The Acacia Strain
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From: Springfield, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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The Acacia Strain has posted a video message online about their upcoming tour with August Burns Red, Impending Doom, and MyChildren MyBride. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
The Acacia Strain has announced the following Australian tour dates with The Red Shore:
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
August Burns Red has announced that Mychildren Mybride will be joining them on their upcoming tour in september with The Acacia Strain and Impending Doom. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
09/05 - Frenchtown, NJ - Revalation Generation Festival
09/17 - Denver, CO - Cerventes
09/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
09/19 - Boise, ID - The Venue
09/20 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
09/21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
09/23 - Orangevale, CA - Club Retro
09/25 - Rio Rancho, CA - The Ozone
09/26 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Sports Cafe
09/27 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
09/28 - McAllen, TX - The Incubator
09/30 - New Orleans, LA - The High Ground
10/01 - Birmingham, AL - Matthews Bar & Grill
10/02 - Nashville, TN - Rockettown
10/03 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/04 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
10/05 - Jacksonville, FL - Edge 17
10/07 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
10/08 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
10/09 - Richmond, VA - The National
10/10 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
10/11 - Columbus, OH - Skully's
10/12 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theater
10/13 - Montreal QC - Club Soda
10/14 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
10/15 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
10/16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (Downstairs)
10/17 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
10/18 - New York, NY - The Fillmore NY @ Irving
Solid State Band August Burns Red has announced the tour dates for the 2nd leg of their US tour. On tour with them will be The Acacia Strain, Impending Doom, and a "special guest" yet unannounced.
The following dates go on sale 8/7/09:
Sep 5 -- Frenchtown, NJ Revalation Generation Festival
Sep 17 -- Denver, CO Cerventes
Sep 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Sep 19 -- Boise, ID The Venue
Sep 20 -- Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Sep 21 -- Seattle, WA El Corazon
Sep 23 -- Orangevale, CA Club Retro
Sep 25 -- Rio Rancho, CA The Ozone
Sep 26 -- Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Cafe
Sep 27 -- San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
Sep 28 -- McAllen, TX The Incubator
Sep 30 -- New Orleans, LA The High Ground
Oct 1 -- Birmingham, AL Matthews Bar & Grill
Oct 2 -- Nashville, TN Rockettown
Oct 3 -- Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Oct 4 -- St Petersburg, FL State Theater
Oct 5 -- Jacksonville, FL Edge 17
Oct 7 -- Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend
Oct 8 -- Charleston, SC Music Farm
Oct 9 -- Richmond, VA The National
Oct 10 -- Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Oct 11 -- Columbus, OH Skully's
Oct 12 -- Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater
Oct 13 -- Montreal QC Club Soda
Oct 14 -- Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Oct 15 -- Albany, NY Northern Lights
Oct 16 -- Worcester, MA The Palladium (Downstairs)
Oct 17 -- Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
Oct 18 -- New York, NY The Fillmore NY @ Irving
Jacksonville, Florida metal band, Evergreen Terrace, has posted the first single from their upcoming full length, “Almost Home.” “Enemy Sex” is now available to stream on the band's MySpace page.
Speaking on the significance of the new album's title, James says, “We are a touring band, and it feels like we are forever saying we're ‘almost home.' Touring is something that nothing compares to, but there's a feeling of almost being home that resonates with all of us. In a way the band has come full circle back to its original home. We started this band for fun, and it lead us to success. Writing this album has brought us back to the beginning. It has been fun, crazy, frustrating, insomniatic and even with the inevitable pressure, pretty carefree.” More...
The Acacia Strain has announced the "Summer Slob" Tour, which will also feature Evergreen Terrace, Cruel Hand, and Unholy. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
7/17 - Doylestown, PA - Doylestown Moose Lodge
7/18 - Wilmington, DE - Harmony Grange
7/19 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
7/21 - Mt. Clemens, MI - Hayloft
7/22 - Evansville, IN - Boney Junes
7/23 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
7/24 - Orlando Park, IL - Moejoe’s Coffee House
7/25 - Fort Wayne, IN - Sunset Hall
7/26 - Toledo, OH - Headliner’s
7/27 - Erie, PA - Forward Hall
7/28 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
7/29 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
7/30 - Manchester, NH - Rockos
7/31 - Bucksport, ME - The Kave
8/1 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
The Syracuse, NY based metal act UNHOLY recently completed a full US tour alongside Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho in support of their new Prosthetic Records release "New Life Behind Closed Eyes."
Guitarist Jonathan Dennison comments about the recent tour with Earth Crisis and Walls of Jericho; “The tour was fucking awesome! Our new songs went over really well live and it's been great meeting our fans and making new ones. We are very thankful for everyone’s support."
UNHOLY is now set to tour with Evergreen Terrace, The Acacia Strain, and Cruel Hand as a part of the Summer Slob Tour, which kicks off on July 17th in Pennsylvania.
Here are the latest UNHOLY tour dates: More...
