FEATURED ARTIST – Voice of Addiction
Originated In: Chicago, IL 2004
Genre: Politically Charged & Socially Conscious Punk Rock
The Offenders: Ian JohnnyX (Vox, Bass Guitar) Andy Ducey (Drums) Tyler Miller (Guitar)
Musical Description: Voice Of Addiction takes on the attitude that the punk rock revolution instilled in us, but infuses it with genre-mashing breakdowns. Sometimes described as a “unique refreshing slant to the punk rock world.” Voice Of Addiction’s members put their distinct personalities and experiences into the instruments they play and the music they write. V.O.A.’s music has an immense presence that builds tension and releases it at the most opportune times.
Recent History: Voice Of Addiction are politically charged and socially conscious Chicago based punk-rockers. V.o.A. has been around since 2004 doing over 1,300 shows across North America. Having 7 official releases & independently selling over 8,000 physical copies (as well as being involved in countless compilations, and digital sales) these boys have proven they are a force to be reckoned with. V.o.A. has been featured in the video games skateboard party 1, 2, & 3 as well as snowboard party 1 & 2. And a feature length documentary entitled “Punk Band” is out now in all major outlets.
Past and Present Projects: V.O.A. released their full-length self-titled album in 2004. Voice Of Addiction was included on the compilation released by Skratch Magazine at the end of November 2005 featuring such artist’s as Anti-Flag, Allister and Under Oath. V.O.A. recorded an EP the end of December 2005 simply titled EP 2005.
In June 2006 released “A New Religion.” In 2008 the epic “re-Evolution” album was released. In 2009 V.o.A. was featured on “Rock out Chicago” “Radio One Chicago” and “Ska 4 Life” compilations. In 2011 the full-length “Reduce Reuse Resist” and “Bringing It Back” compilation were released. in 2013 “Modern Day Meltdown” was released. In 2017 the full-length “The Lost Art of Empathy” was unleashed. In 2018 a full length feature film on Voice Of Addiction entitled ‘Punk Band” will be released.
Influences: Fugazi, american steel, blood for blood, born against, the business, circle jerks, crass, conflict, primus, devo, dead kennedy’s, dead millkmen, exploited, gbh, helmet, kill your idols, misfits, lard, ministry, minor threat, rites of spring, the pist, pinkerton thugs, youth brigade, subhumans, the specials, at the drive in, total chaos, violent femmes, woody guthrie, sick of it all, cobra skulls, born against, unsane, dead and gone, nebula, stiff little fingers, agnostic front, the pixies, the slackers, gang of four, bad religion, circle jerks, face to face, bad brains, the clash, madness, 7 seconds, rollins band, the buzzcocks, bouncing souls, angry samoans, gogol bordello, dead boys, the pietasters, murder city devils, angelic upstarts, karma to burn.
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