Scorched Tundra VIII, The Atomic Bitchwax, Fistula , Electric Hawk

Fri Sep 1 2017

9:00 PM

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1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Ages 21+

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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX is an American Stoner Rock Super Group from Long Branch, NJ formed in 1993 by bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik (MONSTER MAGNET), guitarist Ed Mundell and drummer Keith Ackerman. The band mixes elements of 60s psychedelic and 70s riff rock, filtered through modern progressive rock. Their original lineup, which leaned more "jammy" than its current incarnation, released two full-length albums; the self-titled debut in 1999 and Atomic Bitchwax 2 in 2000 via Tee Pee Records. In addition, 2002 saw the release of the Spit Blood EP via Meteor City Label. Guitarist and vocalist Finn Ryan (ex-CORE) entered the fold in 2005 to record their followup, aptly titled 3. The subsequent album cycle included two European and North American tours along with a visit to Seattle’s “Sound House” to record the 2006 EP, Boxriff.  Engineered by Jack Endino, the EP included a DVD of the live show filmed in Seattle’s Sunset Tavern.

Current MONSTER MAGNET drummer Bob Pantella joined the band in 2007 and the trio toured heavily, with the band’s fourth full-length album T4B released that same year on Tee Pee and Meteor City. In 2011, the band released The Local Fuzz, one 42-minute track with over 50 riffs back-to-back. The band spent 2012-2015 touring Europe and North America. Their sixth full length Gravitron was released on April 21, 2015 on, you guessed it, Tee Pee Records.

Ohio’s FISTULA was formed in 1998 by musical partners in crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as -16-, SLOTH, HEMDALE, THE DISEASE CONCEPT & ACCEPT DEATH to name a few. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a ‘Bad Case of the Mondays," FISTULA remain the kings of doomed out miserycore. In 2016 they released two new studio albums Longing For Infection and The Shape Of Doom To Cum, followed by a return to Europe with ACCEPT DEATH and their current treck to Chicago, bringing the ultimate onslaught of pure, unbridled hatred and negativity.

ELECTRIC HAWK is an instrumental metal band from Chicago. Over two full-length releases - I (2011) and II (2015) - the three-piece successfully fuses post-rock soundscapes with math-metal informed progressive song structures and sensibilities. Electric Hawk is one of Chicago’s brightest bands and will set a strong tone as openers for day one.

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  • Scorched Tundra VIII

    Scorched Tundra VIII

    Metal

    Scorched Tundra was created in 2011 as another platform for me to promote – while giving the metal community easier access to – bands that I consider to be making interesting and innovative metal music. Each year’s lineup is dynamic, with exclusive performances, at an affordable price. Scorched Tundra is diametrically opposed to other festivals because the objective is not to highlight a specific scene or book the usual suspects who play every metal festival. I approach the curation of this festival much like hanging paintings in a gallery: certain aspects of each painting are enhanced or muted depending on the order in which the paintings are hung. Each year I do my best to place all of the bands playing Scorched Tundra in a slot that will enhance their strengths, instead of placing them based in order of how much they are paid or what their stature may dictate. The showcase is therefore a meticulously curated experience that draws audiences and bands from all over the world to Gothenburg and Chicago.

    Scorched Tundra is NOT the work of a large organization, agency, or corporation. It is one man’s vision turned into reality. Join me.

    -Alexi Front
    June 14, 2017

  • The Atomic Bitchwax

    The Atomic Bitchwax

    Pop

  • Fistula

    Fistula

    Heavy Metal

    Ohio’s FISTULA was formed in 1998 by musical partners in crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca.  Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as -16-, SLOTH, HEMDALE, THE DISEASE CONCEPT & ACCEPT DEATH to name a few.  FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a ‘Bad Case of the Mondays’, FISTULA remain the kings of doomed out miserycore.

    2015 sees the band at it’s creative peak, headlining the Het Patronaat stage at ROADBURN FESTIVAL and recording two new studio albums ‘Longing For Infection’ & ‘The Shape Of Doom To Cum’ to be released Spring of 2016.  FISTULA will return to Europe with ACCEPT DEATH bringing the ultimate onslaught of pure, unbridled hatred and negativity.

