Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest 2020 announces first round of breweries and bands – including Satan!



The grains that bind us will be present on Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2020, when Decibel brings the loudest, heaviest, two-day craft beer festival in the world back to The Fillmore Philadelphia for a fourth round!

Extreme metal legends Napalm Death will perform a special one-time-only set of exclusively Harmony Corruption and Utopia Banished songs, while Converge will play their metallic hardcore landmark album Jane Doe in its entirely for their first time ever in North America. If that wasn’t enough, grinding heroes Pig Destroyer will help presenting sponsors Relapse Records celebrate their 30th anniversary with the first-ever performance of PD‘s game-changing record Prowler in the Yard!

This also marks the Metal & Beer Fest return of Norwegian black metal godfathers Mayhem, with first-time appearances from New Wave of British Heavy Metal heroes Satan, heavy metal revivalists Night Demon, quickly rising old-schoolers Haunt, New England doom lords Magic Circle and Seattle funeral doom crushers Un, who round out the first wave of bands on the bill with many more major acts to be announced in November!

Of course, this is a metal and beer festival and we’ve got the weekend’s other vital component totally covered via the world’s most metal breweries! The beer lineup is again presented by our friends at Broken Goblet (PA) with an appearance from featured brewery Wake (IL). Three Floyds (IN), Hammerheart(MN), Tired Hands (PA), Adroit Theory (VA), Blake’s Hard Cider (MI) and Yards(PA), will also join us in Philly, with nearly a dozen more attending breweries to be announced throughout November!

“We are excited to be back sponsoring Metal & Beer Fest 2020 in Philadelphia and partnering with Decibel to represent our city, our love of metal and our passion for beer,” says Mike LaCouture, co-owner of Broken Goblet Brewing. “We’ve held the belief for several years that this is the best beer fest we’ve ever been a part of, and we can’t wait to spend another weekend with several thousand metalheads who love craft beer.”

Special discounted early-bird weekend “Metal & Beer” tickets, entitling attendees to pours from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, are on sale Friday at 10am EST here: