The Acacia Strain have officially signed to Rise Records to release their new album in October 2012. The Acacia Strain who formed in 2001, released their prior albums on Prosthetic Records. The album will feature DL Laskiewicz who has become a studio only member and hasn't toured in over a year. It will once again feature 8 string guitars and it's speculated that Laskiewicz may be handling the producer aspect as well. The Acacia Strain announced last week that they had begun recording but it was uncertain if they were pre-production demos or the real thing. You can expect to hear one of these next week. Check out the official press release below:
Rise Records is proud and honored to announce the signing of THE ACACIA STRAIN. Notorious for being one of the heaviest bands around, THE ACACIA STRAIN will surely quiet any doubters when they unleash their debut album for Rise this October. These 11+ year veterans from western Massachusetts are ready to dive into the next phase and are happy to have found a home with Rise where they feel they will be well taken care of and continue to smash faces with their new material.
Over the past decade, The Acacia Strain has crisscrossed the world many times establishing an international presence and diehard fan base. The band speaks often about being equal to their fans and not putting up with anyone trying to fuck with you. Being humble and having no ego are just a couple of traits that The Acacia Strain have that make their fans feel like they are a part of everything the band does. Their blue collar upbringing in western Massachusetts has a direct effect on their lyrics and song writing. With their high level of street cred and passion for making music, The Acacia Strain are the real deal.