Summer Slaughter 2011: Swing and a Miss!?

Well, compared to last year’s excellent lineup, this one’s a step down. I was expecting more of a Sumerian Records influence, as they’re normally involved the most, and with The Faceless, TRAM/Animals as Leaders (presumably) having albums coming out with Born of Osiris coming off a critically acclaimed album, I was totally expecting this to be dominated by Sumerian Records. Not a single band from their roster on this year!

No doubt, Powerglove and Fleshgod Apocalypse will provide an excellent time, bit the rest is quite lacking. Oceano? As Blood Runs Black? Six Feet Under? Avoiding like the plague. I honestly have no opinion on Dying Fetus and Whitechapel are completely unoffensive to me, but I’m sure Darkest Hour and The Black Dahlia Murder no doubt putting on relatively good shows, but this is just lacking the huge power that last year’s tour had.

As of this post, they’ve yet to reveal tour dates. We’ll be sure to let you know when the word is dropped!

– JR

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