Rumors about who would be playing this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter Tour have been circulating for a few months now. Today, though, we have confirmation on the first batch of bands appearing on the touring metal festival.
The big name confirmed for the tour is The Dillinger Escape Plan, while also set to appear will be Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation and Aeon. While those names should be enough to arouse interest from any fan, there are still more bands to be announced. Furthermore, a poll for where fans can vote for the tour’s opening act (including bands like Howl, Last Chance To Reason, Fit For An Autopsy and more) also launched today online.
Granted, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, and Aeon were three previously rumored bands that the tour pretty much blurted out in advance. And while The Dillinger Escape Plan at first seemed like optimistic thinking, their inclusion does make sense since they are now signed to Sumerian Records (who’s label head, Ash Avildsen, also founded the tour). Regardless, this is a pretty killer tour package that definitely gives us another reason to look forward to the summer. More bands and dates for this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour will be announced soon.