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Summer Slaughter 2013 Lineup Revealed

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The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, ESP, and Guitar World, is now officially slated to run from July 19th through August 24th.

It features such heavyweights as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, and two bands TBA. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for official tour dates to be announced.

One of the remaining open slots will be chosen by you, the fans, so be sure to click here to get in your vote now. The voting ends on March 31st.

Ash Avildsen, founder of Summer Slaughter, comments on this year's edition of the tour: “It's year seven and I think 2013's line-up is the most exciting and diverse yet. Slaughter has never been a one dimensional experience for fans. This year is a true testament to that as we have an amazing mix of extreme music's influential icons and leaders of the new school. Let the underground unite!"

Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist) states: “We can't wait to get back on the road! We're launching a US tour in the spring, hitting Europe for some festivals and club shows, and then hitting several more cities with Summer Slaughter all summer long. We are absolutely amped. After being holed up in the studio for such a long time giving birth to One of Us is the Killer, we are all pent up and ready to share material new and old with our supporters doing what we love to do the most. Can't wait to see and either kiss or rip off each and every one of your faces on the road with Summer Slaughter and year round, everywhere.”

Be sure to visit the tour's Facebook profile for all up-to-date news and ticketing information.

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1. shel gordon writes:

f@ck me, and i thought mayhem was bad, it actually makes it more enticing to go that one rather than this sh#t show.
passing.

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 2:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. R10 writes:

I usually like going to this tour. Not this year. I'll pass. Only a few bands on it I'd care to see.

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

Funny, it's not what I expect from Summer Slaughter, but I know a bunch of people who would like this lineup. It's not for me though.

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Borntomosh writes:

I'll pay to see Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, and Aeon. I'll most likely leave afterwards, though. Not feeling it as much this year.

Also, the tagline "The Most Extreme Tour of the Year" makes me laugh.

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Big_bud26 writes:

Hi,I also can agree for Summer Slaughter this lineup is lame but..are a couple bands I still wanna see but..once I heard Mayhem fest lineup..I knew ths lineup wouldn't be that good 2 reasons 1.Wacken-Germany 2.Mayhem Fest has some of the bands this show was interested in as well. Also lots of the bands I like only do so..many shows a year or they just are not known well enough yet sad to say. I'd love to see on..this bill Jungle Rot,Crytopsy,Ken Mode,Decide,Soul Fly,Sepultura etc..so agree most extreme not true at lest this year.

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Big_bud26 writes:

Hi,Not cool you said we could pick=BS cause NONE of the bands I was thinking of were even on..that list. Heck NOT even Morbid Angel come on.

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wuteva writes:

when the f*** is Gojira gonna play mayhem or summer slaughter?!?!?!?

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. this_sucks writes:

how do you go from a bad a$$ year last year having the gods headline cannibal corpse and lots of amazing other bands open up then this year... nobody... maybe next year

# Mar 22, 2013 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. noone writes:

Asides from Revocation, these are all bands I've never seen. Ive always been more surprised from live bands than in studio. Kind of interested to see them, even if they're not bands I'm really into. Pretty sure this tour will be part of Heavy MTL, f u c k it, Im in.

# Mar 23, 2013 @ 12:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. silvermountains writes:

f*** you Summer Slaughter! Getting gayer and gayer every f***ing year. Only band i care to see is Aeon, and I am not throwing down like $30 or some sh** just to see them. Probably would play first too cause you guys certainly wouldn't want them to headline and mop the f***ing floor with all the other bands. I mean I do like Revocation and Cattle Decapitation, but grow some balls for f***s sake. Also, quit putting repeat bands on the bill too. I'll be passing this year

# Mar 23, 2013 @ 1:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. chad writes:

the lineup for this years summer slaughter tour is mayhem im gonna really be looking forward to this tour bring that tour to the rave in milwaukee were a bunch of metal maniacs we wont disappoint thanx a metal head for eternity /m\

# Mar 23, 2013 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. s pecker writes:

Animals as leaders. And periphery. The rest of you are fags. Get a good taste in music.

# Mar 24, 2013 @ 12:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Big_bud26 writes:

S pecker-those bands suck lol yep.

# Mar 24, 2013 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. s pecker writes:

Better than anything on here. Animals as leaders is way better than f***ing cattle decapitation. You guys listen to music I see a bunch of eighth grade girls listen to.

# Mar 24, 2013 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. shel gordon writes:

if 14 thinks AAL are better than CD, it shows that he/she needs to relocate themselves to the island of pag where they belong.
the ecstasy over there i hear is fabulous.

# Mar 24, 2013 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Borntomosh writes:

Guys, c'mon. "s pecker"? He's a troll. Don't feed lol

# Mar 24, 2013 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ebw writes:

Wow..... This line up sucks.

Summer Slaughter has gone way down hill since 2010

# Mar 25, 2013 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Overlord writes:

I really don't understand why people coming to this site aren't excited by this line up... you are simply in the wrong place lol.

TDEP, Norma Jean, Revocation, and The Ocean all have at least one 4.5/5 rated album in the review section.

Animals As Leaders, Periphery, and Cattle Decapitation seem to have generally positive support at a quick glance through the recent articles written about them.

I am honestly most excited to see The Ocean more than anyone else on this list, their upcoming album seems to be their best work yet. That is saying something about a band like The Ocean have 5 incredible and individually unique LPs already.

# Mar 25, 2013 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Don Wohleen writes:

Cattle Decapitation and Animals As Leaders are the only really good bands. Periphery sucks and as Seth Putnam would've said "anyone who likes the dillinger escape plan is a fa**ot!"

# Apr 2, 2013 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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