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The Summer Slaughter Tour

The Summer Slaughter Tour

The Dillinger Escape Plan | Animals As Leaders | Periphery | Norma Jean | Cattle Decapitation | The Ocean | Revocation | Aeon | Rings Of Saturn | Thy Art Is Murder | Harvester | All American Organ Grinder | Cherish This Moment | Carrier | Cardona | Crown The Liar | Bury Me Breathing

Heaven & Hell

3:00 PM | $27.50 ADV | All Ages



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The Summer Slaughter Tour

The most extreme tour of the year has returned with its most devastating line-up yet. The 8th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by IndieMerchStore.com, runs from July 17th through August 10th. It features such heavyweights as Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins and Fallujah. The tour will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19th and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8th with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows (see below). Look for the complete list of tourdates to be announced in the coming weeks.

David Vincent (vocals/bass) of Morbid Angel states: “Summer Slaughter…

The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s creative energy and unwavering artistic commitment has reverberated through underground subculture and in tastemaker circles alike for over a decade. One of Us is the Killer is the band’s defining work, conjuring the mindboggling chemical combinations found within their earliest missives of mathematical bombast while pushing forward into dense, atmospheric radicalism.

The press reaction was swift and unanimous. Big Cheese called it “a masterpiece in the art of heavy rock music” and Terrorizer emphasized the “greatness” of The Dillinger Escape Plan (both 5/5 reviews). Critics declared the band “leaders in a genre of precisely one” (Metal Hammer,…

Animals As Leaders

When Tosin Abasi released his debut solo album under the moniker ANIMALS AS LEADERS in 2009, few would have predicted the band’s meteoric rise over the next two years. Although Abasi earned acclaim as the lead guitarist in the Washington, D.C.-based metalcore act Reflux, it was still a long-shot that an instrumental album of progressive metal with jazz, electronic and ambient flourishes would develop anything more than a cult following.

Fast-forward two-plus years to “Weightless,” the group’s sophomore effort, and ANIMALS AS LEADERS is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music. The group’s genre-defying compositions have earned extensive praise —…

Periphery

The legendary traditions of progressive rock are not without critics. Detractors say the otherwise celebrated style lacks spirit. It lacks emotion. But Periphery smashed this misconception to bits across two full-length albums and a handful of unconventional releases. The band’s mind-bending instrumentation and diverse vocalizations are delivered with vibrant urgency and inescapable hooks that act as an inviting tip to the sonic iceberg lurking beneath. Periphery’s appropriately titled third full-length collection, Juggernaut, lays waste to all expectations within and without the genre.

The meticulously crafted, thematically driven, two-album masterpiece is the end result of focus,…

Norma Jean

In 2010 Norma Jean released their fifth album Meridional, a resurgent and brilliant reminder of everything the band had pioneered, modeled and become known for during their ten plus years in aggressive and progressive music. Wild and strong, it would have been a fitting end to the band’s career, and for a while it nearly was.

“I can’t lie, I felt like it was falling apart for a while,” admits singer Cory Brandan. “There was a point where we thought this was over.” In 2011 the band began a quest for new songs to make their sixth album, one they hoped would build on the successes of Meridional. Unwittingly the quintet started down a two-year road that would drive some…

Cattle Decapitation

You don’t name your band Cattle Decapitation if you’re looking to subtly insinuate your way into the consciousness of the masses. Equally, unleashing some of the most intense, horrifying, and extreme metal known to mankind will not ingratiate you with those of a sensitive nature, for the San Diegan’s boundary-pushing music is designed to turn heads and snap necks, and not necessarily in that order. Returning with their seventh full-length, the devastating Monolith Of Inhumanity, the band have never sounded more focused, more aggressive, or more determined to get in the faces of those who erroneously believe they have already experienced the band at their extreme best. “One of the main…

The Ocean

5 silhouettes, their backlit bodies moving frenetically in front of the huge LED lighting rigs, flashing synchronized to every little change in the music: watching THE OCEAN perform live is an experience. The videos, the lighting and more than anything, the music - orchestral, dense and epic - all contribute to that certain atmosphere that sets THE OCEAN apart from most of their peers in the realm of modern day’s heavy music. The lynch-esque play with darkness and dynamics make it easy for the listener to get lost in the dismal oceanic spheres.

The band originated in 2001, when mainman Robin Staps leased the basement of a former aluminum factory from World War II in the heart…

Revocation

Revocation returns with a new album of masterful modern metal in Chaos of Forms. Unforgettable songs bend, stop, twist, and shred at virtuosic levels while exploding with frenetic energy. As future classics “Cradle Robber”, “Dissolution Ritual”, “No Funeral”, “Cretin” and more show, each aspect of the band has been honed to deadly perfection and brings to fruition the promise that (the previous full-length) Existence Is Futile hinted at. Chaos of Forms proves beyond doubt that REVOCATION are masters of their craft and metal’s finest new band.

“absolutely godlike death/thrash.” - Decibel

 

“a whirlwind of methodical metal in its highest…

Aeon

During the summer of 1999 the four members: Tommy Dahlström, Zeb Nilsson, Johan Hjelm and Arttu Malkki of the newly broken up band Defaced Creation decided to form a new death-metal band that would try to create a more pioneering and interesting style, instead of doing the usual “old-school” death-metal, (even though the roots was in the “old-school” death-metal). Morgan Nordbakk joins as fill in guitarist and during the Fall of that year, Aeon recorded their first demo, which included the songs “Return of Apolluon”, “Eternal Hate”, “With Blood they Pay”, “The Awakening”, “Bloodlust” and “Hell Unleashed”. In May of 2001, the 6-track demo was released as a MCD…

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The day is FINALLY here for Summer Slaughter 2013!!! See below for set times so you don't miss your favorite bands!!!

IN HEAVEN:

3:00 PM DOORS

3:20-3:40 PM MANNA ZEN

3:50-4:10 PM THY ART IS MURDER

4:20-4:40 PM RINGS OF SATURN

4:50-5:15 PM AEON

5:25-5:50 PM REVOCATION

6:00-6:25 PM THE OCEAN

6:35-7:00 PM CATTLE DECAPITATION

7:10-7:40 PM NORMA JEAN

7:55-8:35 PM PERIPHERY

8:50-9:30 PM ANIMALS AS LEADERS

9:45-10:45 PM DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

IN HELL:

3:00PM DOORS

4:25-4:55 PM CROWN THE LIAR

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