Nebula and The Atomic Bitchwax
Paranoid beast promotions in association with Desertscene London and Route one booking are proud to present Nebula and the Atomic Bitchwax live at the crane lane theatre Cork.
Two legendary bands from the American hard rock underground whose members have played in iconic acts such as Fu Manchu and Monster Magnet.Expect a night of fuzzed out riffage of the highest calibre.
From Los Angeles California Nebula are an American rock band formed by guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano upon departing Fu Manchu in 1997. Mark Abshire soon joined as the band's original bassist. Nebula went on a hiatus in early 2010 and reformed in 2017.
Abshire remained with the band until the recording of Atomic Ritual (2003), which was produced by Chris Goss of Kyuss fame. Dennis Wilson and Simon Moon (Eddie Glass) stepped in as bassists until a more permanent replacement was found in Tom Davies. Atomic Ritual was released to warm critical praise, with AllMusic calling Nebula a "hard-working power trio[that] sounds like it has been hanging out in the garage since 1973, blissfully unaware of the changing world outside. Which is definitely to its benefit".Rob Oswald replaced founding member Ruben Romano on drums in 2007.
In August 2009, Adam Kriney, formerly of La Otracina, was recruited to replace departing drummer Oswald, though he too announced his departure in January 2010 and was replaced by Jimmy Sweet. In early 2010, Nebula announced that it was going on an indefinite hiatus. Glass later explained that "things started getting a bit rough with the touring and I got sick of it", though Nebula were merely "taking a break for a while" and not breaking up.
The band reunited in 2017 and released their sixth studio album, Holy Shit, on June 7, 2019, on the Heavy Psych Sounds Records label.
The Atomic Bitchwax is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 1992 by bassist/singer/songwriter Chris Kosnik, guitarist Ed Mundell, and drummer Keith Ackerman. They did not release their first full-length album until 1999, upon signing with Tee Pee Records. Mixing elements of 1960s psychedelic rock and 1970s riff rock filtered through modern progressive rock,their music has appeared in popular TV shows including Jackass, Homewrecker, and various Fox Sports broadcasts.
The first version of the group became a local jam band playing the New Jersey and New York area. This lineup released two full-length records, a self-titled debut in 1999, and Atomic Bitchwax II in 2000. In addition, they released the Spit Blood EP in 2002 via the MeteorCity label.In 2004, Mundell was unable to keep up with the planned tour schedule and replaced by guitarist/vocalist Finn Ryan (formerly of Core).Since then, the band has released nine studio albums and has performed 1,500 live concerts. Their 2006 EP Boxriff was engineered by Jack Endino.
Current Monster Magnet drummer Bob Pantella joined the band in 2007, and the album TAB4 was released the following year.In 2011, they released the album The Local Fuzz, which consisted of one 42-minute track of 50 riffs back-to-back.In the following years, the band toured throughout the world. Kosnik became a member of Monster Magnet in 2013 in addition to his duties with The Atomic Bitchwax.The album Gravitron was released in 2015, followed by Force Field in 2017. Ryan left the band after 15 years in 2018, and was replaced by Monster Magnet guitarist Garrett Sweeny who appears on the bands 2020 release Scorpio.