The Acacia Strain
Band Photo: The Acacia Strain (?)
From: Springfield, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
A number of new tracks were release for the Rock Band Network this week, including some decent metal songs. There are new tracks available from The Acacia Strain, Bang Camaro, a t o m, and Rose of Jericho. Five more tracks also come to the PlayStation 3 including All That Remains and Amberian Dawn.
Here's what new in the Rock Band Network in the last week (metal and otherwise):
The Acacia Strain - "Dr. Doom"
a t o m - "You Take It All"
a t o m - "Light Of Day"
a t o m - "You're Not Alone - Rock Mix"
The Fury - "Beauty Queen"
Parry Gripp - "Last Train To Awesometown"
Andy Timmons - "Redemption"
Johnny Cooper - "Don't Feel Like That Anymore"
Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky)"
Paul Henry Smith & The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - "Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms)"
Like A Storm - "Chemical Infatuation"
Rose of Jericho - "Wrong Side of the Sky"
Midnight Ocelot - "Rock Your Socks Off"
Bang Camaro - "Swallow the Razor"
a'tris - "Automatic Doors"
Robby Suavé - "Everyone I Know is an Alcoholic"
New to RBN on PlayStation 3 (available 5/18/10):
All That Remains - "Days Without"
Amberian Dawn - "He Sleeps in a Grove"
The Hold Steady - "Sequestered in Memphis"
the Apples In Stereo - "Energy"
Dear in the Headlights - "Talk About"
Rock Band Network tracks are available on the Xbox 360 and can be purchased through the in-game Rock Band Music Store or online by clicking on the Xbox Marketplace link on each song page. Select tracks are available on the PlayStation 3.
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN, has posted the latest installment of their on-going in-studio video blog series. After the fall out of last week's video, front man Vincent Bennett shows his devotion to perfection by working on some new vocal patterns he's never experimented with before. THE ACACIA STRAIN entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA with producer Zeuss to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent" last month. The album will be released later in 2010 by Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below:
The Acacia Strain has posted more footage online from their time recording new material in Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA. The video clip can be viewed below.
The Acacia Strain recently entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA to record an upcoming album. The band has posted a second video blog online from the recording sessions, which can be viewed below.
2010 will see the inaugural edition of the "Cool Tour," which will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, The Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War of Ages. The Cool Tour will begin on July 12 in Orlando, FL and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st.
“After taking last summer off to focus on writing new material, we'll be back out this year in support of our latest album, The Powerless Rise,” states As I Lay Dying guitarist Phil Sgrosso. “We've got a killer line up of bands that share the same passion for heavy music and putting on a great show every night for the fans. You don't want to miss a tour as good as this.”
“We're looking forward to get out on the Cool Tour this summer,” states Underoath guitarist Tim McTague. “2010 has been a transitional year for Underoath, and we are looking forward to putting our new direction in motion.” McTague also adds, “Cool Tour is the perfect place to come out and show everyone what Underoath of the future will sound like.”
The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
7/12 - Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues (7 bands only; no Acacia Strain)
7/13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
7/14 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
7/15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/17 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
7/18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
7/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/23 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
7/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
7/25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/27 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
7/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
7/30 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
8/1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
The Acacia Strain recently entered Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA to record a new album. The band has now posted footage online from the recording session, which can be viewed below.
Western Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN has set the dates to record the follow up to their 2008 release, the highly successful "Continent.” The band will be returning to track the new record with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA, where they recorded “Continent,” on April 14th.
Vocalist Vincent Bennett commented, “It's been a long time coming. It’s going to be hard to follow ‘Continent,’ but I'm confident that everyone will be as pleased with this record as we are. With this album we're not trying to reinvent the wheel, per say, but prove ourselves viable in today's music scene."
"Written and (to be) recorded in its entirety on 8 string guitars, this record will be the heaviest record of 2010, hands down."
Bennett added, "This is not the heaviest record EVER written, but it IS the heaviest ACACIA STRAIN record to date."
