Rich Howells

4th annual NEPA Metal Meltdown festival on May 5-6 announces 2017 lineup in new venue

4th annual NEPA Metal Meltdown festival on May 5-6 announces 2017 lineup in new venue

The two-day NEPA Metal Meltdown festival is returning for its fourth year, this time to a new venue but with the same independent, underground feel, on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, promising to “be bigger, better, and louder.” After three years at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, this year’s gathering of […]

 Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre heavy metal band Beyond Fallen

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre heavy metal band Beyond Fallen

Beyond Fallen City: Wilkes-Barre Genre(s): Metal, heavy metal, hard rock Years active: 2003-present Sounds like: If you wish more modern bands had the same epic feel of the classic metal rockers you grew up with, Beyond Fallen creates badass, mosh-ready music just for you. Sounding more like they came from Europe than Wilkes-Barre, their rebellious, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre metal band Beyond Fallen hosts Heavy Halloween at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton Oct. 28

Wilkes-Barre metal band Beyond Fallen hosts Heavy Halloween at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton Oct. 28

From a press release: Previously held in Pittston, Wilkes-Barre metal band Beyond Fallen will bring their annual Heavy Halloween concert to the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton this year on Friday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. with Shallow Ground and Wrath of Typhon. The show is 21+, and the cover is $5 at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16

Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16

From a press release: Shavertown-based metalcore band Toothless certainly don’t live up to their name. Their intense music is far from lacking in sharpness or bite. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Crisco of 97.9X WBSX-FM described the band as “a heavy assault on the senses; it’s the kind of music that could knock your […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston with Beyond Fallen and SpaceJunk

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston with Beyond Fallen and SpaceJunk

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Metal Meltdown festival returns for third ‘killer’ year to Diane’s Deli in Pittston on April 15-16

NEPA Metal Meltdown festival returns for third ‘killer’ year to Diane’s Deli in Pittston on April 15-16

The official lineup for the 2016 NEPA Metal Meltdown festival has been announced, gathering local and underground heavy metal bands for two nights of brutality in Pittston on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. Held once again at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe (206 S. Main St., Pittston), the festival was founded by Beyond […]

 Kelly Grebeck

Metal for the masses – the people of NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston

Metal for the masses – the people of NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston

A sense of community was strongly felt at NEPA Metal Meltdown on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Everyone at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston seemed to know each other, and those who knew few people quickly bonded over their love of metal music with others. This was NEPA Metal Meltdown’s second […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/08-09/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/08-09/15

The largest underground metal music festival in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA Metal Meltdown, returned for its second year to Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe in Pittston, drawing bigger crowds, an incredible lineup, and a whole lot of head banging. Friday, May 8 featured performances from Bloodeagle, Dreadful Recognition, Threatpoint, King Bison, Wrath of Typhon, Praise the […]

 Rich Howells

Preparing for NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston with Beyond Fallen

Preparing for NEPA Metal Meltdown in Pittston with Beyond Fallen

Underground festival kicks off tonight and continues tomorrow in Pittston

After attending last year’s inaugural festival, the NEPA Scene crew couldn’t wait to sponsor the 2015 NEPA Metal Meltdown. It’s not only the lone underground metal festival of its kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania, it’s also run by the bands, for the bands and their fans, specifically by vocalist Joe Karavis and guitarist Steve Jasuilewicz of […]

 Rich Howells

TBT PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/16-17/14

TBT PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown, 05/16-17/14

The 2014 NEPA Metal Meltdown festival was an awesome kickoff for a first annual event, and this year is shaping up to kick even more ass, with some popular acts returning and new bands joining the ranks at Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe (206 S. Main St., Pittston) on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May […]