The Acacia Strain
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From: Springfield, MA, United States
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The Acacia Strain will be releasing "Death is the Only Mortal" this coming October 9th via Rise Records. The cover artwork has now been revealed, which is available below, and the album's track listing is:
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...
Oregan act American Me has posted a new song online for streaming titled "Submissioner," which also features guest vocals from Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain. Check out the song in the player below. American Me is set to release new album "III" this coming August 14th, 2012.
Everybody has stage moves, but does that mean they are good? As part of Metal Injection's ongoing "Ask The Artist" series, the question of best and worst stage moves was posted to members of Dragonforce, Black Dahlia Murder, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Holy Grail, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill, God Forbid and Unearth.
Metalinjection.com has posted a new video in the "Ask the Artist" series online, asking bands the question of "what is your favorite munchie while touring?"
Check out the answers from members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Oceano, Skeletonwitch, God Forbid, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Holy Grail, Suidakra, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill and Unearth at this location or in the player below. More...
The Acacia Strain is pleased to announce the band has self released a new song on iTunes and Amazon.com today entitled "Servant In The Place of Truth." With The Acacia Strain's recent signing to Rise Records, the band wanted to put out something new in between labels for fans to enjoy. A preview of the song can be heard via Amazon.
"As you can see, we aren't changing at all, only working harder to write the best tunes that we are proud of that the fans enjoy." states guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz. "We are really stoked on this song and are glad people are liking it."
The band will continue to write and will be recording over the next few months with a release scheduled for October on Rise Records. Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz will be producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his studio in Western Mass. The band just got off of a weeklong run that ended at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.
Now that the band members are home, they have their first get together this week to get the ball rolling for this new release. Vocalist, Vincent Bennet says "You all love DL, so it makes sense for us to go ahead and do the album this way and keep it heavy right from the source of where this all comes from. We are still here, talking to you, doing what we have always done. This is such a great time for this band, you have no idea."
Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.
"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."
Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.
A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...
The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
Massachusetts' own Unearth, which recently posted a music video online for the song "Watch it Burn," will join the all-star lineup already announced for the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 21st.
"It's been five years since we've taken the stage at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and we couldn't be happier to make our return this April 21," said singer Trevor Phipps. "This fest gave us a shot as an up and coming band over a decade ago and was one of the springboards for our career in heavy music. This year's lineup looks to be an amazing one and we are looking forward to hitting that stage." More...
For the past few years, your best bet to catch Lamb of God has been at an amphitheater or arena on a massive stage on a package tour.
But the gods of metal have smiled upon the East Coast as the Virginia band hit six small clubs this month to roll out their speaker-shattering latest disc, “Resolution.” I was among the lucky thousand or so packed into the Paradise in Boston this week and witnessed first-hand the band’s raw force. They slayed – simple and plain.
Massachusetts’ own The Acacia Strain opened with a grinding set of chugging, angry hardcore that brought the club to a near riot. I last saw these guys on Warped tour last summer when towering vocalist Vincent Bennett terrified the Ashleys and Tylers and scared the eyeliner off the emo kids. More...
Stray From The Path will be kicking off a tour on October 26th with The Acacia Strain and Terror, with full details on the dates and venues available below. You can also find more information on the band its touring plans through the Stray From The Path Facebook profile.
Oct 26 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Oct 27 ELEANORE RIGBYS Jermyn, PA
Oct 28 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 29 The Outland Columbus, OH
Oct 30 The Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Oct 31 The Emerson Theater Indianapolis, IN
Nov 01 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Nov 02 The Commons Omaha, NE
Nov 03 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Nov 04 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 05 The Venue Boise, ID
Nov 06 THE A CLUB Spokane, WA
Nov 07 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 08 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
Nov 10 Oakland Metro Oakland, CA
Nov 11 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Nov 12 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Nov 13 Soma San Diego, CA
Nov 14 The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, AZ
Nov 16 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Nov 17 Emo's Austin, TX
Nov 18 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Nov 19 The Door Dallas, TX
Nov 20 The Marquee Tulsa, OK
Nov 21 Pop's East St Louis, IL
Nov 22 Mojoes Chicago, IL
Hot off the heels of the band's stint on the Vans' Warped Tour this summer, The Acacia Strain has announced a U.S. headlining tour this fall. The month-long "God Damn Tour" will see the group supported by Terror, Stray From The Path, and Harms Way. The Acacia Strain is supporting last year's "Wormwood" and this summer's limited edition double live CD "The Most Known Unknown."
