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Blues punks The Bobby Lees (Sam Quartin , Kendall Wind , Macky Bowman, Nick Casa) have been tearing it up on stages in Upstate, NY and around the country. While you may recognize Quartin from movie roles like the (forthcoming) Run With The Hunted and Let Me Make You A Martyr , this band is not a novelty project but a full fledged rock n rollercoaster. They totally scorch the stage with a howling sense of purpose and poetic sting, capturing a primal and at times even fun energy on Beauty Pageant . Feral animals and ghosts hiding in the trees agree that this band is the shit. This record and group truly deserve to be heard, so head to their Bandcamp and blast "Deem Em Dead" now. You can say you knew 'em when.
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Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY regularly throws diverse shows from Metric to Every Time I Die to Mindless Self Indulgence. It was a no brainer that The Eternal Enemies Tour stop at the mid sized venue was going to be really hyper and packed with kids. Not only is this where the beef with Emmure and The Acacia Strain kind of reached an apex at one point, but it also is where they best buried the hatchet. This show was actually really positive, even with everyone screaming angry shit all night, haha.
From Emmure pals Sylar (also from Queens) setting it off like a kind of metalcore Linkin Park to Kublai Khan from Texas completely killing it onstage with a strong message of unity to the wall of heavy that slams into the crowd whenever The Acacia Strain hits, it was a good night for Upstate, NY. I can’t believe Ryan from Fit For A King managed to sing his whole set in a long sleeve shirt and not faint. Vincent from The Acacia Strain even gave shout outs to Ted’s Fish Fry and Stewart’s Ice Cream (that’s a regional reference if you know the Troy/Albany area), which was pretty amusing.
Photogs Matt Slater and Richie Bilyou got shots of the action for y’all.
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Acacia Strain will help anyone fill the idle void waiting for Nicki Minaj’s The Pink Print by dropping their new LP Coma Witch on October 14 via Rise Records. The band has revealed cover art and track listing for the album, which was produced by Will Putney (Body Count, Suicide Silence). Coma Witch will be released digitally and physically, as a 2 disc set with the 2nd disc consisting of a 28 minute track titled “Observer”. Haters are gonna be lining up to give the band 28 minute blumpkins after they hear this record, cuz this is The Acacia Strain with their eye on the long game. “Graveyard Shift” is my favorite new track so far, a song so angry it makes you wonder what has been going on in these guy’s lives.
Check out the band’s music video for the new pulverizing track “Cauterizer” here.
Check out the band’s upcoming tour dates here.
For their genre, these cats don’t have many “peers”. You know who this band is. Bring it on.
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Chicopee, Massachusetts deathcore vets The Acacia Strain have recently been teasing a new album through several different sources and we finally have the details. The album is going to be called Coma Witch and is set to be released October 14th through Rise Records. They have also released the first single and music video called “Cauterizer.”
To get your first listen of new Acacia Strain click right here.
Coma Witch will be the band’s seventh full length album and the first without guitarist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz. It will also be the first to feature replacements Devin Shidaker of ex-Oceano fame and ex-Molotov Solution guitarist Richard Gomez. Laskiewicz hadn’t toured with the band in years but was still writing and producing for them up until his May 2013 departure. So that means this will be the first album they’ve released without his input…should be interesting to see how their sound progresses.Add to My Radar
Bogie’s is a classic venue that has hosted, and continues to host, the best names in hardcore – both large and small. Many bands got their shit started at this place over the years, so it is great when a band gives it back. Class acts The Acacia Strain did just that the other night after a fired up gig with Full Blown Chaos.
What an amazing fucking weekend!!!!! This is what I’m talking about!!! So,The Acacia Strain donated ALL of their money to help fix the rest of the roof and pay off a back bill!!! Now I remember why I do this!!!! – Mike BlackNBlue’s Facebook post
My old school show pal Matt Slater, who I’ve known since Beneath The Remains/Unbalanced days in Poughkeepsie’s hardcore late 90’s boom, was cool enough to send us his thoughts and some photos from the show!
“We arrived in Albany at Bogies in time to catch all the bands on the bill . The local bands put on a great show , with plenty of dancing , leading up to the main acts that night . Fbc was first , playing a wide array of songs , with sing alongs, & pile ons , one after the other . Tas took the stage right after fbc, and opened up with the beast , nightman , btm fdr , skynet ,the impaler,& hills have eyes just to name a few of their carnal onslaught of tunes . After the show , the acacia strain donated all their pay back to Bogies” – Matt Slater
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Rise Records announced via Facebook that The Acacia Strain have finished recording their next album, due for summer release and produced by Will Putney (Stray From The Path, Four Year Strong, Reign Supreme).
“Just talked to Vincent from The Acacia Strain. He said the band just finished tracking the new record (roar of huge cheers). They play NE Metalfest this weekend and then head overseas to Australia/NZ.”
Buffalo, New York heavy rockers Every Time I Die have announced that they will be headlining a US tour this winter with The Acacia Strain. Additional support on this tour will come from Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights. This tour will kick off on February 6th in Chicago, Illinois and will end on March 16th in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The band will be touring in support of their 6th full-length studio album Ex Lives, which was released via Epitaph. They are currently on tour in the US throughout most of December with The Chariot, Letlive and Kills & Thrills.
Click here to see a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues for both of these tours.Add to My Radar
With heavy hearts, New England metal band The Acacia Strain has announced some sad news for their fans. The band 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.
Frontman Vincent Bennett 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.”Add to My Radar
Next week, UK metallers Bury Tomorrow will release The Union of Crowns to the public, but before you pay your hard earned money, why not check out a new track to see if it’s worth it?
“The Maiden” is the title and it’s the fourth song released off of their sophomore album. It’s been three years since their debut and the band is already touring with the likes of The Acacia Strain and found a slot on the UK version of Warped Tour.
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The Acacia Strain have recently been signed to Rise Records. The band is ready to delve into the next phase and are happy to join with Rise where they feel they will be well taken care of and continue to smash faces with their new material.
The band will be releasing their label debut album in October 2012. No further album details have been given at this time but we’ll keep you informed.Add to My Radar
Before heading out on a world tour, Virginia’s best metal export Lamb of God will be destroying a few east coast clubs.
Support on all shows except Richmond will come from The Acacia Strain. Following the club shows, Lamb of God will start the Pacific Rim portion of the “Resolution” tour, ending with the band’s first-ever show in Alaska.
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California metalcore band, Terror, have announced they will be releasing a live DVD for “Defining The Faith,” which contains footage from the Mach1 festival in Montabaur (June 24th), Cafe Central in Weinheim (June 28th), and Essigfabrik in Köln (June 29th). It will be released November 1st through Century Media.
Terror has also announced that they will be on the God Damn tour with The Acacia Strain, Stray From The Path, and Harm’s Way.
To view the DVD set list and tour dates click here.Add to My Radar
Hot off their Warped Tour performances, The Acacia Strain has debuted their video for the track “The Impaler.”
The song comes from their latest album Wormwood, which came out last year on Prosthetic Records. The band is known for their humor and brutal vocals, as well as their 8-string guitars on their latest album.
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