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Chicopee, Massachusetts, US (2001 – present)

The Acacia Strain is a metalcore band from Chicopee, Massachusetts, US that formed in 2001. The band have since undergone numerous changes in their lineup. To date, they have released seven studio albums, two split albums, two EPs, and have appeared on the Soundtrack for Homefront. 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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  • dickchappy69

    I really dig these guys.

    14 May 4:21am Reply
  • mhmtlaflare

    the dead walk still knocks

    25 Apr 1:31am Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    Their set in Phoenix was insane, one of the best live deathcore bands i've seen hands down.

    12 Apr 11:25pm Reply
  • colderskin

    sorry mom i cant help you move into that retirement home i have to listen to that band with the guy who has the straight edge symbol filled in w louis vuitton symbols tattoed on his shin

    6 Apr 2:54am Reply
  • plebbb

    This band sucks

    16 Mar 12:35am Reply
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    14 Mar 5:39pm Reply
  • the_flame_

    No djent tag?

    9 Feb 10:55am Reply
  • girlindeath

    to me the new album is the best deatcore album of this year and nailgun is the best deathcore song

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • xCheckCheckx

    New album makes me happy.

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    New album is pretty good!

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Stern_J

    i really like The Acacia Strain but their lyrics fluxuate from being pretty great to "boy that was clique" also i really like their dips into being actual Doom metal which i hope they continue to expand upon.

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TKWartooth

    DITOM took some time to grow on me. Same with the new album. People just need to get over that we're not getting another Dead Walk.

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Schander

    Christ, why am I still listening to this band... * deletes from library *

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Hororo

    Observer is a great funeral doom song. It's an unexpected turn for the Acacia strain but it reminded me of the Halls of Amenti EP by Cephalic Carnage that was also one of their best song.

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • sangremuerto

    @MICHAELETRON dude, DITOM was their best album, my favorite album. now the second time listening to CW, and the album doesn't seem shitty. he is better than i expected, but production… great lyrics on this one and vocals sound amazing.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bobo9390

    DITOM is still my favorite TAS album, but the new one is pretty solid. I just loved the Noise Rock leanings on DITOM. The guitar tone was searing.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MetallFist

    "Observer" is breathtaking [666]

    16 Oct 2014 Reply

    also lol at everyone saying DL is missed. maybe old DL, but Wormwood and DITOM were kinda shit so I dunno why everyone wants him back.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply

    the production is ass tho

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • xVictimOfADownx

    Wow, this album is much better than I was anticipating. It's obvious now, Will Putney is hands down the best producer in deathcore.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
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