Massachusetts metallers THE ACACIA STRAIN will take part in this summer's Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off in Dallas, Texas on June 24 and ends in Hillsboro, Oregon on August 14. The band will play songs from its entire catalog, including its latest album, "Wormwood", which came out in July 2010.
Commented THE ACACIA STRAIN vocalist Vincent Bennett: "Warped tour is a notch in the belt of THE ACACIA STRAIN that we have been waiting to add to our 'did it!' list for a long time. We are proud to finally be able to join the ranks of Warped tour alumni. Although music has changed over the years, we won't forget our roots."
THE ACACIA STRAIN will be on the road with WHITECHAPEL and VEIL OF MAYA as part of the "Welcome To Hell Tour" across the U.S. and Canada in February into March and on the European leg of the "Welcome To Hell Tour" with WHITECHAPEL and IMPENDING DOOM in April.
"Wormwood" sold around 6,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 67 on The Billboard 200 chart.
THE ACACIA STRAIN's previous CD, "Continent", opened with 5,600 units to land at No. 107.
"Wormwood" was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, Massachusetts with Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, CHIMAIRA, SHADOWS FALL) handling producing, mixing and mastering. The CD features three guest vocalists — HATEBREED's Jamey Jasta, 100 DEMONS' Bruce LePage and Kyle Chard of BORN LOW.