Decibel Magazine has announced the initial lineup of its Philly Metal & Beer Fest, taking place April 3-4 at the Fillmore. And it’s pretty stacked with MVPs, three of whom will be playing classic albums in their entirety. Headlining the festival are Converge (performing Jane Doe), Pig Destroyer (performing Prowler in the Yard) and Napalm Death (performing both Harmony Corruption and Utopia Banished). Also on the lineup are Mayhem, Satan, Night Demon, UN, Magic Circle and Haunt. More bands will be announced in the coming months.
Those looking forward to the beer lineup can look forward to pourings from Wake Brewing, Broken Goblet, 3 Floyds, Yards, Hammerheart, Adroit Theory, Tired Hands, Blake’s Hard Cider and more. Tickets go on sale this week.
The California edition of the festival, at the Observatory in Santa Ana, takes place December 13-14 and features Carcass, Possessed, Nails, Vio-lence, Schammasch, Intronaut, Evoken, Gatecreeper, Spirit Adrift and Visigoth.
Read our recent Hall of Fame feature on the 15th anniversary of Converge’s classic album You Fail Me.