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Scranton metal band Motionless In White hosts album release party at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 10

Scranton metal band Motionless In White hosts album release party at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 10
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Scranton metal band Motionless In White will hold a release party for their new album, “Scoring the End of the World,” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, June 10.

Presented by 97.9X, Gallery of Sound, and Roadrunner Records, this fan meet and greet will include a listening party, photos with the band, a Q&A session hosted by Mike Duffy of 97.9X, a photo booth, and specialty cocktails for those who are 21 and over. MIW will not be performing live at this all-ages event.

Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 5 p.m., and the party runs from 5:30- 11 p.m.

Tickets, which are $50, plus applicable fees, are on sale now at the F.M. Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

Motionless In White – Chris Motionless (vocals), Ricky Olson (guitar), Ryan Sitkowski (guitar), Vinny Mauro (drums), and Justin Morrow (bass) – has harnessed the power of an unholy union between industrial metal dissonance, spellbinding gothic pop bombast, and big screen-worthy iconography to emerge as one of modern rock’s most iconoclastic and cinematic forces.

Climbing out of the shadows of the working class city of Scranton, the group has tirelessly earned the undying allegiance of a devout worldwide audience one record at a time. With over half-a-billion cumulative streams and views to date, they have notched three consecutive Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and Top Rock Albums Chart with “Reincarnate” (2014), “Graveyard Shift” (2017), and “Disguise” (2019). The latter spawned the inescapable single “Another Life,” which tallied over 100 million streams (their most-streamed song ever) and counting, plus over 25 million YouTube views on the music video.

Not to mention the fact that Jonathan Davis of Korn, Maria Brink of In This Moment, Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth, and Tim Sköld of KMFDM have welcomed the opportunity to collaborate. After countless sold-out gigs and festivals, they recently wrapped their massively successful Trinity of Terror Tour, co-headlining with Black Veil Brides and Ice Nine Kills and selling out venues coast-to-coast.

However, everything set the stage for their 2022 opus “Scoring the End of the World,” set for release on June 10 via Roadrunner Records, the home of Slipknot, Korn, Coheed and Cambria, and other major artists. Right out of the gate, the first single “Cyberhex” and follow-up “Masterpiece” lit up streaming platforms and trended in the Top 10 on YouTube, amassing over six million views. Furthermore, “Masterpiece” continues to grow on the Active Rock radio format, jumping into the Top 30 and continuing to grow an audience. With guests as diverse Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose, Caleb Shomo of Beartooth, and video game composer Mick Gordon, the album finds the group’s vision magnified wider than ever before with no shortage of teeth, fire, and blood. It’s the dawn of their biggest chapter yet.

Earlier this month, MIW premiered their latest single, “Slaughterhouse,” featuring vocalist Bryan Garris of hardcore punk band Knocked Loose, further building anticipation for the new album. The record fully encompasses the expanse of the band’s dynamic, deep, and dark vision and marks their first full-length body of work in three years since “Disguise,” which claimed a spot on Loudwire’s “50 Best Metal Albums of 2019” and ignited the creative renaissance that continues with the statement-making “Scoring the End of the World.”

The five-piece is ready to make several U.S. festival appearances this year, with anticipated performances slated for Sacramento, California’s Aftershock Festival (Oct. 7) and Las Vegas, Nevada’s massive When We Were Young Festival (Oct. 22, 23, and 29). Additional upcoming international dates include a summer run in Australia with I Prevail and then a 2023 European tour with Beartooth.