News•September 14, 2009 12:10 PM ET•74,242 views
Acacia Strain, Emmure singers trade blows
We couldn't possibly NOT post something about this, so please forgive us. While we're at it, fuck Kanye West, and long live Erik Estrada. Anyway, many of you know that The Acacia Strain and Emmure are not too fond of each other. Well, the inevitable outcome of a hardcore beef is usually a hardcore anticlimax. But in this case, The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett and Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri really did have some sort of an altercation at an Emmure show in Clifton Park, NY last night. Of course, we'll probably never know the true story unless it was captured on video, but we've received various accounts of the incident, some with Bennett prevailing, and others with Palmeri victorious. Here are some highlights: 9/13/2009 8:42 PM "Vincent from the acacia strain and frankie from emmure just beat each other bloody backstage at northern lights for the hard knock life tour. Vincent seems to be fine while frankie was rushed away by security" - anonymous source 9/13/2009 11:02:07 PM "Tonight At Northern Lights In Clifton Park NY, Vincent from The Acacia Strain showed up to squash his beef with Frankie from Emmure. Instead of peace ensuing, a fight broke out between the two of them and frankie pulled brass knucks on Vincent. Both held there own and ended up bloody as hell. This was the fight everyones been waiting to happen." - anonymous source 9/13/2009 11:09 PM "The internet is abuzz. Did i get beat up? Nope! Did i hang the fuck out? Yes!" - Vincent Bennett, via Twitter 9/13/2009 11:10 PM "Vincent showed up to an Emmure headline show in Albany tonight at Northern Lights calling out Frankie asking if he had a problem with him and Frankie proceeded to punch him in the face and the two scuffled for a few minutes. Vincent had his glasses busted into his face and after a few minutes the fight was over with Vincent shaking Franks hand not once but twice claiming the beef is over." - label source 9/14/2009 10:37 AM "So the guys in TAS showed up at the show in NY last night so that Vincent could talk to Frankie from Emmure and settle their issues for good. Frankie walked out and sucker punched Vincent and got ahold of him and was punching him in the head. Vincent was just laughing though and wouldn't hit him back. Frankie tried to put knuckles on but Vincent ripped them off and they scuffled a little bit but then got up and shook hands. And as far as what's on the message boards, I guess it was Emmure's merch girl who got on Lambgoat saying that Vincent was all bloody, but all he had a cut on his cheek." - Acacia Strain band member 9/14/2009 12:45 PM "Really though. We traded blows. That's it. We shook hands and ended it. As far as i am concerned the 'beef' between us is done." - Vincent Bennett, via Twitter
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