Black Dahlia Murder & Dying Fetus To Headline “Summer Slaughter” Tour 2017

If you’re a fan of the Death Metal then you have probably already heard about the Summer Slaughter tour. This day long, festival styled event is a roller coaster of bands with each being more exciting than the last. This years festival will be co-headlined by The Black Dahlia Murder and Dying Fetus. Check out the official press and dates below. I’ll return at the close with some thoughts.

The Press Release:
Currently finishing work on their upcoming 8th full-length, The Black Dahlia Murder will head back out on the road this summer, as co-headliners of “The Summer Slaughter Tour” with Dying Fetus! Featuring Oceano, Origin, Slaughter to Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying the Martyrs and Lorna Shore as support, this USA trek will also see The Black Dahlia Murder perform Nocturnal in its entirety, for the album’s 10-year anniversary – making this one show not to be missed! See below for all dates.

“The Summer Slaughter Tour” Dates:

July 27 – Reverb – Reading, PA
July 28 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
July 29 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
July 30 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Aug. 2 – The International – Knoxville, TN
Aug. 3 – The Masquerade (Heaven) – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 5 – Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
Aug. 6 – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Aug. 7 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Aug. 9 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 10 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Aug. 11 – City National Grove of Anaheim- Anaheim, CA
Aug. 12 – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 13 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Aug. 15 – The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall – Berkeley, CA
Aug. 17 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Aug. 19 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Aug. 21 – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 22 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Aug. 23 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 25 – The Majestic – Detroit, MI
Aug. 26 – Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

The Black Dahlia Murder will release their new untitled album in fall 2017 via Metal Blade Records. Guitars, bass, and drums were tracked with former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan Williams (, while vocals were tracked with Joe Cincotta (; Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Volbeat, etc.) is currently mixing and mastering the record at Hansen Studios in Demark. This upcoming full-length is the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Abysmal, which was named one of the best albums of the year by Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, Metal Insider, among many others. To preview and purchase Abysmal, please visit:

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve covered quite a few of the Summer Slaughter jaunts and they are without a doubt a lesson in brutality. I don’t recommend this for the casual concert goer because it’s a long day and if you truly love the Metal scene you want to get there early as possible and absorb all of the bands. Seeing groups in the live sense is the best way to see if you want to continue supporting them on their albums afterward. I’ve seen a lot of this year’s bands and can say that fans are in for a real treat (if treats can be viewed as something that crushes your senses from beginning to end). It’s interesting that this year’s event will be at Webster Hall because the scuttlebutt is that it will be closing for renovations in the beginning of August and not be back for almost a year. That chatter makes me think this will be one of the final Metal shows in the space for quite a bit of time. What do you think of this year’s tour? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Websites:
Summer Slaughter Tour:
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The Black Dahlia Murder:
Dying Fetus:
Slaughter to Prevail:
Rings Of Saturn:
Betraying the Martyrs:
Lorna Shore:

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