Trustkill has announced the worldwide signing of Italy's AWAKEN DEMONS. Hailing from Cesena, Italy, the band just recorded their brand new album, "The Mirror," which is due out this summer on Trustkill. The album is ten songs of pure aggression, and features guest vocals from Vincent Bennet (The Acacia Strain) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis).
In 2007 Awaken Demons released their debut album, "From Heaven To Hell," through Seventh Dagger and subsequently invaded the US with their friends xAFBx and Rhinoceros. They spent the better part of 2008 writing their next album and hitting the stage with First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Agnostic Front, Evergreen Terrace, Sworn Enemy, Ringworm, A Day To Remember, and more.
Speaking on the signing, bassist Nicola Lelli said, "We've always been huge Trustkill fans, since the late 90s. Trustkill was a dream for us and when Josh contacted us, we couldn't believe it. Being the first Italian band on the roster is definitely a huge step for us. Thanks a lot to Josh and the Trustkill crew, we are honored be part of this family."
In 2009 the band has lined up shows with Madball and will play the Open Air Festival, as well as shows in Germany, Belgium, and Holland. More shows to be announced soon.
Check out the pre-production track "Coming To An End" on their Myspace page.
Massachusetts heavyweights THE ACACIA STRAIN, who just completed a six-week tour with Bleeding Through, won the MySpace Readers' Choice Award at the inaugural Revolver Golden Gods Awards, held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles last night (Apr. 7). Photos of the band arriving on the event's "black carpet" can be viewed here.
Also, the band -- who will play the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival next weekend -- has been added to day two of The Bamboozle, a festival in East Rutherford, N.J. on May 2-3 that features acts ranging from No Doubt and Fall Out Boy to Whitechapel and GWAR.
Shortly after receiving the Golden Gods Award, the group, which is currently planning a North American summer tour, issued the following statement: "Thanks to all our friends and fans who voted for us! It's an honor to receive such an award. We'll see you soon at New England Metalfest, Bamboozle and our 'Summer Slob' headlining tour!"
Last August, THE ACACIA STRAIN's latest album, "Continent," debuted at #107 on the Billboard Top 200. The band will kick off a month-long European tour with Aborted in late May.
Toronto metal/hardcore act, DETERRENCE, has finished tracking their debut full length album. The album was engineered by Mike Belanger (The Miles Between) at Studio ID in Somerset, MA. It is also expected to have guest appearances from members of The Miles Between, Acacia Strain, and Blessed By A Broken Heart. The album is expected to be releases late summer 2009 by a yet undetermined label. In other news DETERRENCE will be headlining The Decimatour 2009 from June 29 - Aug 21st, at the moment all dates are tba. Demos of their new material can be heard on their MySpace page.
Montreal extreme metallers, DESPISED ICON, have started work on their new album, due later this year via Century Media Records.
Vocalist Alex Erian comments, "We're done writing and the new shit is packed with brutality. Can't wait to play these songs live! As always, our longtime buddy Yannick St-Amand will produce the whole thing and we got Zeuss and Alan Douches to take care of the mixing and mastering, so the result should sound monstrous! Our boy Felix Rancourt, the evil mastermind behind all our imagery, promised us his sickest album artwork to date." More...
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.
The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.
“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.
The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.
Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.
Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.
Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.
Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...
Bleeding Through will be embarking on a huge headlining tour next month along with The Acacia Strain, As Blood Runs Black and Impending Doom.
The tour dates are as follows:
February 14 - The Glasshouse – Pomona , CA
February 15 - Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
February 16 - Launch Pad – Albuquerque , NM
February 17 - Dom Amigos – Odessa , TX
February 18 - White Rabbit - San Antonio , TX
February 19 - Java Jazz – Houston , TX
February 20 - Riglea - Ft Worth, TX
February 20 - Marquee – Tulsa , OK
February 22 - Pop’s – Sauget’s, IL
February 24 - Headliner’s – Louisville , KY
February 25 - The Masquerade – Atlanta , GA
February 27 - Culture Room - Ft Lauderdale, FL
February 28 - Fuel – Jacksonville , FL
March 1 - Music Farm – Charleston , SC
March 2 - The Orange Peel – Asheville , NC
March 3 - Soapbox Laundro-Lounge – Wilmington , NC
March 4 - Canal Club – Richmond , VA
March 5 - Ottobar –20 Baltimore , MA
March 6 - Trocerdaro – Philadelphia , PA
March 7 - Blender at Gramercy - NYC, NY
March 7 - Northern Lights – Albany , NY
March 9 - The Station – Portland , ME
March 11 - La Tulipe – Montreal , Canada
March 12 - Opera House – Toronto , Canada
March 14 - Diesel – Pittsburgh , PA
March 15 - Peabody’s – Cleveland , OH
March 17 - Majestic – Detroit , MI
March 18 - House of Blue’s – Chicago , IL
March 19 - Eagles Club – Milwaukee , WI
March 20 - Station 4 – St Paul , MN
March 21 - Picator – Iowa City , IA
March 22 - Cervantes – Denver , CO
March 24 - The Venue – Boise , ID
March 25 - Neumo’s – Seattle , WA
March 26 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland , OR
March 27 - DNA Lounge – San Francisco , CA
March 28 - Key Club – Hollywood , CA
The Acacia Strain vocalist Vincent Bennett recently did an interview with website Metal Sucks in which he expressed his distaste that the band has been labeled "deathcore." An excerpt from the interview follows:
Metal Sucks: What do you think about the “deathcore” label? Do you think it describes The Acacia Strain? Do you embrace the term or is it a “dirty word?”
