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Lehigh Valley prog metal band Monoceros releases 2nd album, ‘Tyrant of the Golden Line’

Lehigh Valley prog metal band Monoceros releases 2nd album, ‘Tyrant of the Golden Line’

From a press release: Lehigh Valley progressive metal band Monoceros has further established themselves in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey music scenes with the release of their second album, “Tyrant of the Golden Line,” on June 26. The long-awaited record is a follow-up to their 2016 debut release, “Heavy the Crown,” and is available for […]

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VIDEO: PA metal band Tallah releases ‘The Silo’ as ‘nu-core’ sound continues to gain fans

VIDEO: PA metal band Tallah releases ‘The Silo’ as ‘nu-core’ sound continues to gain fans

From a press release: Max Portnoy, son of ex-Dream Theater and Sons of Apollo drummer Mike Portnoy, founded his own band with Tallah. Musically, the Pennsylvania “nu-core” quartet is oriented towards modern bands like Code Orange, Slipknot, Korn, and Deftones, mixed with industrial elements. YouTuber and Hungry Lights songwriter Justin Bonitz handles the standout vocals, […]

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Prog metal band Tool cancels all 2020 tour dates, including Wilkes-Barre stop at Mohegan Sun Arena

Prog metal band Tool cancels all 2020 tour dates, including Wilkes-Barre stop at Mohegan Sun Arena

From a press release: Today, progressive metal band Tool announced that they are canceling all of their 2020 tour dates, including their planned stop at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township with special guests Blonde Redhead. Originally scheduled for May 1, the local Tool concert was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

In these turbulent times, the world is ready for a band with a sound as chaotic as Toothless. While other musicians put their plans on hold, the Wilkes-Barre metalcore/mathcore group purposely released their new EP on May 5 to give people stuck at home something to listen to during the coronavirus pandemic – and to […]

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Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy unleashes solo album ‘Warrior’ with new Scranton band

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy unleashes solo album ‘Warrior’ with new Scranton band

From a press release: Following the news last month that classic heavy metal band The Rods changed their lineup and are working on a new album, founding drummer Carl Canedy released a new solo album this month featuring fellow musicians from Northeastern Pennsylvania. The respected drummer and producer from Carbondale debuted “Warrior” digitally on Friday, […]

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Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

From a press release: With the world in a current state of lockdown, quarantine, and uncertainty due to COVID-19, positivity seems to be in short supply. And in the wake of the virus’ stranglehold on day-to-day activities as well as the global economy, music venues have closed, concerts have been canceled, and tours are postponed […]

 Rich Howells

10 years ago today, Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele died in Scranton

10 years ago today, Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele died in Scranton

On the 10th anniversary of his death, many articles have been published today memorializing Peter Steele, the singer, songwriter, and bassist of gothic metal band Type O Negative, but only a few mention that he passed away in Scranton. That may seem like an unlikely place for a rock star to reside, but public records […]

 Rich Howells

Classic heavy metal band The Rods announce new lineup and album with Scranton and Carbondale musicians

Classic heavy metal band The Rods announce new lineup and album with Scranton and Carbondale musicians

Last year, legendary heavy metal band The Rods released their first full-length album of original material in eight years, “Brotherhood of Metal,” and drummer Carl Canedy debuted a new band for his solo project, Canedy. This year, The Rods are changing things up even more, announcing a new lineup and album that sees the departure […]

 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 […]

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Tool and Rage Against the Machine tribute bands perform together at Stage West in Scranton on March 13

Tool and Rage Against the Machine tribute bands perform together at Stage West in Scranton on March 13

From a press release: Tickets are nearly sold out Tool’s recently announced concert at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on May 1, and Rage Against the Machine reunion tickets are being scalped online for $300-$500, so local fans who are looking for an alternative way to hear their favorite songs by both […]

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