Rich Howells

Scranton metal band Behind the Grey signs with Inner Light Agency, adds bassist Grant Williams

Scranton metal band Behind the Grey signs with Inner Light Agency, adds bassist Grant Williams

After opening for Flaw in Duncannon near Harrisburg last week, Behind the Grey made some big announcements this week about the future of the Scranton metal band. On their Facebook page, the band revealed that they just signed an exclusive management deal with Damon Moreno and Bruce Swink (former A&R at Roadrunner Records) of the […]

 John 'Fud' Zavacki

BUT I DIGRESS: Metal and real country songs are always relevant and ripe for rediscovery at any age

BUT I DIGRESS: Metal and real country songs are always relevant and ripe for rediscovery at any age

I’ve been trying to avoid belaboring it, harping and sounding like a one-trick pony about it. But I’ve come to a decision. And that decision is as follows: This is my column, right? I get to talk about what I feel like talking about, right? Well, since that’s the case – fuck it! Here’s another […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Dio members in Last in Line play new and classic metal at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 1

Former Dio members in Last in Line play new and classic metal at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 1

From a press release: 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 the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $23 in advance or $27 the day of the show, are on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Metalcore band I Prevail supports debut album at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Feb. 12

Metalcore band I Prevail supports debut album at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Feb. 12

From a press release: After playing Wilkes-Barre back in 2015, Michigan metalcore band I Prevail will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to kick off their national headlining tour in support of their debut full-length album, “Lifelines,” at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. with special guests Wage War, Islander, and […]

 Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton groove metal band Threatpoint

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton groove metal band Threatpoint

Threatpoint City: Scranton Genre(s): Metal, heavy metal, hard rock Years active: 2012-present Sounds like: From day one, Threatpoint has defined themselves as “Electric City groove metal,” and they’ve lived up to that label ever since, whipping up mosh pits across the country with aggressive vocals, frantic riffs, pounding drums, and hooks that sink into your […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Watch Scranton metal band Behind the Grey play their first-ever acoustic set

At solo bassist Grant Williams’ early release party for his debut album, “Suspended Animation,” on Friday, Oct. 14, his longtime friends in Behind the Grey opened the night with something they’ve never attempted in their four years as a band – a stripped-down acoustic set. As their new singer Dom Vito noted, it was quite […]

 Rich Howells

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre heavy metal band Beyond Fallen

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre heavy metal band Beyond Fallen

Beyond Fallen City: Wilkes-Barre Genre(s): Metal, heavy metal, hard rock Years active: 2003-present Sounds like: If you wish more modern bands had the same epic feel of the classic metal rockers you grew up with, Beyond Fallen creates badass, mosh-ready music just for you. Sounding more like they came from Europe than Wilkes-Barre, their rebellious, […]

 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, […]