The 2014 All Stars Tour Lineup Announced

by Zack Zarrillo - May 13, 2014

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I See Stars, The Acacia Strain, Like Moths To Flames, Slaves, and others will be playing the 2014 All Stars Tour. Check out the full lineup below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Recording New Album In March

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 13, 2014

The Acacia Strain will be recording their next album for Rise Records in March. Check out a message from Rise below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Stream ‘Above/Below’ 7”

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 14, 2013

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The Acacia Strain are streaming their Above/Below 7”. Listen to it below after the jump. 

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Legend Releasing Album In Early-2014; Guitarist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz Joins Band

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 25, 2013

Legend will be releasing a new record in early-2014 via Rise Records. The band has also added guitarist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz to their lineup. Check out a press release with details below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Stream New Song “Above”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 21, 2013

The Acacia Strain have released a new song called “Above.” Stream it below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Announce New 7”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 21, 2013

The Acacia Strain will be releasing a new 7” called Above/Below on November 29th via Rise Records. Check out the artwork and track listing below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Announce US Fall Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 11, 2013

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Senses Fail will be heading out on a long US fall tour with For the Fallen Dreams, Expire, Being As An Ocean, and The Acacia Strain. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Announce Late-Summer Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 3, 2013

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The Acacia Strain will be hitting the road in August and September with Within The Ruins and American Me. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Announce Tour With Hatebreed

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 1, 2013

The Acacia Strain will be heading out on tour with Hatrebreed this September and October. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Welcome Two New Members Into Band

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 4, 2013

The Acacia Strain have added Devin Shidaker and Richard Gomez as full-time band members. Check out a statement from Acacia below after the jump.

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The Acacia Strain Dismiss Songwriter Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz

by Zack Zarrillo - May 20, 2013

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Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz is a songwriter that wrote much of The Acacia Strain's music, but was not technically a member and did not go on the road with the band either. Laskiewicz has now been dismissed from the band, and a message from him on the news can be read below after the jump. 

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POZ Presents: The Weekly Tour Round-Up

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 31, 2013

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It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!

New Tours:

POZ Sponsored Shows 
Forever Came Calling, Heart To Heart, Last Call [Now-04/21]
 
BoySetsFire, No Trigger, Pentimento, Light Years, Maker [05/24-05/26]

North America  
Luther, Glocca Morra [04/12-04/29]
Twin Forks [04/26-05/09]
 
The World Is A Beautiful Place, Dads [05/18-05/27] 
Matt Pryor, James Dewees [05/21-05/26]
 
Comeback Kid [05/23-06/19]
Black Flag [05/23-07/24]
 
Frank Turner [06/01-06/14]  
The Front Bottoms, Weatherbox, AGBPOL [06/01-07/13] 
The Acacia Strain Lamb Of God [06/12-06/20]
Fall Out Boy [09/05-09/27] 

United Kingdom|Mainland Europe
The Rocket Summer [04/30-05/04
Gallows [06/13-06/23] 

Previously Announced Tours:

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The Acacia Strain Opening For Lamb Of God

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 29, 2013

The Acacia Strain will be opening for Lamb Of God this June. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Review: The Acacia Strain - Money for Nothing

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 20, 2013

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*This review was composed by Marc Gary Gray and edited by Erik van Rheenen

At work, I told my friend Colin I was reviewing an album. He asked me the band, and I told him it was The Acacia Strain. His response was, “Dude, they’re fuckin’ WICKED.” Why do you care? Colin hates most things. Colin especially hates aggressive music that isn’t death metal, including hardcore — or any genre ending in “core,” for that matter. He likes Children of Bodom and Lamb of God and can’t stand Hatebreed. I don’t condone such hatred (I love Hatebreed), but the point is, if a band that is so clearly influenced by hardcore can convert a hardcore-hating metal head to instantly profess respect and enjoyment, said band has accomplished something. But I digress. Let’s talk about The Acacia Strain’s latest offering, the Money for Nothing EP.

The Money for Nothing EP is, to quote Prosthetic Records’ website, a collection of “rarities, b-sides and previously unreleased material.” It is this reviewer’s opinion that such tracks are usually left out of original studio releases for one of two reasons: either a) they didn’t quite fit with the aesthetic of the album or there wasn’t enough room for the track, or b) the songs weren’t just that good to begin with. These tunes clearly fit in the first category. The six tracks on this EP span much of the band’s history, from 2006’s The Dead Walk to 2010’s Wormwood — any of the six could have ended up on a regular release without standing out, though the southern-rock tinged riff in the EP’s title track (think Every Time I Die or Maylene and the Sons of Disaster) might place it in a certain time and place. 

The highlight of this album was the second track, an alternate version of the song “Brown Noise” from the 2004 album 3750. Aside from boasting tighter production than the original, this new version manages to be even more brutal and driving than its predecessor. This song also showcases the band’s diversity, which is one of their biggest strengths. From chugga-chugga riffs to odd-time-signature breakdowns and everything in between, “Brown Noise” is a showcase for what these guys can do. For anyone new to The Acacia Strain, start here.

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Albums Out In Stores Today

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 19, 2013

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It’s February 19th, which means it’s release day. Let us know what new releases you’re listening to today and click “Read More” below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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