CANDLEMASS Claim the Cover of Decibel’s Epicus Metal & Beer Festivus Issue!

We’re less than two months away from the return of Metal & Beer Fest: Philly, an event that’s even more loaded than the people who booked it: 14 bands, 4 full-album sets and nearly 20 of the heaviest craft breweries in the U.S. To front an epic issue such as our yearly Metal & Beer Fest issue requires an epic band, and day one headliners Candlemass, slated to perform their doom masterpiece Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in full for the first time ever on American soil, are that such band. Claiming their first Decibel cover ever, the Swedish heavy metal legends go in depth into the history of their hallowed debut, describing its ascent from obscurity to legendary status amongst the greatest of doom metal albums. Each issue comes paired with an exclusive track from one-woman black metal outfit Hulder, courtesy of the Decibel Flexi Series. Don’t be stuck at home in solitude; pick up our latest issue and prepare your liver and lungs for this year’s greatest metal event!

Tickets for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly, featuring Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse and special full-album performances from Nuclear Assault, Wolves in the the Throne Room and The Red Chord and tons more are going fast (under 100 “Metal & Beer” weekend tickets remain). Full band and brewery lineups — and links to all remaining ticket options — are below:

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Candlemass (performing Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in its entirety)
Wolves in the Throne Room (performing Two Hunters in its entirety)
Soul Glo
Craven Idol
The Silver

Cannibal Corpse
Nuclear Assault (performing Game Over in its entirety)
The Red Chord (performing Clients in its entirety)
Full of Hell
All Else Failed

“Just Metal” Ticket (21+)

Admittance to the day’s event, but as the name suggests, you just get to see the show—no beer samples (You can still buy select beers a la carte if you’re 21+).

“Metal & Beer” Ticket (21+)

Admittance to the day’s event plus unlimited* sampling from our diverse lineup of national breweries presented by Broken Goblet Brewing. Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2022 sampling cups provided. Limited to 650 tickets per day*Please note: In extremely extreme cases, certain high-ABV pours will be ticketed, with attendees receiving a limited number of tickets available to redeem for each offering.

We’ve also got your heavy metal pre-game covered with the official Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer PRE-FEST! On Thursday, June 9 at the Foundry (located directly upstairs at the Fillmore), doom sludge titans Primitive Man headline a special evening with support from progressive death metal heroes Horrendous, death/doom demolitionists Mortiferum, grindcrushers Jarhead Fertilizer and black/death blasphemers Berator!

Pre-fest tickets are just $20 in advance and are on sale now!

NOTE: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly tickets.