The Summer Slaughter got off to a somewhat rocky start last night (27) in Reading, PA when both The Faceless and Slaughter to Prevail backed out. While we haven’t seen an update from Slaughter to Prevail’s unfortunate travel delay, The Faceless shared a video on their situation. With the band’s history, it’s safe to say we should take their excuses with a grain of salt. Let’s face it, they recently blamed stolen gear as the reason they canceled their entire Australian/NZ run, and just last year, they dropped off the Between the Buried and Me tour.
Members Michael Keene (guitar/vocals), Ken Sorceron (vocals) and Justin McKinney (guitar) are featured in the band’s video explaining their recent sudden absence stating, their “main point” was due to their drummer Chason Westmoreland left the group “high and dry two days before” they were scheduled to leave. According to the band, they spent their time finding a last minute replacement and spending the day rehearsing with him.
Despite their somewhat optimistic video promising a return to the stage at tonight’s scheduled show in Sayreville, NJ, everything doesn’t add up especially since the band had a few days to share this news instead of a sudden no show. Additionally, MetalSucks pointed out bassist Brandon Giffin was absent in the video. We are curious to know what is really going on with these guys (again). Hopefully, we will find out soon enough.