HIMSA, THE ACACIA STRAIN To Support DARKEST HOUR

Prosthetic Records has announced that both HIMSA and THE ACACIA STRAIN will be teaming out to tear through the United States this February and March. The Prosthetic labelmates will help round out the melting pot of sounds along a string of North American dates that also features DEAD TO FALL, A LIFE ONCE LOST, and headliners DARKEST HOUR. Running the gamut from hardcore-infused metal to melodic death metal and back, Seattle's HIMSA will offer direct support on the bill, while THE ACACIA STRAIN will supply crowds with the chest-crushing heaviness they have all but trademarked.

HIMSA will be on the road supporting their latest melodic-thrash tour de force, "Hail Horror", which will see a Feb. 7 release through Prosthetic. No strangers to the road, HIMSA was most recently a part of DANZIG's Blackest of the Black 2005 tour, and is currently gearing up for a December run through Europe alongside 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, showcasing tunes from the band's new album.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts' supplier of all things heavy, THE ACACIA STRAIN, will be touring in support of "Victims", the band’s new full-length, set for a March 2006 release. The band has been playing regional gigs throughout New England in recent weeks, in preparation to entering the studio Dec. 1 to record new songs with Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ALL THAT REMAINS), who was previously responsible for the bludgeoning sound of "3750", the band's last record.

DARKEST HOUR, HIMSA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, A LIFE ONCE LOST, DEAD TO FALL tour dates:

Feb. 17 - Latham, NY – Saratoga Winners
Feb. 18 - New York, NY – The Knitting Factory
Feb. 19 - Poughkipsee, NY – The Loft @ The Chance
Feb. 20 - Centereach, NY – Centereach VFW
Feb. 24 - Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
Feb. 25 - Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
Feb. 26 - Jacksonville, FL – Thee Imperial
Feb. 27 - St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Feb. 28 - Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Mar. 01 - Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Mar. 02 - Nashville, TN – Exit / IN
Mar. 05 - Dallas, TX – Trees
Mar. 06 - Houston, TX – Engine Room
Mar. 07 - San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Mar. 09 - Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
Mar. 10 - San Diego, CA – Epicenter
Mar. 12 - West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
Mar. 16 - San Francisco, CA – The Pound
Mar. 19 - Seattle, WA – Showbox
Mar. 20 - Boise, ID – The Venue

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