The Acacia Strain have revealed the title, cover art and track listing which will be released July 20th in North American and August 2nd in Europe. The album is titled "Wormwood," and features cover art by acclaimed artist, Justin Kamerer (www.angryblue.com), who has done previous work for Bleeding Through, Guns N Roses, Slayer and many more.
Check out a video of frontman Vincent Bennett announcing the title and cover, as well as the previous "Guess The Album Title" contest, here. (http://prostheticrecords.com/) Bennett also commented on the album:
"We worked just as hard if not harder on this album as we did on (2008’s)"Continent.’ We took an entire block of time off of touring and our lives in general to focus 100% on the creation of ‘Wormwood.’ Where we normally write a record with a theme already attached to it; this time around we wrote a record and the theme developed as we went. we wanted to do something that was still Acacia Strain, but broke away from the ‘mold’ that has been struck by all the bands these days that we seem to get grouped in with. all the songs have their own dynamic, instead of writing an album filled with like sounding songs. This is the heaviest record WE have ever written and these are the most personal lyrics I have ever written. Justin Kamerer; who did the artwork for the album, was really great to work with and really brought the songs to life with his imagery. I am really excited for this release, and we are all very proud of what we did with this record. i hope you enjoy."
Click here to view the album artwork.
The track listing of "Wormwood," is as follows:
2. The Hills Have Eyes
3. BTM FDR
7. The Impaler
9. Bay Of Pigs
10. The Carpathian
12. Tactical Nuke