The Atomic Bitchwax About To Release More Fuzz Than You Can Handle …   Leave a comment

Legendary New Jersey hard rock band THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX (also TAB) will release its new album The Local Fuzz on April 26 via Tee Pee Records.  The trio’s fifth full length effort delivers an advanced take on its blistering, virtuosic sound via a single, glorious 42 minute song titled “The Local Fuzz” that contains no less than “50 riffs back to back”, perfectly capturing the unit’s vivid execution and ambitious vision.

     Recorded at the Panic Room in Neptune, NJ, The Local Fuzz pushes THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX’s high-octane groove and powerful strut to new heights of unencumbered artistic expression.  The band’s “Rush-like riff mazes” weave through natural pop structures nearly effortlessly while the record’s out-of-site production showcases the musicians’ prowess at the apex of their career to date.  Widely recognized as pioneers of the modern hard (or “stoner”) rock sound, The Local Fuzz shows THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX as a forward-thinking band not content to rest on career accomplishments; instead surging forward to give fans a brand new way to re-experience the exhilarating rush and sonic assault of heavyweight Rock ‘N’ Roll.

     Prior to the release of The Local Fuzz, THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX will headline a Tee Pee Records European label tour which will kick off on April 5 in Wiesbaden.  Co-sponsored by the UK’s Classic Rock magazine, the tour will also feature Brooklyn heavy psych band Naam, Toronto-based psych rock band Quest for Fire and NYC rockers Mirror Queen.  The band has also been announced as one of the featured acts at the 2011 Roadburn Festival, set to take place April 14-16 in Tilburg, Holland.        
     THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX features Chris Kosnik (Guitar), Finn Ryan (Bass) and Bob Pantella (Drums).


     New Jersey’s Chris Kosnik, Finn Ryan and Bob Pantella first started plotting their musical careers back in the mid ’90s influenced by ’70s rock and progressive groups ranging from Black Sabbath to Parliament Funkadelic.  Simultaneously all three members were already playing for major labels in separate bands: Godspeed (Atlantic), Monster Magnet (A&M) and Core (Atlantic).  THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX has continually evolved over the past two decades, becoming widely recognized amongst rock musicians as “a player’s band”.  The unit’s self-described mantra is “play what you want” and its music is a combination of ’60s psychedelic rock and ’70s riff-rock filtered though the widening eye of progressive rock influences.  Since the release of the band’s self-titled debut in 1999, THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX has toured every year in both North America and Europe, performing in over 15 countries to widespread fan and critical acclaim.  In that time the band has released the full length albums TAB-2 (2000), TAB-3 (2005) and TAB-4 (2009)as well the EP’s Spit Blood (2002) and Boxriff (2006) which included a live DVD filmed in Seattle, WA. The music of THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX has also crossed over to pop culture, appearing in the popular TV shows “Jackass”, “Homewrecker” and “Fox Sports”.  This April the band will release a new album titled The Local Fuzz which boasts a 40+ minute long track that merges “Over 50 riffs back-to-back”.The album release will be advanced by a European headlining tour that will kick off in early April.         

     THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX is available to speak with interested media now.  To chat with the band and / or request a review copy of The Local Fuzz, simply contact Carl Schultz @ ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below.  Updated news and tour information will be made available via THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX online:, the Tee Pee Records website: and ACTION! PR online:, and

      “heavy-psych also finds its home on the Jersey shore.” – THE VILLAGE VOICE

      “The Atomic Bitchwax should be required listening for any heavy metal guitarist…one of the heaviest and grooviest stoner metal bands to plug in and turn it up.” – CMJ

      “great rock…10 years on from their 1999 debut album, there’s no excuse for never having heard The Atomic Bitchwax before now.” – CLASSIC ROCK

     “for the Atomic Bitchwax, rocking the fuck out is their business. Gold star rocking.” – MUSIC FOR ROBOTS 


Classic Rock proudly presents

     April 5    Wiesbaden, Germany        Schlachthof
     April 6     Vienna, Austria                 Arena
     April 7     Würzburg, Germany         Cafe Cairo
     April 8     Dresden, Germany           Groovestation
     April 9     Hohenstein, Germany       Schützenhaus
     April 10    Berlin, Germany               Magnet
     April 11    Hamburg, Germany          Molotow
     April 12    Marburg, Germany           KFZ
     April 13     Dortmund, Germany        Piano
     April 14    Tilburg, Netherlands          * Roadburn Festival (feat. THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX, NAAM, QUEST FOR FIRE)
     April 15    Jena, Germany                   Rosenkeller
     April 16    Salzburg, Austria                B. lack
     April 17    Millstatt, Austria                 Bergwerk
     April 18    Maribor, Slovenia                Dvorana Gustaf -Pekarna
     April 19    Torino, Italy                        United Club
     April 20    Brescia, Italy                      Latte & Live
     April 21    Luzern, Switzerland            Sedel
     April 22    Winterthur, Switzerland       Gaswerk
     April 23    Weil der Stadt, Germany     JH Kloster
     April 24    Paris, France                      Nouveau Casino
     April 25    Rotterdam, Netherlands       Baroeg
     April 26    Antwerpen, Belgium            Trix
     April 27    London, UK                        Underworld


Posted February 9, 2011 by doommantia in The Atomic Bitchwax

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