The Acacia Strain Australian Tour 2014
Destroy All Lines, Killyourstereo.com and Hysteria Magazine present
THE ACACIA STRAIN AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED!
The Acacia Strain don’t like labels. Who does? Instead, they’re just an all encompassing ‘Heavy’ and heavy has no boundaries. Since forming in Massachusetts USA in 2001, the band have released six album, two splits, done an awesome cover of Slayer’s Seasons In The Abyss, toured with everyone from Hatebreed to Crowbar to The Casualties (and so many variously styled bands in between), played the Warped Tour and cracked the top 200 with two albums. Simply being ‘Heavy’ releases the shackles and truly lets a band do what they want.
In 2012 they signed to Rise Records and released their latest and most crushing effort Death Is The Only Mortal. Later that same year they were involved in a rollover accident but it only slowed them down, it did not stop them.Bouncing back mid last year with two new full time members, Devin Shidaker (ex Oceano) and Richard Gomez (ex Molotov Solution) The Acacia Strain are heading back to Australia this autumn to demonstrate their bone crushing rhythms, apocalyptic samples and triple guitar assault that combined, delivers their signature blend of hardcore, death and doom. Allmusic describes them as "an inelegant and unstoppable juggernaut fueled by memories of the unchecked aggression unleashed on the world by the likes of Pantera and Sepultura”With lyrics centered around misanthropy and nihilism, with some misogyny and sexual deviance thrown in for good measure, you know a night with these guys is most definitely going to be completely Heavy!
Joining them on their epic 12 date tour of the nation will be Aversions Crown and Graves. Queensland’s Aversions Crown are an exercise in punishing extremity. With six members creating aural carnage by mixing up nihilistic fury and cosmic horror with relentless blasting, jackhammer rhythms and a dark ambience, the band crush all in their path.Since their inception in 2011, Wollongong heavy hitters Graves have been on a constant rise through the Australian heavy music scene.
Having supported Thy Art is Murder, Northlane, and House vs Hurricane, Graves quickly moved into main support slots for big internationals like Obey The Brave, Hundredth, Atilla and most recently, a full national tour with I Declare War after the release of their EP, Pestilence.Tickets are on sale Friday 21st February at 9am