Vincent Bennett: I have said it a couple of times: deathcore is the new nu-metal. You see the same kids and the same ethic. It sucks. And if anyone calls us “deathcore” then I might do something very bad to them. We aren’t deathcore. We are heavy. Any band that calls THEMSELVES deathcore should not be writing music. It just goes to show you that the weak minded need to label things.
Read the full article at Metal Sucks.
Parkway Drive have added a 4th Melbourne date on their upcoming December "Sweat Fest" tour featuring Suicide Silence, A Day To Remember. The Acacia Strain and Confession.
Dec 10 River Stage, Brisbane All Ages
Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.au
Dec 11 High School, Byron Bay All Ages
Tickets on sale from All Music and Vision (Byron, Lismore and Ballina), Kill The Music, Rocking Horse, Mosh Pit, Music Mania, Sunflower Music and www.resistrecords.com
Dec 12 Roundhouse, Sydney All Ages SOLD OUT
Dec 13 Panthers, Newcastle Lic / All Ages
Tickets on sale from Panthers Box Office, The Rock Shop, Beaumont St Beat, Moshtix outlets and www.resistrecords.com
Dec 14 Roundhouse, Sydney All Ages
Tickets on sale from Ticketek 132 849.
Dec 16 Metro City, Perth All Ages *
Tickets on sale from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au
Dec 17 Metro City, Perth 18+ *
Tickets on sale from Moshtix and www.moshtix.com.au
Dec 18 Thebarton, Adelaide Lic / All Ages
Tickets on sale from Venue tix.
Dec 19 Billboard, Melbourne 18+ SOLD OUT
Dec 20 Billboard, Melbourne U18 SOLD OUT
Dec 21 Billboard, Melbourne U18 (day)
Tickets on sale from Billboard Online (www.billboardthevenue.com.au), Moshtix and Ticketek 132 849.
Dec 21 Billboard, Melbourne 18+ (night)
Tickets on sale from Billboard Online (www.billboardthevenue.com.au), Moshtix and Ticketek 132 849.
* Confession not playing
Orange County based metallers Bleeding Through has announced that they will embark on a headlining North American tour early next year. No dates have been announced yet but joining them will be The Acacia Strain, As Blood Runs Black and Impending Doom. More details will be revealed once they have been announced.
Notable hardcore/metal singer Nate Johnson recently joined death metal outfit Fit For An Autopsy. In addition to Johnson, who has done time in Since The Flood, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, and Premonitions Of War, among others. The band also features former members of The Acacia Strain and Shattered Realm. Two new songs from the band are available on the band's MySpace player.
Through The Eyes Of The Dead has announced new Canadian tour date with The Acacia Strain and See You Next Tuesday. "We haven't toured in Canada in almost a year now so we are very excited to play the country again," the band commented.
Here are the tour dates:
11/01/08 - London, Ontario @ Embassy Hotel
11/02/08 - Hamilton, Ontario @ Casbah (OH)
11/03/08 - Toronto, Ontario @ Reverb
11//04/08 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Anti
11/06/08 - Ottowa, Ontario @ The Bayou
11/07/08 - Montreal, Quebec @ Underworld
11/08/08 - Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec @ Complexe Beethoven
Details surrounding Unearth's recently completed new album, "The March," have been revealed as well as dates on their fall headlining tour.
The band posted in their blog:
"Well, we've completed work on our new album entitled The March which is scheduled to drop on October 14 via Metal Blade Records. According to Trevor, 'The March' symbolizes both the evil and hopeful sides of humanity. The Evil: With the constant balancing act of power within government, religion and our financial institutions, there lies the chance of those most hungry for power to alter and restrict our freedoms for their gain. The Hopeful: This represents the faith in mankind as the most powerful force on the planet. If we come together and do not fight over religion, class and borders then we hold the key to a peaceful world. There are two possible futures in store; either a March of power and greed or a March of a unified human race."
The final track listing for "The March" is:
1. My Will Be Done
2. Hail the Shrine
3. Crow Killer
4. Grave of Opportunity
5. We Are Not Anonymous
6. The March
8. The Chosen
9. Letting Go
10. Truth or Consequence
In advance of the release of "The March," Unearth will be heading out on a U.S. tour with Protest the Hero, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel and Gwen Stacy. The band will be debuting a couple of new songs from "The March" while on tour as well
The tour dates are as follows: More...