Origin: USA  
Genres: Stoner Rock
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Last update/review: September 23, 2020

The Atomic Bitchwax

The Atomic Bitchwax was a secondary band for Monster Magnet guitarist Ed Mundell, having been formed back in 1993 before releasing a debut album in '99. The self-titled debut retains a bit of Magnet's penchant for all things 70's, but is otherwise a different animal, being much more energetic, uptempo, and guitar-driven. Much of the album has an improvisational/jam feel to it, with Mundell's blues-based guitars really coming alive. They fit very well in the current stoner rock scene, even though they lack some of the Kyuss/ Fu Manchu cloning of others in that arena. The band released a followup in 2000, but announced its breakup in early 2002 following Mundell's departure, just around the time a then-final EP, Split Blood, was released. But by early 2004 the band was back together, with new guitarist Finn Ryan taking over for Mundell.

Current Members

Chris Kosnik

bass/vocals (ex-Monster Magnet)

Garrett Sweeny

guitars (Monster Magnet)

Bob Pantella

drums (Monster Magnet)

Former Members/Guests

Ed Mundell

guitars (ex-Monster Magnet)

Finn Ryan

guitars

Keith Ackerman

drums



Discography



The Atomic Bitchwax  
1999 MIA
  1. Stork Theme
  2. Birth To The Earth
  3. Hey Alright
  4. Crazed Fandango
  5. Hope You Die
  6. Aint' Nobody Gonna Hang Me In
  7. Kiss The Sun
  8. Gettin' Old
  9. Last Of The V9 Interceptors
  10. Shitkicker
  11. Fprmula
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Ed Mundell
  • Keith Ackerman



II  
2000 Tee Pee
  1. Ice Pick Freak
  2. Forty Five
  3. Play The Game
  4. Smoke Screen
  5. Cast Aside Your Marks
  6. The Cloning Chamber
  7. Marching On The Skulls Of The Dead
  8. Dishing Out A Heavy Dose Of Tough Love
  9. Solid
  10. Liquor Queen
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Ed Mundell
  • Keith Ackerman



Spit Blood  EP
2002 MeteorCity
  1. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  2. Liquor Green
  3. Get Your Gear
  4. Cold Day In Hell
  5. Spit Blood
  6. Black Trans Am
  7. U Want I Should
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Ed Mundell
  • Keith Ackerman



3  
2005 MeteorCity
  1. The Destroyer
  2. You Oughta Know
  3. You Can't Win
  4. Dark Chi
  5. Maybe I'm a Leo
  6. Force Filed
  7. Going Guido
  8. The Passenger
  9. If I had a Gun
  10. Half as Much
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Finn Ryan
  • Keith Ackerman



Boxriff  
2006 MeteorCity
  1. STD
  2. So Come On
  3. Turn Me On
  4. Kiss The Sun
  5. Intro
  6. Force Field
  7. Hey Alright
  8. Kiss The Sun
  9. Stork Theme
  10. The Cloning Chamber
  11. The Destroyer
  12. Maybe I'm A Leo
  13. Gettin' Old
  14. Ice Pick Freek
  15. Forty-Five
  16. Birth To The Earth
  17. Shit Kicker
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Finn Ryan
  • Keith Ackerman



4  
2008 MeteorCity
  1. Pawn Shop
  2. Middle Man
  3. Daisy Chain
  4. Giant
  5. Revival
  6. Astronomy Domine
  7. Don't Do It
  8. Sometime Wednesday
  9. Super Computer
  10. Run
  11. Wreck You
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Finn Ryan
  • Bob Pantella



The Local Fuzz  
2011 Tee Pee
  1. The Local Fuzz
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Finn Ryan
  • Bob Pantella



Gravitron  
2015 Tee Pee
  1. Sexecutioner
  2. No Way Man
  3. It's Alright
  4. War Claw
  5. Coming in Hot
  6. Explicit
  7. Proto World
  8. Down with the Swirl
  9. Roseland
  10. Ice Age "Hey Baby"
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Finn Ryan
  • Bob Pantella



Force Field  
2017 Tee Pee
  1. Hippie Speedball
  2. Earth Shaker (Which Doobie U Be)
  3. Alaskan Thunder F*ck
  4. Shocker
  5. Crazy
  6. Fried Dyed And Layin To The Side
  7. Shell of a Man
  8. Houndstooth
  9. Tits and Bones
  10. Humble Brag
  11. Super Highway
  12. Liv A Little
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Finn Ryan
  • Bob Pantella



Scorpio  
2020 Tee Pee
  • Chris Kosnik
  • Garrett Sweeny
  • Bob Pantella




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