Next month, The Acacia Strain are taking over with no holds barred. The bellowing Massachusetts group are releasing – not one, but two records on May 12, 2023 via Rise Records. The dual release will be The Acacia Strain‘s first since the epic Slow Decay album, and we’re loving this skull-crushing mayhem coming all at once.
Both Step Into the Light and Failure Will Follow will be available for you to consume, the former with ten tracks, including ‘Untended Graves‘ and ‘Fresh Bones‘ and the latter with just three (expectedly long) tracks including the ‘Basin of Vows‘ preview we caught wind of recently.
A third single for album #1 has arrived today, titled ‘Chain‘ and features Jacob Lilly of metalcore Chamber from Nashville. Get this – it goes for a total of one minute. I promise you though – this one minute goes harder than anything you’ll hear today. Before you can even comprehend the brutality, you’re halfway in. The Acacia Strain enter overdrive and deliver a soul-crushingly heavy tune right here, and Lily is the icing on this dark cake.
“‘Chain’ is possibly the hardest song we have ever written,” says vocalist Vincent Bennett. “Shout out to Jacob Lilly.”
Words by Ricky Aarons @rickysaul90
Stream ‘Chain‘ feat. Jacob Lilly of Chamber here
Pre-order/save Step Into the Light here
The Acacia Strain – Step Into the Light tracklisting
2. Calf’s Blood
3. Chain feat. Jacob Lilly of Chamber
4. Fresh Bones
5. Teeth of the Cursed Dog
6. Open Wound
7. Sinkhole feat. Josef Alfonso of Sunami
8. Is This Really Happening?
9. Untended Graves
10. None of Us Asked to be Here
Pre-order/save Failure Will Follow here
The Acacia Strain – Failure Will Follow tracklisting
1. pillar of salt feat. dylan walker + iRiS.exe
2. bog walker
3. basin of vows feat. ethan mccarthy