WatchMojo.com recently conducted an interview with Massachusetts metallers THE ACACIA STRAIN. You can now watch the chat below.THE ACACIA STRAIN will release its first live album on June 21 via Prosthetic Records. "The Most Known Unknown" is a double-disc set, limited to 5,000 copies, and coming out just in time for the band's first appearance on the long-running Vans Warped Tour. The music on the album comes from two separate shows a sold-out concert at the Worcester Palladium in December 2008 and a gig at the much smaller and more intimate Waterfront on the band's home turf of Holyoke, Massachusetts which were documented on 2009's "The Most Known Unknown" DVD. The unique digipack features a pop-out "thumbs up," which you can see front man Vincent Bennett demonstrating and discussing below. 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.
"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.