Emissions From The Monolith

Flyer promoting the 2000 (Inaugural) edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Stoner Rock, Doom, Sludge
Date(s) Late May
Location Youngstown, Ohio
Venue(s) Nyabinghi, The Double Door, Emo's
Years active 1999 - 2007
Associated Events Stoner Hands of Doom
Website N/A

Emissions From The Monolith was a festival primarily held in Youngstown, Ohio (with two exceptions) from 1999 - 2007 by Greg Barratt. Held as a showcase of underground metal and doom metal, it became an iconic showcase in the American Doom Metal scene.

Background[edit | edit source]

2000 (I)[edit | edit source]


Spirit Caravan at the Emissions from the Monolith festival Apr 15 2000

Spirit Caravan at Emissions From The Monolith I

The first edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio on April 14 and 15, 2000.

Jake Harnett of the band Rebreather went on to state "I have the satisfaction of knowing that I got to play the first chord of the first song of the first band that played the first Emissions.".

April 14 April 15
Bottom Spirit Caravan
Bongzilla Karma To Burn
'Cuda Sixty Watt Shaman
Tummler Red Giant
Kung Pao Boulder
Nice Cat Mustache
Rebreather Wickerman
Six Sigma

2001[edit | edit source]

II[edit | edit source]

The second edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held on May 25 - 27 at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio. To date it's one of two lineups where the specific lineup and order of performers is unknown.

Spirit Caravan, Bongzilla, Raging Slab, Earthride, Boulder, Warhorse, Disengage, Slow Horse, Red Giant, Oversoul, Tummler, Throttlerod, Penance, Cuda, Gonzalez, Kung Pao, Five Horse Johnson, Unorthodox, Halfway to Gone, Sunnshine, Rebreather, Plaster, Witch Mountain, Weedeater, Soulpreacher, Dragon Green, Burnout, Sea of Green, Pale Divine, Positraction, Shuteye, Rockcatcher, The Want, Raging Slab, Clock Eating Planet

III[edit | edit source]

The third edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held on September 8 & 9, 2001 at The Double Door in Chicago, Illinois. It was the first of two editions to be held outside of Ohio.

Weedeater, Boulder, Rebreather, Bongzilla, Sea of Green, Kung Pao, Men of Porn, Penance, Burnout, Warhorse, Place of Skulls, Cuda, Operator Generator, Red Giant, Dragon Green, Lung Brush, Suplecs, Dixie Witch, Wickerman, Nova Driver, Drunkenmaster, Kneel Drill

2002 (IV)[edit | edit source]

The fourth edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held from May 24 - May 26, 2002 at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio.[1]

May 24 May 25 May 26
The Glasspack Electric Frankenstein Orange Goblin
Disengage Weedeater Alabama Thunderpussy
Stinking Lizaveta Mastodon Bottom
Red Giant Penance JJ Paradise Players Club
The Men of Porn Boulder Milligram
Wooly Mammoth Rammer Kung Pao
Black Manta Party Dream Tummler
Rebreather Lost Goat
Dragon Green Dixie Witch
Earthride The Brought Low
Jumbo's Kilcrane Burnout
Fistula Lamont
Sofa King Killer The Rubes

2003 (V)[edit | edit source]

The fifth edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held from May 23 - May 25, 2003 at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio.[2]

May 23 May 24 May 25
Alabama Thunderpussy The Atomic Bitchwax The Hidden Hand
Halfway to Gone Mastodon Solace
Tummler Weedeater Acid King
Penance Scissorfight Sons of Otis
Throttlerod Bongzilla Disengage
All Night Acid Ape JJ Paradise Player's Club
RPG Keelhaul The Men of Porn
Floor Meatjack Stinking Lizaveta
Party Dream Dixie Witch
Rwake Old Spice
Fistula Rebreather
Abdullah Volume
Burnout The Rubes
Red Giant
Sofa King Killer

