James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

The mere mention of this flaming nail bomb of a band from the “City of Brotherly Love” can strike terror in the souls of promoters, venue owners, and aggressive music fans alike. Born in Philadelphia in 1996, Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza has become the thing of mosh pit legend – a fiery, multi-headed hardcore/metal […]

 Rich Howells

Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre hosts free Halloween show and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre hosts free Halloween show and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

For years, the Curry Donuts of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre has hosted free DIY concerts in its parking lot. In March, the coronavirus pandemic canceled the first shows of the season and kept the summer quiet, but now that government restrictions have loosened a bit, it will squeeze in at least one day of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Motionless In White celebrates ‘Creatures’ 10th anniversary with concert live stream and album reissue

Scranton’s Motionless In White celebrates ‘Creatures’ 10th anniversary with concert live stream and album reissue

From a press release: Craft Recordings will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Motionless In White’s acclaimed debut album, “Creatures,” with a special reissue, available on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats this Friday, Oct. 9. The vinyl release features newly reimagined artwork, while the deluxe digital release includes three bonus tracks – “Dragula,” “Creatures” (Celldweller Beauty […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

From a press release: An original dose of fucked up and disturbing alt-metal insanity, Tallah is exhilaratinghly fresh while incorporating nostalgic ’90s nu metal vibes. Vocalist Justin Bonitz is a man possessed, wildly careening from bloodcurdling shrieks to lightning-quick rap bars. Throw in electronic elements and almighty riffs, plus modern hardcore breakdowns and thundering drums […]

 Rich Howells

‘Behind the Mask’ of melodic metal band The Aegean – the making of the music video in Scranton

‘Behind the Mask’ of melodic metal band The Aegean – the making of the music video in Scranton

This year has required a different approach to just about everything. In The Aegean’s case, it completely changed how the band creates and operates – for the better. It’s a Sunday afternoon and heavy metal music can be heard outside through the walls of The V-Spot in Scranton, but the bar hasn’t been open in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

In first 2020 show, Metallica plays drive-in concert showing at NEPA theaters on Aug. 29

In first 2020 show, Metallica plays drive-in concert showing at NEPA theaters on Aug. 29

From a press release: Legendary heavy metal band Metallica has confirmed their return to the stage for the first time since the “S&M2: Metallica & the San Francisco Symphony” concerts in September of 2019 that opened Chase Center in San Francisco. Following the Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton country drive-in concerts, Metallica will be the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton rapper Lucas Hex masks up for nu metal-inspired ‘Scapegoat’

MUSIC VIDEO: Scranton rapper Lucas Hex masks up for nu metal-inspired ‘Scapegoat’

Not every artist can find their sound on their first project. It takes some musicians years and various incarnations to really hit their stride. Lucas Hex is one of those artists. Fueled by pure musicianship, the Scranton rapper has genre-hopped and dipped his toes into various hip-hop trends over the years. While producing a litany […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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, […]

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