The Summer Slaughter tour is always one of the more extreme tours of the summer, and after doling out a bunch of hints about who might be playing via their Facebook, the annual tour’s lineup – and two of its dates – have been announced. Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, They Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins and Fallujah will be playing the tour this year. While the full dates of the tour, which will be presented by IndieMerchStore.com, have yet to be unveiled, it will be playing the House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and New York’s Irving Plaza on August 8th.
Morbid Angel’s David Vincent weighed in on his band’s inclusion on the tour, saying:
Summer Slaughter will be the ultimate, extreme music festival this year and we look forward to headlining this special touring event. It will be great to see our long-time fans and also to expose a new generation to Morbid Angel.
Tour founder Ash Avildsen commented, saying:
Eight years strong. Extreme metal lives! Thank you for keeping the tour alive. See you this Summer.
This year’s tour is definitely less proggy and more deathy than last year’s that’s for sure. As soon as we have more dates, you’ll have them as well.