Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Atomic Bitchwax to Launch North American Headlining Tour July 13




New Jersey super stoner rock band THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX will kick off a North American headlining tour run on July 13 in Boston, MA. Featuring core MONSTER MAGNET members Chris Kosnik (bass, vocals) and Bob Pantella (drums) alongside guitarist Finn Ryan, THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX (aka TAB) play music that combines 60's psychedelic rock, and 70's riff rock with modern day progressive rock influences. The Tee Pee Records-powered tour will run through July 23 and feature support from NYC space rockers and TAB label mates MIRROR QUEEN.

Since its formation in 1993, THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX has inspired hundreds of developing rock and metal bands, but no group of musicians has come close to matching TAB's unique style of fun, frenetic and formidable rock and roll. Over the course of six full-length albums and multiple world tours, the band has perfected its unique style of NYC hard rock that High Times appropriately tagged, "thunder-boogie". THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX is currently prepping the follow-up to its celebrated 2016 release, Gravitron. A fall release date is expected.

   THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX w/ MIRROR QUEEN tour dates:

    July 13     Boston, MA           Great Scott
    July 14     Montreal, QC         Turbo Haus
    July 15     Toronto, ON           Hard Luck
    July 16     Pittsburgh, PA        Cattivo
    July 18     Asheville, NC          Mothlight
    July 19     Atlanta, GA             Star Bar
    July 20     Richmond, VA        Strange Matter
    July 22     Philadelphia, PA    Kung Fu Necktie
    July 23     Brooklyn, NY          Knitting Factory

A mainstay in the NYC hard rock scene, MIRROR QUEEN has shared the stage with heavyweight peers such as Earthless and The Shrine and toured Europe with legends such as Uli Jon Roth and UFO. The group's driving music accelerates at the distinct point where NWOBHM and heavy Prog Rock intersect; a direct and definite delineation of an era when urgent metallic sound was the order of the day. MIRROR QUEEN's as-yet-untitled new LP is expected to see release this October.

"The Atomic Bitchwax work in the middle ground between amp-worshipping noise rock and the desert-fed stoner metal scene that produced Kyuss and Fu Manchu (the band shares two members with Monster Magnet, if that tells you anything), but the group’s also hosted a guest solo from Warren Haynes, founder of Gov’t Mule and former member of The Allman Brothers. In other words The Atomic Bitchwax put Dave Wyndorf within six degrees of separation of Wilson Pickett and I hope they’re proud of themselves." - INVISIBLE ORANGES

“gargantuan riffs and jaw-dropping psych sonics....required listening for any heavy-metal guitarist...one of the heaviest and grooviest stoner metal bands to plug in and turn it up.” - SAN DIEGO READER

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