Death metal legends Gorguts will perform for the first time in nearly six years at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 14, 2023 at the Fillmore. To celebrate the end of this extended break, the band will play a special set exclusively of material from 1998’s landmark Obscura and 1991’s old-school classic Considered Dead.
“Dear fans, I just wanna say that we are super stoked to be a part of Decibel’s Metal & Beer Fest!” exclaims Gorguts guitarist/vocalist Luc Lemay. “It’s a special moment for the band returning to the stage after a hiatus, so and we decided to craft for you a set of songs that haven’t been performed live in over 25 years.”
The return of Gorguts completes an already stacked Metal & Beer Fest: Philly lineup that includes headliners Suicidal Tendencies celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut by playing the crossover classic in its entirety (along with a helping of other hits), and the triumphant return of melodic death metal kings The Black Dahlia Murder.
Other special sets include NOLA sludge lords Eyehategod’s first-ever full performance of Take as Needed for Pain and U.S. death metal progenitors Incantation honoring the 25th anniversary of masterwork Diabolical Conquest with an exclusive start-to-finish performance of the record.
The artist bill 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.
All ticket options for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2023 are on sale now. Last weekend’s Denver edition of Metal & Beer Fest sold out in advance, so don’t wait!
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FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023
The Black Dahlia Murder
Gorguts (performing a special Obscura & Considered Dead set)
SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023
Suicidal Tendencies (performing the hits and a special Suicidal Tendencies full-album set)
Eyehategod (performing a special Take as Needed for Pain full-album set)
Incantation (performing a special Diabolical Conquest full-album set)
All Out War
“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 3 Floyds. Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2023 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.
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