• acacia strain Continent (splatter vinyl LP, £18.75)

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    Orange with Blue Splatter. Continent is the fourth studio album by American hardcore powerhouse The Acacia Strain. This is the first album with bassist Jack Strong and second with drummer Kevin Boutot. Recording began on April 13, 2008 with acclaimed producer ZUESS and Planet Z and it was released originally August 19, 2008 via Prosthetic Records. Founding member and vocalist Vincent Bennett spoke to MTV News about the band's forthcoming LP, saying it was the band's "darkest" effort to date. The album debuted at No. 107 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart with first week sales of almost 5,600 units "The Acacia Strainís Continent is perhaps one of the first records to really bring to my mind an even fusion of hardcore and death metal and itís an aggressive, engaging album Ė period." - METALSUCKS


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