Music

 Rich Howells

Threatpoint get their ‘Wish’ with heaviest album yet

Threatpoint get their ‘Wish’ with heaviest album yet

Scranton groove metal band release 'Careful What You Wish For' tonight in Pittston

When Threatpoint scheduled an interview with NEPA Scene, we were surprised the venue they chose was Books-A-Million in Dickson City. The four guys dressed all in black sitting in the bookstore café cursing and joking and passionately describing their catchy brand of metal music seemed just a bit out of place while others sipped lattes […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The making of Threatpoint’s ‘Careful What You Wish For’

In anticipation of the release of their second album, “Careful What You Wish For,” Threatpoint has released a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the record over the last year. Dubbed “Electric City groove metal,” the hardworking Scranton band has organized one of their biggest shows yet at the New Bar on Oak (900 Oak […]

 Rich Howells

Breaking Benjamin go unplugged for fall tour

Breaking Benjamin go unplugged for fall tour

Those who missed Breaking Benjamin play back-to-back sold-out shows a few weeks ago will have the opportunity to see the Wilkes-Barre rockers unplugged at several venues in the tri-state area. This will be the first Breaking Benjamin tour since frontman Benjamin Burnley returned from hiatus with a new lineup, and fans will have a bit […]

 Mark Uricheck

NYC’s IKILLYA take relentless touring to Pittston to support Threatpoint

NYC’s IKILLYA take relentless touring to Pittston to support Threatpoint

Megaforce Records metalheads befriend NEPA band, open CD release show Friday

ere’s the scenario. NEPA’s own groove metal mavens Threatpoint play a couple of out-of-town gigs opening for an international touring act, the New York City-based IKILLYA. The two like-minded heavies bond like brothers on the road, leading to IKILLYA – a band currently in a potentially career-making distribution deal with the legendary Megaforce Records and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 09/30/14

The Top 40 albums in NEPA, 09/30/14

Each week, Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound provides NEPA Scene with the Top 40 best-selling albums in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. Every album is followed by its rank from the week before. “D” indicates a debut this week.

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Motionless In White’s ‘Reincarnate’

Motionless In White have continued their recent media blitz by releasing a behind-the-scenes video of the making of “Reincarnate,” the music video for the first single from their latest record. The original music video, which can be watched here, was filmed in Los Angeles, California in the ballroom and the allegedly haunted Valentino Suite of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: King Radio – ‘Alright’ and ‘With You’

King Radio released two high-quality live studio performances through Lambkini recently, filmed at Vinegar Hill Sound in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn-based band, which features Wilkes-Barre native AJ Jump on drums, was interviewed before performing “Alright” (above) and “With You” (below), explaining how the group formed and describing their mix of sounds. The “Behind the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Superheaven – ‘In On It’ and ‘Seein* Starz’ acoustic

While traveling through Europe on tour, Doylestown grunge rockers Superheaven recorded two acoustic songs for The Pink Carpet Sessions in Hannover, Germany. As the name implies, The Pink Carpet Sessions are acoustic sessions performed by various artists on a pink carpet, this time in an urban garden while ladies tend to it in the background. […]

 Rich Howells

Kickstart this zombie-themed music video and become one of the undead

Kickstart this zombie-themed music video and become one of the undead

With Halloween just over a month away, there are plenty of reasons to dress up like a zombie, but the best reason to do so in NEPA may just be on Saturday, Oct. 25. One of A Social State’s biggest fans, Chantel Mitchell, created a Kickstarter campaign to fund a zombie-themed music video for the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The faces of the blues by NEPA photographer Jim Gavenus

PHOTOS: The faces of the blues by NEPA photographer Jim Gavenus

“The Faces and Voices of The Blues III” at Scranton’s historic Tripp House is right around the corner, so NEPA Scene is giving readers an exclusive look at the faces of the artists they’ll be seeing, courtesy of PocoNotes and photographer Jim Gavenus. Held Oct. 4-5, the event will feature Gavenus’ work and a photography […]