Decibel Metal and Beer Festival is back and just announced its 2018 lineup. The festival began last year as a meeting of two unstoppable forces: heavy metal and craft beer, all at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA. Decibel, the country’s foremost extreme music monthly magazine, is responsible for this mayhem that will be fueled by over twenty craft breweries from all around the United States. Which lineup should we announce first, right?
The musical guests, one half of the excitement, will include At The Gates, Monster Magnet, Pallbearer, Integrity, Evoken, and more. Each night will have a different lineup. The same breweries will persist, however, throughout the whole festival. The flagship breweries are Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Hammerheart (MN), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH) and Burnt Hickory (GA); as well as fourteen other additions. The breweries owners are avowedly metal heads themselves, and will be present to enjoy the music and serve the festival-goers some craft beer.
The “Metal and Beer” ticket allows patrons access to all 20 breweries and admission to that day’s show. The “Just Metal” version gives attendees access to the music, but not the beer. The festival was a banging success in its debut year of 2017, this year it will surely not lets its fans down.
Last year’s lineup included Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Immolation, Panopticon, Withered, Khemmis, Krieg, Crypt Sermon, Falls of Rauros, and others. The first festival was largely made possible by the Canadian brewery, Unibroue. The brewery partnered with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to create a new Belgian-style dry hopped saison A Tout Le Monde, based on the song by Megadeth.
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