THE ACACIA STRAIN posts new song, begins pre-orders for ‘Continent’

Massachusetts heavy hitters THE ACACIA STRAIN have posted a brand new song, “Skynet,” on the band’s official MySpace page ( to celebrate the launch of pre-orders for the band’s forthcoming album, Continent, now available online in five different, exclusive packages here .

 The first 400 pre-orders will come with an autographed 11″x17″ poster featuring album artwork by Paul Romano (Mastodon, The Red Chord, Trivium). “Skynet” is the lead track from Continent and is slated to be shot for a music video shortly; more details on that will be available soon. “‘Skynet’ is a band favorite,” vocalist Vincent Bennett says of the band’s new track. “We figured we should debut some of our ‘different’ tracks so when people pick up the album they are totally confused.”

Scheduled for an August 19 release through Prosthetic Records, Continent is THE ACACIA STRAIN’s fourth full-length release and again features artwork from Romano who also supplied artwork for the band’s 2006 release, The Dead Walk, and audio production from Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, God Forbid). The band recently completed a successful headlining tour across America with support from All Shall Perish, The Warriors and Since The Flood, culminating in a hometown show this past weekend in Holyoke, Mass. which was filmed for an upcoming DVD release in the future. THE ACACIA STRAIN will take a few days off at home before departing again for Europe alongside Annotations of An Autopsy and Knights of the Abyss.


(European Tour with Annotations of An Autopsy, Knights of the Abyss)

7/12 Bayreuth, Germany – Komm

7/13 Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia

7/14 Prague, Czech Republic – 007

7/15 Banksa, Slovakia – Bystrica Klub 77

7/16 Wien, Austria – Arena

7/17 Turin, Italy – Soundfactory

7/18 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rockplanet

7/20 Trier, Germany – Exhaus (with Converge, Integrity, Coliseum)

7/21 Paris, France – Batofar

7/22 Cardiff, UK – Barfly

7/23 Nottingham, UK – Junction 7

7/24 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks

7/25 Sheffield, UK – Corporation

7/26 Stoke-On-Trent, UK – The Sugarmill

7/27 Norwich, UK – The Queen Charlotte

7/28 London, UK – Underworld

7/29 Manchester, UK – Music Box

7/30 Plymouth, UK – The White Rabbit

7/31 Swindon, UK – The Furnace

8/01 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique

8/02 Bochum, Germany – Matrix

8/03 Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte