The Acacia Strain
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From: Springfield, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.
The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.
"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."
The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.
A new eCard is online to spread the word about Prosthetic Records label-mates Himsa and The Acacia Strain hitting the road for Darkest Hour's "Undoing Ruin 2006 Tour" alongside A Life Once Lost and Dead To Fall. Spanning 38 dates across the United States, the tour will begin February 17.
Himsa will embark on several headlining shows along the way to support the Feb. 7 release of Hail Horror before meeting up with the "Undoing Ruin" lineup in Latham, NY to kick the tour off. Hail Horror, the follow up to the critically-acclaimed Courting Tragedy And Disaster, has already been labeled as one of 2006's most anticipated releases by Decibel magazine, and sees the band heading in a thrashier direction while maintaining a commitment to tirelessly touring behind this album, maintaining their reputation as seasoned road warriors. The band will later head back to Europe to follow up its successful run of the continent with 3 Inches of Blood in December 2005.
Massachusetts' The Acacia Strain will be a part of the tour fresh out of recording tracks with veteran producer Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) for the upcoming album The Dead Walk. A release date for the record has not been determined, but The Acacia Strain will nonetheless head out on the road with a handful of new live-worthy tracks, hand in hand with the same win-them-one-by-one mentality the band has built its base upon.
"Undoing Ruin 2006 Tour" (with Darkest Hour, Himsa, A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, Dead To Fall): More...
Springfield, Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN are set to play a one-off show supporting Shadows Fall on Friday, Dec. 30. Meanwhile, The Acacia Strain finished recording the tracks that will become The Dead Walk with producer Adam Dutkiewicz earlier in December. The album will be released through Prosthetic Records in late March, and will be the follow-up to 3750, the band's Prosthetic debut.
Come February, the band will hit the road with Darkest Hour, Himsa, A Life Once Lost, and Dead To Fall for a string of US dates through March.
THE ACACIA STRAIN live dates: More...
HIMSA and THE ACACIA STRAIN will be teaming out to tear through the United States this February and March. The Prosthetic label-mates will help round out the melting pot of sounds along a string of North American dates that also features Dead To Fall, A Life Once Lost, and headliners Darkest Hour. Running the gamut from hardcore-infused metal to melodic death metal and back, Seattle’s HIMSA will offer direct support on the bill, while THE ACACIA STRAIN will supply crowds with the chest-crushing heaviness they have all but trademarked.
HIMSA will be on the road supporting their latest melodic-thrash tour de force, Hail Horror, which will see a Feb. 7 release through Prosthetic. No strangers to the road, HIMSA was most recently a part of Danzig’s Blackest of the Black 2005 tour, and is currently gearing up for a December run through Europe alongside 3 Inches of Blood, showcasing tunes from the band’s new album.
Meanwhile, Massachusetts’ THE ACACIA STRAIN will be touring in support of Victims, the band’s new full-length, set for a March 2006 release. The band has been playing regional gigs throughout New England in recent weeks, in preparation to entering the studio Dec. 1 to record new songs with Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage, All That Remains), who was previously responsible for the bludgeoning sound of 3750, the band’s last record.
Darkest Hour, Himsa, The Acacia Strain, A Life Once Lost, Dead To Fall tour dates are as follows: More...
Dates are continuing to leak out for next year's highly anticipated metalcore all star tour featuring DARKEST HOUR, HIMSA, A LIFE ONCE LOST, THE ACACIA STRAIN, and DEAD TO FALL. Confirmed dates so far are:
February 17 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
February 18 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
February 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY@ The Loft
February 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
February 24 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
February 27 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
THE ACACIA STRAIN, have booked studio time for recording the follow up to 2004’s 3750. The new album, scheduled for a late-spring release date through Prosthetic Records, will tentatively be called VICTIMS, a name sure to conjure up images of those left in the band’s wake of brutality.
Recording will begin Dec. 1 with seasoned producer Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage, All That Remains), who was previously responsible for the bludgeoning sound of 3750. The band is currently at work finishing material for the new album, as well as playing a few shows in the Northeast around Halloween where they will continue showcasing new tunes.
THE ACACIA STRAIN tour dates:
10/28 Wolcott , CT - Wolcott VFW (w/ Knife Trade, Classic Struggle, Zombie Apocalypse, Catalist)
10/29 Bucksport, ME - The Kave (w/ Walls of Jericho , With Honor, Modern Life Is War, the Banner)
10/30 Chicopee, MA - Cabot St. Pub (w/ Death Before Dishonor, more)
10/31 New York , NY - CBGB's (w/ The Red Chord, more TBA)
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
There has been a venue change in the Between the Buried and Me, The Red Chord, The Acacia Strain and Premonitions of War show in San Antonio, TX on August 10. The show has moved from The Sanctuary to White Rabbit.