The Acacia Strain's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
10/5 Bangkok, TH - The Rock #
10/8 Manila, Philippines- Venue Hall #
10/10 Nagoya, Japan- Bottom Line %
10/11 Tokyo, Japan- O-East %
10/12 Osaka, Japan- Big Cat %
10/26 Albany, NY - Northern Lights &
10/27 Jermyn, PA - Eleanor Rigby's &
10/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar &
10/29 Columbus, OH - The Outland &
10/30 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick &
10/31 Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre &
11/1 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews &
11/3 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall &
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue &
11/5 Boise, ID - The Venue &
11/6 Spokane, WA - The A Club &
11/7 Seattle, WA - El Corazon &
11/8 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre &
11/10 Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro &
11/11 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction &
11/12 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction &
11/13 San Diego, CA - Soma &
11/14 Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse Music Venue &
11/16 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio &
11/17 Austin, TX - Emo's Inside &
11/18 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit &
11/19 Dallas, TX - The Door &
11/20 Tulsa, OK - The Marquee &
11/21 Sauget, IL - Pop's &
11/22 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club &
11/25 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under &
11/26 Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon &
# w/ Every Time I Die
% w/ Unearth, Every Time I Die
& God Damn Tour w/ Terror, Stray From The Path, and Harm's Way
American deathcore act The Acacia Strain has posted its latest music video online. The video was shot for the track "The Impaler" with director David Brodsky and appears on the group's latest full length "Wormwood." You can check out the video below.
Prosthetic Records has launched a new downloadable sampler on their Facebook page. The free sampler features new songs by The Greenery, Scale The Summit, Book of Black Earth, Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire, Last Chance To Reason and Black September in addition to tracks from some of Prosthetic's best-known heavy-hitters. Here's the complete tracklisting:
1. Holy Grail - "Call of Valhalla"
2. Scale The Summit - "Whales"
3. Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"
4. Last Chance To Reason - "Upload Complete"
5. The Acacia Strain - "The Hills Have Eyes"
6. The Greenery - "Crimewave"
7. Trap Them - "The Facts"
8. Book of Black Earth - "Cross Contaminated"
9. Neuraxis - "Asylum"
10. Black September - "The Forbidden Gates Beyond"
11. Withered - "Extinguished With The Weary"
12. Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire - "Lower Than Life, High As The Sky"
13. Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel"
14. The Funeral Pyre - "Seeking Flesh and Bone"
15. Skeletonwitch - "Submit To The Suffering"
16. Mercenary - "The Follower"
17. Antagonist - "Sasha Grey"
Notable metal bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming Australian "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed metal bands as well as the tour dates below.
Set Your Goals
The Devin Townsend Project
The Damned Things
Every Time I Die
Funeral For A Friend
Times of Grace
The Acacia Strain
In This Moment
The Word Alive
Pop and rock acts are also scheduled to appear*
09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
American metal act The Acacia Strain has posted a new video online detailing its new pop-up digipack packaging for its forthcoming live album. The two disc CD set, titled "The Most Known Unknown," due for release on June 21, 2011 through Prosthetic Records and will be limited to 5000 copies.
Some new additions have been made to the forthcoming 2011 Vans Warped Tour. A few notable heavy bands have also been added to the extensive touring festival and can be found in the list below.
August Burns Red
Winds Of Plague
The Devil Wears Prada
A Day To Remember
Abandon All Ships
The Acacia Strain
Of Mice & Men
Set Your Goals
We Came As Romans
The Word Alive
THQ is giving away 25,000 digital promotional copies of the exclusive soundtrack for the new video game Homefront on a first come / first served basis. Submit your email address here to receive an email confirmation with a link to download your copy.
The track listing is as follows:
War Ensemble - As I Lay Dying
Fight the Power - The Dillinger Escape Plan feat. Chuck D
Uprising - iwrestledabearonce
War Pigs - The Acacia Strain
One - Periphery
Fortunate Son - The Ghost Inside
For What It's Worth - Winds of Plague
Us and Them - Misery Signals
Masters of War - Arsonists Get All the Girls
War - Oceano
Sunday Bloody Sunday - Veil of Maya
The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:
Wednesday, March 16th
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
Thursday, March 17th
Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body
Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...
Much like last year, Prosthetic Records will be well represented at Austin's South By Southwest Festival next week. Although the label does not have an official showcase or party, there are six bands from the roster playing multiple shows throughout the week.
The Acacia Strain, Animals as Leaders, The Funeral Pyre, Last Chance to Reason, Trap Them, and latest signing Junius will all be playing showcases and/or day parties throughout the week. Prosthetic will also be giving frequent Twitter updates on SXSW showcases throughout the week at this location. The upcoming Prosthetic shows at SXSW are as follows:
The Acacia Strain
3/18 NE Metal & Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 5:10
Animals As Leaders
3/17 Sumerian Showcase @ Habana Bar Backyard, 10PM
3/19 Alternative Press Party @ Emo's TBA
The Funeral Pyre
3/18 NE Metal & Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 1:10
3/18 Power of the Riff @ ND Studios, 3:30
3/18 Mylene Sheath Showcase @ Valhalla, Midnight
3/20 Radar Recordings & Giant Steps Prod. Present 'Goodbye Southby' @ Emo's, 9pm
Last Chance to Reason
3/20 @ Dirty Dog Bar
3/17 Full Metal Texas @ Emo's, 4:05pm
3/18 Power of the Riff@ ND Studios, 2pm
3/18 NE Metal and Hardcore Fest Does Austin @ Emo's Annex, 3:50pm
3/19 Thrasher Deathmatch @ Scoot Inn, 5pm