Yesterday, I pointed out that there was a strong possibility that Cannibal Corpse and Between the Buried and Me were to headline this year’s iteration of The Summer Slaughter Tour. Since then, I’ve heard that the pairing is indeed true, as well as a handful of other bigger names being announced for the bill.

The Faceless, Job For A Cowboy, Veil of Maya, and Hate Eternal are also rumored to be a part of what is promised to be the biggest Summer Slaughter tour ever. EDIT: Metalsucks pointed out that Exhumed may be a part of the tour as well.

I mean, I’m pretty much 90% convinced that this is fact based on all the evidence provided. All of these bands are signed to either Metal Blade and Sumerian, two of the larger stakeholders in the tour. On top of that, most of the bands have albums due out by the time summer hits. I’d be shocked if this wasn’t at least mostly right. Place your bets in the comments section below.

When the lineup is officially announced, we’ll fill you in. This is shaping up to be a tour not to be missed.

- JR