For all our Summer Slaughter live videos/interviews visithttp://met.al/bdm - We interview all 3 members of Animals As Leaders, one of our favorite new bands. We discuss how founder Tosin Abasi found the other two members of the band, how to train yourself musically, what type of music they listen to, a possible headlining tour and more.
We sent old-school death metal fan James Zalucky to the NY stop of the Summer Slaughter tour to get an old school fan's perspective on what is mostly a new-school metal tour. The following is his report from the pit, not to be confused with Rob's recap from the pot-laced backstage area.
I went to Summer Slaughter for two reasons: Decapitated (duh) and to check out bands who I didn't know very well. Other than Decapitated, The Red Chord, and Vital Remains, most of the bands were new to me, and I've always thought that the best way to evaluate a band is to see them perform live. There are so many bands out there, and sometimes you're just too busy to listen to all of them, so here was a good chance to make up for it. My buddy Clay, who knew none of the bands at all, came with me to see if he saw anything he liked. For the most part, I'd have to say the night was a success (I'd forgotten how small Irving Plaza was), with some pretty amusing stories attached, which I'll share with you here. (more…)
One of my most anticipated bands for the Summer Slaughter tour is definitely Animals As Leaders. I can now say, after watching a few HD bootlegs from their show in Fort Worth, TX – they are THE BAND I want to see the most on this tour. Holy fuck! They destroy. And, it's not like this is the first time I'm going to see them. I broke my Animals As Leaders cherry at South by Southwest a few months ago. But like a junkie, I want more! The NY show cant' come soon enough. Here are more bootlegs courtesy of Youtube user MangoMan33… (more…)
And now there are dates! Last week we gushed over the incredible lineup reveal of DECAPITATED, THE FACELESS, ALL SHALL PERISH, THE RED CHORD, VEIL OF MAYA, CEPHALIC CARNAGE, DECREPIT BIRTH, CARNIFEX, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, VITAL REMAINS. Without a doubt, this will be the most extreme of any Summer tour packages. The tour will start on July 17th in San Diego, go all across the country and finish up at the Filmore in San Fransisco one month later on August 23rd. Here is the full routing… (more…)
Holy shit! They've finally let the cat out of the bag. You guys have been speculating on the forum for a while, but there is no longer a need to speculate. This year's Summer Slaughter lineup has been revealed. Without further ado:
ALL SHALL PERISH
THE RED CHORD
VEIL OF MAYA
ANIMALS AS LEADERS
This will mark the first time Decapitated have played any shows on U.S. soil since the tragic death of drummer Vitek, and the incapacitation of vocalist Covan. The band will surely be welcomed back with open arms. Looking down the rest of the lineup, it's completely solid. There is something for every fan of extreme metal, be it death metal, deathcore, metalcore, whateverthefuckcore, this is the show to be at! Tour promoter Ash Avildsen tells Metalsucks that ticket prices will be kept low, between $18 and $20 dollars in most markets. No tour dates have been revealed, but we will get them up here as soon as the itinerary has been announced.
To wet your appetite, check out some of our videos from Summer Slaughter tours of years past in the Metal Injection Summer Slaughter tour channel