FINALLY, A SURPRISE: EXHUMED OFFICIALLY ADDED TO SUMMER SLAUGHTER, GOATWHORE NEXT?
Summer Slaughter has been officially announcing one new band that will be on the bill every Sunday for the past three Sundays. And while a) the bill is great and b) that’s a very clever way to make sure everyone is talking about the tour around the water cooler each and every Monday morning, it also promised to be a potentially anti-climactic way of unveiling this year’s line-up for the annual fest — ’cause the identities of six of the ten bands on the tour already leaked several weeks ago, and so far, all the billing announcements (namely Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, and The Faceless) and have just confirmed that the leaks were accurate. Obviously, it’s not the fault of the fest’s organizers that someone on the inside had loose lips — but, still, it kind of eliminates the need for a piece-by-piece unveiling.
So it was a nice surprise to wake up this morning and discover that Exhumed — a band who had NOT been rumored to be part of the tour — have been added to the trek.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Exhumed, like all the other bands (confirmed or otherwise), are AWESOME. This year’s Summer Slaughter really might be the best yet. In fact, the line-up is SO good so far that I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and, like, The Devastated or The Browning or some other awful band to be announced. But so far, that hasn’t happened! Yip-ee!!!
Meanwhile, a Quebec website called Musik Universe is claiming via their Facebook page that Ben Falgoust has told them that Goatwhore will be on the tour, too. I’ve never heard of Musik Universe before so I have no idea if they have legit insider info or if they’re just trying to get traffic. But if it is true, Goatwhore would be another terrific gem in Summer Slaughter’s crown.
The next band will be officially announced on Sunday via the Summer Slaughter Facebook page. Other (very likely accurately) rumored acts include Job For A Cowboy, Veil of Maya, and Hate Eternal.
Thanks to MaTT for the tip about Goatwhore and Musik Universe