The self-proclaimed “most extreme tour of the year” has just announced its official lineup for this summer and it is freaking metal. Summer Slaughter 2014 will be the tour’s eighth run since it became an annual event. Organizers have announced the tour will be headlined by Morbid Angel with additional performances from such heavyweights within the death metal scene as Dying Fetus, the Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins and Fallujah. The tour will kick off on July 19 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and run through until August 10. The only other confirmed show on the tour so far is at Irving Plaza in New York on August 8.

Supported by, the Summer Slaughter Tour’s first incarnation was way back in 2001, but it wasn’t until it was resurrected in 2007 that it became an annual tradition amongst fans of death metal and deathcore. Since then the tour has gone international with corresponding runs in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More tour dates will be announced later; check our tour dates below for the most up-to-date schedule.

Summer Slaughter 2014 Tickets & Tour Dates

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