2004 (VI)[edit | edit source]

The sixth edition of Emissions From The Monolith, now expanded to a four-day event, was held from May 27 - May 30, 2004 at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio.[3] Notably the Debris Inc. set featured Scott Weinrich as a guest to perform classic Saint Vitus songs.[4]

May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30
Five Horse Johnson Unsane Alabama Thunderpussy Orange Goblin
A Thousand Knives of Fire Meatjack Poobah Weedeater
Beaten Back To Pure Tummler Kung Pao Pelican
Puddy Red Giant The Hidden Hand Dozer
Zebulon Pike Solace Debris Inc. Dove
Swarm of The Lotus Bongzilla Stinking Lizaveta Lamont
Delicious RPG Rebreather YOB
Garfight Kylesa Gil Mantera's Party Dream Fistula
Starchild The Brought Low Cudamantra
Place of Skulls Trephine
Rwake Suzukithon
Buried at Sea Fiftywatthead
The Mighty Nimbus

2005 (VII)[edit | edit source]

The seventh edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held from May 26 - May 29, 2005 at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio.

May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29
Bible Of The Devil Dixie Witch Raging Slab Eyehategod
Electro Quarterstaff Darediablo Weedeater Today Is The Day
Test-Site Torche Alabama Thunderpussy Pig Destroyer
King Valley Fistula Honky The Hidden Hand
Amplified Heat Mouth of The Architect Sons of Otis Keelhaul
Baroness Beaten Back To Pure Rebreather Meatjack
Pale Divine Rwake Stinking Lizaveta
Devil To Pay Roadsaw Yob
Lamont Solace
Delicious Player's Club
Hope And Suicide Debris Inc.
Minsk Disengage
Lair Of The Minotaur
Super Heavy Goat Ass

2006 (VIII)[edit | edit source]

The eighth edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held from May 25 - May 2008, 2006 at the Nyabinghi in Youngstown, Ohio,[5] It would end up being the final edition in Youngstown with the Nyabinghi's closing at the end of the year, largely due to burnout.[6]

May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29
Stinking Lizaveta Orange Goblin Colour Haze Boris
Kylesa Scissorfight Dixie Witch Sunn O)))
Graves At Sea Electro Quarterstaff Confessor The Atomic Bitchwax
Conifer Facedowninshit Grief Weedeater
Rosetta Mouth of The Architect Brought Low Rwake
Ultralord Burnout Red Giant Tummler
Rue Lamont A Thousand Knives of Fire
Devil To Pay Low Divide Minsk
Red Elite Solace
Baroness Trephine
Hope And Suicide Hyatari
Village of Dead Roads Asschapel
We're All Gonna Die

2007 (IX)[edit | edit source]

The ninth (And final) edition of Emissions From The Monolith was held from May 24 - May 27 at Emo's in Austin, Texas.

May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27
Kylesa Throttlerod Dixie Witch Blue Cheer
Amplified Heat Mess With The Bull Middian Weedeater
The Makai Bible Of The Devil Sasquatch Rwake
Damnweevil Facedowninshit RPG Black Cobra
Tia Carrera Test-Site Minsk Delicious
Super Heavy Goat Ass Valkyrie Indian Skeletonwitch
Samothrace Beast Artimus Pyledriver Deadbird
Lord Unfortunaut Suzukiton
Lord By Fire Collapsar Hognose
Imperial Battlesnake Giant Squid

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Official Page2002 Schedule, accessed February 8, 2016.
  2. Highbeam Proboards2003 Schedule, accessed February 8, 2016.
  3. Highbeam Proboards2003 Schedule, accessed February 8, 2016.
  4. TubeVisionEmissions From The Monolith: Live on Tape, accessed February 6, 2016.
  5. Emissions From The MonolithEmissions From The Monolith Official Website, accessed February 8, 2016.
  6. Vindy.comLast call for the Nyabinghi, accessed February 6th, 2016.
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