Tag: The Acacia Strain

Playthrough: Full set from Jesus Piece!

Another set of dedicated drum cam footage of Jesus Piece sticksman Luis Aponte has appeared, this time courtesy of hate5six. The show took place on 21st December 2019 at Reverb in Reading, PA with a seperate full show bootleg already out there. We can not wait for a follow up to 2018’s “Only Self” to

Playthrough: “Holy Roller” from Spiritbox!

Wearing a Prince “Purple Rain” t-shirt, Spiritbox vocalist Courtney LaPlante has recorded this one take, as live vocal performance of the bands recent single “Holy Roller“. We say “as live“. Obviously those vocals are live, it’s just the music that isn’t. How on earth The Acacia Strain managed to pursade her to appear on their

Review: “Self Titled” by Resin Tomb

How is it that some musicians can keep their fingers in many pies, spinning the plates of multiple projects simultaneously while keeping each one different and distinctive? For Resin Tomb who feature members of Siberian Hell Sounds, Descent and Snorlax among others in their ranks, it’s a challenge. Vocalist Matthew Budge, drummer Perry Vedelago and

Review: “Slow Decay” by The Acacia Strain

The slow release of “Slow Decay” by The Acacia Strain has to go down in history as being one of the most drawn out teases that life could possibly have in store. The Springfield Massachusetts quintet brought out “It Comes In Waves” via Rise Records in December 2019, with rumours circulating like Buzzards that the

Review: “Watch Me Burn” by Crystal Lake

Part of a package that in the physical form includes a DVD of their full live set at Spain’s Resurrection Fest in 2019 and a documentary with interviews and guests, Japanese Metalcore merchants Crystal Lake have looked to keep both fans and their label SharpTone Records happy with a pair of new cuts. For the

Review: “You’ll See Me Up There” by Thirty Nights Of Violence

Since breaking ground in late 2018 with their debut EP To Die In Your Portrait, Thirty Nights of Violence have found themselves at the forefront of a thriving Nashville metal scene with the creative chemistry between members – Zach Wilbourn (vocals), Ethan Young (drums/vocals), Jake Chestnut (bass/vocals), James Chatham (guitar) and Kelly Cook (guitar/vocals) being

Review: “Pain Is Power” by Justice For The Damned

It’s been an intriguing, long and winding road for Sydney Australian Deathcore act Justice For The Damned. The quintet, who now comprise guitarists Kieran Molloy and Nick Adams, vocalist Bobak Rafiee and a rhythm section of drummer Chas Levi and bassist Ben Mirfin started out on the stages of Blacktown in 2011. Three years on

NEWS: HIVE hallucinate to “Khashoggi”!

Another vocalist appearing on the forthcoming aforementioned Mitch Lucker and Suicide Silence “The Cleansing” tribute album is Juan Medina of HIVE. His band have unveiled a visualiser for “Khashoggi” from their brilliant “The Mirthless Kind”, with the Chicago Illinois Dark Progressive Metallers known for their paralyzing riffs. It’s mixed and mastered by former The Acacia

Review: “Lying On A Barren Bed of Roses” by Kong

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Eric Chase, New Jersey quintet Kong have unleashed a debut EP which incorporates a pair of tracks that appeared on their October 2018 two track demo “Demonstration of Strength“, while also citing influence from the likes of Kublai Khan, Daughters, Full of Hell and Jesus Piece. Their bio is