The Acacia Strain parted ways with long time guitarist Daniel 'DL' Laskiewicz recently, and yesterday announced the addition of two new guitarists, Devin Shidaker (Who just left Oceano for this position) and Richard Gomez.
It is with excitement and zero negativity that Massachusetts' based, The Acacia Strain announce the addition of two new full time members, Devin Shidaker and Richard Gomez, both on guitar. After many years of service, Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz will no longer be writing music for The Acacia Strain and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.
As a band who tours, it is very unfair to have people who have stuck by us and tell them that they have no say or can't be an active participant. (Thank you for life Tony Diaz).
As a band, our perspective is for all of us to be involved and be a team, not only on the road but for every aspect of the band and all be a part of it. Richie and Devin bring experience and passion to the table and offer a forward thinking perspective to this band which has been wanted and needed for some time. We plan on getting started right away with the writing process to give you some new songs soon, and of course a new album. We are excited to start this new chapter of The Acacia Strain and look forward to seeing you all on tour!
As you just read the band plans to write a new album to showcase the new members talents. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out for the band as 'DL' has had a lot of influence on the bands writing style. I personally have loved the last two albums and the bits of Meshuggah influence the band has taken on both albums, so hopefully they push that influence more. We'll likely see the release of an album early next year, unless they rush it for this year, which I hope they don't do.