Rise to Addiction
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|Rise To Addiction|
|Also known as||RTA|
|Associated acts||Blaze, Evile|
|Past members||Joel Graham
RTA released the Andy Sneap-produced album A New Shade of Black for the Soul in May 2007 on Belgium label Mausoleum. The album was released in the US in October 2007. During the same year RTA toured as support with US doom band Trouble across Europe and then later with Warrior Soul RTA were also guests at Bloodstock Open Air (UK) and Motornalet (CZ) festivals.
In 2009 Guitarist and founder member John Slater left the band during the recording of their second album. On completing the recording on 9 July, the finished album, Some Other Truth is scheduled for release in October the same year. Slater wasn't replaced on guitar and RTA continued as a four-piece and returned to the live scene in August by playing dates in the Czech Republic and announced a full UK tour for September with the alt/metal band Illuminatus.
2009 also saw Aynsley Dickinson and Leigh Oates join Ashley Homar (guitar), Stefan Blackwood (guitar) and Ian Gaunt (bass) to create alt rock band Order Of Voices. On 16 December it was announced that Bassist Joel Graham was the new replacement in the British thrash band Evile for Mike Alexander who died while on tour in Sweden.
In 2012, Leigh Oates and Steve Wray released an EP called "Bury The Ones We Love" with the band Soldierfield.
- Apple EP Madman Records (August 2004)
- A New Shade of Black for the Soul Mausoleum Records Europe May 2007 / USA October 2007
- Some Other Truth Mausoleum Records (November 2009)
- Leigh Oates – vocals, bass guitar (former Ninedenine/currently with Order Of Voices)
- Steve Wray – guitar - (former Blaze)
- Aynsley Dickinson – drums (former Ninedenine / Hardware/currently with Order Of Voices)