"We are super excited to be working with our friends from Decibel on this year's Metal & Beer Fest," says Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records, the festival's presenting sponsor. "It will be a great time and we are honored to again be working with everyone at Decibel magazine."
Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set. American melodic death metal kingpins The Black Dahlia Murder, grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, doom 'n' rollers Khemmis, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot, heavy metal new jacks Haunt and craft beer-obsessed extreme metal veterans Trappist round out the band lineup.
"I'm sure we'll see fans travel from all corners of the planet to witness this heavily overdue set!" exclaims Testament guitarist Eric Peterson. "Get your tickets quick! You won't wanna miss this event. A gathering of the new order is upon us!"
Not to be outdone, the country's most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Featured breweries Unibroue (CAN), Phantom Carriage (CA), Three Weavers (CA) and Weyerbacher (PA) will be joined by flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO), Hydra Brewing (SD) and Wayfinder (OR), while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. And just like when the musicians in the night's best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer.
Single-day and two-day tickets are now on sale. Visit decibelmagazine.com for tickets and more information.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Testament (performing The Gathering and The New Order)
The Black Dahlia Murder
Sunday, Dec. 2
Triptykon (performing an all-Celtic Frost set)