NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

NEPA rock stars and business owners create new Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages

From a press release: Nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll – these two things commonly appear together but rarely do they intertwine into a craft beverage moniker. Parlor Beverages in Wilkes-Barre seeks to alter that perspective as it enters the market offering lifestyle brand craft sodas, kicking off with both root beer and butterscotch flavors that […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

A Camp Rattler profile: cult visionary and Noir Dark Spirits proprietor Josh Balz

My initial interaction with Josh Balz began sometime after he had chosen to leave Motionless In White to pursue other endeavors and my trashy little rock bar, The Rattler in Pittston, had closed due to structural difficulties. Well… the back fell off the building. I found myself venue-less and saddled with several storage units, crammed […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton’s Motionless In White celebrates ‘Creatures’ 10th anniversary with concert live stream and album reissue

Scranton’s Motionless In White celebrates ‘Creatures’ 10th anniversary with concert live stream and album reissue

From a press release: Craft Recordings will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Motionless In White’s acclaimed debut album, “Creatures,” with a special reissue, available on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats this Friday, Oct. 9. The vinyl release features newly reimagined artwork, while the deluxe digital release includes three bonus tracks – “Dragula,” “Creatures” (Celldweller Beauty […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton metal band Motionless In White adds strings, piano, and duet vocals to ‘Motion Picture Collection’

Scranton metal band Motionless In White adds strings, piano, and duet vocals to ‘Motion Picture Collection’

From a press release: Scranton metal band Motionless In White has become increasingly experimental over the years, with songs influenced by metalcore, industrial, nu metal, and other heavy genres. They’ve also made some acoustic versions and remixed tracks here and there, but their new EP goes the extra mile in reinterpreting previously released songs. “Eternally […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

Wilkes-Barre ‘chaotic metalcore’ band Toothless breaks down the ‘Misinformed’ in new EP

In these turbulent times, the world is ready for a band with a sound as chaotic as Toothless. While other musicians put their plans on hold, the Wilkes-Barre metalcore/mathcore group purposely released their new EP on May 5 to give people stuck at home something to listen to during the coronavirus pandemic – and to […]

 Rich Howells

Another Day Dawns debuts in Top 40 of Mediabase Active Rock Chart as first unsigned Pennsylvania rock artists on chart

Another Day Dawns debuts in Top 40 of Mediabase Active Rock Chart as first unsigned Pennsylvania rock artists on chart

Today, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns debuted at No. 40 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart with their single “Taste of Heaven,” a notable feat for any unsigned artist. The lead track from their new EP, “Stranger,” has over 100,000 streams on Spotify, and the music video, which was filmed in Pittston, has […]

 Rich Howells

Motionless In White frontman Chris Cerulli recalls band’s early days in Scranton area with old photos

Motionless In White frontman Chris Cerulli recalls band’s early days in Scranton area with old photos

While stuck at home in quarantine, many people are posting old photos and videos on social media to cheer themselves and others up until the coronavirus pandemic has subsided. Motionless In White vocalist Chris “Motionless” Cerulli uploaded a series of photos and a short video yesterday that is a special treat for their hometown fans […]

 Rich Howells

Celebrate ‘The Death of 2019’ with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Celebrate ‘The Death of 2019’ with sexy Noir Nights masquerade party at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 31

Not everyone wants to celebrate the holidays with the same old traditions, so for those looking to kick off 2020 in an unconventional way, Noir Nights is set to return to Stage West in Scranton on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Created by The Strange and Unusual owner and former Motionless In White member Josh Balz, this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton metal band Motionless In White hits Top 5 on Billboard Album and Hard Rock charts with ‘Disguise’

Scranton metal band Motionless In White hits Top 5 on Billboard Album and Hard Rock charts with ‘Disguise’

From a press release: Scranton metal band Motionless In White made an impressive debut on the Billboard charts with their new album following its release on June 7. “Disguise” debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart while also claiming No. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and No. 27 on the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Following sold-out listening party, Motionless In White adds Gallery of Sound meet and greet in Wilkes-Barre on June 7

Following sold-out listening party, Motionless In White adds Gallery of Sound meet and greet in Wilkes-Barre on June 7

From a press release: Last week, local active rock radio station 97.9X and the Gallery of Sound announced that Scranton metal band Motionless In White will return to their hometown area for a listening party celebrating the release of their new album, “Disguise,” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 6. The […]

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