Excerpt from a press release:
It was announced today that Scranton metal band Motionless In White will be hosting a launch party for their new album, “Scoring the End of the World”, at FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, June 10.
Presented by 97.9X, Gallery of Sound and Roadrunner Records, this fan meet will include a listening party, photos with the band, a Q&A session hosted by 97.9X’s Mike Duffy, a photo booth and special cocktails for those who are 21 and over. MIW will not be performing live at this all-ages event.
The doors to the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 5 p.m. and the party runs from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tickets, which are $50 plus applicable fees, are on sale now at the FM Kirby Center box office, online at kirbycenter.org and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 570-826-1100.
Motionless In White – Chris Motionless (vocals), Ricky Olson (guitar), Ryan Sitkowski (guitar), Vinny Mauro (drums) and Justin Morrow (bass) – harnessed the power of an unholy union between the dissonance of industrial metal and the spellbinding gothic exploded into pop and screen-worthy iconography to become one of the most iconoclastic and cinematic forces in modern rock.
Rising from the shadows of the working-class town of Scranton, the band has tirelessly won the undying allegiance of a devout global audience, one record at a time. With over half a billion cumulative streams and views to date, they made three consecutive Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and Top Rock Albums Chart with “Reincarnate” (2014), ” Graveyard Shift” (2017), and “Disguise” (2019). The latter spawned the cult hit single “Another Life,” which has had over 100 million streams (their most-streamed song to date) and more, over 25 million YouTube views on the music video.
Not to mention the fact that Korn’s Jonathan Davis, In This Moment’s Maria Brink, Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth and KMFDM’s Tim Sköld welcomed the opportunity to collaborate. After countless sold-out concerts and festivals, they recently wrapped up their Trinity of Terror Tour, co-headlining Black Veil Brides and Ice Nine Kills and selling out venues coast to coast.
However, it all set the stage for their 2022 opus “Scoring the End of the World,” which is slated for release Friday, June 10 via Roadrunner Records, home of Slipknot, Korn, Coheed and Cambria, and other major artists. . Right off the bat, lead single “Cyberhex” and follow-up “Masterpiece” lit up streaming platforms and charted in the Top 10 on YouTube, amassing over six million views. Additionally, “Masterpiece” continues to grow on the Active Rock radio format, jumping into the Top 30 and continuing to grow its audience. Featuring guests as diverse as Knocked Loose’s Bryan Garris, Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo and video game composer Mick Gordon, the album finds the band’s vision amplified wider than ever, without missing any teeth, fire and blood. It’s the dawn of their biggest chapter yet.
Earlier this month, MIW premiered their latest single, “Slaughterhouse,” featuring vocalist Bryan Garris of hardcore punk band Knocked Loose, building anticipation for the new album. The record fully encompasses the breadth of the band’s dynamic, deep and dark vision and marks the band’s first comprehensive work in three years since “Disguise”, which claimed a spot on the band’s “50 Best Metal Albums of 2019”. Loudwire and sparked the creative renaissance that continues with the “Scoring the End of the World” statement.
The band are set to make several US festival appearances this year, with performances scheduled in Sacramento, California’s Aftershock festival (October 7) and Las Vegas, at Nevada’s massive When We Were Young festival (22 , 23 and 29 October). Other upcoming international dates include a summer tour of Australia with I Prevail and then a European tour in 2023 with Beartooth.