522 Main Street
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
Region: Pocono Mountains
Hours of operation: Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm
Admission fee: $15-$18
With a name that evokes memories of bands like Megadeth, Anthrax, Overkill, and Pantera, New York’s Brotality strives to honor the glory days of thrash metal while injecting a modern twist of melody and progressive grooves. The guys in Brotality – brothers Bryce Maopolski (guitar and vocals) and Reece Maopolski (bass and vocals) along with friend John Haring (drums) – have created a band that unapologetically takes its sonic cues straight from the founding fathers of metal. With tight songwriting, muscular vocals, and crushing riffs in abundance, Brotality has created a dynamic force worthy of carrying forward the Heavy Metal moniker. They cite Mastodon and Megadeth as influences, and it won’t take long for anyone who listens to their music to be smacked in the face with an undeniable old-school sensibility.