The third and final wave of bands and breweries for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, set for December 1 and 2 at the Wiltern, completes the cast for the inaugural west coast event with daily lineups announced and all ticket options now available as well. Industrial metal legends Godflesh join the bill along with trad metal revivalists Pounder and blackened hardcore pack Wolf King. They’ll be united with brewery additions Modern Times (CA), Metal Monkey (IL) and Ghost Town (CA).
Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set. American melodic death metal kingpins The Black Dahlia Murder, grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, doom ‘n’ rollers Khemmis, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot, heavy metal new jacks Haunt and craft beer-obsessed extreme metal veterans Trappist round out the band lineup.
Not to be outdone, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Featured breweries Unibroue (CAN), Phantom Carriage (CA), Three Weavers (CA) and Weyerbacher (PA) will be joined by flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), , Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO) and Wayfinder (OR), while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. And just like when the musicians in the night’s best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer. All ticket options are on sale here now.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Testament (performing The Gathering and The New Order)
The Black Dahlia Murder
Sunday, Dec. 2
Triptykon (performing an all-Celtic Frost set)
Hails and ales to our partners!
Metal Blade Records
Nuclear Blast Records
Kings Road Merch
The Ratio Podcast
20 Buck Spin
Church of the 8th Day
Phantom Carriage Brewery