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Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album in Berwick on July 31

In the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, a new musical genre broadly labeled as “nu metal” gave rise to a variety of heavier rock and metal bands that sold millions of CDs, from Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Godsmack to Linkin Park, System of a Down, Disturbed, and Staind. Many of those artists […]

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German metal band Accept gets heavy and ‘Mean’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 2

German metal band Accept gets heavy and ‘Mean’ at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 2

From a press release: Penn’s Peak adjusted to the pandemic and kept live music alive with socially distanced events, but now that COVID-19 cases are down and indoor restrictions have been lifted, the Jim Thorpe venue is finally welcoming national and international touring acts back to its stage, the first coming 482 days after its […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer explore social media in ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ music video

From a press release: First active in 1999 and the early 2000s, the Wilkes-Barre-based hard rock band Lifer is reunited and entering a very different decade in the new music video for their latest single “Hate Me, Love Me” that explores the polarizing, and often harrowing, nature of social media. According to vocalist Nick Coyle, […]

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Black Label Society returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg with Obituary and Prong on Nov. 6

Black Label Society returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg with Obituary and Prong on Nov. 6

From a press release: Forced to cut their North American tour short last year due to the pandemic, Black Label Society is getting back on the road this fall and “Doom Trooping Over North America” with fellow heavy metal bands Obituary and Prong. The tour stops at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, Nov. […]

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Guitarist John 5 shreds at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 22

Guitarist John 5 shreds at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Aug. 22

From a press release: For almost 30 years, John 5 has been one of the most in-demand guitar players on the planet. As well as a guitarist for hire, he has shared the stage as axeman for metal icons Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Halford. He has also worked with an impressive array of […]

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Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum-selling Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin announced that their only music festival appearance of 2021 will be at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia. Running Thursday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12, the “fan-driven rock experience” will feature six stages with over 180 bands, including Five Finger Death Punch, […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

From a press release: After an 18-year hiatus, Wilkes-Barre hard rock band Lifer surprised fans last year when they reemerged with three new songs that even lead vocalist Nick Coyle said was a “surreal experience.” Now, the recently reunited group is back with a fourth track that will be part of a forthcoming five-song EP, […]

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Alt metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 5

Alt metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 5

From a press release: It was announced this week that California hard rock/alternative metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Nov. 5 on The In-Between Tour with special guests DED and Raven Black. Over the years, In This Moment has performed at the […]

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Heavy metal and Beatles hits come together in tribute show at Finnegan’s in Scranton on June 4

Heavy metal and Beatles hits come together in tribute show at Finnegan’s in Scranton on June 4

From a press release: Beatle Metal Mania, a heavy metal tribute to The Beatles, will perform live at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club in Scranton on Friday, June 4. Beatle Metal Mania strives to bring something new to audiences while still respecting the great melodies that made the Fab Four famous. They perform most of The […]

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Korn and Staind rock The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 14

Korn and Staind rock The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 14

From a press release: Today, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling metal band Korn announced a two-month U.S. summer tour featuring the recently reunited hard rock band Staind on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 28-city outing will kick off Aug. 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida and make stops in Long Island, Detroit, Irvine, Phoenix, […]

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