The Acacia Strain Premiere New Video For “One Thousand Painful Stings” Featuring Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante

The Acacia Strain have premiered a new video for their song “One Thousand Painful Stings.” The track, which features Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante, appears on the band’s latest album “Slow Decay.” Vincent Bennett commented:

“Having a record come out during a pandemic is hard. No touring, no playing the new songs, no nothing. All of us live far away from one another, so we cannot do a cool livestream, either. We couldn’t even get together to make a music video, so we did this! Stay safe, stay sane, and stay away from each other!”

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted, Etc. Announce European/UK Tour

Aborted and The Acacia Strain will be hitting the road on the “Hell Over Europe 4 Tour” next fall. Benighted, Fleddy Melculy, Hideous Divinity, and Cult Of Lilith will also perform on select legs of the trek.

Tour Dates:

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted, and Fleddy Melculy:

09/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
09/25 Kotrijk, BEL – De Kreun
09/26 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion Complex
09/28 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
09/29 London, UK – The Dome
09/30 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
10/01 Nantes, FRA – Muscadeath Festival Vallet
10/02 Limoges, FRA – John Lennon
10/03 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
10/05 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
10/06 Porto, POR – Hard Club
10/07 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
10/08 Madrid, SPA – Shoko
10/09 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
10/10 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
10/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/12 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
10/13 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
10/14 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/15 Vienna, AUT – Szene
10/16 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
10/17 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
10/18 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club
10/20 Nuremberg, GER – Zbau
10/21 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Hideous Divinity, and Cult Of Lilith:

10/23 Aarhus, DEN – Train
10/24 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
10/25 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand
10/26 Oslo, NOR – Bla
10/27 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
10/28 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
10/29 Leipzig, GER – Werk2
10/30 Berlin, GER – Columbia
10/31 Hengelo, NET – Metropool

Aborted commented:

“Ok you dirty ghouls and terror maniacs! The time has come, we’ve all had enough time sitting at home, eating thousands of pizzas and gaining tremendous amounts of weight… and well, eventually, we wrote an album! So here is some good news to make your 2021 hopefully slightly less of a giant smelly turd than 2020:

1. We will be entering the studio, for said album; the writing is done and we are beyond stoked about it. More on that later.
2. HELL OVER EUROPE TIME! That’s right!! Your favorite and most infamous extreme metal tour returns (or well, at least we hope it’s either of those).

Added to the mix to spice up your life are: The Acacia Strain (they hate stuff maybe as much as we do, so we are looking forward to bitch like a bunch of old farts on a daily basis). Once again, we team up with our brothers from (possibly) other mothers Benighted (No promises if Julien will wear footwear, good thing we all have masks, right?). Stefano clearly has some fat to burn, so we figured he should play twice a night and thus our good friends Hideous Divinity have been added as well for a good dose of Mario blasts!”

LGND Premiere New Song “Psychedelic Nightmare”

LGND, the project featuring Chad Ruhlig (For The Fallen Dreams), have premiered a new song titled “Psychedelic Nightmare.“ This track features Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (ex-The Acacia Strain) and it will appear on LGND’s upcoming EP. Ruhlig said the following about that effort:

“Six different writers/producers and a lot of trust went into this release. I’m extremely proud of how everything came out and can’t wait for you all to hear what we did. Times are changing, so are we.”

Listen To New The Acacia Strain Songs “Crippling Poison” & “Birds Of Paradise, Birds Of Prey“

The Acacia Strain have officially released their new album “Slow Decay.” The effort comes with all of the tracks from the band’s recent EPs, “D,” “E,” “C,” “A,” and “Y,” and two new songs, “Crippling Poison” and “Birds Of Paradise, Birds Of Prey.“ You can stream the latter tracks below:

Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Etc. Members Participate in Decibel’s “Get Behind The Mask” Gallery

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, many people are still refusing to wear masks to help slow the spread of the virus. With this in mind, Decibel have decided to launch a “Get Behind The Mask” gallery full of notable metal musicians wearing masks to encourage others to do the same. Over 140 artists participated including members of Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Anthrax, Megadeth, Pantera, Judas Priest, Body Count, GWAR, Death Angel, Baroness, The Acacia Strain, Suffocation, and tons more.

The Acacia Strain Release New EP “Y”, Officially Announce New Album “Slow Decay”

The Acacia Strain have officially finished spelling out “Decay” with the release of their “Y” EP. The effort features two new songs, “One Thousand Painful Stings“ (feat. Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante) and “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH,“ and it can be streamed below:

In other news, The Acacia Strain have also confirmed that their new album “Slow Decay” will be released July 24. A majority of the tracks from the record have already been released across the band’s recent EPs. Vincent Bennett said the following about that:

“The whole concept is reality breaking down around us. We’ve done our time on earth, broken through the boundaries of what reality actually is, and we’re now witnessing our collective descent into madness.

