The Atomic Bitchwax Start European Tour this Week

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 28th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

A lot has happened in the three years since NJ’s The Atomic Bitchwax made their triumphantly riffed return to Tee Pee Records with The Local Fuzz (review here), what with bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik joining drummer Bob Pantella in Monster Magnet, sundry tours in Europe and so on, but they’re still (shit-)kicking, and this Thursday, they’ll start yet another European run in Berlin. The modus this time around seems to be fest appearances, and right on since the Bitchwax kill no matter what the setting might be. If you’re over there, look for them at Void Fest, Lake on Fire, Yellowstock and the others listed below.

No word on a new release from my beloved Garden State’s most powerful power trio, but the tour is presented by Sound of Liberation and if there’s a chance of a new song or two in the set, all the more reason to show up.


The Atomic Bitchwax’s summer tour : Kick-off on Thursday!! 23 dates in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal & England! Do not miss them!

Check-out the dates right here :

31.07 (Ger) BERLIN – Jaegerklause
01.08 (Ger) BAD KOETZTING – Void Fest
02.08 (Ger) GOESSNITZ – Open Air Goessnitz
03.08 (Pol) WARSAW – Fonobar
04.08 (Pol) WROCLAW – Alive
05.08 (Ger) COTTBUS – La Casa
06.08 (Ger) KARLSRUHE – Alte Hackerei
07.08 (At) MILLSTATT – Bergwerk Sauzipf Warm Up
08.08 (At) WALDHAUSEN – Lake On Fire Festival
09.08 (Bel) GEEL – Yellowstock Festival
10.08 (Uk) LONDON – Borderline
11.08 (Fr) PARIS – Glazart
12.08 (Lux) LUXEMBOURG – Rorcas
13.08 (Ch) MARTIGNY – Palp Festival
14.08 (Ch) OLTEN – Coq d’Or
15.08 (Ger) HOHENSTEIN – Voice of Art Festival
16.08 (Por) MOLEDO – Sonic Blast Festival
18.08 (Ger) COLOGNE – Underground
19.08 (Nl) NIJMEGEN – Merleyn
20.08 (Ger) HAMBURG – Hafenklang
21.08 (Dk) COPENHAGEN – Loppen
22.08 (Ger) KIEL – Schaubude
23.08 (Ger) MANNHEIM – Psi Rock Festival

The Atomic Bitchwax, Live at Roadburn 2011

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Church of Misery, Kadavar, The Atomic Bitchwax and More to Play Void Fest 2014 in Germany

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 14th, 2014 by JJ Koczan

Having a cool festival lineup is one thing — it’s a huge thing — but driving toward an aesthetic is something completely different and pivotal in creating a vibe for any event, whatever it might be. Germany’s Void Fest, which is set for Aug. 1 and 2 in Kötzting in Bavaria with tickets limited to 1,000, seems to be well on its way to that end. The bill runs from the progressive black metal of Sun Worship to the riotous stoner rock of Church of Misery, and with film screenings and a focus on local culture, it seems like an experience that begins with the music and will encompass much more than just that. It looks like a great way to spend a couple days.

They put it thusly:

The Void society was established in spring 2012. Up from its creation Void was planned as an altruistic friendly society with unpaid workforce and do it yourself intention. The idea behind Void is to join forces of people who are interested in music. The goal was to score with new innovative bands and through that strenghten our local cultural landscape.

Since the founding Void organized several well visited shows in the bavarian forest and its surrounding cities, such as Bad Kötzting and Regenburg. While allways keeping it familiar and friendly the shows soon drew big attention. Meanwhile a few bands had some of their last gigs at Void Fest before getting signed a major label contract.

D.I.Y. has always been a big point for the societies work. Next to fairtrade screenprinted merchandise shirts, patches and bags, each band playing at Void Fest gets its own hand drawn posters. The whole festival structure is set up by society members during their spare time.

Allways trying to create unique music events for every people, Void is still trying to do things different than others. Merely the best ideas fit the demands the young society has given itself.

Confirmed lineup so far:
The Atomic Bitchwax
Church of Misery
Rose Windows
Suns of Thyme
The Wulffs
Oddjob Men
Mother’s Cake
Sun Worship

Void Fest 2013 Documentary

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