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Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

Breaking Benjamin’s only festival show of 2021 is Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Virginia on Sept. 9-12

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum-selling Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin announced that their only music festival appearance of 2021 will be at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia. Running Thursday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12, the “fan-driven rock experience” will feature six stages with over 180 bands, including Five Finger Death Punch, […]

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Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

Wilkes-Barre hard rockers Lifer release new single ‘Hate Me, Love Me’ from long-awaited EP

From a press release: After an 18-year hiatus, Wilkes-Barre hard rock band Lifer surprised fans last year when they reemerged with three new songs that even lead vocalist Nick Coyle said was a “surreal experience.” Now, the recently reunited group is back with a fourth track that will be part of a forthcoming five-song EP, […]

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Alt metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 5

Alt metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides return to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Nov. 5

From a press release: It was announced this week that California hard rock/alternative metal bands In This Moment and Black Veil Brides will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday, Nov. 5 on The In-Between Tour with special guests DED and Raven Black. Over the years, In This Moment has performed at the […]

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Heavy metal and Beatles hits come together in tribute show at Finnegan’s in Scranton on June 4

Heavy metal and Beatles hits come together in tribute show at Finnegan’s in Scranton on June 4

From a press release: Beatle Metal Mania, a heavy metal tribute to The Beatles, will perform live at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club in Scranton on Friday, June 4. Beatle Metal Mania strives to bring something new to audiences while still respecting the great melodies that made the Fab Four famous. They perform most of The […]

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Korn and Staind rock The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 14

Korn and Staind rock The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Aug. 14

From a press release: Today, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling metal band Korn announced a two-month U.S. summer tour featuring the recently reunited hard rock band Staind on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 28-city outing will kick off Aug. 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida and make stops in Long Island, Detroit, Irvine, Phoenix, […]

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After selling out Bethlehem concert, Sevendust adds 2nd show at SteelStacks on July 8

After selling out Bethlehem concert, Sevendust adds 2nd show at SteelStacks on July 8

From a press release: Last week, it was announced that Atlanta, Georgia metal band Sevendust, who debuted in the late ’90s with three consecutive gold-selling albums and hasn’t stopped recording and touring since, is getting back on the road in June after a long and difficult year for live music. The local stop on their […]

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Atlanta metal band Sevendust rocks SteelStacks in Bethlehem on July 9

Atlanta metal band Sevendust rocks SteelStacks in Bethlehem on July 9

From a press release: This week, it was announced that Atlanta, Georgia metal band Sevendust, who debuted in the late ’90s with three consecutive gold-selling albums and hasn’t stopped recording and touring since, is getting back on the road in June after a long and difficult year for live music. Their nationwide tour with Austin […]

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Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns with 90 films in-person at Opera House April 22-25

From a press release: Channeling “the rebellious spirit of the Molly Maguires,” the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival challenges the boldest, most defiant filmmakers to present their work, shatter convention, and incite spirited debate. The festival credo is “eyes and minds wide open,” and they mean it. After canceling last year due to COVID-19, the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss parodies rap, country, and more in ‘Faucet Mouth’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss parodies rap, country, and more in ‘Faucet Mouth’

Over the past year, many musicians have shifted their focus from concerts to web content to keep their fans engaged during the pandemic. Last night, Traverse the Abyss was able to bring them both together in a unique way. Joined by rapper Lucas Hex and hard rock band The Holtzmann Effect, the Scranton metal band […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss plays live release party for new music video on Feb. 20

Scranton metal band Traverse the Abyss plays live release party for new music video on Feb. 20

Any live concert that is actually happening is a big deal these days, but Traverse the Abyss always wants to go bigger. This Saturday, Feb. 20, the metal band will premiere their new single and music video during a show at The V-Spot in North Scranton for a limited, socially distanced audience while also live […]