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Easton rock band Doubting Thomas celebrates new EP at V-Spot in Scranton on March 2

Easton rock band Doubting Thomas celebrates new EP at V-Spot in Scranton on March 2
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From a press release:

Returning to Scranton from the Lehigh Valley, Easton modern rock band Doubting Thomas will celebrate the release of their new EP, “Waste of Time,” at The V-Spot this Saturday, March 2 at 9 p.m.

In addition to bringing new original music from their third studio album and new merchandise, the band will play rock covers to sing along to all night as well. Scranton alternative hard rock band The Holtzmann Effect will open the show at 10 p.m.

The cover charge is $5 at the door, and the first 25 customers (starting at 8 p.m.) will receive a free T-shirt and a free download card for the new EP.

Officially forming in 2012, Doubting Thomas was co-founded by writers and producers Bryn Duffield and Thomas Giovarelli. After years of hiatus and working on material, their first self-titled album was released in 2015 featuring 11 songs. In the same year, they won Outstanding New Artist in the Lehigh Valley Music Awards. The duo continued working on new material and began playing acoustic shows in the Northeastern Pennsylvania.

After performing acoustically for two years as a duo, Duffield and Giovarelli brought on several players in 2017 and 2018 to meet the growing demand for full band shows. Those players include Mark Yanish (of Scranton grunge band Graces Downfall) and AJ Larsen on lead guitar and Zhach Kelsch, Jordan Lupini, and Scott Williams on drums. Building their reputation in Northeastern and now Southeastern Pennsylvania, the name Doubting Thomas has started to spread like wildfire due to their powerful live show and catchy originals influenced by bands like Wilkes-Barre’s Breaking Benjamin, Bush, Seether, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Company, Bad Wolves, Five Finger Death Punch, and Queen.

In 2017, they released a second album, “Mental War,” which earned them several more award nominations as well as regional and national radio airplay. It was recorded and co-produced by Kevin Soffera (drummer for Breaking Benjamin and Seether on their platinum-selling album “Disclaimer II”) at Hybrid Studios in Nazareth, showcasing the diversity of the band and providing something for every modern rock fan.

In 2018, the duo was ready to record some new material and began recording at Soundmine Recording Studio in East Stroudsburg with producer Daniel Malsch (Tantric, Framing Hanley). Yanish and Lupini filled the roles of lead guitar and drums on what would become the five-song EP “Waste of Time,” which will be released everywhere digitally on Friday, March 1. This new music is continually evolving while still maintaining their signature sound and hard-hitting edge. From heavy riffs and soaring vocals to heartfelt ballads, their musical range allows their songs to cross several genres and appeal to multiple audiences. With a growing fan base and demand for live performances, DT has no plans of slowing down, signing with The Orchard and Sony Music to distribute their songs digitally.