Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton bands A Fire With Friends and Sweetnest find their ‘Bearings’ in split EP

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton bands A Fire With Friends and Sweetnest find their ‘Bearings’ in split EP

Northeastern Pennsylvania bands collaborate all the time, but it’s rare to find two sounds that work so well together that they could not only share an album, but sing in each other’s songs and cover each other’s music, bringing new dimensions to their respective work. A Fire With Friends has been making indie/alternative rock for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock trio The Boastfuls take their shot with debut single ‘Tequila’

As their moniker implies, Scranton alternative rock band The Boastfuls have had plenty to brag about since their debut in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene last year, making a name for themselves at every local venue as a premier bar band while working on their own their own material, even earning the title of Best […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Metal band Prosody and author Steve Corbett release the demon of ‘Blood Red Syrah’

For decades, Steve Corbett shook up newspapers and radio waves in Northeastern Pennsylvania with his strong political views and in-your-face reporting before transitioning into a less brutal and bloody profession last year – horror/thriller novelist. “Blood Red Syrah” was released in September of 2018, and while Corbett is just as opinionated and rabble-rousing as ever, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Stroudsburg rockers The Crowning animate the ‘End of the World’ by social media

Many investigations and studies have been done on the effects of social media in our lives, though being a parent in 2019 is all anyone needs to observe just how deeply the Internet can change us firsthand. Stroudsburg rock band The Crowning rages against this machine in “End of the World,” a single with a […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Animated Wilkes-Barre band Cut Up Naked Teenagers can give ‘Anything But a Tomorrow’

A beautiful summer day or a candlelit dinner would inspire most singer/songwriters to write a love song, but Elvis Aron Deadly is not most singer/songwriters. Instead, cheesy B-movies and nuclear annihilation brought his latest single, “Anything But a Tomorrow,” to life – and imminent death – which is what Cut Up Naked Teenagers is all […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Nihil brings black metal to Scranton in horror-inspired debut ‘Cross My Heart’

Seeing Black Nihil on stages across the area, one may initially assume they’re a Norwegian band touring through Northeastern Pennsylvania, but soon it is clear that they represent Scranton’s own take on the controversial black metal genre. They’re not lighting churches on fire, but they are burning down the conventions of what metal can be […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton rock band Black Hole Heart recalls ‘Fever Dream’ in new genre-defiant EP

Alternative… punk… hard rock… whatever you want to call Black Hole Heart, you can’t say that this Scranton band is stuck in their ways. From their 2016 debut through their upcoming EP, vocalist/guitarist Kyle Lukasewicz and lead guitarist Steve Zampano have consistently let the music rather than genre conventions guide their songs. This will be […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

Young musicians may grow older and bands can part ways, but that doesn’t mean that passion for making music goes away – it just changes form. After a two-year hiatus, Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn and guitarist Stefan Ogonosky got together with their bandmates Steve Werner and Kevin Stone to play one final Blinded Passenger show […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell summons a ‘Higher Court’

Exeter heavy metal band Royal Hell has been writing original songs and playing shows for three years, but they haven’t released an album of their hard work yet. That changes this fall starting with “Higher Court,” a new song accompanied by a dark music video premiering locally today on NEPA Scene. Living and breathing classic […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Wilkes-Barre horror punks Cut Up Naked Teenagers are ‘Touched by Evil’

When you hear a band name like Cut Up Naked Teenagers, it’s easy to expect a horror punk sound and aesthetic. However, there’s more to these Wilkes-Barre-based rockers than blood, guts, and a love of cult movies. Those looking for those elements will certainly find them in their dark pogo punk, but vocalist/guitarist Elvis Aron […]

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