Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

VIDEO: ‘Hunger Strike’ covered by Cold, Crobot, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, Lifer, and Earshot members in quarantine

Nick Coyle, a solo artist from Berwick as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing vocalist of Cold, is back with a new entry in his all-star “Corona Sessions” series, this time bringing in even more local artists for a quarantine jam with past and present members of Crobot, Breaking […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

Last week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announced “NEPA Live From Home,” a live music series featuring regional artists performing safely from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Performances are posted every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Facebook and Instagram pages of both Mohegan Sun Arena and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

Inspired by the many well-known musicians teaming up for quarantine performances, Berwick native Nick Coyle brought some his fellow Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians and national recording artists together to cover Filter’s hit song “Take a Picture” safely from home. Coyle, a solo artist as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing […]

 Rich Howells

‘NEPA Live From Home’ series launches April 30 with Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold, features Bret Alexander and more in lineup

‘NEPA Live From Home’ series launches April 30 with Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold, features Bret Alexander and more in lineup

Last week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announced “NEPA Live From Home,” a live music series featuring regional artists performing safely from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Performances will be posted every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Facebook and Instagram pages of both Mohegan Sun Arena […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

SONG PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer debuts first new song in 18 years, ‘The Start of Something Else’

When Lifer broke up like so many other nu metal bands in the early 2000s, the chances that the Wilkes-Barre group would ever record together again were slim, especially after its members moved on to other projects like Breaking Benjamin, The Drama Club, and later Cold. Their dedicated fan base in Northeastern Pennsylvania, however, never […]

 Rich Howells

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Alternative rock band Cold takes first tour in 8 years to Levels in Scranton on Sept. 1

Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first song from their first studio album in eight years. Today, they announced their first tour in over eight years, and it includes some special surprises for music fans in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cold’s new lineup features Berwick native Nick Coyle on guitar, a singer/songwriter who fronted […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alternative rockers University Drive join Cold on national tour

While they’ve received a lot of positive feedback and reviews recently from their new album, “Clear,” Scranton alternative rock band University Drive never expected to impress a national act so much that they would be invited to tour with them. Last month, gold-selling alternative rock band Cold released the first single from their first studio […]

 Rich Howells

Cold debuts new song with Berwick musician Nick Coyle of Lifer, will release new album Sept. 13

Cold debuts new song with Berwick musician Nick Coyle of Lifer, will release new album Sept. 13

In early 2017, NEPA Scene broke the news that Berwick native Nick Coyle, a singer/songwriter who fronted various local bands over the years like Lifer, The Drama Club, Stardog Champion, and Death Valley Dreams, had joined alternative rock band Cold as their new guitarist. Now, the gold-selling national act has released the first single from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

From a press release: Following the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 19th annual stop in Wilkes-Barre, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Christmas rock opera band, Twelve Twenty-Four, will begin its 17th tour by releasing a new album. Twelve Twenty-Four will put out the new EP, “Transcendence,” this Saturday, Nov. 24, celebrating their third studio release with their first live concert […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

From a press release: Twelve Twenty-Four is celebrating their sixteenth year bringing their high-energy, full-scale holiday rock orchestra concert to venues across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including several in their native Northeastern Pennsylvania. The shows feature everyone’s favorite holiday music with a rock edge, as well as their own festive creations. Established in Hazleton in […]