Peavey Electronics® raises a pint in announcing its return as the backline sponsor of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles. Presented by Metal Blade Records and hosted by America’s only metal magazine, this annual event will take place over two days at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif., on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 2019, and will be the loudest, heaviest and most extreme craft beer festival on the West Coast. As the official amplifier of the festival, Peavey will ensure that the most head-banging moments of the festival are well-articulated, and the riffs are just as tantalizing as the array of delicious craft brews on tap.
There are two universal truths about the respective art forms of metal and beer. First, the final product is the result of quality “ingredients”, technique, and execution. Second, the consumer or audience usually knows what they like and what they want to “taste” more of. Peavey understands these truths from a pro-audio perspective. When true metal tone is the Holy Grail, metal guitarists continue to turn to Peavey for the latest innovations in guitar amplification.
Overall, this is the fifth time Peavey will provide the backline for Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fests, having sponsored the backline for the Philadelphia event since its 2017 inception and for the Los Angeles event that began last year. Peavey will be providing an invective™ half-stack, a 6505 Series half-stack, and a MiniMEGA™ 1,000-W mini bass amp head and cab.
Peavey artists performing at Metal & Beer Fest: L.A. include Phil Demmel, guitarist of the recently reunited thrash metal band VIO-LENCE, who pairs a 6505 head with the Peavey invective.120 guitar amp head, and Todd Jones and Leon Del Muerte of the grinding death machine Nails. The invective.120 is the first high-gain amplifier to deliver pristine cleans, starting with the no-compromise, high-gain performance of the 6505 Series, then adding a level of versatility that is unprecedented in an amp within this class. Together, the 6505 and invective.120 prove that they remain the undisputed go-to guitar amplifiers for rock, hardcore and metal bands.
As Decibel Magazine describes, death metal progenitors Possessed will headline Friday night, while U.K. death metal legends Carcass will close out the festivities on Saturday evening. Both Norwegian death metal legends Cadaver and Swiss black metal progressives Schammasch will make their U.S. debut performances at Metal & Beer Fest: L.A., while East Coast doom metal kings Evoken will perform for the first time ever in California. Progressive sludge crew Intronaut will perform their first show in over two years, and L.A. hardcore deathcrushers Xibalba will move bodies.
Rounding out the stacked bill are classic metal-inspired quartet Spirit Adrift, Utah power metal warriors Visigoth, Arizona death dealers Gatecreeper, cinematic grind-crushers Graf Orlock and death/doom new jacks Mortuous.
The maelstrom of talented bands at Metal & Beer Fest: L.A. will be matched by the event’s malt madness. This festival will feature nearly a dozen of North America’s most metal craft breweries, including featured breweries Unibroue (Canada) and Metal Monkey (Illinois).
Tickets are on sale now, with options including a “Metal & Beer Weekend” pass and “Just Metal” 2-day pass. For more information, visit decibelmagazine.com.