Atomic Ants

Atomic Ants

BandAlternativeRock

Rock with a Funky intention and a sprinkle of Metal. All dressed with a good amount of humor.

Biography

BIO

Born as a 5-piece band in 2001, Atomic Ants have been playin’ together for their first 4 years in Italy more that 150 shows supporting several notorious outfits, such as Linea 77, Planet Funk, Million Dead, 3 Allegri Ragazzi Morti, Forty Winks, Moravagine, 24 Grana, Addiction Crew.
After that, the band recorded their debut album at the Blue Noise Studio (Trento, Italy) featuring Alex Guadagnoli (Addiction Crew, Earache Records) as artistic producer, and Fabio de Pretis (Extrema) as Sound Engineer.
At the end of the recording session the band parted ways with the fifth member, and chose not to replace him.
Mastering session have been supervised by Mauro Andreolli (Extrema, Ligabue, Negrita, Biagio Antonacci, Daniele Silvestri, Casino Royale, Vision Divine, Addiction, Folder…) at DAS ENDE DER DINGE STUDIO (Trento, Italy).

This album, named “KEEP COOL AND DRY”, was released for Casket Music/Copro Records on January 2006 under a worldwide distribution agreement with Plastic Head. Both artwork and band logo have been created by Geoffrey Rousselot (Strapping Yound Lad, Devin Townsend band, Annihilator, Biohazard...) for Deep Peace Design.
The album got enthusiastic reviews on each corner of Europe and the rest of the world also, and many songs have been broadcast by radios everywhere (Spain, Belgium, France, Romania, Germany, Russia, Argentina, Australia, South Korea, Japan, U.S., and Canada.

Following this release, the band toured the U.K. in Sept. 2006, among their label “Casket Lullabies Tour 2006”, playing 10 gigs between England and the Wales, with smashing live acts in London’s Underworld, Manchester’s Satan Hollow, Milton Keynes’ Pitz, Coventry’s Jailhouse.
While promoting their tour, the band appeared on most popular UK music magazines, such as Kerrang!, Metal Hammer UK, Rock Sound UK, and Terrorizer, and also radios such as London’s TTR (Total Rock Radio) interviewed the band’s singer, Junior.
The Casket Lullabies Tour 2006 got 4Ks out of 5, on Kerrang! on its live act review page.

Shortly after the end of the UK tour, the video for their single John G was presented to the italian crowd, as the band hosted a 1-hour show called DATABASE on Italy’s premiere Rock/Metal TV channel, called ROCK TV. The video is in rotation also on MatchMusic.
Atomic Ants are currently working on their second album.

Miscellaneous - Prizes

2003/2004
SanRemoRock&Trend: following 3 live acts during the selection for the top final 15 italian bands for the 2003 edition of the biggest italian contest for rock-alternative bands, Atomic Ants got selected by the jury (Massimo Varini – Guitar player for Nek and A&R for Warner Music Italy, Walter Sacripanti, Andrea Rosatelli and Andrea Rosi – BMG Records Italy), and scored the first position for english singing bands.
Again , the jury of RITMI GLOBALI EUROPEI, led by Franz di Cioccio (drummer for P.F.M. and A&R for Fermenti Vivi, an Italian division of Sony Music) for the 2003 edition placed the band among the top-8 bands of the contest.
Same was for their appearance at the "FESTIVAL DELLE ARTI 2003" led by Andrea Mingardi (famous italian songwriter). The jury placed The A.A. between the top-12 bands of that competition.
Atomic Ants scored between the top-16 italian bands on “Tendenze 2003” . A CD of this contest has been distributed by Sony Music the same year. Atomic Ants appeared on the tracklist with a demo-version of John G (first single of KEEP COOL AND DRY).
Both in 2003 and 2004 the band participated to the I-TIM tour, surfing on the italian peninsula and playing in the biggest Italian central squares, such as Milan’s Piazza del Duomo and Turin’s Piazza Castello. In Turin, Atomic Ants opened for Articolo 31, Gemelli Diversi and Max Pezzali, standing before a crowd of 5000 people.

2005
In August 2005, Atomic Ants won the BETO MUSIC FESTIVAL in Novara, playing on a football field piled up of people that attended the event.
A month later, the band appeared on a CD compilation called “This Love: A Tribute to Dimebag” in memory of Pantera’s guitar player Dimebag Darrell, with a cover song of Pantera’s Mouth for War. This compilation arose lots of interest on medias all around the world, also Roadrunner’s news portal Blabbermouth supported the event together with Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly).

Lyrics

John G

Written By: Atomic Ants

I’m sad you know my buddy John‘s no more sitting on the throne
The man was so damn classy, he was cool up to the bone
It takes so much effort to do this thing so seriously
I ain’t good in “say goodbye”s, I ‘m gonna do it the silly way

Jonh Gotti, John Gotti
He’s our best friend, he’s our buddy

BOOM! SEE WHAT I GOT
GOT THE BOSS’ RING, HE WAS OUR GODFATHER

Don’t say I’m junkie ‘cause I’m addicted to the family
Don’t even try to light me up with your Super Cop X-ray
I need a dose, I need a dose, do me some charity
Born and raised in NYC, little Italy

Jonh Gotti, John Gotti
He’s our best friend, he’s our buddy

BOOM! SEE WHAT I GOT
GOT THE BOSS’ RING, HE WAS OUR GODFATHER

Hey what?
It doesn't matter
I'll take care of my business
First. I need concrete deeds
And then I'm ballin'
Second. don't miss respect, wanna see the back of my Benz?
Do what you like and probably thinkin'
My biscuit shinin' movin on and shinin'
Can you tell me

Who’s got the crown, now?

JONH GOTTI, JOHN GOTTI
HE’S OUR BEST FRIEND, HE’S OUR BUDDY
BOOM! SEE WHAT I GOT
GOT THE BOSS’ RING, HE WAS OUR GODFATHER

Who’s got the crown, now?

Discography

"Keep Cool And Dry"
2006 - Casket Music/Copro Records/PlasticHead

Set List

Setlist duration: 45m - 1h45m

Sometimes we play cover songs from:
System Of A Down, Korn, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chili Peppers and others...