NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton metal band Motionless In White puts a ‘Cyberhex’ on upcoming album, ‘Scoring the End of the World’

Scranton metal band Motionless In White puts a ‘Cyberhex’ on upcoming album, ‘Scoring the End of the World’

From a press release: Today, Scranton metal band Motionless In White announced their anxiously awaited new full-length album, “Scoring the End of the World,” set for release on Friday, June 10 via Roadrunner Records, the home of Slipknot, Korn, Coheed and Cambria, and other major artists. It is now available to pre-save on all major […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon visit Castle Bam before ‘Holding My Breath Through the Lehigh Tunnel’

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon visit Castle Bam before ‘Holding My Breath Through the Lehigh Tunnel’

The music of Anytime Soon often captures the sound of growing up on early 2000s punk and emo tunes, Vans Warped Tour, MTV, CKY DVDs, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater,” “Jackass,” and “Viva La Bam,” so when it came time for the Scranton band to search for shooting locations for their next music video, what better […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Massive ‘When We Were Young’ festival lineup includes Scranton’s Motionless In White

Massive ‘When We Were Young’ festival lineup includes Scranton’s Motionless In White

Boasting “an epic lineup of emo and rock bands from the past two decades,” the When We Were Young festival was announced seemingly out of nowhere yesterday, making waves on social media with a poster packed with big names slated to perform on the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Oct. 22. Headlined by My Chemical […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton metal band Motionless In White sets off ‘Timebomb’ before tour and festival appearances

Scranton metal band Motionless In White sets off ‘Timebomb’ before tour and festival appearances

From a press release: Today, Scranton metal band Motionless In White dropped “Timebomb,” a new single to light the fuse before their next national tour that already has several sold-out dates. “We are really excited to release a new piece of music to bridge the gap between all of the COVID downtime and our next […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

TJ Bell and I initially met in the winter of 2009 at a tiny “drinkers” bar called Nak’s by the Tracks in Exeter. I had just recently returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania from a New York City burnout and was, at the time, finishing the first draft of a textbook on artist management and development for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

New Wilkes-Barre soda brand Parlor Beverages taking pre-orders for root beer and birch beer

From a press release: In March, a new company called Parlor Beverages announced that it would be creating craft sodas in Wilkes-Barre. Now, this lifestyle brand built on nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll is telling soda drinkers to “get ready for a mouthful of madness” – $10 four-packs of root beer, butterscotch root beer, and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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, […]

 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 […]

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