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Chicopee, Massachusetts, US (2001 – present)

The Acacia Strain is a heavy band from Chicopee, Massachusetts, US that formed in 2001. The band have since undergone numerous changes in their lineup. To date, they have released five studio albums, as well as two split albums. The Acacia Strain have said they dislike genre labels, and instead describe themselves as “Heavy.” “You might hear other music that sounds like it, but those bands can’t touch what we have. We have heart. We mean it.” Lyrically, they base their music on “hatred, nihilism, humanity’s dependence on technology, and abhorrence for existence.”

The current lineup consists of:
Vincent Bennett - lead vocals
Jack Strong - bass, backing vocals
Kevin Boutot - drums, percussion
Devin Shidaker - lead guitar
Richard Gomez - rhythm guitar


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  • jmp186

    I think that In Quest is better ..

    13 Sep 8:35pm Reply
  • sangremuerto

    new song is shit, bring DL back.

    11 Sep 9:24am Reply
  • spideralex90

    Cauterize is pretty solid. Definitely looking forward to the new album.

    13 Aug 2:43am Reply
  • Dxrryn

    New album ComaWitch coming Oct. 14th! New song - Cauterizer

    12 Aug 3:39am Reply
  • xsykox1996x

    666 plays what up

    31 Jul 4:32am Reply
  • SufferBitch

    luv of mi live

    21 Jul 4:07pm Reply
  • AxiomXIII

    i would consider it metalcore or deathcore. its more deathcore-ish but it isnt pure hardcore either. i think their somehow created their own genre between those three haha

    19 Jul 10:21am Reply
  • xxEUROBOYxx

    Definitely one of the better deathcore bands.

    11 Jul 12:37am Reply
  • Dream-core

    so great ^__^

    11 Jun 3:21pm Reply
  • ChapelOfBlood

    so bad -_-

    30 May 6:37am Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Not to sure what I should think about the vocals but I do love the intrumentals.

    11 May 9:45pm Reply
  • Element_X

    v well that would be very comfortable. good idea!

    30 Apr 5:34pm Reply
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    28 Apr 7:32pm Reply
  • dravenxx6

    Heavy as tits and balls!

    26 Apr 8:29pm Reply
  • Considerables

    @Mattfca: You're very cool and true metal because you hate on people that listen to a specific band, wow look at your Vader scrobbles so cool, good job dude

    8 Apr 1:01pm Reply
  • mattfca

    6 million scrobbles... the Holocaust killed the wrong people

    8 Apr 5:26am Reply
  • Cheyodos

    Haven't listened to these guys in a while. Do they still have as big of a following as they did when Continent came out?

    8 Apr 12:42am Reply
  • Entripy777

    Metalcore from Australia (for fans of August Burns Red, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage)

    18 Mar 3:28am Reply
  • Frostedxflames

    I use to like whitechapel, but like it says in the bio You might hear other music that sounds like it, but those bands can’t touch what we have. We have heart. We mean it." Whitechapel just became another one of those were trying to hard to be heavy bands for me no substance to it

    10 Mar 9:42pm Reply
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    Every TAS song: 000000000000000000000100000000000000000000000000010000000

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