Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Metal band Prosody and author Steve Corbett release the demon of ‘Blood Red Syrah’

For decades, Steve Corbett shook up newspapers and radio waves in Northeastern Pennsylvania with his strong political views and in-your-face reporting before transitioning into a less brutal and bloody profession last year – horror/thriller novelist. “Blood Red Syrah” was released in September of 2018, and while Corbett is just as opinionated and rabble-rousing as ever, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Animated Wilkes-Barre band Cut Up Naked Teenagers can give ‘Anything But a Tomorrow’

A beautiful summer day or a candlelit dinner would inspire most singer/songwriters to write a love song, but Elvis Aron Deadly is not most singer/songwriters. Instead, cheesy B-movies and nuclear annihilation brought his latest single, “Anything But a Tomorrow,” to life – and imminent death – which is what Cut Up Naked Teenagers is all […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Darkenheavy Campfest at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, 09/28-29/19

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Inaugural Darkenheavy Campfest at Mountain Sky in Jermyn, 09/28-29/19

Halloween came early to Mountain Sky last month when Darkenheavy Campfest took over the outdoor Jermyn music venue. Held Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29, NEPA Scene covered two of the three days of this inaugural horror-themed event that brought all types of heavy metal, punk rock, and hardcore music to two stages in […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Nihil brings black metal to Scranton in horror-inspired debut ‘Cross My Heart’

Seeing Black Nihil on stages across the area, one may initially assume they’re a Norwegian band touring through Northeastern Pennsylvania, but soon it is clear that they represent Scranton’s own take on the controversial black metal genre. They’re not lighting churches on fire, but they are burning down the conventions of what metal can be […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell summons a ‘Higher Court’

Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell has been writing original songs and playing shows for three years, but they haven’t released an album of their hard work yet. That changes this fall starting with “Higher Court,” a new song accompanied by a dark music video premiering locally today on NEPA Scene. Living and breathing classic […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre horror punks Cut Up Naked Teenagers are ‘Touched by Evil’

When you hear a band name like Cut Up Naked Teenagers, it’s easy to expect a horror punk sound and aesthetic. However, there’s more to these Wilkes-Barre-based rockers than blood, guts, and a love of cult movies. Those looking for those elements will certainly find them in their dark pogo punk, but vocalist/guitarist Elvis Aron […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NYC ska legends Mephiskapheles play all-day Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on June 22

NYC ska legends Mephiskapheles play all-day Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on June 22

From a press release: “Satanic ska” band Mephiskapheles is coming down from New York City to Pittston to perform at the second annual Punk Rock Bar-B-Q at the Border Bar on Saturday, June 22. Hosted by local music promotion and production team Camp Rattler, the event will feature live music inside as well as outside […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clutch and Killswitch Engage co-headline show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 25

Clutch and Killswitch Engage co-headline show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 25

From a press release: Today, popular hard rock/metal bands Clutch and Killswitch Engage announced a summer co-headlining tour that will come to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. New York City hardcore punk band the Cro-Mags JM will open the show. After a legal battle over the Cro-Mags moniker, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

From a press release: While they released their debut album back in 1984, classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Cloven Hoof never toured the United States until last fall. Yesterday, they kicked off the official continuation of their first-ever U.S. tour with Philadelphia progressive metal band Crown of Earth, which will stop at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch returns to Pittston for ‘Holiday Shitshow’ on Dec. 29

All-female Ramones tribute Rockaway Bitch returns to Pittston for ‘Holiday Shitshow’ on Dec. 29

From a press release: After playing the venue’s Punk Rock Bar-B-Q in September, all-female Ramones tribute band Rockaway Bitch will return to the Border Bar in Pittston to headline the Camp Rattler Holiday Shitshow on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. The annual event by the local entertainment production and promotion team promises photos with […]