THE ACACIA STRAIN Release Music Video For “Send Help”

the acaciaLast year The Acacia Strain released Coma Witch and the band has just released their new music video. The video is for their track “Send Help,” which is a rad song and it was directed by the great Max Moore. It’s a funny little video taking place in a bowling alley. Check it out below and see what’s up.      Continue reading

THE ACACIA STRAIN Streaming “Coma Witch” In Full

AcaciaSo, I’ve noticed that some people aren’t digging the new Acacia Strain tunes, but I am totally into it. I think the band is crushing right now and I adore their new album Coma Witch. If you’ve been keeping up with the progress of TAS‘s new record or even if you haven’t, now is the time to sit back and crack this one open. Coma Witch is currently streaming in full and you can peep it after the jump. DEM BRAKE DOWNZ, SON. Check it out.      Continue reading

THE ACACIA STRAIN Streaming New Track “VVorld Demise”

AcaciaWhile some blogs aren’t digging the tracks off of the new Acacia Strain album, I am totally into them. The band is doing new and creative things and I can’t wait to listen to their new album Coma Witch in full. The album’s release date isn’t too far away and the band has just released it’s third single “VVorld Demise.” I love this track and you will too. Check it out after the jump.      Continue reading

THE ACACIA STRAIN Streaming New Track “Nailgun”

AcaciaHeavy hitters The Acacia Strain blew me away with the first track off of the bands forthcoming Coma Witch and now they have released a new track titled “Nailgun” that totally destroys. This band is always doing something interesting and I really look forward to the new album. “Nailgun” is a loud, aggressive slab of all the good stuff TAS is known for. Check out the track after the jump.     Continue reading

THE ACACIA STRAIN Release Music Video for New Track “Cauterizer“

AcaciaExtremely heavy hardcore act The Acacia Strain will unleash their new album Coma Witch in October and the band has issued a music video for their new track “Cauterizer.” The track is spectacular and the video is beautifully shot. You can check out the video after the jump. Cruuuuush! Continue reading

As Above, So Below: THE ACACIA STRAIN Streaming New 7″

Acacia BelowRemember that rad The Acacia Strain track I posted about not too long ago? Well, the band has unveiled the b-side of the 7″ and have released a lyric video for that track also. Both tracks, “Above” and “Below” are fantastic. Definitely some of my favorite music The Acacia Strain has released in a while. You can check out both tracks after the jump and order the 7″ here.       Continue reading

Beware The Swarm: THE ACACIA STRAIN Release New Lyric Video

Acacia StrainNext month The Acacia Strain will release a 7″ single titled Above/Below and I was unsure how I felt about this fact until I listened to the track “Above” that the band released yesterday. This is a really rad song and I enjoy it a lot. The band seems to be getting over the departure of guitarist DL pretty easily and are already writing killer songs. You can check out the official lyric video for “Above” after the jump.

Also, if you haven’t guessed, the title of the b-side track is “Below.” Stay tuned for more information.      Continue reading

THE ACACIA STRAIN Announce “No Way Out” Summer North American Tour

The Acacia Strain have announced their new “No Way Out” Summer North American. tour that will commence early next month. The band will see support from  Within the Ruins (8/21-9/18), Fit for an Autopsy , Xibalba (8/13-9/1 & 9/6-9/18) and American Me (8/21-9/18) all on select dates of the trek. There are still more dates to be announce but here is the schedule as it runs as of now:

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THE ACACIA STRAIN Release New Lyric Video

The Acacia Strain have released a cartoonish lyric video for previously unreleased track, “Money for Nothing”. The track is what you’d come to expect from The Acacia Strain; breakdowns a’plenty. But there is a surprisingly catchy, southern rock inspired midsection (with cowbell!) that saves the song from being too redundant. An EP of the same name containing b-sides and rarities will be released on February 19th via Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below.

