All you wanted was a pilsner! Well, you’ll get it and a whole lot more on April 14-15, 2023, when Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly—the world’s loudest, heaviest, two-day craft beer institution—returns to the Fillmore Philly for your only brews and blasts solution!
Thrash metal legends Suicidal Tendencies descend on Philadelphia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut by playing the crossover classic in its entirety (along with a helping of other hits), while melodic death metal kings The Black Dahlia Murder make their triumphant east coast return as a Metal & Beer Fest headliner.
But the exclusive anniversary sets don’t end there. NOLA sludge lords Eyehategod will celebrate 30 years of bad times with the first-ever full performance of Take as Needed for Pain, while U.S. death metal progenitors Incantation will honor the 25th anniversary of masterwork Diabolical Conquest with an exclusive start-to-finish performance of the record. One more special set, honoring the 30th anniversary of an iconic album, will be revealed soon.
The already stacked artist bill, presented by Metal Blade Records, is rounded out by: Northwest black/doom force Mizmor; Fort Worth deathstorm Frozen Soul; old-school metallic hardcore heroes All Out War; New York death metal newjacks Undeath; Vermont’s metalcore finest Drowningman; blackened doom swamp dwellers Worm; crusty death metal cretins Fuming Mouth; cavernous death metal upstarts Phobophilic; and New England blast furnace Escuela Grind.
But that’s just the half of it! The weekend’s malt maelstrom is totally covered via America’s most metal breweries! The year’s beer lineup is presented by craft beer legends 3 Floyds (IN) and includes featured breweries Broken Goblet Brewing (PA), Wake Brewing (IL), WarPigs Brewing (IN), TRVE Brewing (CO), Widowmaker Brewing (MA), Bone Up Brewing (MA), Kings County Brewers Collective (NY), Yards Brewing (PA), Magnanimous Brewing (FL) and flagship meadery Brimming Horn Meadery (DE).
“Since day one, Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest is something we’ve been honored to be a part of and look forward to circling the date on our calendars each year,” says 3 Floyds’ Brewmaster Chris Boggess. “[Decibel editor] Albert Mudrian and crew outdo themselves each time with the sick lineups they put together, and this year is no different. We’re stoked to once again be a part of it and can’t wait to share some more beers and metal with all of you once again in Philly.”
Rounding out this run of epic brewing brewtality will be: Adroit Theory Brewing Company (VA), Cosmic Eye Brewing (NE), Animated Brewing Co. (PA) and Victory Brewing (PA).
Decibel decided that it would be in your best interest to get tickets when they go on sale on Friday, October 21 at 10 am ET. Select pre-orders begin Tuesday. Watch fest-related socials for codes and announcements!