The annual Summer Slaughter tour has long earned the distinction to call itself "the most extreme tour of the year." Every year, we look forward to learning the lineup for Summer Slaughter, and once again, the news has placed Chelsea grins on our metalhead faces.
Just as we thought Behemoth were a shoe-in for a Death Match Hall of Fame induction, the Faceless ended the Polish extreme metal band's run. This marks the first Death Match win for the Faceless' 'Accelerated Evolution,' and with three more victories, the song will be declared immortal both on Loudwire.com and our official YouTube channel. However, one of metal's most prolific modern bands will provide a serious challenge.
For nearly two months, there has been speculation that British extreme metal heavyweights Cradle of Filth would be headlining a North American tour with support from The Faceless, Decapitated and The Agonist. Luckily for metal fans, the tour has been officially confirmed by Cradle of Filth, along with a full line of tour dates.
The Faceless have once again captured victory in our most recent Death Match, this time against extreme innovators Converge. The Faceless have obviously proven that they have the ability to defeat human musicians, but in this next Death Match, the technical death metal act will face the world's greatest cartoon metal act.
Congrats to the Faceless for snatching a win from Every Time I Die in our latest Death Match. The technical deathcore band and their track 'Autotheist Movement III: Deconsecrate' will now make it's pilgrimage to the Death Match Hall of Fame, but they've got an extreme and incredibly innovative band to go up against this round.
We've got two open slates in this week's Death Match after Katatonia claimed their fourth and final victory over High on Fire, entering the Death Match Hall of Fame and earning the title of "immortal" for the song 'Dead Letters.' Now that Katatonia have taken their place in the Hall, we've got two new bands that are set to duke it out for their own potential Hall of Fame spot.