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

Aborted have officially cancelled their “Hell Over Europe 4 Tour” with The Acacia Strain, Benighted, Hideous Divinity, and Fleddy Melculy. The band commented:

“Unfortunately, as we are all aware, with the rising cases of covid and the constantly shifting restrictions in all the different EU countries, we were forced to cancel our Hell Over Europe 4 tour with our good friends in Benighted, The Acacia Strain, Hideous Divinity, and Fleddy Melculy. We are devastated by this news and apologize for the inconvenience to the fans, hopefully, we can return to actually perform Maniacult in front of you all one day. Stay healthy and keep the metal flowing my friends. Support the bands and let’s get through this shit together. Sincerely, Sven, Ken, Ian, Stefano“

The Acacia Strain Add Four More Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added four more dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/07 Hartford, CT – The Webster (non-album set)
11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/12 Louisville, KY – Portal (non-album set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)
12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)
12/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/15 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (“Wormwood” set)
12/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“Wormwood” set)
12/18 Albany, NY – Empire (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/19 Albany, NY – Empire (“Wormwood” set)

The Acacia Strain Add More Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added four more dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/07 Hartford, CT – The Webster (non-album set)
11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/12 Louisville, KY – Portal (non-album set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)
12/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (“Wormwood” set)

Watch Testament, Protest The Hero, The Acacia Strain, Etc. Members Cover Toto’s “Hold The Line”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Toto‘s “Hold The Line” with Rody Walker (Protest The Hero), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Devin Shidaker (The Acacia Strain), Samantha Mobley (Frozen Soul), Emily Lee (Shearwater, Loma), and Tanner Wayne (In Flames). You can check that out below:

The Acacia Strain Add Brooklyn Dates To Upcoming Tour

The Acacia Strain have added some Brooklyn dates to their fall tour. As previously reported, that trek will find the band playing two nights in each city with the first set featuring a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay“ and the second set featuring a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/08 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (“Wormwood” set)
11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)

The Acacia Strain To Play Special “It Comes In Waves,” “Slow Decay,” & “Wormwood” Sets On Fall Headlining Tour

The Acacia Strain have announced a fall headlining tour. The trek will find the band playing two nights in each city. The first set will feature a full performance of “It Comes In Waves” and select tracks from “Slow Decay,“ while the second set will feature a full performance of “Wormwood.” Harm’s Way, Kublai Khan, Orthodox, and Dying Wish will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Kublai Khan, Orthodox and Dying Wish:

11/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/11 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club (“Wormwood” set)
11/13 Nashville, TN – The End (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/14 Nashville, TN – The End (“Wormwood” set)
11/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/17 Tampa, FL – Crowbar (“Wormwood” set)
11/19 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/20 Houston, TX – The Secret Group (“Wormwood” set)
11/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/22 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Underground (“Wormwood” set)
11/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (“Wormwood” set)
11/26 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/27 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre (“Wormwood” set)
11/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
11/29 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (“Wormwood” set)
12/01 Denver, CO – HQ (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/02 Denver, CO – HQ (“Wormwood” set)
12/03 Kansas City, MO – The Rino (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck (“Wormwood” set)

With Harm’s Way, Orthodox & Dying Wish:

12/05 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/06 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall (“Wormwood” set)
12/07 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/08 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (“Wormwood” set)
12/10 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/11 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary (“Wormwood” set)
12/12 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“It Comes In Waves” / “Slow Decay” set)
12/13 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (“Wormwood” set)

Bad Wolves Officially Welcome Daniel “DL” Lasckiewicz To The Band As Their New Vocalist

Bad Wolves have officially welcomed Daniel “DL” Lasckiewicz (LGND, ex-The Acacia Strain) to the band as their new vocalist. The group’s new album “Dear Monsters” is expected to be released later this year.

Bad Wolves commented:

“We are excited to officially announce that Bad Wolves has a new singer – Daniel “DL” Lasckiewicz. DL is a tremendous songwriter and singer, and we can confidently say that the album we are working on, titled Dear Monsters, is the best Bad Wolves album to date.