    “Seething with the kind of undiluted hatred and pure, unabashed negativity that would likely destroy most other bands, Fistula are undoubtedly one of the finest sludge bands to walk the planet – and if that sounds like hyperbole, you evidently haven’t been paying enough attention over the past fifteen plus years. Whilst they may not exactly be a household name, mention them to any serious sludge fan and watch as their eyes roll back into their skull and globules of drool begin to drip from the sides of their mouth as they extend a claw to the sky and proclaim “dude, that band is fuckin’heavy!” Ever since dropping their crushing debut ‘Hymns Of Slumber’ back in 2001, Fistula have carved out their own uniquely nasty place in the world of sludge over the course of five bowel shaking albums, numerous EPs and splits with the likes of Sloth, Coffinworm, Monkeypriest and dot(.), to name but a few.”
    - Kez Whelan/TERRORIZER! Magazine

    “Unpleasant, ugly, vile, and grim with the viciousness of a cinder block to the teeth. That's one way you could encapsulate the skin peeling filth that Akron, OH's Fistula churn out.

    "Not content to take a break from their last masterstroke Vermin Prolificus, the band is at it again with their latest Destitute demo release. If you're unfamiliar with the workings of Fistula and the opening sentence doesn't somehow summarize what you need to know, Fistula fuse the darkest elements of sludge and hardcore-punk that harkens to the video nasty-era in sound and feel.”
    - Chris Luedtke/Metalinjection.net

  • Electric Hawk

    Electric Hawk

    Heavy Metal

    Fire and smoke streaming across open water as the ship begins to sink into the sea. Nobody can say which particular act of negligence was the beginning, but as the waves crash against live cinder its conclusive that the end is near. Disaster floating beneath a still dusk. Only the gulls and barnacles will survive.

    As the last three men alive prepare to meet their fate a pact is formed. Boatswain Mike Burns and Powder Monkey Graham McLaughlin lay guitars on deck and prepare for one last blaze of glory within the hand of doom. The ships' Cooper, a manchild called Noah Leger cobbles a crude kit of percussion instruments just in the nick of time. The white smoke and red embers taking charge as salty water comes crawling to swallow it all. It’s not the fire, ultimately it’s the water. And as fate becomes fact the crushing riffage of Electric Hawk echoes across the sky, refracting from cave walls and across sandy beaches, making Great Whites puke in their mouths. The song is DIRTNAP and its Electric Hawk's last moment to shine. It’s a good day to die.

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Scorched Tundra VIII featuring The Atomic Bitchwax / Fistula / Electric Hawk

Fri Sep 1 2017 9:00 PM

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Scorched Tundra VIII, The Atomic Bitchwax, Fistula , Electric Hawk
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Ages 21+

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX is an American Stoner Rock Super Group from Long Branch, NJ formed in 1993 by bassist/vocalist Chris Kosnik (MONSTER MAGNET), guitarist Ed Mundell and drummer Keith Ackerman. The band mixes elements of 60s psychedelic and 70s riff rock, filtered through modern progressive rock. Their original lineup, which leaned more "jammy" than its current incarnation, released two full-length albums; the self-titled debut in 1999 and Atomic Bitchwax 2 in 2000 via Tee Pee Records. In addition, 2002 saw the release of the Spit Blood EP via Meteor City Label. Guitarist and vocalist Finn Ryan (ex-CORE) entered the fold in 2005 to record their followup, aptly titled 3. The subsequent album cycle included two European and North American tours along with a visit to Seattle’s “Sound House” to record the 2006 EP, Boxriff.  Engineered by Jack Endino, the EP included a DVD of the live show filmed in Seattle’s Sunset Tavern.

Current MONSTER MAGNET drummer Bob Pantella joined the band in 2007 and the trio toured heavily, with the band’s fourth full-length album T4B released that same year on Tee Pee and Meteor City. In 2011, the band released The Local Fuzz, one 42-minute track with over 50 riffs back-to-back. The band spent 2012-2015 touring Europe and North America. Their sixth full length Gravitron was released on April 21, 2015 on, you guessed it, Tee Pee Records.

Ohio’s FISTULA was formed in 1998 by musical partners in crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as -16-, SLOTH, HEMDALE, THE DISEASE CONCEPT & ACCEPT DEATH to name a few. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a ‘Bad Case of the Mondays," FISTULA remain the kings of doomed out miserycore. In 2016 they released two new studio albums Longing For Infection and The Shape Of Doom To Cum, followed by a return to Europe with ACCEPT DEATH and their current treck to Chicago, bringing the ultimate onslaught of pure, unbridled hatred and negativity.

ELECTRIC HAWK is an instrumental metal band from Chicago. Over two full-length releases - I (2011) and II (2015) - the three-piece successfully fuses post-rock soundscapes with math-metal informed progressive song structures and sensibilities. Electric Hawk is one of Chicago’s brightest bands and will set a strong tone as openers for day one.