If camping, wilderness, beer, doom, and desert sound good to you, Monolith on the Mesa is your jam. It’s doom in the desert. 

“The connection to our local culture is something we hold close as New Mexicans,” said fest founder Daniel Sanchez. “We have a strong Spanish heritage, as well as roots with the native Puebloans. Taos is special.”

The show is happening May 17 and 18, and features such big names as The Obsessed, True Widow, and Dead Meadow.

Sanchez explains that Monolith, a brand-new fest that celebrates the culture of New Mexico and the doom scene, is all about community.

“So many people helped put the fest together, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what this year is going to be like,” Sanchez continued. “We are so stoked to see the whole thing come together.”

Fans are getting ready for their pilgrimage to the desert, and the official lineup has been announced.

Thursday May 16

MONOLITH  ‘PRE PARTY’

Taos Mesa Brewery – Indoor Stage – 6:00pm door

Black Magic Flower Power 11:30PM – 12:00AM
Banquet 10:45PM – 11:15PM
Black Maria 10PM – 10:30PM
Red Mesa 9:15PM – 9:45PM
Beard 8:30PM – 9PM
Article 15 7:45PM – 8:15PM
The Horned God 7PM – 7:30PM
Prey For Kali 6:15PM – 6:45PM

Friday May 17

MONOLITH ‘DAY 1′

OM 10:30PM – 12AM (Amphitheater)
WINO (Acoustic) 9:45PM – 10:30PM (Indoor Stage)
Dead Meadow 8:45PM – 9:45PM (Amphitheater)
Tia Carrera 8PM – 8:45PM (Indoor Stage)
Wovenhand 7:15PM – 8PM (Amphitheater)
Stone Deaf 6:30PM – 7:15PM (Indoor Stage)
True Widow 5:45PM – 6:30PM (Amphitheater)
Lord Buffalo 5PM – 5:45PM (Indoor Stage)
Green Druid 4:15PM – 5PM (Amphitheater)
Oryx 3:45PM – 4:15PM (Indoor Stage)
Weeed 3PM – 3:45PM (Amphitheater)
Supergiant 2:30PM – 3PM (Indoor Stage)
Spirit Mother 1:45PM – 2:30PM (Amphitheater)
YOU 1:15PM – 1:45PM (Indoor Stage)
Via Vengeance 12:30PM – 1PM (Indoor Stage)
Deep Cross 11:45AM – 12:15PM (Indoor Stage)

Saturday May 18

MONOLITH ‘DAY 2′

The Obsessed 11PM – 12AM (Amphitheater)
The Well 10:15PM – 11PM (Indoor Stage)
The Heavy Eyes 9:30PM – 10:15PM (Amphitheater)
Pinkish Black 8:45PM – 9:30PM (Indoor Stage)
EYE 7:45PM – 8:45PM (Amphitheater)
In The Company Of Serpents 7PM – 7:45PM (Indoor Stage)
Castle 6:15PM – 7PM (Amphitheater)
Palehorse/Palerider 5:45PM – 6:15PM (Indoor Stage)
Crypt Trip 5PM – 5:45PM (Amphitheater)
Communion 4:15PM – 5PM (Indoor Stage)
Pharlee 3:30PM – 4:20PM (Amphitheater)
Loom 2:45PM – 3:30PM (Indoor Stage)
Yatra 2PM – 2:45PM (Amphitheater)
Sorxe 1:30PM – 2PM (Indoor Stage)
The Munsens 12:45PM – 1:30PM (Amphitheater)
Dysphotic 12:15PM – 12:45PM (Indoor Stage)
Devils Throne 11:30PAM – 12PM (Indoor Stage)

Grab your camping passes here while you still can! 

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