GREENLEAF + THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX + STEAK
Montag 04.12.17, 20:00 Uhr
What makes a group truly unique and memorable – is something that can’t be defined, learned, or bought. Call it talent, magic, or whatever you want, but GREENLEAF has it. A super group of the underground rock scene, featuring a revolving cast of fellow musicians who share a love of heavy fuzz rock, GREENLEAF has consistently defined what rock ’n‘ roll was, is, and should be.
Formed in late 1999 / early 2000 by guitarist Tommi Holappa, drummer Daniel Liden, bassist Bengt Bäcke and first assembled behind Lowrider vocalist Peter Bergstrand for their 2000’s eponymous debut EP, GREENLEAF welcomed Dozer frontman Fredrik Nordin for its 2001’s follow-up “Revolution Rock”; added Demon Cleaner guitarist Daniel Jansson for 2003’s “Secret Alphabets”; integrated Truckfighters singer Oskar Cedermalm in time for 2007’s “Agents of Ahriman”; and powered ahead behind reliable mainstay, guitarist Tommi Holappa, for 2012’s “Nest of Vipers”.
By the end of 2013, GREENLEAF was on the move again, bidding Cedermalm “adieu” and saying a hearty “hola” to a tandem of new recruits in frontman Arvid Jonsson and drummer Sebastian Olsson, who joined Holappa and long-serving bassist Bengt Bäcke in time to record (incidentally, with no outside help, guest musicians, or other additives) what has become GREENLEAF’s fifth LP “Trails and Passes”, released in May of 2014 via Small Stone Recordings.
2 years later, in February 2016, the quartet released a new album titled „Rise Above The Meadow“ via Napalm Records, welcomed Hans Fröhlich (ex-Grandloom) as new bass player, and joined the Up In Smoke Roadfest vol6 (featuring My Sleeping Karma, Greenleaf & Mammoth Mammoth).
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX is an American rock band from Long Branch N.J. formed in 1993 by bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik, guitarist Ed Mundell and drummer Keith Ackerman. Their music is a combination of 60s psychedelic rock, and 70s riff rock filtered though the progressive rock influences of today. This lineup released two full length records together „The Atomic Bitchwax S/T“ in 1999, “TAB 2″ in 2000, and the odds and ends EP „Spit Blood“ in 2002.
In 2005, entered guitarist/vocalist Finn Ryan. With him on board, TAB focused on writing and touring for about a year before entering studios to record their follow up, the aptly titled „TAB 3“. The 2005 release was followed by two European and North American tours with a stop in Seattle Washington’s „Sound House“ to record the 2006 EP „Boxriff“.
Two years later, in 2007, Monster Magnet’s drummer Bob Pantella joined TAB and more touring follows throughout the year ending with the recording and release of the 2008 „TAB 4“. This current lineup’s latest work includes the 2011 release of „The Local Fuzz“ boasting one 42 minute track of over 50 riffs back to back. 2012 and 2013 brings the bands road show to Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and North America.
In April 2015, TAB released their 6th album „Gravitron“ on Tee Pee Records, and toured in Europe during the spring!