Knoxville, Tennessee's WHITECHAPEL has released the cover art and track listing for their upcoming new album, "A New Era of Corruption," which is due out on June 8th via Metal Blade Records. "The album is finally 100% complete and we couldn't be more excited. I think this record truly represents where we are as musicians at this point in our career. A New Era of Corruption is the heaviest and most aggressive material we have written to date," comments guitarist and founding member Alex Wade, Some of you may notice that the title of the new record, A New Era of Corruption, is a line from the song 'Possession' off of our last album This Is Exile. We wanted to name the CD this to bring a little flavor from 'This Is Exile' into the new CD, as well as I think the name represents this new age of extreme metal that we are currently rising in. The album is not a concept record like This Is Exile was. It just has its own general theme and each song deals with its own topic track by track." More...
The Acacia Strain have announced their new DVD "The Most Known Unknown" will be released on February 16th, 2010. The band will be hosting a screening of the DVD set in Worchester, MA at the Palladium February 12th. A promotional poster for the screening can be found here and a teaser for the DVD can be viewed below. More...
The Acacia Strain has posted a teaser trailer online for their upcoming DVD release "The Most Known Unknown," which can be viewed below. The DVD set will be released on February 16th, 2010.
The Acacia Strain has added on an extra tour date in New York on January 16th, 2010. The Acacia Strain's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
12/26 LOST HORIZON w/ HATEBREED Syracuse, New York
12/27 JAXX w/ HATEBREED West Springfield, Virginia
12/28 THE CHANCE w/ HATEBREED Poughkeepsie, New York
12/29 HIGHER GROUND w/ HATEBREED Burlington, Vermont
12/30 WEBSTER THEATRE w/ HATEBREED Hartford, Connecticut
1/16 2010 SANTOS PARTY HOUSE w/ DISEMBODIED New York, New York
2/13 2010 STARLAND BALLROOM w/ E. TOWN CONCRETE Sayerville, New Jersey
The Acacia Strain has announced four upcoming Canadian tour dates alongside Despised Icon. The band's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:
12/3 2009 BABYLON w/ DESPISED ICON Ottowa, Ontario
12/4 2009 OPERA HOUSE w/ DESPISED ICON Toronto, Ontario
12/5 2009 LE MEDLEY w/ DESPISED ICON Montreal, Quebec
12/6 2009 THEATRE IMPERIAL w/ DESPISED ICON Quebec City, Quebec
12/26 2009 LOST HORIZON w/ HATEBREED Syracuse, New York
12/27 2009 JAXX w/ HATEBREED West Springfield, Virginia
12/28 2009 THE CHANCE w/ HATEBREED Poughkeepsie, New York
12/29 2009 HIGHER GROUND w/ HATEBREED Burlington, Vermont
12/30 2009 WEBSTER THEATRE w/ HATEBREED Hartford, Connecticut
Taco Bell continues to "Feed the Beat" for up-and-coming rock acts and announced today the 100 bands that made the 2009 Feed the Beat lineup. Celebrating its fourth year, Feed the Beat provides free food and marketing support to America’s up-and-coming rock acts. This year, touring bands from across the nation, including The All-American Rejects, The Acacia Strain, Municipal Waste, Atreyu, Owl City, Dr. Dog, and more, will receive $500 in Taco Bell Bucks. More than just free food, bands also receive marketing support for their music.
Music fans will be able to discover each Feed the Beat band on Taco Bell’s Virtual Music Festival Web site, which showcases their music and exclusive content created for the site. Once there, fans can listen to bands they know or discover new tunes as they stream music via the Feed the Beat Music Player.
“Feed the Beat began as a simple way to show how much we love and support independent music, but it’s grown to become a benchmark for how Taco Bell supports bands and artists,” said David Ovens, Chief Marketing Officer, Taco Bell Corp. “Our Feed the Beat bands have been showcased via our partnerships with MTV and ESPN, as we work hard to highlight their talent and music. Whether helping to extend the spotlight on their nominations for Video Music Awards, getting them to play at the VMAs, or creating live concerts and soundtrack opportunities during the X Games, the work never stops in support of our bands. We want to help our 2009 lineup to realize at least the same type of success and hopefully more.”
