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The Acacia Strain

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

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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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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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ArmyOfOneTV Posts Acacia Strain Interview

THe Acacia Strain's vocalist Vincent Bennett talked to ArmyOfOneTV on Sept. 22nd at Bogie's in Albany, NY. Vincent discussed the October 9th release of the new album "Death is the Only Mortal" on Rise Records, the upcoming tour, the influences of the band and much more in a funny video interview where the lights kept going out. Watch the video interview below and get more information about The Acacia Strain's upcoming tour and its new album "Death is the Only Mortal" on its official facebook page. You can listen to the new song "Victims of the Cave" at this location, which will be on "Death is the Only Mortal."


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Veil Of Maya Announces New Tour Dates

Veil of Maya will be heading out on tour with The Acacia Strain, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, and Twitching Tongues this November/December. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

11/24 - San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest VI
11/25 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/26 - Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
11/27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/29 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/30 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
12/01 - Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Festival
12/02 - McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey Theater
12/04 - Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
12/05 - Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
12/06 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/07 - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
12/08 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
12/09 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks
12/12 - Toledo, OH @ The Omni
12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
12/16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 More...

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Everything's Bigger In Texas Fest Lineup Revealed

Abiotic will be joining Upon A Burning Body, The Word Alive, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, and more for the upcoming Everything is Bigger in Texas Festival, which takes place on December 22nd, 2012 in San Antonio. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this coming Friday, August 31st. The promotional poster for the festival can also be viewed below. More...

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The Acacia Strain Reveals New Album Details

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:

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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American Me Streaming New Song

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.

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Bands Talk Best/Worst Stage Moves

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.

Check out the clip of metal bands talking the best and worst on-stage moves at this location or in the player available below. More...

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Metal Bands Share Their Favorite Road Munchies

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...

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The Acacia Strain Releases New Song

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."

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Emmure Added To NEMH Festival Lineup

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...

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