Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philadelphia

Prepare for a high-gravity dose of bourbon barrel discipline on April 12-13, 2024, when Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly—the world’s loudest, heaviest, two-day craft beer event—returns to the Fillmore Philly to deliver more lunatics of quad’s libation for its seventh year!

The classic lineup of hardcore legends Biohazard will headline the first night with an exclusive performance of selections from their 1992 definitive album, Urban Discipline, while Florida death metal forebears Deicide will close out the second evening via a special set comprised exclusively of early ’90s crushers from their landmark Deicide, Legion and Once Upon the Cross records.

Our flight of special sets doesn’t end there! Brutal death metal juggernauts Dying Fetus will deliver an exclusive old-school set of their early material, while Crowbar will drop a double-hammer of sludge metal classics with a set of songs exclusively from 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest and their earth-shaking 1993 self-titled album.

The already stacked artist bill, presented by Century Media, is rounded out by: Philly blunt force deathcrushers Jesus Piece; spirited Toronto death proggers Tomb Mold; old-school NY slam legends Internal Bleeding; Midwest death metal cutting crew 200 Stab Wounds; Sacramento noise metal institution Will Haven; Richmond crossover thrash attack Enforced; underground black metal enigma Lamp of Murmuur; Little Rock death metal mob Terminal Nation; demented black/death dealers Daeva; and black/doom spellcasters Witching.

But that’s just the (sober) half of it! The weekend’s cauldron of hops is totally covered via America’s most metal breweries! The year’s beer lineup is once again presented by craft beer icons 3 Floyds Brewing (IN) and includes featured breweries WarPigs Brewing (IN), TRVE Brewing (CO), Kings County Brewers Collective (NY), Yards Brewing (PA), Magnanimous Brewing (FL), Ever Grain Brewing Co (PA), XUL Beer Company (TN), New Trail Brewing Co (PA), Holy Mountain Brewing Co (WA), Imprint Beer Co (PA), Widowmaker Brewing (MA), Attic Brewing Co (PA) and flagship meadery Brimming Horn Meadery (DE). Tonewood Brewing (NJ) will also be pouring.

“We look forward to Philly every year, but this year—holy shit—it’s like [Decibel editor] Albert Mudrian read my mind for what a dream lineup looks like,” says 3 Floyds’ Brewmaster Chris Boggess. “It might be the best Metal & Beer Fest lineup yet. We’ve been dying to tell everyone we know about it and can’t wait to return to Philadelphia to witness this truly siiiick event and share many beers with many maniacs once more.”

Daily lineups and all ticket option details can be found below.

Purchase Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly Two-Day tickets
Purchase Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly April 12 tickets
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APRIL 12, 2024
Biohazard (special Urban Discipline set)
Crowbar (special Odd Fellows Rest + Crowbar set)
Jesus Piece
Internal Bleeding
Terminal Nation

APRIL 13, 2024
Deicide (special Deicide + Legion + Once Upon the Cross set)
Dying Fetus (special “old-school” set)
Tomb Mold
200 Stab Wounds
Will Haven
Lamp of Murmuur

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 international breweries presented by 3 Floyds. Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly 2024 sampling cups provided. Limited to 550 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.

The official Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer PRE-FEST—presented by Prosthetic Records and Kill Screen—on Thursday, April 11 at the Foundry (located directly upstairs at the Fillmore) has your pre-game (and pre-gaming) covered! Death metal corpse-crushers Undeath headline a special evening with support from Philly’s own aural annihilators Outer Heaven, Richmond black metal party people Morbikon and the one-man blast fest of California’s Houkago Grind Time!

Philly Kill Screen partners Yards Brewing will have us ready to rumble with a power pack of 8 bit IPAs, and make sure to keep your eyes on Kill Screen for an incoming challenge from Fishtown Mini-Boss Barcade!

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.