SHEFFIELD, UK - Fast rising UK band RISE TO ADDICTION will release their debut album 'A New Shade Of Black For The Soul' through Mausoleum Records on 14th May 2007 in the UK and 18th May in the rest of Europe.
The album was recorded at Backstage Studios and The Cell in England during 2006.The tracking was handled by Rise To Addiction while the final mix and production was completed by Andy Sneap (Machine Head, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Megadeth).
The full track listing is:
A New Shade
Moth To A Flame
Falling As One
One Sweet Minute
To A God Unknown
The cover artwork and sleeve design has been completed by the bands guitarist John Slater.
The band - Leigh Oates (vocals), Steve Wray (guitar), John Slater (guitar), Joel Graham (bass guitar) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums) - have captured a stunning performance on a unique collection of songs, that has been described as a blend of styles that is set to captivate listeners and audiences far and wide. Always willing to push their musical boundaries, Rise To Addiction enlisted the help of avant-garde pianist Mike Garson on one of the songs. Mike, who is known for his work with greats such as David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails, wrote and recorded the piano interlude for the song 'Fessonia'.
Commenting on the recording, vocalist Leigh Oates said that â€œWeâ€™ve really pushed the envelope on this album, itâ€™s been a long time in the making and weâ€™re all beyond proud of the end result."
Speaking about Mike Garson's involvement guitarist John Slater added "I've been a massive fan of Mike's ever since I heard his work on David Bowies' Aladdin Sane and to have him play on this album is just fantastic! I can't wait for you all to hear it!"
Rise To Addiction will tour in support of the release. They have been confirmed as special guests to legendary Chicago doom metal band TROUBLE on their forthcoming European tour in May. The bands full tour schedule is
April 20 - Rios, Leeds, UK
April 21 - The Rigger, Newcastle Under Lyme, UK
April 22 - The Attic, Manchester, UK
April 27 - The Alma, Bolton, UK
May 19 - Snooty Fox, Wakefield, UK
May 20 - Corporation, Sheffield, UK
Simple Mind Condition European Tour with TROUBLE
May 26 - W2, Den Bosch, NL
May 27 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
May 28 - Wulfrun, Wolverhampton, UK
May 29 - Rio`s, Leeds, UK
May 30 - Scala, London, UK
May 31 - Le Nouveau Casino, Paris, F
Jun 01 - Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, GER
Jun 02 - Backstage, MÃ¼nchen, GER
Jun 03 - A 38, Budapest, HUN
Jun 05 - Hirsch, NÃ¼rnberg, GER
Jun 06 - Z7, Pratteln, CH
Jun 07 - Zeche Carl, Essen, GER
Jun 08 - Markthalle, Hamburg, GER
July 07 - Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Catton Hall, Derby, UK