NewsMarch 16, 2023 12:27 PM ET7,114 views

The Acacia Strain vocalist Vincent Bennett explains releasing two albums on the same day

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Stu McDonald

In February The Acacia Strain announced that they would release Step Into The Light on May 12 and just yesterday the band shared they will also be releasing failure will follow on the same day, both through Rise Records.

You can pre-order both albums here.

Fans of the band were confused as to why the band would be dropping two separate albums on the same day, why not just release them as one?


Vocalist Vincent Bennett took to his Instagram to clear up any confusion:

I know it's confusing; why two records on the same day? Why not just do a big long record? Well, they are legitimately two separate records - written and recorded separately. One being a fast and hard ass beater, the other a slow, sad, emotional rollercoaster. It's all a big "what if?" It's about human evolution on one hand, and human devolution on the other, and how every small decision we make can affect us in big ways. What if we leave the earth? What if we all evolve beyond our bodies? What if we go nuclear and fight for the final scraps of civilization? What if the earth fights back and reclaims itself? It's also about TAS. What if this riff went here, with this lyric? What if we were a completely different band? Mindset and environment can come into play in making a record, and we took that ALL into consideration. You may hear a familiar riff on one record or the other, you might hear similar lyrics shared on both records. It's about a split in time. The diverging paths we all take along the way, and the similarities we might encounter. How the decisions we make may cause breaks in reality, and what new realities they may create. We spent the better part of a year conceptualizing this into completion; we put everything into these records. You can buy one, both, or neither. You can listen to it on your streaming service of choice for free. We don't want your money, we just want your attention. I just want you to hear it, i care mostly that you listen; and you understand what we were trying to accomplish. We can never put out a normal record ever again. Thank you for reading - for understanding, and not being a negative hateful slandering reactionary.

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