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Tour Happens: Dates Revealed For Every Time I Die/THE ACACIA STRAIN Tour

As previously reported, Every Time I Die will be hitting the road early next year for yet another extensive North American Tour. The band will see support from The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights. I am going to try my damnedest to go to one of these shows and so should you if you know what’s good for you. The full schedule is below:

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TWITCHING TONGUES Debut Video For “Preacher Man”

Metallic hardcore group, Twitching Tongues, have just released a video for the song “Preacher Man” off of their latest EP of the same name. Shot entirely in black and white, the beautifully lighted video for “Preacher Man” is basically a well shot performance video with some cool effects and occasional allusions to the theme of the song. A song which according to an interview with John Hoffman/Caution of Weekend Nachos(in his zine Spilled Blood) is about how the mother of brother members Colin and Taylor left their father for a priest. Stream the awesome video below, pick up the EP from Closed Casket Activities here and be sure to catch Twitching Tongues on their upcoming and officially weirdest tour with Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Upon A Burning Body and Volumes(dates below). Also, Keith At Chain. Continue reading


According to The PRP, Every Time I Die and The Acacia Strain are rumored to co-headline a tour next year sometime in March. The shitty Buffalo dudes and the chug masters will see support from Vanna, Hundredth and No Bragging Rights. No other details have been released as of yet but I can assure you I will keep your little ass updated.

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VEIL OF MAYA And THE ACACIA STRAIN Announce Co-Headlining Fall Tour

Set to shoot off sometime around Thanksgiving is this massive co-headlining tour between progressive metallers Veil of Maya and chug fest deathcore giants The Acacia Strain. While I can’t say that VoM or Acacia Strain are in my relevant interests, their latest and most recent albums were decent and enjoyable listens in my personal opinion. Support for the tour comes in directly from San Antonio deathcore act, Upon A Burning Body, LA djenters Volumes, and from out of fucking nowhere, LA metallic hardcore act, Twitching Tongues. And so this tour has something for everyone, something for the half way prog metal, half way deathcore crowd, something for the straight up deathcore crowd, something for those up and coming djenters, and something for the no-bullshit hardcore crowd. Check out the dates after the jump courtesy of Metal Injection. Continue reading

Death Is Only A Bajillion Breakdowns: Stream THE ACACIA STRAIN’s Nu Album


Thanks to Lambgoat all of us can now listen to the nu Acacia Strain album, “Death Is The Only Mortal“, without wasting money or hard space. The entire album can be streamed below via a Youtube playlist.

For those of those to lazy to listen to the whole thing, this quick album sum up may help, dun dundun dun dun dundundundundddun dun dun….. Yep, one giant chug fest with the occasional guitar melody, bouncy string bends and choppy electronics preceding major breakdowns. Is it me or has TAS lost all hardcore influence and just started ripping off Meshuggah more cause they think their gym short wearing fans won’t notice? Listen to the nu album and tell us what you thought about it in the comment section.


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THE ACACIA STRAIN Release Promo Video For “Death Is The Only Mortal”; New Track Available

Breakdown masters The Acacia Strain have taken to the web again and released a promo video for their upcoming album, “Death Is The Only Mortal” out October 9th via Rise Records. In classic TAS fashion, the new video is a rather goofy skit about Vincent find out the band recorded a new album without him and his journey to record vocals. I love that although be considered one of the “angriest bands in hardcore”, they never cease to have a sense of humor. The highlight of this promo to me is the inclusion of Outkast‘s “I Like The Way You Move” at the beginning and Snoop Dogg‘s classic album, “Doggy style” at the end.

At the bottom of the page you can also listen to another new “single” from the forthcoming “Death Is The Only Mortal“. The track is titled “The Mouth Of The River” and sounds like…. Well.. The Acacia Strain. Everyone knows these guys don’t stray far from their sound, I guess whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on the person. I was originally going to count the amount of chugs, but gave up at around 67… Anyway, check out the new track and leave a comment with your opinion on it.

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