Could this be the heaviest tour of the year?
Destroy All Lines has just announced the heaviest tour to hit Australia this year: American deathcore legends The Acacia Strain will make their long-awaited return down under after previously visiting our shores in 2017.
Coming back this September, The Acacia Strain will be joined by Portland metalcore band Dying Wish (their first-ever Australian dates), and Sydney’s brutal Volatile Ways.
The Early Bird pre-sale begins on Tuesday, 16 May, at 10 am. The pre-sale runs for 24 hours, with the general on-sale kicking off on Wednesday, 17 May, at 10 am. Check out all the tour dates below.
In December, The Acacia Strain returned to music with Untended Graves, their first single since releasing their tenth album, Slow Decay, in July 2020.
The Massachusetts group have released stupendously heavy music since the beginning, but ten albums and a new single into their career, they're as monstrous as ever. Untended Graves is just over two minutes, but that's just over two minutes of being pummelled to the face and body by harsh riffs, drums, and vocals.
The band said about the single, "UNTENDED GRAVES is a good example of our current collective writing, with some added perspective that was injected into the band recently, as well,” says the band. “It will be a fun one to play live next spring. However, as usual with us, it’s no indication of what’s to come."
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With a rallying cry of "I don't want to die" featured in the song, The Acacia Strain says something essential amongst the madness of the music.
We wrote about Slow Decay two years ago: "This album is the sound of sheer rage and turmoil bubbling up to the surface and the refusal to accept our current state of living. Slow Decay takes a long hard look into the mirrors of society, environment, and self, watching as something monstrous stares back." Read the full review here.
THE ACACIA STRAIN
2023 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH DYING WISH AND VOLATILE WAYS
Thu 21 Sept: The Zoo, Brisbane
Fri 22 Sept: Hamilton Station, Newcastle
Sat 23 Sept: Crowbar, Sydney
Sun 24 Sept: Tattersals Hotel, Penrith
Tue 26 Sept: UC Hub, Canberra
Wed 27 Sept: Stay Gold, Melbourne
Thu 28 Sept: Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong
Fri 29 Sept: Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Sat 30 Sept: Amplifier Bar, Perth ^
^ Volatile Ways not appearing.
Note: All shows are 18+. Buy tickets here.