Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Cortland/Carbondale heavy metal band The Rods

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Cortland/Carbondale heavy metal band The Rods

The Rods City: Cortland, New York; Carbondale Genre(s): Heavy metal, rock, hard rock Years active: 1980-present Sounds like: When most people remember ’80s rock bands, they think of big hair and cheesy power ballads, forgetting that many great heavy metal bands produced some badass music throughout that decade as well. The Rods are one such […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

From a press release: The Electric City Music Conference is proud to announce that heavy metal legends The Rods have been added to the lineup for the 2016 conference. The band will appear for a rare NEPA performance on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. A portion of the proceeds […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Korn, Breaking Benjamin, and Motionless In White tour together in September and October

Korn, Breaking Benjamin, and Motionless In White tour together in September and October

From a press release: Korn has announced details for the “Nocturnal Underground Tour,” where they will share co-headlining duties with Breaking Benjamin and be joined by special guests Motionless In White and Silver Snakes, bringing two of the most successful Northeastern Pennsylvania bands together on the road this fall. Tickets go on sale this Friday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16

Shavertown metalcore band Toothless unleash taste of new EP at NEPA Metal Meltdown on April 16

From a press release: Shavertown-based metalcore band Toothless certainly don’t live up to their name. Their intense music is far from lacking in sharpness or bite. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Crisco of 97.9X WBSX-FM described the band as “a heavy assault on the senses; it’s the kind of music that could knock your […]

 Rich Howells

Debut of metal group Black River’s Edge will see the ‘Hawk Unleashed’ in Pittston on Sept. 5

Debut of metal group Black River’s Edge will see the ‘Hawk Unleashed’ in Pittston on Sept. 5

New band from West Pittston says whatever they want on unfiltered album

“We’re a hard rock/metal band with aggressive lyrics, and we’re out to blow the roof off anywhere we play.” That’s how vocalist Clay Hawk bluntly described Black River’s Edge, a brand new group blasting out of West Pittston, and with his kind of passion, it’s safe to assume that Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe will […]

 Cami Kyttle

PHOTOS: I Prevail, Chasing Safety, and Too Close to Touch at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 03/26/15

PHOTOS: I Prevail, Chasing Safety, and Too Close to Touch at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 03/26/15

Just one day after announcing their signing to Fearless Records, post-hardcore band I Prevail brought their “Heart vs. Mind” tour to the lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, March 26. “We are honored to partner with Fearless, a record company with a long history committed to artist development. It is beyond […]

 Mark Uricheck

Are Black Veil Brides ‘the future of metal’ or just a ‘rock ‘n’ roll band?’ Maybe they’re both.

Are Black Veil Brides ‘the future of metal’ or just a ‘rock ‘n’ roll band?’ Maybe they’re both.

Controversial young metal group plays the Sherman Theater this Friday

lack Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack has been quite the polarizing figure in the rock world since his band’s 2010 debut record, “We Stitch These Wounds.” For starters, the band is often written off by “serious” metal fans as a somewhat “mallcore” alternative to their definition of what metal should be; the cushy “whoa, oh, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Prepare for Hell’ when Slipknot and Korn come to Reading and Camden

‘Prepare for Hell’ when Slipknot and Korn come to Reading and Camden

On the heels of releasing their fifth studio album, Slipknot have announced a nationwide tour with Korn and KING 810 that will take them through Pennsylvania and New Jersey in December. The masked Iowans will unleash “.5: The Gray Chapter,” named after their bassist Paul Gray who passed away in 2010, on Oct. 21 (available […]

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