Taco Bell is proud to congratulate all of the 2009 Feed the Beat bands: More...
The Acacia Strain has issued the following announcement about changing the venue for their upcoming November 18th tour date in Brisbane:
"Due to ongoing issues at the Princess Theatre, the Acacia Strain show on Wednesday is now at Rosies & 18+. All Under 18’s Tickets Please Contact Point Of Purchase For Refund. All Princess Theatre Tickets Will Be Honoured For Persons 18+. The Acacia Strain w/ The Red Shore, The War & Ashes Of December, DOORS 7PM. Tickets from Kill The Music, Mosh Pit, Oztix outlets & this location."
New Orleans metal band CROWBAR has announced they will be playing this year's STILLBORN FEST. The 5 North East dates are w/ HATEBREED, THE ACACIA STRAIN, THE CASUALTIES & THY WILL BE DONE. The dates are as follows:
12/26 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
12/27 - Springfield, VA@ Jaxx
12/28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
12/29 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
12/30 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
The Acacia Strain will be appearing for an in-store signing in Holyoke, Massachusetts on Friday, October 30th. The signing will take place at Theory in the Holyoke mall from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.
The Acacia Strain also has the following upcoming tour dates:
11/18 The Princess Theater w/ The Red Shore Brisbane
11/19 YAC w/The Red Shore Byron Bay
11/20 Oasis w/ The Red Shore Wyong
11/21 Bald Faced Stag w/ The Red Shore Sydney Lic
11/25 Underground w/ The Red Shore Adelaide
11/26 Next w/ The Red Shore Melbourne
11/27 TLC w/ The Red Shore Melbourne
11/28 The Hyde Park Ballroom Perth
11/29 YMCA HQ Perth
12/3 BABYLON w/ DESPISED ICON Ottowa, Ontario
12/4 OPERA HOUSE w/ DESPISED ICON Toronto, Ontario
12/5 LE MEDLEY w/ DESPISED ICON Montreal, Quebec
12/6 THEATRE IMPERIAL w/ DESPISED ICON Quebec City, Quebec
German metal band War From A Harlots Mouth has posted a new song on their MySpace page entitled "Spineless." The track comes from their upcoming 5 way split with The Acacia Strain, This or the Apocalypse, Fact, and Aggressive Dogs, which is entitled "Pentagon.3." The split will be released on October 21st.
The tracklisting for "Pentagon.3" [cover] is as follows:
01. the acacia strain - terminated
02. the acacia strain - the hills have eyes
03. aggressive dogs - hiden
04. aggressive dogs - providence
05. fact - for those about to rock (we salute you)
06. fact - letter to...
07. this or the apocalypse - lamnidae
08. this or the apocalypse - in wolves
09. war from a harlots mouth - spineless
10. war from a harlots mouth - uptown girl 2009 (jap edit)
Christian metallers August Burns Red have announced they will be appearing for a signing session at the Worcester, MA Rock and Shock on Friday, October 16th. The signing line-up will be as follows:
6:00PM Despised Icon
6:30PM The Acacia Strain
7:00PM August Burns Red
7:45PM Impending Doom
8:15PM Through the Eyes of the Dead
8:45PM MyChildren MyBride
The Acacia Strain has posted a promotional video online in support of their upcoming Australian tour dates. The video clip can be viewed below.
The Acacia Strain's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Christian metallers August Burns Red have issued the following announcement about changing the venue of their Wichita Falls tour date with Impending Doom, MyChildren MyBride, and The Acacia Strain:
"Hey Guys-Our show in Wichita Falls TX has been moved to the address below, looks like this is gonna be a great show, come out and PARTY!
"The Hanger, 3305 & 1/2 Sheppard Access Rd, Wichita Falls,TX 76306, 7 pm"