Tour to its already punishing three-day assault.

The illustrious tour package will make a stop in Worcester on Saturday April 18th and features headliners Behemoth, alongside Metal Blade labelmates Goatwhore, with additional support from 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, this year's edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 17th, 18th, and 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows (not the final running order): More...

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1349 And More Added To NEM&HF 2014 Lineup

The lineup of this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349, Battlecross, Black Crown Initiate, Carnifex, Erra, Fallujah, Goatwhore, I Declare War, Inquisition, Rivers of Nihil, Sworn In, Broken Hope and The Acacia Strain.

Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event takes place at the Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at this location. The currently confirmed lineup is as follows:

1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through "Final East Coast Appearance," Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm's Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.

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The Acacia Strain Reveals EP Details

The Acacia Strain, who recently parted ways with longtime guitarist DL Laskiewicz, has just announced its new EP "Above/Below." The release, which will be the first ever without Daniel, debuts the Springfield band's two new guitarists. The Acacia Strain's official camp made the following announcement on facebook:

"In case you guys missed it, we are putting out a brand new 7" EP with two new songs, entitled 'Above/Below,' very soon! These are the first songs to feature our new guitarists, Richie Gomez, and Devin Shidaker, produced by the man himself, Will Putney.

We are extremely excited with how these songs turned out, and we will be letting you hear one of them very soon. In the mean time, 'Above/Below' is available for pre-order on the Rise Records web store. Stay tuned and share this as many times as you possibly can!"

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East Coast Tsunami 2013 Lineup Announced

The organizers of the East Coast Tsunami festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming the lineup:

"The East Coast Tsunami Fest 2013 is coming quickly! The lineup is set, the venue is ready to go, and people are getting excited. Every year we raise the bar a little bit on the lineup, location, vendors, and overall quality of the end user experience, so expect a lot from this year's Tsunami Fest.

"The shows will occur on Friday September 27th, Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th, at Reverb in Reading PA.

"The headliners are: Friday - The Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, Man Overboard, The Menzingers and Saturday - Hatebreed, Terror, Wisdom in Chains, Breakdown, Shadows Fall, Cro Mags, Comeback Kid, Indecision, Acacia Strain and Sunday - E Town Concrete, Knuckledust (London), Strife, Figure Four, One Life Crew, Death Threat, Strength For A Reason, and a ton of other talent. The opening bands and the day by day breakdown can all be found on the lineup page." More...

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Hatebreed Announces Tour With Shadows Fall

Hatebreed will be hitting the road with Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, and Battlecross this Fall. Dates for the trek are as follows:

September 26 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
September 27 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
September 30 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
October 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
October 2 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
October 3 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
October 4 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
October 5 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
October 6 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club
October 7 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
October 9 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder
October 10 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
October 11 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre More...

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The Acacia Strain Announces Lineup Changes

The Acacia Strain has checked in with the following announcement about lineup changes within the band:

"It is with excitement and zero negativity that The Acacia Strain announces the addition of two new full time members, Devin Shidaker and Richard Gomez, both on guitar.

"After many years of service, Daniel 'DL' Laskiewicz will no longer be writing music for The Acacia Strain and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.

"As a band who tours, it is very unfair to have people who have stuck by us and tell them that they have no say or can't be an active participant. (Thank you for life Tony Diaz).

"As a band, our perspective is for all of us to be involved and be a team, not only on the road but for every aspect of the band and all be a part of it. Richie and Devin bring experience and passion to the table and offer a forward thinking perspective to this band which has been wanted and needed for some time.

"We plan on getting started right away with the writing process to give you some new songs soon, and of course a new album. We are excited to start this new chapter of The Acacia Strain and look forward to seeing you all on tour!"

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NEM&HF Documentary Posted Online

The fifteenth annual edition of the The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival is now just one week away, set to overthrow Worcester, Massachusetts from Thursday, April 18th through Sunday, April 21st.

With the most expansive installment of this mass gathering near, the organizers of the long-running event have today posted a brand new documentary on the festival, available below.

The clip is packed full live footage, exclusive photos, fan interaction, interviews with MassConcerts promoters on how organizing a massive festival of this caliber comes together, as well as interviews with many notable performers of festivals past including members of Shadows Fall, Bury Your Dead, Death Threat, All That Remains, Skeletonwitch, Palehorse, The Acacia Strain, and more.

The lineup for the 2013 edition is available after the jump. More...

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The Acacia Strain Added To NEM&HF

In the ongoing propaganda campaign for the upcoming fifteenth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, this week the promoters proudly announce the latest round of acts confirmed for the massive gathering.

