Earlier this year, we enjoyed Decibel Magazine’s Metal & Beer fest in Philadelphia as they already had a killer lineup with bands such as Triptykon and Baroness headlining the event (read our review here and here). Today (17th), the first-wave of bands for the second annual festival held in Los Angeles was announced. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 13th and 14th to the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.

The first wave of bands include death metal pioneers Possessed and thrash legends Vio-lence. Other acts consist of Nails, Norwegian death metal giants Cadaver, Swiss black metal progressive act Schammasch will be making their U.S debut performance, Evoken’s first-ever California show, Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, Gatecreeper, Graf Orlock, and Mortuous.

More bands will be announced in August, including another headliner.

The first wave of breweries have also been revealed, which includes Three Floyds (IN), Burial (NC), Wake (IL), Hoof Hearted (OH), Stone (CA), and Three weavers (CA). More breweries will be revealed in mid-July.

For pre-sale and general ticket sales, check out this location.