Rich Howells

EP PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre thrash metal band Cruel Bomb drops ‘Man Made’ destruction

EP PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre thrash metal band Cruel Bomb drops ‘Man Made’ destruction

Much like the destructive weapon they are named after, Cruel Bomb packs a lot into a little package. The Wilkes-Barre band’s new EP, “Man Made,” has only five tracks, but it contains all the fierce firepower of a full album of old school trash metal with only three members – vocalist/guitarist Brandon James, bassist Kennie […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Glam metal hitmakers Winger and FireHouse play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 25

Glam metal hitmakers Winger and FireHouse play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on March 25

From a press release: It was announced today that glam metal bands Winger and FireHouse, known for platinum hits in the late 1980s and early ’90s, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, March 25. Doors at Penn’s Peak (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) open at 7 p.m., and the music starts […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Metal legends Overkill and Prong thrash the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on March 19

Metal legends Overkill and Prong thrash the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on March 19

From a press release: Thrash metal icons Overkill and fellow heavy metal legends Prong will storm the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, March 19. Doors at the Sherman (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) open at 6 p.m., and the all-ages concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Korn rocks Giant Center in Hershey with Chevelle and Code Orange on March 15

Korn rocks Giant Center in Hershey with Chevelle and Code Orange on March 15

From a press release: Following the announcement of their upcoming studio album “Requiem,” due out Feb. 4 via Loma Vista Recordings, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling metal band Korn announced a 2022 tour produced by Live Nation. Accompanied by special guests Chevelle and Code Orange, the 19-date arena trek begins on March 4 in Springfield, Missouri with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Killswitch Engage, Light the Torch, and August Burns Red storm Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 31

Killswitch Engage, Light the Torch, and August Burns Red storm Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Jan. 31

From a press release: Today, Massachusetts metalcore band Killswitch Engage announced that their Atonement Tour with August Burns Red and Light the Torch has been rescheduled and will stop at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Monday, Jan. 31. “The long wait is finally over. We worked very hard to carefully piece this tour back […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Alt rapper Animal Tongue and Prick Wolf make you ‘Blush’ with new NEPA sound

VIDEO PREMIERE: Alt rapper Animal Tongue and Prick Wolf make you ‘Blush’ with new NEPA sound

Greetings, Campers. This brief but strange tale sets its origins almost a decade ago, in the time of The Rattler. Coiled in Pittston, The Rattler was a rowdy, smoky rock and roll burger joint that was run by a bunch of cool kids and presided over irresponsibly by yours truly. Although it was less than […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Three Tremors feat. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens of Judas Priest rock Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 11

Three Tremors feat. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens of Judas Priest rock Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 11

From a press release: The Three Tremors, a heavy metal supergroup featuring vocalists Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, KK’s Priest), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host), and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Death Dealer, Warrior, Denner / Shermann), have announced a new album as well as a U.S. tour that will take […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss does the ‘Frankenshuffle’ in fun Halloween video

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss does the ‘Frankenshuffle’ in fun Halloween video

With Halloween lurking right around the corner, Traverse the Abyss let their spooky personas take over for another fun music video. In February, the Scranton band premiered their biggest music video yet, “Faucet Mouth,” on NEPA Scene, parodying rap, country, and even their own genre of metal with hilarious costumes and hijinks. Today, they returned […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference partners with 1120 Studios for special XIXX show in Scranton on Nov. 20

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference partners with 1120 Studios for special XIXX show in Scranton on Nov. 20

The Electric City Music Conference is partnering with Wilkes-Barre photographer Keith Perks of 1120 Studios for a special XIXX show called “25 Years and Counting.” According to organizers, the show is “dedicated to all those that have been affected by cancer, not just the patient, but also the family and friends that fight by their […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

“Make that wound ooze more,” someone says as a hulking bare-chested man has the giant scar across his stomach painted over. In tranquil Dalton, Pennsylvania, a family home sits behind a few others lost in the trees, not even visible from the main road. There is a little red wagon in the yard and a […]