The Atomic Bitchwax

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The Atomic Bitchwax
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The Atomic Bitchwax live 2013
Background information
OriginNeptune, New Jersey, United States
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, stoner rock, psychedelic rock
Years active1992–present
LabelsTee Pee, MeteorCity
Associated actsMonster Magnet, Godspeed, Solace, Core, Raging Slab, Black NASA
MembersChris Kosnik
Bob Pantella
Finn Ryan
Past membersEd Mundell
Keith Ackerman

The Atomic Bitchwax is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 1993 by bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik. Atomic Bitchwax mixes elements of 1960s psychedelic rock and 1970s riff rock, filtered though modern progressive rock. Their music has appeared in popular TV shows including Jackass, Home Wrecker and various Fox Sports broadcasts.


The group originated as a jam band playing local bars in the New Jersey and New York area. This lineup released two full-length records, the self-titled debut in 1999, and Atomic Bitchwax 2 in 2000 via Tee Pee Records. In addition, they released the Spit Blood EP in 2002 via the MeteorCity label.

Ed was replaced in 2005 by guitarist/vocalist Finn Ryan (formerly of Core). The band focused on writing and touring for a year before entering Trax East Studios in South River, New Jersey to record their follow up, aptly titled 3. The 2005 release included two European and North American tours, along with a visit to Seattle's "Sound House" to record the 2006 EP, Boxriff. Engineered by Jack Endino, the EP included a DVD of live show filmed in Seattle's Sunset Tavern.

Current Monster Magnet drummer Bob Pantella joins the band in 2007 and The Atomic Bitchwax commenced more touring. The year concluded with the recording and release of the full-length album 4 on Teepee and Meteor City. In 2011, the band released The Local Fuzz, one 42-minute track with over 50 riffs back-to-back. The band spent 2012–2015 touring Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Greece and North America. The band's sixth full-length "Gravitron" was released April 21, 2015 on TeePee Records NYC

Chris also joined Monster Magnet in 2013.


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