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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
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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 door (503 Linden St., Scranton).

Beyond Fallen was founded in 2003, making their live debut in the fall and finishing out the year with their first recording, a four-song demo/EP.

With a steady live schedule in 2004, one of the year’s highlights was when the band won first place at Keystone College’s Battle of the Bands – a strong statement to make their mark as a legitimate force in the regional music scene. A song from their debut CD had also been featured in the Top 10 unsigned artists MP3s on Fuse TV’s “Uranium” website. The band first gained distribution of this CD in Europe, with several more distribution deals to follow that would spread the band’s reach.

This exposed Beyond Fallen to the European metal scene and opened the door for the band to gain even more exposure overseas in the coming years. In July of 2005, the band entered SI Studios in Old Forge, this time to record its first full-length album, “Lost in the Shadows.” The track “Concrete Lucifer” from the album was also included on the “Concrete Approved Sampler” (July 2006) with other well-known metal acts. Live dates would follow, including supporting slots for national acts.

This all eventually led to the band being signed to Melissa Records, a label based in the Netherlands. The new album, “Mindfire,” recorded in January 2007, was released the following June. Metal fans and press around the world have given it high praise.

The band made their first trip to Europe in July 2007, notably performing at the 10th anniversary of the legendary Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany to rave reviews and at the famous Ballroom Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.

The following few years saw the band play numerous live shows in some new cities, performing in festivals in Virginia and New York for the very first time. 2010 saw the writing of new material begin and some live dates, notably performing at the Warriors of Metal Festival in Ohio in 2010.

2013, the band’s 10-year anniversary, was a busy year with new material and live dates to support a brand new release. In September 2013, the band released their fourth CD, “Machines of Corruption,” and had a new track, “Caligula,” featured on the True Metal Lives “Doorway to the Unknown” compilation CD.

In 2014, the band founded the annual NEPA Metal Meltdown festival in Pittston. They returned again to the Warriors of Metal Festival in Ohio and also recorded a new song for the band’s first music video, “Hatecrown.” The band began writing new material in 2015 and performed in Chicago at the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse, gaining praise for their crushing set at the fest and making many new fans. Beyond Fallen continued to sharpen their live show with shows in several different states.

The band headed into the studio in 2015 to begin recording their latest album, “As the Spires Fall,” proving to be Beyond Fallen’s most creative and ambitious recording to date. Years of hard work, dedication, and experience have paid off as can be heard on the new album.

“As the Spires Fall” is a fierce offering of timeless heavy metal in every sense of the word. From devastating thrash tempos and harsh riffing to melodic moments and catchy rhythms, this album has all those things a metal fan could want. A classic tried-and-true sound with a modern edge, “As the Spires Fall” is sure to get heads banging and fists pumping.

2016 finds Beyond Fallen currently shopping for a label, distribution, and promotion of the new album in multiple formats to ensure their music’s maximum availability to the public. The band was also nominated for the second year in a row for “Metal Act of the Year” in the Steamtown Music Awards. The future looks great for Beyond Fallen, with the band is more ready than ever to bring their music to the metal masses.

Listen to Beyond Fallen guitarist Steve Jasuilewicz talk about the band and the NEPA Metal Meltdown festival in Episode 54 on the NEPA Scene Podcast.

Photo by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene