Carcass, At the Gates, Mayhem & More Announced for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest!

Get blinded by beer on Saturday and Sunday, March 31-April 1, 2018, as North America’s only monthly metal magazine brings the loudest, heaviest, two-day craft beer festival in the world back to The Fillmore Philadelphia!

Saturday, March 31, 2018
At the Gates
Monster Magnet
Spirit Adrift

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Spectral Voice
All Hell

Only the most metal breweries have been selected, with five flagship breweries: Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Hammerheart (MN), Burial (NC) and Hoof Hearted (OH), as well as 15 new additions: Weyerbacher (PA), Yards Brewing (PA), Stoudts Brewing (PA), Adroit Theory (VA), ‪Left Hand Brewing (CO), Oliver Brewing (MD), DC Brau (DC), Phantom Carriage (CA), Societe (CA), Wayfinder (OR), Jester King (TX), Broken Goblet (PA), Brash Brewing (TX), Strangeways (VA) and Local Option (IL). Not only will their beer be available at the fest, the metalhead brewers that own and work at these breweries will be there to enjoy the music, toast festival-exclusive samples and engage attendees about their exotic brews.

To raise the bar even higher for this year’s festival, Gimme Radio has joined the team as the Official Radio Station of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest. As the world’s only metal monthly, partnering with the only streaming service dedicated to extreme music was a no-brainer for Decibel. In the lead up to the event, Gimme Radio will host exciting promotions, giveaways and special DJ sets devoted to the Metal & Beer Fest lineup.

Decibel is also honored by the support received from the craft beer pioneers at Weyerbacher Brewing, Stoudts Brewing and Yards Brewing Co. Given the festival’s Philadelphia location and Decibel’s bloody Pennsylvanian roots, expect a steady weekend flow of suds and brotherly love.

As this is a metal and beer fest, there will be two ticketing options for each day. The “Metal and Beer” ticket gives attendees access to pours from all 20 breweries, as well as admission to that day’s show. The “Just Metal” option—limited to 500 per day—provides access to the show, but not the pours. Customers who purchase “Just Metal” tickets can still buy beers from selected participating breweries on-tap at the venue.

There’s no denying that the inaugural Decibel Metal & Beer Fest—the first-ever part metal fest, part craft beer fest—was a groundbreaking event. But on March 31 & April 1, 2018, we’re coming back for another round. Bottoms up!


Saturday, March 31
Sunday, April 1
Full March 31-April 1 Weekend Tickets

Metal & Beer Fest FAQs

What are my ticket options?
You can purchase a one or two day “Metal & Beer Ticket,” which allows you to watch all bands performing. It also gives you access to samples from all 20 breweries who will be at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest, as well as access to all breweries and bars plus a Decibel Metal and Beer Fest tasting cup.

You may also purchase a one or two day “Just Metal” ticket (limited to 500 each day) that grants you access to all four bars on the first floor, as well as the ability to see each band playing. You will also have the opportunity to purchase samples of featured breweries from the bar.

How much does it cost?
“Metal & Beer” tickets are $80 for one day and $150 for both.

“Just Metal” tickets are $42 for one day and $82 for both.

If you bought four craft beers at the fest, you would be spending more than $40. The “Metal and Beer Ticket” pays for itself and then some!

Are the breweries in an area separate from the bands?
No, Decibel Metal & Beer Fest is a fully integrated fan experience. You can walk over to the Oliver Brewing table, sample a “Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume” beer, co-brewed by Integrity and consume it WHILE you watch Integrity!

Where can I purchase tickets?
Purchase Saturday tickets here.
Purchase Sunday tickets here.
Purchase full weekend tickets here.

Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer PRE-FEST with Midnight, Powermad, Necrot and Coffin Dust at the Foundry in Philadelphia, PA?
Oh, those are right here.

Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Kickoff Party with Incantation (special doom set), Believer (special old-school thrash set) and Belus at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY?
They’re over here.

Where can I get tickets to the official Decibel Metal & Beer Fest After Party with Primitive Man and Black Urn at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA?
Why, right here.

Can I get a “Just Beer” ticket?
No. Leave the hall, poser.

Hails to our partners!
20 Buck Spin
Dark Descent
Gimme Radio
Indie Merch
JSR Direct Merchandise
Nuclear Blast
Profound Lore
Prosthetic Records
Relapse Records
Stoudts Brewing
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Yards Brewing Co.