Over the past few years, Summer Slaughter has become one of the premiere package tours showcasing some of underground metal's finest artists. This year, Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job for a Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed and Cerebral Bore, are all sharing the deadly bill.

Contributing Noisecreep photographer Charles Epting was at the July 20 kick off show in Hollywood, Calif. and shot an exclusive photo gallery for us. Webmasters should email him at this link if you want to hire him to shoot for you too.

Check Out Noisecreep's Summer Slaughter 2012 Photo Gallery

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Summer Slaughter 2012 tour dates:

7/23 Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale

7/25 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

7/26 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

7/27 Mission, TX @ Pharr Events Center

7/28 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

7/30 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz

7/31 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

8/1 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

8/2 Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium

8/3 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

8/4 Richmond, VA @ The National

8/5 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

8/7 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

8/8 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

8/9 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights

8/10 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

8/11 Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

8/12 Toronto, ON @ Heavy Toronto

8/14 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

8/15 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's

8/16 Chicago, IL @ House Blues

8/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

8/18 Louisville, KY @ Expo 5

8/20 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

8/22 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo

8/23 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

8/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

8/25 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove