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 sets don’t end there. Death metal legends Gorguts will perform for the first time in nearly six years, and 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. 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.
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 now that all options are on sale as of Friday, October 21 at 10 am ET.
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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.
Also, the official Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer PRE-FEST on Thursday, April 13 at the Foundry (located directly upstairs at the Fillmore) has your pre-game covered! NWOBHM legends Satan headline a special evening with support from California heavy metal heroes Night Demon, old-school metal revivalists Haunt and Philly’s own take-no-prisoners trio Sonja!
Pre-fest tickets are just $22 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.
Hails and ales to our partners!
Metal Blade Records
3 Floyds Brewing
Broken Goblet Brewing
Trve Brewing Co.
Brimming Horn Meadery
Pull the Plug Patches
Translation Loss Records
Bone Up Brewing
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