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.

In 2013, Summer Slaughter conjured up a tight group of acts, including the Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, the Ocean + more, but the yearly tour may have outdone itself for 2014. This year, Morbid Angel has been announced as the headlining act! The legendary death metal innovators elevate Summer Slaughter from awesome to must-see, not to mention the other eight bands making up the festival tour's lineup.

Filling out the rest of Summer Slaughter's 2014 class, Dying Fetus, the Faceless, Thy Art is Murder, Goatwhore, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within the Ruins + Fallujah will crush skulls all day, every day during the tour's cycle.

Although only two tour dates have been revealed, we know that Summer Slaughter will hit the road from July 19 - Aug. 10. Check out the two confirmed tour dates below and stay tuned for the full schedule as soon as the news breaks!

2014 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates (more coming soon):

7/19 – The House of Blues – Los Angeles, Calif.
8/08 – Irving Plaza – New York, N.Y.

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