Thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set featuring both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, will join Triptykon alongside grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot and heavy metal new jacks Haunt as the first wave of bands on the bill with the next round of high-profile acts to be announced mid-July.
Flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Weyerbacher (PA), Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO), Phantom Carriage (CA), Hydra Brewing (SD) and Wayfinder (OR) will return while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. Just like when the musicians in the night's best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing, high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer.
Triptykon is an avant-garde extreme metal proposition orchestrated by heavy metal legend Tom Gabriel Warrior (né Fischer), of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer fame. Founded in 2008, Triptykon consists of Warrior with guitarist/vocalist V. Santura (also of Dark Fortress), bassist Vanja Slajh and drummer Norman Lonhard (ex-Fear My Thoughts). The band debuted in 2010 with an album and EP combo named Eparistera Daimones and Shatter, respectively. A second album, Melana Chasmata, followed in 2014.
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