The previously unannounced special guest for the festival’s pre-party kickoff show on Thursday, April 18th has now been confirmed as The Acacia Strain, and the special guest for the first main day of the festival, Friday, April 19th, will be Every Time I Die.

Since 1999, the festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors. Celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the historic Worcester Palladium, the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival XV will take place April 19th, 20th, and 21st with a special pre-fest party in the upstairs room at the Palladium on April 18th.

Check out the array of ticket packages and the full festival lineup at this location.

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The Acacia Strain Streaming Alternate Track

During The Acacia Strain's tenure with Prosthetic Records, the band released four studio albums -- two of which, 2008's "Continent" and 2010's "Wormwood," cracked the Billboard charts -- as well as a Top 10 live DVD.

To commemorate the end of an era, Prosthetic has assembled "Money For Nothing," a compilation of rarities, B-sides, and previously unheard tracks by the band. The six-track release dropped February 19th.

A clip for "Brown Noise" -- an alternate take of a song recorded during "The Dead Walk" sessions -- can be viewed below. You can also check out the previous lyric video for the title track right here. More...

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Prosthetic Releasing The Acacia Strain Compilation

During The Acacia Strain's tenure with Prosthetic Records, the band released four studio albums -- two of which, 2008's "Continent" and 2010's "Wormwood," cracked the Billboard charts -- as well as a Top 10 live DVD.

To commemorate the end of an era, Prosthetic has assembled "Money For Nothing," a compilation of rarities, B-sides, and previously unheard tracks by the band.

The six-track release, due out February 19th, will be made available as a specially-priced digital EP and a limited-edition digipak which can be pre-ordered now. More...

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Every Time I Die Announces New Tour Dates

Every Time I Die has announced plans to hit the road for a series of headlining dates with Massachusetts metalcore act The Acacia Strain in 2013. The band will also be joined by Vanna, Hundreth, and No Bragging Rights. The trek starts Wednesday, February 6th in Chicago, IL and tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 7th.

Every Time I Die will be out on the road in continued support of the "Ex Lives" album, which was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, Parkway Drive). Upcoming dates are as follows:

w/ The Chariot, Letlive, Kills & Thrills
Tue 12/4 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Wed 12/5 West Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Thu 12/6 Richmond, VA Canal Club
Fri 12/7 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
Sat 12/8 Providence, RI The Met
Sun 12/9 Holyoke, MA The Waterfront Tavern
Tue 12/11 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Wed 12/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Thu 12/13 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater
Fri 12/14 St. Louis, MO Firebird
Sat 12/15 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
Sun 12/16 Madison, WI The Loft
Mon 12/17 Palantine, IL Durty Nellies
Tue 12/18 Lansing, MI The Loft
Wed 12/19 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Thu 12/20 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place More...

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Headline News

The Acacia Strain Drops Off Tour After Van Crash

The Acacia Strain has posted the following message online about dropping off the band's current tour dates:

"It comes with heavy hearts and sadness to announce that The Acacia Strain will be leaving their Co-Headlining tour with Veil Of Maya due to a serious van accident. Members of the band and crew are being treated for minor injuries, nothing serious."

Frontman Vincent Bennet also commented, "Canceling tour dates is something we hate doing but we will make it up to all of you. We are all very grateful to be alive and will see you in the New Year."

The Acacia Stain released new album "Death is the only Mortal" back in October, and you can hear the song "The Mouth of the River" in the player below. More...

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The Acacia Strain Posts New Album Teaser

The Acacia Strain has posted a video clip online featuring band members (sort of) discussing the new album "Death is the only Mortal," released this month through Rise Records. Check out the clip below. The album's track listing is:

1. Doomblade
2. Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow
3. Go To Sleep
4. Brain Death
5. The Mouth of the River (streaming here)
6. Dust and the Helix
7. Victims of the Cave
8. Time and Death and God
9. The Chambered Nautilus
10. House of Abandon More...

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The Acacia Strain Streams New Song

The Acacia Strain has posted a new song online from upcoming new album "Death is the Only Mortal," due out this October 9th via Rise Records. Listen to "The Mouth of the River" in the player below. The album's full track listing is:

1. Doomblade
2. Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow
3. Go To Sleep
4. Brain Death
5. The Mouth of the River
6. Dust and the Helix
7. Victims of the Cave
8. Time and Death and God
9. The Chambered Nautilus
10. House of Abandon More...

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