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Canadian band Big Brave headlines night of experimental music at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 14

Canadian band Big Brave headlines night of experimental music at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre on June 14

From a press release: Big Brave, an experimental drone metal band from Canada, is currently on a North American tour that will stop at Karl Hall in downtown Wilkes-Barre this Friday, June 14. Wilkes-Barre’s own one-man “blackened slowcore” band Planning for Burial will open the all-ages concert with a drone set, along with Frackville electric […]

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Before Godsmack tour, metal band New Years Day plays at Stage West in Scranton on July 7

Before Godsmack tour, metal band New Years Day plays at Stage West in Scranton on July 7

From a press release: Just days before they hit the road with Godsmack in support of their new album, California metal band New Years Day will perform at Stage West in Scranton on Sunday, July 7 with opening acts Rivals and Savage After Midnight. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at […]

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Following sold-out listening party, Motionless In White adds Gallery of Sound meet and greet in Wilkes-Barre on June 7

Following sold-out listening party, Motionless In White adds Gallery of Sound meet and greet in Wilkes-Barre on June 7

From a press release: Last week, local active rock radio station 97.9X and the Gallery of Sound announced that Scranton metal band Motionless In White will return to their hometown area for a listening party celebrating the release of their new album, “Disguise,” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 6. The […]

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Scranton metal band Motionless In White hosts new album listening party at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 6

Scranton metal band Motionless In White hosts new album listening party at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 6

From a press release: It was announced today that Scranton metal band Motionless In White will return to their hometown area for a party celebrating the release of their new album, “Disguise,” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 6, presented by Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X and the Gallery of […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss inspires new fans with ‘Blink’

When Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss released their self-titled EP last August, they didn’t know that, just a few months later, they would be playing one of their best shows yet with one of the biggest bands to ever come out of their hometown. On Dec. 22, Motionless In White returned to the Electric […]

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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, […]

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Metal supergroup Hellyeah pays tribute to late drummer Vinne Paul at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 30

Metal supergroup Hellyeah pays tribute to late drummer Vinne Paul at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on July 30

From a press release: It was announced today that heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah will celebrate the life of the band’s legendary late drummer, Vinne Paul of Pantera and Damageplan fame, on a national tour that stops at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, July 30 at 8 p.m. This news comes just two days […]

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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 […]

 Rich Howells

Metal legends The Rods release new album, ‘Brotherhood of Metal,’ with Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy on June 7

Metal legends The Rods release new album, ‘Brotherhood of Metal,’ with Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy on June 7

Legendary heavy metal band The Rods, who have a local connection in drummer Carl Canedy, will release their first full-length album of new original material in eight years, “Brotherhood of Metal,” on Friday, June 7. After making their mark with classic ’80s albums like “The Rods,” “Wild Dogs,” “In the Raw,” and “Let Them Eat […]

 Rich Howells

After tour bus accident, Scranton metal band Threatpoint raise funds with Pittston benefit show on April 26

After tour bus accident, Scranton metal band Threatpoint raise funds with Pittston benefit show on April 26

About two weeks ago, Threatpoint was on another run of tour dates across the country when their drive home turned into a terrifying moment that every touring act dreads. According to the Scranton-based thrash/groove metal band, the wheel bearings seized on their tour bus, starting a chain reaction that essentially left the vehicle without brakes […]

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