SLEEP to Headline Inaugural Decibel Magazine ‘Metal & Beer Fest’ April 22-23
Prepare for a Glorious Weekend of Extreme Sounds and Suds this Spring in Philadelphia
California heavy music titans SLEEP will headline the first annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, set for April 22-23 in Philadelphia, PA. Advanced as the “loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world” by the popular monthly metal magazine, the two day event will showcase a sampling of underground music’s premiere acts alongside upwards of fifteen metal-centric craft beer breweries. The Decibel Metal & Beer Fest will be held at The Fillmore Philadelphia and tickets are on sale now, at THIS location.
“Decibel is deeply honored to have the sonic titans Sleep headline the first-ever Decibel Metal & Beer Fest,” comments Decibel editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian. “We hope you’ll follow the hops to the riff-filled land that is Philadelphia in April 2017.”
SLEEP — featuring bassist Al Cisneros (OM), guitarist Matt Pike (HIGH ON FIRE) and drummer Jason Roeder (NEUROSIS) — will headline night two of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, with digi-grind kings Agoraphobic Nosebleed set to top the burly bill on night one. The weekend’s full lineup is as follows: Saturday, April 22:
Sunday, April 23:
Falls of Rauros
Since this is a metal and beer fest, there will be two ticketing options for each day. The “Metal and Beer” ticket — limited to 500 per day — will give attendees access to pours from all of the breweries and admittance to that day’s show. The “Just Metal” option will allow guests access to the music portion of the event, alone. However, those that buy “Just Metal” tickets can still purchase select beers from participating breweries, on-tap at the venue.
For full details on the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, visit this location.
SLEEP debuted with 1991’s Volume One album, recorded for San Francisco label Tupelo. Earache Records received the band’s next recordings in the mail as a demo. The label – impressed by their single-mindedness and unique vision – immediately signed the band and released the tape exactly as it was received. Released in 1992, the band’s second album, Sleep’s Holy Mountain, is widely considered a seminal album in the evolution of stoner metal. SLEEP then signed to London Records. Their debut album for the major took the form of one mammoth 63 minute long leviathan of a track entitledJerusalem. The band resisted the label’s attempts at radio edits and bringing in their own engineer to remix the album in view of “marketability”. London balked at the prospect of promoting what probably still is the most extreme music ever recorded for a major label, shelved the recording and dropped the band. In the years after SLEEP’s self-imposed hiatus, the trio remained one of the most widely-respected and influential acts in the stoner/doom metal universe as its members went on to form underground heroes OM and HIGH ON FIRE. SLEEP’s popularity has grown tremendously since their reformation in 2009. The reborn lineup, reuniting bassist / vocalist Al Cisneros (OM) and guitarist Matt Pike (High Oh Fire), and including drummer Jason Roeder (Neurosis), SLEEP continues to do what they have always done; make music in tune with the ages.