REVIEW: Psycho Las Vegas 2019 – Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

As far as large multi-day fests go, Psycho Las Vegas is still pretty wet behind the ears having only just had their fourth annual incarnation this August but already it has begun growing into what will likely continue to be the summer juggernaut of partying and music. New this year, to the dismay of many, was the location change from the off the strip and perfectly themed haunt, The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, to the megaplex that is Mandalay Bay. Gone is the feeling of a true fest take over and in its place, a sprawling amalgamation of “psychos” and people from any town USA or abroad there simply to gamble, throw pre-wedding bashes, get drunk or maybe attend a conference (*ahem* “conference”). Once everyone got their bearings and navigated through this corporate mega casino/hotel/shopping mall, pushed back a few drinks or whatever preferred substances they were into, and found the locations of the four stages, the complaining ebbed and instead, people experienced the fest for what it is. A gigantic party with a great combination of bands playing for four days. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Ghost Cult is once again honored to be part of Psycho Las Vegas, a goddam heavy metal casino/beach party extravaganza if there ever was one. The filth of Rock, Sludge, Doom, Trad, Hardcore, Prog, and Stoner Metal genres and the glitz of Vegas- baby, all rolled into one. Headlined by Original Misfits, Opeth, Electric Wizard, Corrosion of Conformity, Bad Religion, YOB, Lucifer, High on Fire, GsY!BE, Clutch, Carcass, Triumph of Death, Graveyard, ASG, Primitive Man, Deafheaven, Kadavar, Vio-Lence, Soft Kill, Andrew W.K., Tomb Mold, Power Trip, Full of Hell, and a ton more bands, it promises to be a rager. Sadly, Oranssi Pazuzu and Rotting Christ have dropped out. Every band is carefully curated and picked, so try to see them all if you can. If you can’t get set with the full lineup, and our “must not miss list” picks for each day! Continue reading

Monolith On The Mesa Music Festival Shares Recap Video

Monolith On The Mesa Music Festival took place last weekend and by all accounts, it was a major rager of a good time. Taking place at Taos Mesa Brewing (The Mothership and Taos Tap Room) the festival featured Om, The Obsessed, Dead Meadow, The Well, Tia Carrera, Wovenhand, Pinkish Black, Castle, Crypt Trip, EYE, Wino solo (unplugged), True Widow and many more on both indoor and outdoor stages with visual artist installations and camping. The fest has shared a recap video giving you all the flavor you felt if you experienced it, and you missed if you weren’t there. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Monolith On The Mesa Music 

The time is nigh! The epic Monolith On The Mesa Music festival kicks off tonight in Taos, New Mexico, with their pre-party!  Amon the throngs of people descending on Taos will be our contest winner Stephanie Montoya who won weekend passes for her and a friend to the fest! Thank for everyone who entered. Taking place May 17-18 with Pre-Festival Party On May 16th, the fest includes stellar acts from across multiple sub-genres including stoner rock, heavy psych, doom metal, sludge, drone, and retro roc such as Om, The Obsessed, Dead Meadow, The Well, Tia Carrera, Wovenhand, Pinkish Black, Castle, Crypt Trip, EYE, Wino solo (unplugged), True Widow and many more! Tickets on sale at the links below. The fest is located at Taos Mesa Brewing (The Mothership and Taos Tap Room) the festival features both indoor and outdoor stages and adjacent camping facility visual artists include Christian Ristow, Christina Sporrong, JP Rodman and the Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show. The venue opens daily at 11 am and the headliner’s set ends at midnight both evenings, plus after parties, art, food and fun!  Continue reading

Monolith on the Mesa Music and Arts Festival Announces Custom Craft Beer For the Fest

Monolith on the Mesa Music and arts festival is less than a week away! The debut gathering uniting forces in stoner rock, art and craft beer for an incredible event taking place in the southwestern mountain setting. Check out our Facebook contest to win tickets to the fest. The festival just announced a custom craft beer brewed by the brewmaster at the Taos Mesa Brewing Company made just for the festival. Jayson Wylie President and Director of Brewing Operations at Taos Mesa Brewing Company to answer a few questions about what they’ve come up with below. Monolith on the Mesa Om, The Obsessed, Dead Meadow, The Well, Tia Carrera, Wovenhand, Pinkish Black, Castle, Crypt Trip, EYE, Wino solo (unplugged), True Widow and many more! Tickets on sale at the links below. The fest is located at Taos Mesa Brewing (The Mothership and Taos Tap Room) the festival features both indoor and outdoor stages and adjacent camping facility visual artists include Christian Ristow, Christina Sporrong, JP Rodman and the Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show. Continue reading

Win Tickets To See Om, The Obsessed and More at Monolith on The Mesa Music Festival

Monolith On The Mesa Music festival is fast approaching next weekend in Taos, New Mexico, and Ghost Cult wants to send you there! Find our contest post on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ghostcultmagazine) and tag a friend you want to take with you! Taking place May 17-18 with Pre-Festival Party On May 16th, the fest includes stellar acts from across multiple sub-genres including stoner rock, heavy psych, doom metal, sludge, drone, and retro roc such as Om, The Obsessed, Dead Meadow, The Well, Tia Carrera, Wovenhand, Pinkish Black, Castle, Crypt Trip, EYE, Wino solo (unplugged), True Widow and many more! Tickets on sale at the links below. The fest is located at Taos Mesa Brewing (The Mothership and Taos Tap Room) the festival features both indoor and outdoor stages and adjacent camping facility visual artists include Christian Ristow, Christina Sporrong, JP Rodman and the Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show. The venue opens daily at 11 am and the headliner’s set ends at midnight both evenings and promises all of the action set the high desert mesa in full view of the Sangre de Christo mountains. Enter to win now!  Continue reading

Om, The Obsessed, Dead Meadow, The Well, Tia Carrera, Wovenhand, Pinkish Black and More Booked for Monolith On The Mesa

A new heavy music and Interactive Art Festival In Taos, New Mexico, Monolith On The Mesa Music is about to change your perception of festivals! Taking place May 17-18 with Pre-Festival Party On May 16th, the fest includes stellar acts from across multiple sub-genres including stoner rock, heavy psych, doom metal, sludge, drone, and retro roc such as Om, The Obsessed, Dead Meadow, The Well, Tia Carrera, Wovenhand, Pinkish Black, Castle, Crypt Trip, EYE, Wino solo (unplugged), True Widow and many more! Tickets on sale at the links below. The fest is located at Taos Mesa Brewing (The Mothership and Taos Tap Room) the festival features both indoor and outdoor stages and adjacent camping facility visual artists include Christian Ristow, Christina Sporrong, JP Rodman and the Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show. The venue opens daily at 11 am and the headliner’s set ends at midnight both evenings and promises all of the action set the high desert mesa in full view of the Sangre de Christo mountains. Continue reading