Tom Smith is the guitarist for The Acacia Strain. Tom spent time under the tutelage of uber producer Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy) learning the craft of recording records, which was put to use when Tom helped write and record the bands latest offering, 2019’s surprise EP, It Comes In Waves. Continue reading →
Massachusetts has a laundry list of bands that have left their mark on the hardcore/metal world and The Acacia Strain certainly have left their mark on the scene. Fronted by Vincent Bennett, the sole original member, TAS burst onto the scene with 2004’s ‘3750’. The band practically lives on the road, and have supported several of their MA counterparts in Unearth, Killswitch Engage and traveling the globe several times over after dropping 7 albums over their 15+ year career. Their most recent offering, 2017’s ‘Gravebloom’, continues to showcase the bands penchant for an all out aural onslaught. Continue reading →
To celebrate Record Store Day on the 24th November, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will be releasing ‘The Depression Sessions’ exclusively for the first time on CD. In the winter of 2015, three bands with a common outlook on the world came together to create this collective piece of work – each with their own unique stylistic approach to aggressive music. Those three bands were Thy Art Is Murder, The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy.
Previously only available digitally and on vinyl, the experience can now be yours to own, but hurry! The pressing will be limited to 2,000 copies worldwide! This limited CD (Digipak) edition will be available exclusively at your local indie record stores in the U.S. and Canada! To find your nearest one click here. Continue reading →
The Acacia Strain is a deathcore band from Conneticut, US with some dark yet clear downtempo influences. The band started out really heavy with its first release ‘3750’ in 2004. Albums like ‘The Dead Walk’ and ‘Continent‘ pushed forward the heavy death core, almost death metal, sound the band originally had. The band took a big turn in its sound with the release ‘Wormwood’. The downtempo influences really started to break through on this album. This is also the first album that features the famous ”Bird” on the cover art. Just 2 years later The Acacia Strain let us know that they were still capable of making some kick ass music and so they did with the release of ‘Death Is The Only Mortal’. Latest and maybe even their best work yet, ‘Coma Witch’, gave us everything we loved about the band. Last year the band collaborated to create ‘The Depression Sessions’ with death core pioneers Thy Art Is Murder. This isn’t all of it yet, Fit For An Autopsy also worked hard on this Split. They are one of the best upcoming death core bands at this very moment, check them out HERE! The long awaited upcoming album ‘Gravebloom’ will release via Rise Records in just 3 days, 30th of June. A new The Acacia Strain is just what we needed in a world full of disappointments!
One of my favorite death core bands, Fit For An Autopsy, have a split album coming out tomorrow, August 12. In anticipation of this release, they have graced us with one of the two tracks that they have recorded for the split “The Depression Sessions“, which also features tracks by The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder.
It’s a pretty killer track and sits strongly alongside the tracks already released by TAS and TAIM. If you like it, make sure to snag a copy HERE.
The Acacia Strain will celebrate ten years since the release of the band’s third studio album ‘The Dead Walk,’ with the summer headline ‘Common Vision Tour’ that kicks off July 7th in Massachusetts. Supporting bands are Oceano, Knocked Loose, Culture Killer and To The Wind. The band will be throwing in some older songs into the mix in regards to their set list and they will also have some throwback merch that may only be available on this tour. VIP tickets are available here and general admission tickets go on sale this coming Friday 5/6. Continue reading →