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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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  • 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
  • Considerables

    Every TAS song: 000000000000000000000100000000000000000000000000010000000

    10 Mar 7:15pm Reply
  • BreakdownDeath

    Nice band^_^

    5 Mar 4:13pm Reply
  • GhostFame

    The fellow below me talks sense

    4 Mar 6:25pm Reply
  • Givesmechills

    No, it proves that people who like the acacia strain also listen to whitechapel

    1 Mar 11:16am Reply
  • thecoldface

    TAS isn't deathcore and the fact that Whitechapel is listed as a similar artist proves how fucking stupid people are.

    5 Feb 11:48pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów The Acacia Strain

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • spideralex90

    That's just like... your opinion man...

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • WizardryMaster

    The Dead Walk. Everything after sucked.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bluntbulletloco

    Wormwood sucked but the latest album sounds ok.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hiyalosars

    so....why is it still a part of their bio?

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    Believe me we all know this..

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hiyalosars

    They sound nothing like Whitechapel, Oceano or Recon..

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • thompsonjohn

    New shit ain't too bad at all.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • loldongs34

    Above/Below kind of ripped I hope they do more of that and less of Wormwood's endless chugging bullshit

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • sealclubber1

    dl left.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
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