It feels rather redundant to preface this year’s celebration of the music that got us through what was annus horribilis maximus unprecedentius with much of a narrative of 2020 because we were all affected. We all lived through it. Some of us in un-splendid isolation. Some of us irreversibly overhauling the way we live, work, and support our dependents. Some of us welcomed changes we had to make while mourning the root cause behind them and that each and every person on this planet we call home was affected, impacted, and touched in a negative way by the events of a global pandemic and high-profile political situations. Continue reading
Belgium’s hardcore punk maniacs Nasty have signed with Century Media and will release their label-debut album Menace, 14-tracks of pure, pummeling musical violence on September 25th. The band has been crafting punishing metallic hardcore, since 2014. Fans of bands like Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Kublai Khan, The Acacia Strain, and Vein; this will be your new favorite band and the band has toured with Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Madball, Strife, Evergreen Terrace, Ramallah and played festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, With Full Force, Resurrection Fest and more. The album cover was created by artist Michael Shantz (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Your Demise). The band just shared their new video for “666AM”! Check it out
The Acacia Strain is back with a new album, Slow Decay (Rise Records), are as pissed as ever despite their last LP being released (checks notes) just last Winter? If memory serves, It Comes in Waves dropped rather surprisingly at the end of December. Okay then, on to Slow Decay. Hold up, most of these songs have already been released in the form of singles throughout the year.
As if they totally haven’t owned the year in extreme metal, The Acacia Strain has released another incredible 7-Inch and Digital single! Y is out now via Rise Records and can be purchased and streamed. It features two songs: “One Thousand Painful Stings,” featuring Spiritbox singer Courtney LaPlante, and “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH.” The band also announced their brand new full-length album Slow Decay, will arrive on July 24 via Rise Records. It will include all the songs in the seven inch and digital single drops that were released between February 28 and June 12, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. The full tracklisting is below. Continue reading
The Acacia Strain have dropped another surprise release, continuing their pattern of late. A, a new seven inch and digital release today through Rise Records. The release features two tracks: ‘Chhinnamasta’ and ‘Inverted Person’. Purchase and Stream it right now! Continue reading
In these very strange, unprecedented times for the world over (and not just the music world) it must make a few of us uneasy in terms of when does “new music” stop coming out thanks to the pandemic. Well, the good news is the music we are getting right now is simply fantastic! The Acacia Strain have dropped two EPs this year after a surprise full release at the end of 2019. These new EPs entitled, simply, D and E (Rise Records) are certainly under the “short but sweet” category. Each EP only has two tracks apiece, however, this only helps in getting listeners to want more.
The Acacia Strain are living their best life in 2020! on the heels of crushing new 7-inch/EP – D, the band has launched another 7-inch/EP with new songs, E, out now via Rise Records. You can purchase and stream new seven inch and digital release today! It includes two tracks: ‘Solace and Serenity’ and ‘The Lucid Dream.’ The latter track features vocalist Jess Nyx of Mortality Rate. The band has also shared two creepy-ass visualizers to go along with the tracks. Jam it out here! Continue reading