Lyrically and sonically, everything reflects that. You’re getting the vision piece by piece. The whole theme is a slow dive. By the same token, it organically becomes one record instead of just one big push out of the gate.

As soon as you think you’re getting the hang of it, we throw out a wrench with the full-length. There’s no evidence to suggest we’re aren’t actually in a living hell. The things happening around us could be out of a comic book or a movie.

The idea is, ‘This can’t be real.’ Maybe something happened. Maybe we’re all dead and we don’t even know it. Maybe we’re just living in some augmented reality hellscape of actual planet earth.”

“Slow Decay” Track Listing:

01. “Feed A Pigeon Breed A Rat”
02. “Crippling Poison”
03. “Seeing God” (feat. Aaron Heard of Jesus Piece)
04. “Solace And Serenity”
05. “The Lucid Dream” (feat. Jess Nyx of Mortality Rate)
06. “I breathed in the smoke deeply it tasted like death and I smiled” (feat. Zach Hatfield of Left Behind)
07. “Crossgates”
08. “Inverted Person”
09. “Chhinnamasta”
10. “One Thousand Painful Stings” (feat. Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox)
11. “Birds of Paradise, Birds of Prey”
12. “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH”

Various album bundles and a vinyl version of “Y” are available to pre-order HERE.

The Acacia Strain Reportedly Planning To Release New Album “Slow Decay” In July

According to a recent product listing, The Acacia Strain will be releasing a new album titled “Slow Decay“ on July 17. Eight tracks have already been released across four EPs titled “D”, “E,” “C,” and “A.” It is assumed that a “Y” EP will also be released to finish spelling out “Decay.”

“Slow Decay” Track Listing:

01. “Feed A Pigeon Breed A Rat”
02. “Crippling Poison”
03. “Seeing God” (feat. Aaron Heard of Jesus Piece)
04. “Solace And Serenity”
05. “The Lucid Dream” (feat. Jess Nyx of Mortality Rate)
06. “I breathed in the smoke deeply it tasted like death and I smiled” (feat. Zach Hatfield of Left Behind)
07. “Crossgates”
08. “Inverted Person”
09. “Chhinnamasta”
10. “One Thousand Painful Stings” (feat. Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox)
11. “Birds of Paradise, Birds of Prey”
12. “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH”

[via Lambgoat]

The Acacia Strain Release New EP “A”

The Acacia Strain have released a new EP titled “A.“ The effort comes with two new songs including “Inverted Person” and “Chhinnamasta,“ You can stream those below and pre-order a 7” vinyl pressing of “A” HERE. Vincent Bennett said the following:

“‘Chhinnamasta’, goddess of contradictions. See us through this wave of uncertainly. Guide us into the future. Grant us the strength and knowledge we seek to grow, to change for the better; or allow us to proceed into the void. No guest vocals? No problem! Most of you have already figured out what we are spelling, no reason to ruin it for everyone else. Enjoy two more songs as we continue to stay apart while also trying to stay together. Some of these lyrics came to me in the studio, while some were sitting with me for a long time. I hope you enjoy what we have been doing — it’s not over yet!”

The Acacia Strain Release New EP “C”

The Acacia Strain have released a new EP titled “C.“ The effort comes with two new songs including “Crossgates” and “I Breathed In The Smoke Deeply It Tasted Like Death And I Smiled“ (feat. Left Behind‘s Zach Hatfield). You can stream those below and pre-order a 7” vinyl pressing of “C” HERE. Vincent Bennett commented:

“This is my personal favorite set of two, but don’t let that sway your opinion. Short and sweet meets long and depressing — the perfect combination. Zach from Left Behind was the obvious choice for ‘I breathed….‘ He added so much to the song and I’m happy he was able to. We are living hell.”

The Acacia Strain Release New EP “E”

The Acacia Strain have released a new EP titled “E.“ The effort comes with two new songs including “Solace And Serenity” and “The Lucid Dream“ (feat. Mortality Rate’s Jess Nyx). You can stream those below and pre-order a 7” vinyl pressing of “E” HERE. Vincent Bennett commented:

“I’ve been a fan of Jess since Judiciary introduced me to her voice, and I’m extremely happy to have her on a song. Solace, serenity — enter the lucid dream. The second chapter is here. We descend further and further into our own undoing.”