Western Massachusetts' own THE ACACIA STRAIN have released their first studio update in a series of videos to document the entire recording process while at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA. The band recently entered the studio to record the follow up to 2008's, "Continent." The band was also just confirmed to take part in "Cool Tour," alongside As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried And Me, Blessthefall, Architects, Cancer Bats and War of Ages. THE ACACIA STRAIN join the tour July 13th in Atlanta, GA and the concludes on August 1st in San Francisco, CA. (The band was told they were unable to play the tour kick off on July 12 at House of Blues Orlando, which is on Disney property, due to objectionable lyrical content.)
Studio Update #1 features the band excitedly pulling up to the studio in their new ride, loading in their newly acquired gear for their first day of recording.
The Acacia Strain's Studio Update #1 can be viewed at the band's MYSPACE and at Prostheticrecords.com.
Vocalist Vincent Bennett had this to say, "We are so happy to be back at Planet Z with Zeuss and get this record rolling. We are going to do these updates often, so keep checking back to see what we are up to!"
Bennett also commented on their participation in "Cool Tour;" "We are going to have all new merch designs that you are only going to be able to buy on this tour. COOL TOUR EXCLUSIVES! We are also going to be debuting one or two new songs on the tour. This is the first time we are going to be playing these songs live and the first time they are going to be heard outside the studio. I feel like this tour has a different "personality" than the other summer tours... it's just so... COOL."
THE ACACIA STRAIN'sfirst DVD, "The Most Known Unknown," released February 16, debuted at #10 on Billboard's Top Music Video Sales Chart and 2008's album, "Continent," debuted at number 2 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" Chart. The band won the "Myspace Readers' Choice Award" at 2009's GOLDEN GODS awards.
Updates, video blogs, and more can be found at: myspace.com/theacaciastrain
COOL TOUR DATES:
July 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
July 14 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues SC
July 15 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
July 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
July 17 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
July 18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre**
July 20 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
July 21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
July 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
July 23 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Complex
July 25 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
July 27 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
July 28 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
July 30 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre**
July 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Aug 1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield