Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Behind the Grey take on tech in ‘Death Groove’

Technology is great – it allows us to communicate in ways people never thought possible just a few decades ago, and it gives the NEPA Scene staff this platform to bring you new music, but it also has its downsides, as Scranton metal band Behind the Grey highlights in the heavy but catchy “Death Groove.” […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White sells out 1st hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

When Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced last month that they would return to their hometown just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year, the news spread like wildfire and tickets started going fast when they went on sale on Nov. 17, selling out in just a few weeks. The […]

 Rich Howells

Reunited Wilkes-Barre band Lifer headlines Christmas show at former Voodoo Lounge in Luzerne on Dec. 22

Reunited Wilkes-Barre band Lifer headlines Christmas show at former Voodoo Lounge in Luzerne on Dec. 22

This year, three original members of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer have been kicking it old school with several well-received reunion shows, so it’s only fitting that they close out 2018 at a venue that many local music fans remember from the group’s early days. It was announced today that Lifer will headline “A Not-So-Silent […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

Motionless In White plays 1st hometown club show in 9 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22

After returning to the area this summer to play the final Vans Warped Tour, Scranton metal band Motionless In White made an unexpected announcement today – they’ll be back home just before Christmas for a special concert to close out the year. The more intimate all-ages show, their first of this size in Scranton in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ozzy Osbourne takes farewell tour with Megadeth to Hersheypark Stadium on June 8

Ozzy Osbourne takes farewell tour with Megadeth to Hersheypark Stadium on June 8

From a press release: After kicking off his North American farewell world tour in Allentown in August, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has announced additional North American tour dates for 2019, including a stop at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Lifer reunion in Wilkes-Barre brings back memories and underrated music

For an hour and a half on Friday, Aug. 24, three former bandmates, a guest bassist, and a capacity crowd at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre stepped back in time nearly 20 years to relive the era of nu metal and a special time in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene when bars and clubs were […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, and Bad Wolves at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/17/18

PHOTOS: Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, and Bad Wolves at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 08/17/18

Supporting their new album “Ember,” Northeastern Pennsylvania’s biggest band, Breaking Benjamin, returned home to perform at the area’s biggest music venue, The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, on Friday, Aug. 17 with multi-platinum metal band Five Finger Death Punch and up-and-coming heavy metal group Bad Wolves. Proving, in their own words, that “rock is […]

 Rich Howells

Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Nick Coyle and Aaron Fink reunite for Lifer acoustic show in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 24

Now about two decades removed from the era of nu metal, there’s no denying the impact the genre had on rock music, with many of those ’90s and early 2000s bands either fondly remembered or still active and touring today. As nostalgia currently rules the entertainment industry and bands revisit their seminal albums live on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, and Devil Wears Prada bring metalcore to Bethlehem on Sept. 15

Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, and Devil Wears Prada bring metalcore to Bethlehem on Sept. 15

From a press release: Australian rockers Parkway Drive recently announced the Reverence North American Tour with fellow metalcore bands August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada, and Polaris, and today the Sands Bethlehem Event Center was added to that run, stopping at the Bethlehem venue on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

GWAR unleashes ‘Gore, Core, Metal, and More’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 6

GWAR unleashes ‘Gore, Core, Metal, and More’ at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 6

From a press release: It was announced today that GWAR, the theatrical and gory “Scumdogs of the Universe,” will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on their Gore, Core, Metal, and More Tour with Miss May I and American Sharks on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. “This is the tour you can’t afford […]

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