Get ready to swill on command on Friday and Saturday, December 13-14, 2019, as Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine, brings the loudest, heaviest, most extreme craft beer festival to the Observatory in Santa Ana, California!
Death metal progenitors Possessed will headline Friday night, while U.K. death metal legends Carcass will close out the festivities on Saturday evening.
Recently reunited thrash metal heroes Vio-lence and grinding death machine Nailswill both make rare appearances. Both Norwegian death metal legends Cadaver and Swiss black metal progressives Schammasch will make their U.S. debut performances at Metal & Beer Fest, while east coast doom metal kings Evoken will perform for the first time ever in California. Progressive sludge crew Intronaut will perform their first show in over two years, and L.A. hardcore deathcrushers Xibalba will move (and claim) bodies.
Classic metal-inspired quartet Spirit Adrift, Utah power metal warriors Visigoth, Arizona death dealers Gatecreeper, cinematic grind-crushers Graf Orlock and death/doom new jacks Mortuous round out the stacked bill.
Not to be outdone by the bands, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Featured Breweries Unibroue (Canada) and Metal Monkey (IL) lead a murderers’ row of brewtality including Three Floyds (IN), Burial(NC), Wake (IL), Hoof Hearted (OH), Stone (CA), Three Weavers (CA), Societe (CA),Modern Times (CA) and Brimming Horn Meadery (DE), all joining in for an unforgettable weekend of suds.
All ticket options, including a “Metal & Beer” ticket option strictly limited to 500tickets each day that gives access to pours from all of the breweries as well as admittance to that day’s show, are on sale at 11am PST, August 19. Ticket link and daily line-ups are below.
Full weekend ticket passes
Single day tickets for Friday, December 13
Single day tickets for Saturday, December 14
Hails and ales to our partners!
Metal Blade Records
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Metal Monkey Brewing
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Nuclear Blast Records
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