NEPA Scene Staff

Disturbed celebrates ‘The Sickness’ 20th anniversary with Staind at Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 1

Disturbed celebrates ‘The Sickness’ 20th anniversary with Staind at Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 1

From a press release: This morning, two-time Grammy Award-nominated heavy metal band Disturbed confirmed their extensive 31-date “The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour” throughout North America, co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. This amphitheater tour, with special guests Staind and Bad Wolves, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album, “The Sickness.” On this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Last in Line, featuring former Dio members, and Lynch Mob come to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 22

Last in Line, featuring former Dio members, and Lynch Mob come to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 22

From a press release: Following many shows in Stroudsburg, it was announced today that Last in Line, a heavy metal band formed by the original core lineup of Dio’s 1984 album “The Last in Line,” will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Lynch Mob, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Nu metal band Flaw returns to Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

Nu metal band Flaw returns to Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

From a press release: Kentucky metal band Flaw, who released two major label albums during the popular nu metal era of the early 2000s, will return to Stage West in Scranton on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 with special guests Gabriel and the Apocalypse and Jump the Fall. Local opening acts are TBA. Flaw previously visited […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer plays Christmas show at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 21 with University Drive

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer plays Christmas show at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 21 with University Drive

Since reuniting for the first time in eight years in 2018 (and only the second time since breaking up in 2003), Wilkes-Barre hard rock band Lifer has surprised local music fans by jumping from the nu metal era to the present with a handful of concerts, including “A Not-So-Silent Night” Christmas show last December at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Metal band Ice Nine Kills plays free acoustic show at new Art Haus theater in Scranton on Nov. 24

Metal band Ice Nine Kills plays free acoustic show at new Art Haus theater in Scranton on Nov. 24

From a press release: It was announced today that Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X will bring Boston metal band Ice Nine Kills to the new Art Haus movie theater in downtown Scranton for a live unplugged show this Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. The “97.9X-Clusive Pop-Up” is free on a first-come, first-served basis. […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton black metal band Black Nihil offers party bus to EP release show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

Scranton black metal band Black Nihil offers party bus to EP release show in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7

Scranton black metal band Black Nihil, who recently premiered their brutal first music video, are now ready to unleash their ferocious debut EP with a special event that they say will “ensure maximum debauchery.” This week, the group announced that their record release show will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Nihil brings black metal to Scranton in horror-inspired debut ‘Cross My Heart’

Seeing Black Nihil on stages across the area, one may initially assume they’re a Norwegian band touring through Northeastern Pennsylvania, but soon it is clear that they represent Scranton’s own take on the controversial black metal genre. They’re not lighting churches on fire, but they are burning down the conventions of what metal can be […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Disturbed and In This Moment at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 10/05/19

PHOTOS: Disturbed and In This Moment at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 10/05/19

“My brothers and sisters, my blood… speak to me!” Disturbed vocalist David Draiman yelled as the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza echoed with screams on Saturday, Oct. 5. It’s been 19 years since the release of the Chicago heavy metal band’s quadruple-platinum debut album, but Wilkes-Barre proved it’s still down with “The Sickness” at […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

So here I am, a passenger in the car of one of the area’s preeminent hard rock guitarists, Charlie Russello, driving to Binghamton, New York on Sunday, Sept. 8 for the 18th annual Blues on the Bridge, thinking about and jamming to nothing but metal. This isn’t so odd for two guys our age who […]

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