Daniel DL Laskiewicz is considered to be one of the founders of modern metal/deathcore. He founded The Acacia Strain from 2000-2012. After many studio albums and years of touring he decided to depart and continue his true passion, production and studio work. He is now owner/operator,producer and mixer of DLR Studios in western MA. He is now currently in LGND on Rise Records and writing and recording the bands fourth full length studio album.