The Acacia Strain have posted their new video for "3750" online. They've also booked the following shows:
THE ACACIA STRAIN
w/ Between The Buried And Me (ALL DATES), From A Second Story Window (7/7 - 7/28), Sinai Beach (7/7-7/18), The Red Chord (7/20-8/17)
7/7 Wilmington, NC Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
7/8 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
7/9 Jacksonville, FL - Thee Imperial
7/10 Orlando, FL - The Social
7/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Factory
7/12 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
7/13 Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddy's
7/15 Memphis, TN - The Complex
7/16 Nashville, TN - Rocket Town
7/17 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
7/18 Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
7/19 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
7/20 Fredricksburg, VA - KC's
7/21 Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar
7/23 Bayonne, NJ - Bayonne Knights of Columbus
7/24 New York, NY - CBGB
7/25 Portland, ME - The Station
7/26 Worcester, MA - Palladium (upstairs)
7/27 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft at The Chance
7/28 Syracuse, NY - Club Tundra
7/29 Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
8/1 Erie, PA - Forward Hall
8/2 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder
8/3 Detroit, MI - Alvin's
8/4 West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theater
8/5 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
8/6 Kansas City, MO - El Torreon
8/7 Oklahoma City, OK - Green Door
8/8 Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
8/9 Houston, TX - Mary Jane's Fat Cat
8/10 San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
8/12 Tempe, AZ - Neckbeards
8/13 Las Vegas, NV - Roadhouse Casino
8/14 San Diego, CA - Epicenter
8/15 Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
8/16 West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey A Go Go
8/17 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
8/21 Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Bank Arena
The Acacia Strain's video for their track "3750" has been made available online, you can find it in Quicktime format here
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
Some new tour dates for The Warriors and Terror have just been announced. Parts of the tour also include REMEMBERING NEVER (featuring Mean Pete), BLUE MONDAY, HOODS,& THE ACACIA STRAIN. Here are the tour dates:
w/ Terror, Hoods, Blue Monday
Mar 28 Boise,ID @the Venue
Mar 29 Seattle,WA @Studio Seven
Mar 31 Reno,NV @The New Oasis
Apr 2 Petaluma,CA @Pheonix Concert Theatre
Apr 3 Fresno,CA @Big Game Studios More...
Terror, Remembering Never, The Acacia Strain, and The Warriors will be hooking up for a run of tour dates in April. Here are the dates:
4/14 Austin TX @ Emo's
4/15 Dallas TX @ The Door
4/17 Kansas City MO @ El Torreon
4/18 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
4/19 East Peoria IL @ East Peoria Legion Hall
4/22 Erie PA @ Foward Hall
4/24 New York NY @ CBGBs
Twelve Tribes will be joining It Dies Today, If Hope Dies, Anterrabae and Winter Solstice on the road between February 10th and March 02nd, before embarking on a run with Since The Flood, The Acacia Strain and Winter Solstice that kicks off on March 18th running through March 29th. Dates and venues for both treks are as follows:
February 10th West Dundee, Illinois Clearwater Theater
February 11th Freeport, Illinois Freeport Convention Center
February 12th Louisville, Kentucky Union Station
February 13th Burns Harbor, Indiana Westport Community Club
February 14th Detroit, Michigan Alvin's
February 15th Johnstown, Pennsylvania Ace's Lounge
February 16th Binghamton, New yYork Club Ranelles
February 17th Portland, Maine The Station
February 18th Poughkeepsie, New York The Chance
February 19th Montclair, New Jersey Bloomfield Avenue Cafe & Stage
February 20th New York City, New York CBGB's
February 21st Farmingdale, New York The Downtown
February 22nd Fredericksburg, Virginia KC's
February 23rd Charlotte, North Carolina The Casbah
February 24th West Columbia, South Carolina New Brookland Tavern
February 25th Atlanta, Georgia The Masquerade
February 26th Jacksonville, Florida Thee Imperial
February 27th Orlando, Florida Back Booth
February 28th Tampa, Florida The Orpheum
March 01st Tallahassee, Florida Big Daddy's
March 02nd Augusta, Georgia Jam's
March 18th Denver, Colorado Climax Lounge
March 19th Midvale, Utah The Circuit
March 21st Orangevale, California Boardwalk (feat. HOODS)
March 22nd San Francisco, California The Pound
March 23rd West Hollywood, California The Whisky
March 24th Corona, California Showcase Theatre
March 26th El Paso, Texas House Of Rock N' Roll (feat. HOODS)
March 27th Austin, Texas The Backroom (feat. HOODS)
March 29th Fayetteville, Arkansas The Music Hall (feat. HOODS)
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
The brand new video from IT DIES TODAY for their song "A Threnody For Modern Romance" is now out. The song comes off their debut album "The Caitiff Choir" out now. Click here to watch the video in streaming QuickTime. There's also an It Dies Today 2 Song E-Card here.
The video was shot by director Darren Doane in Los Angeles this past fall while the band was on tour with labelmates Bleeding Through and Walls Of Jericho. Make sure to check out IDT in January and February with All That Remains, Trivium, Anterrabae, 12 Tribes, and more.
It Dies Today Tourdates: More...
All That Remains, The Acacia Strain, It Dies Today and Trivium will be touring together in January, dates and venues will be announced shortly.
The Acacia Strain and August Burns Red will be touring together for two weeks this winter. Here are the dates:
12/29 Cambridge MA @ TBA
12/30 Providence RI @ The Living Room
12/31 Vermont @ TBA
1/1 New Paltz NY @ Caboloosa's w/ My Bitter End
1/2 Lakewood OH @ Hi Fi Club
1/3 Port Huron MC @ The North Grotto
1/4 Louisville KY @ TBA
1/5 Memphis TN @ The Complex
1/6 Johnson City TN @ Heather's Hide Away
1/7 Greenville NC @ The Flying Salsa w/ Through The Eyes Of The Dead
1/8 Fredricksburg, VA @ KC's
1/9 New Jersey @ TBA
1/10 Bethlehem, PA @ The Globe Cafe w/ The Nine Orders Of Angels
The Acacia Strain have parted ways with long-time drummer Ben Abert for unspecified reasons. Bury Your Dead's Mark Castillo is currently filling in as the group recruits a replacement. Serious candidates can contact the band for more information.
Massachusetts' The Acacia Strain recently recorded a new album entitled "3750." The effort was recorded and produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (of Killswitch Engage) at Zing Studios and is currently being mastered by Alan Douches. You can download two tracks from the effort, which should be available in late-Spring. Meanwhile, the band has also posted their new video for "Smoke Ya Later," which features Dutkiewicz.