Home > News > Comments

ex-The Acacia Strain guitarist helping write new Unearth album

Saturday, January 06, 2018 6:22 AM PT

Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz, original guitarist of The Acacia Strain and their primary songwriter until his 2013 exit from the band, has been assisting Massachusetts metal band Unearth with the writing of their forthcoming album.

On a recent episode of "The Ex Man With Doc Coyle" podcast, Laskiewics had this to say:

"Right now I'm helping, I'm writing riffs with Ken [Susi] & Buz [McGrath] and stuff, I'm helping out writing the new Unearth record."

You can have a listen to the podcast below.

[via ThePRP]


1/6/2018 6:34:09 AM
Lyme disease is nothing. How about you carry Sheetrock every day for 10 years and see what kind of chronic back pain you have. Is your Lyme disease bullshit gonna cause you to start getting legit oxys from the dr? You gonna fruitlessly visit chiropractors for years? Your Lyme disease ain't nothing compared to what real men deal with every day

1/6/2018 6:55:28 AM
Check out this riff: an open 0000-000-0000-00

1/6/2018 7:45:39 AM
I remember the good old days when Acacia Strain was a MESHUGGAH Cover band.

1/6/2018 8:04:41 AM
great quote!

1/6/2018 8:22:04 AM
Unearth: Now 33% More Breakdown!
Prescription Strength Breakdown at Retail Breakdown Price

1/6/2018 8:37:16 AM
*does calisthenics mid-pit before every breakdown

1/6/2018 9:33:20 AM
Yeah, hiring/promoting a songwriter to fix your shitty riffs isn't embarrassing in the slightest

1/6/2018 10:32:04 AM
when generic meets generic.

1/6/2018 10:37:40 AM
The last good album by Unearth was The Stings of Conscience. Their new style direction after that album was too generic and was lost in the sea of other generic metalcore albums.

1/6/2018 10:43:18 AM
Slow meshuggah.
Anyway this is smart. Some people just want to compose. Song after song after song. Imagine if century media had 3 or 4 main composers for all the bands and cranked out song after song after song. It would be like pop or kpop. Every song would be awesome.

1/6/2018 2:02:38 PM
^ interesting idea.

1/6/2018 3:07:15 PM
You can't write Sheetrock

1/6/2018 4:14:34 PM
sheetrock comments are garbage. same 3 virgins killing every thread

1/6/2018 4:17:21 PM
His nickname DL is short for donkey lips.

1/6/2018 5:04:29 PM
Bring back the ken susi memes lg

1/6/2018 5:04:38 PM
^ Almost. Actually stands for Dick Lover.

1/6/2018 5:12:41 PM
actually DL stands for dasheetrock lifter

1/6/2018 7:04:30 PM
ex-The Acacia Strain guitarist helping write new SheetROCK album

1/6/2018 9:05:59 PM
the oncoming sheetrock II: sheetrocker's ball

1/6/2018 9:46:05 PM
Sheetrock iz 4 pu$$ies

1/7/2018 1:28:14 AM
The oxygen was cut off from my brain! I was fckin yo bitch to tha acacia strain! Yall fgggtz can't see what level they on, it's yung Ron! Came back out tha grave to get my fill of breakdawwnz- but really it's a mo sinista reason..Hxc dance to suicide season - turn ur back on ya roots that's treason - ronzilla been tha king like stephen! ..The king of NYC hardcore..I got them and tha rap fanz wantin more! I got the riffs and tha barz galore..I feel like I told u before

1/7/2018 1:41:19 AM
crawled up out tha tomb wit my raybanz on, crip walked to tha strip club threw a couple bandz, cha! I was down in hell ya wit all tha big playas.. it was Biggie, and Tupac, and big l and heretic soothsayers. Tha Haitian voodoo devils say I got anotha chance - they do they ritual & spill tha blood of curs-ed chickens - we all bathe in tha blood ya it's young Ron & Charles dickonz- we both comin back to tha work of the devil - so we up rapin men smokin grass and bein f*kin rebelz

1/7/2018 10:06:41 AM
Guys who don't want to tour but don't want to just produce should really look into doing this more. Should be easy to bank a stable $100k a year as a top metal producer plus bonuses based on royalties. The way bands have done it traditionally is old fashioned and inefficient. It makes no sense for party dudes who love to tour and show off their chops to be sitting in a dark room composing. Division of labor would ensure a more consistent product across the board, period.

1/7/2018 10:07:53 AM
Should have said should be easy to bank $100k a year as a top metal composer

1/7/2018 10:14:53 AM
^ as a jewel thief. WHERE IS THE BAG OF JEWELS?

1/7/2018 10:35:08 AM
guitarists who still
live with their parents are siked.

1/7/2018 4:05:57 PM
DL is about as relevant in metal as a piece of sheetrock.

1/7/2018 5:19:05 PM
bringing in outside writers is some washed up shit. don't admit you are doing it. lame as fck.

"we are admitting we can't even come up with enough good ideas to write our own boring ass music"

1/7/2018 5:45:44 PM
That was 1 hour and 20 minutes I will never have back and I carried sheetrock around during the entire time.

1/7/2018 5:53:55 PM
The Acashit Stain

1/7/2018 10:12:30 PM
lol @ when acacia strain had 3 guitar players, around the time Unearth's Above the fall of man e.p. dropped with only 1 good song on it.

1/8/2018 1:11:19 AM
DL Huglie

1/8/2018 1:15:38 AM
DL should write music for Emmure, and join up with Phill to get back Panteria. I herd Madball has an opening spot. Unearth sold out shows before 2014 then stopped. DL partner in crime is Harley Flannagain. Bunch of art tarts.Ever try Bath salts.

1/8/2018 6:04:52 AM
Ken Sushi and Buzz Lightyear are what 7 albums in, and NOW they somehow need help writing a record? from a guy who's only experience is seeing how far he can down-tune a guitar before its un-listenable? who's writing technique consists of "BRUH, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF OPEN A-flat CHUG PATTERNS"