Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore + More Pummel New York
One of the heaviest tours of the year recently made its way to New York City. The iconic Morbid Angel headlined this year's Summer Slaughter tour which featured massively heavy support from Dying Fetus, the Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Goatwhore and many more.
With 25 years of music and eight studio albums, the influential death metalers of Morbid Angel ripped apart Irving Plaza with a powerful hour-and-a-half performance. They kicked things off with a one-two punch as they performed ‘Immortal Rites’ and ‘Fall From Grace.’ ‘Existo Vulgore’ from 2011's ‘Illud Divinium Insanus’ was also a standout in the band's lengthy setlist.
Fans also moshed and headbanged to other classics like ‘Rapture,’ ‘World of Sh-t (The Promised Land),’ ‘Where the Slime Live’ and their set-ending ‘God of Emptiness.’ There’s no doubt that the music of Morbid Angel has a hold on bands and fans alike and when they come to town limbs are bound to be sore for days.
Three-piece Maryland death metal act Dying Fetus took the stage beforehand and pounded eardrums with a truly heavy set. The Faceless performed just prior and provided an energetic set featuring frontman Geoffrey Ficco's dynamic presence.
The Aussie lads of Thy Art Is Murder had one of the best sets of the night. The band as a whole is relentless and frontman CJ McMahon is fearless and raw onstage. With their amount of passion, it would be no surprise if the band were to headline Irving Plaza on their own very soon.
It’s obvious, New York City loves Goatwhore. The road dogs that they are, the band is touring and will continue to trek around in promotion of their new album ‘Constricting Rage of the Merciless.’
Death shredders of the band Origin took the stage right before Goatwhore for a lively set. Progressive death metalers of California band Decrepit Birth stole the show earlier in the day with a vigorous performance. Vocalist Bill Robinson loved seeing crowdsurfers make their way to the stage and even tried pulling a couple of them onstage.
The Massachusetts metalers of Within the Ruins offered a dynamic set in promotion of their brand new album ‘Phenomena.' Boreworm and San Francisco death metal act Fallujah opened up the show with forceful performances. Even though Summer Slaughter tour has come to an end, ears are still ringing and bodies are still aching we can’t wait for Summer Slaughter 2015.
Check Out Photos from Summer Slaughter’s Stop in New York City:
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