(New York, New York – August 2, 2021) – Century Media Records presents Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, which will return to downtown L.A. on Friday and Saturday, December 10-11, 2021. Sample bitters and then some until your tap stops! That’s right, Decibel—North America’s only monthly metal magazine—will bring the loudest, heaviest, most extreme craft beer festival to the Belasco in Los Angeles, CA.
Metallic hardcore legends Converge will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Jane Doe with an exclusive west coast full performance of the record on Friday night, while fellow New England juggernauts Cave In will close out the festivities on Saturday evening with the first-ever performance of their classic debut Until Your Heart Stopsin its entirety.
If that wasn’t enough, recently reunited metallic hardcore gods Deadguy will bring their Fixation on a Coworker lineup to perform their first California show ever. Phoenix thrash rulers Sacred Reich will return to L.A., death metal kings Hate
Eternal will play their first CA show in six years, grindcore godfathers Repulsion will bring blasts from the past, Creepsylvania cannibals Ghoul will serve their splatterthrash, while revered thrash punk crew Early Graves will perform their final show ever.
The already stacked bill, presented by Century Media Records, will be rounded out by traditional metal-inspired trio Night Demon, epic doom battalion Crypt Sermon (performing their first-ever CA show), Bay area death dealers Ripped
to Shreds, power grind-crushers ACxDC, Sin City bruisers Spirit World and L.A. heavy metal torchbearers Saber.
Not to be outdone by the bands, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Presenting Brewery Adroit Theory (VA) will join Featured Breweries Wake (IL) and Widowmaker (MA) to lead a murderers’ row of brewtality including Burial (NC), Soundgrowler (IL), Three Weavers (CA) and Mikkeller (CA)—with several more to be announced soon—all assembling for an unforgettable weekend of suds and thuds.
Tickets are on sale on Friday, August 6 at 10am PT. And this year we’re excited to offer three different ticket options:
Just Metal Ticket
Admittance to the day’s event, but as the name suggests, you just get the see the show—no beer samples (You can still buy your beers a la carte if you’re 21+).
Metal & Beer Ticket (21+)
Admittance to the day’s event plus unlimited* sampling from our diverse lineup of national breweries presented by Adroit
Theory Brewing Company. Metal & Beer Ticket holders will also have access to special pours and tapping events inside of the 1926 Ballroom. Commemorative Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest LA sampling cups provided. Limited to 350 tickets per day. *Please note: In extreme cases, certain high-ABV pours will be ticketed, with attendees receiving a limited # of tickets available to redeem for each offering. Drink responsibly!
Metal & Beer VIP Sampling Experience + Early Entry (21+)
Package includes all of the sampling perks of the Metal & Beer ticket plus:
• 2-Hour Early Entry VIP Sampling Experience in the 1926 Ballroom Presented By Adroit Theory Brewing Company.
• Access To Rare + Exclusive Pours, Special Band-Collaboration Brews + Limited Edition Merchandise For Each Day.
• Exclusive dBMBF: LA Merch Bundle*, Crowd-Free Merch Shopping + Complimentary Merchandise Coat Check.
• Early Entry Doors For Show + Wristband Access To Special VIP Mezzanine Viewing Area!
Weekend Pass VIP Merch Bundle (Limited to 150)
• Limited-Edition Holofoil Show Print (Signed + Numbered) + Tube
• Premium Oversized Decibel x Pull The Plug Patches Woven Patch
• Official dBMBF: LA Branded 22-Ounce Stein + Commemorative Pint Glass
• Official dBMBF: LA Festival T-shirt + Exclusive “Death to False Beer Fests” T-shirt
• Decibel Magazine Tote bag to store it all
Single-Day VIP Merch Bundle (Limited to 200)
• Signed and Numbered Show Print + Tube
• Embroidered Decibel x Pull
The Plug Patches Festival Patch
• Official dBMBF: LA Branded
Commemorative Pint Glass
• Official dBMBF: LA Festival T-shirt
• Decibel Magazine Tote bag to store it all
Hails and ales to our partners:
Metal Blade Records
Widowmaker Brewing Co.
Kings Road Merch
Pull the Plug Patches
Indie Merch Store
Dark Descent Records
ABOUT CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS:
Since its founding in 1988 in Dortmund, Germany, Century Media Records has been recognized around the globe as a forward thinking and dominating force within metal and hard rock. The roots of the label go back to its founder, Robert Kampf’s fierce DIY ethos when it came time to release his band Despair’s debut album, History of Hate. In the ensuing months, Century Media became a major player amongst fellow European metal labels as it signed and issued legendary debuts from the likes of Germany’s Morgoth or Sweden’s Grave and Unleashed. As the label established its presence and a North American foothold, Century Media distinguished itself via a continually varied roster that spanned multiple genres with artists including Lacuna Coil, Tiamat and Arch Enemy, many of which are still with the label. Early licensing deals with the likes of Nightwish, Opeth or Emperor also broadened the CM’s perception, shattering barriers and exemplifying diversity in extremes.
With multiple successes including radio and MTV breakthroughs for the likes of Italy’s Lacuna Coil, Massachusetts metallers Shadows Fall or a breakthrough gold record for In This Moment with 2012’s Blood, the label has imprinted a major foothold in the marketplace. While its roots lay in the underground, CM has given its bands major level opportunities at press and commercial radio as well as music placement in high-profile films and TV commercials. It has also furthered its international grasp with offices in the U.K., Holland, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia and Brazil. Century Media’s current active roster retains its original vision with present day landmark releases from the likes of Napalm Death, Voivod, EYEHATEGOD and At The Gates while carving out new landscapes of heaviness via the likes of Frozen Soul, Ghostkid, Spirit Adrift, Blood Incantation and Ice-T’s Body Count, who received a Grammy for their track, “Bum Rush” in 2021. Make no mistake, over 30 years later, Century Media remains a home for metal and hard rock at its most cutting-edge, important and vital.
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