THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX (Aka TAB) is riff-centric power trio from New Jersey formed in 1993 now featuring two members of legendary space lords Monster Magnet – bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik and drummer Bob Pantella – alongside shred-tastic gunslinger Finn Ryan. TAB play "balls-to-the-wall rock 'n' roll that smashes space rock and proto-metal into a towering celebration of the riff" and have perfected their unique style of NYC hard rock that High Times appropriately tabbed, "thunder-boogie." They have inspired hundreds of developing rock and metal bands, but no group of musicians has come close to matching their unique style of fun, frenetic and formidable rock and roll.
In 2015, they returned with gargantuan riffs and jaw-dropping psych sonics on their sixth full length LP "Gravitron". On this album, THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX's Rush-like riff mazes and carpal-tunnel-inducing riffs are on full display; every note bleeds with urgency. There's far too much exuberant energy on the record to lazily tag this as "Stoner Rock"; this is high-octane, '70s-based hard rock infused with stabs of psychedelia and landslides of Tommy Bolin-inspired guitar heroics! "Gravitron" is an A-level masterclass in bad ass Rock and Roll and cemented TAB as an undeniable force in today's heavy music landscape.