THE ACACIA STRAIN: 'Continent' Release Date Set

Massachusetts' THE ACACIA STRAIN will release its fourth studio record, "Continent", on August 19 via Prosthetic Records. The CD was recorded at Planet Z studio with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MUNICIPAL WASTE) and features artwork by Paul Romano (MASTODON, THE RED CHORD, TRIVIUM), who previously worked with THE ACACIA STRAIN on 2006's "The Dead Walk".

THE ACACIA STRAIN is bringing the onslaught to the road and to the fans, headlining the Sun Your Bunz tour, with dates running from May 30 to June 29. Nuclear Blast's ALL SHALL PERISH and fellow Massachusetts hardcore masters SINCE THE FLOOD will provide support on the tour, with select dates also featuring THE WARRIORS (May 30 to June 13) and ETERNAL LORD (June 13 to the end of the tour).

Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 30 - Club Infinity, Williamsville, NY
Jun. 01 - The Ritz - Warren, MI
Jun. 02 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Jun. 03 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
Jun. 05 - Aquarium - Fargo, ND
Jun. 06 - Sokol Underground - Omaha, NE
Jun. 07 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
Jun. 09 - The Venue - Boise, ID
Jun. 10 - The Boulevard - Spokane,WA
Jun. 11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Jun. 12 - Satyricon - Portland, OR
Jun. 13 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Jun. 14 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
Jun. 15 - Hudson Theatre - San Bernardino, CA
Jun. 16 Jerry's Pizza - Bakersfield, CA
Jun. 18 - The Rock (AZ) - Tucson, AZ
Jun. 19 - Las Cruces Live - Las Cruces, NM
Jun. 20 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
Jun. 21 - Fat Daddy's Sound Shack - Lewisville, TX
Jun. 22 - Crush Lounge - Tulsa, OK
Jun. 24 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
Jun. 25 - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Jun. 26 - KC's Music Alley - Fredericksburg, VA
Jun. 27 - Champion Ship - Lemoyne, PA
Jun. 28 - Starland Ballroom - Infest- Sayreville, NJ
Jun. 29 - The Waterfront - Holyoke, MA (shooting new DVD)

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with THE ACACIA STRAIN frontman Vincent Bennett on March 24, 2008 while the band was in Montreal, Quebec as part of a four-day tour of Eastern Canada.

Watch the nine-minute chat below.

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