DL is one of the most talented and hard-working people we have ever had the pleasure to know. He is a team player, a creative force, and overall a great human being who fits perfectly with our BW family. It feels incredible to be surrounded with such positive energy and the music we’ve made is certainly reflective of this new-found optimism and collaborative spirit. And this new album shows a more cohesive and unique reflection of the band. There is a lot to prove and expectations are high with a new singer coming in. And we nailed it. The songs speak for themselves, and if you’re a Bad Wolves fan we know you won’t be disappointed.

So much has happened since Tommy [Vext] publicly quit Bad Wolves a few months ago – and we disagree with the validity of much of what he has said publicly about our parting of ways – but we would prefer to not look back on the past and instead focus on this new chapter. And most importantly, we’d like to let the music speak for itself. Thanks for believing in Bad Wolves and please join us in welcoming DL to the family. We can’t wait for you to hear what’s coming.

John, Doc, Chris, Kyle & DL“

Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted, Etc. Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

The “Hell Over Europe 4 Tour” has officially been postponed to 2022. That trek will feature Aborted, The Acacia Strain, Benighted (select dates), Hideous Divinity (select dates), and Fleddy Melculy.

Tour Dates:

With Benighted:

02/17 Kortrijk, BEL – De Kreun
02/18 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/19 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Vredenburg
02/20 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion Complex
02/22 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
02/23 London, UK – The Dome
02/24 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
02/25 Limoges, FRA – John Lennon
02/26 Colmar, FRA – Grillen
02/27 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
03/01 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
03/02 Porto, POR – Hard Club
03/03 Lisbon, POR – AO Vivo
03/04 Madrid, SPA – Shoko
03/05 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo 2
03/06 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
03/07 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
03/08 Milano ITA – Slaughter Club
03/09 Ljubljana, SL0 – Orto Bar
03/10 Vienna, AUT – Szene
03/11 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
03/12 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club
03/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
03/14 Munich, GER – Feierwerk

With Hideous Divinity:

03/16 Nuremberg, GER – ZBau
03/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/18 Hanover, GER – Béi Chéz Heinz
03/19 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
03/20 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
03/21 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand
03/22 Oslo, NOR – Bla
03/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
03/24 Enschede, NET – Metropool
03/25 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
03/26 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
03/27 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater

Aborted’s Sven de Caluwé commented:

“As we all know in this continuous phase of dingus sucking, it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t have to move our little hell over Europe. Thanks to covid 19-21 we have to reschedule this beast of an extreme metal tour to Feb/March 22. But fear not! We will release our album before that and we have some truly amazing things set up for the tour and record. All bands are part of the line up, anyone who got tickets they remain valid and be sure not to miss out on the party! After all, it’s not a party until you’ve seen Juliens ‘one minute 24 seconds’ naked feet! See you in the pit, you rascals!”

Ex-Bad Wolves Frontman Tommy Vext Claims The Band Have Chosen Ex-The Acacia Strain Guitarist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz As His Replacement

According to ex-Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext, the band have recruited ex-The Acacia Strain guitarist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz as their new singer. Vext said the following about that on Instagram live [via The PRP]:

“Congratulations to D.L. former guitarist of Acacia strain who’s the new singer of Bad Wolves. Unfortunately the band is going to have to change its name if they don’t pay for the songs I wrote and my trademark ownership…”

The Ghost Inside Postpone Worcester, MA Show To August

The Ghost Inside have postponed their Worcester, MA show with Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Currents, and Great American Ghost due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concert is now scheduled to take place at The Palladium on August 28. The Ghost Inside commented:

“To allow for more time for shows to start coming back and things to open back up safely, our show in Worcester will now be on August 28th of this year! Hopefully this is the last time we’ll have to do this. Due to the date change, we also have a new lineup of friends joining us for this special night. Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Currents, and Great American Ghost will be with us! Previously purchased tickets are still valid and any questions can be directed towards your point of purchase. There are still tickets available at theghostinside.com