UK rockers RISE TO ADDICTION have been confirmed for this year's Rock Nights Festival, set to take place August 1-2 in Zarasai, Lithuania. The band will perform on August 1. Other acts scheduled to appear include PARADISE LOST and VOLBEAT. RISE TO ADDICTION will take a break from writing the follow-up to last year's debut album, "A New Shade Of Black For The Soul", to play the festival.Work on the new RISE TO ADDICTION album has been in progress since the start of the year with 14 songs at various stages of completion. These will be trimmed down to 10 songs for the release which is expected later this year. Songtitles revealed so far include "The Whisper", "Scars We Wear" and "Numb". Commenting on the writing and pre-production, vocalist Leigh Oates said, "The whole band's really excited about the songs. We think they build on the work we did with 'A New Shade' and take the best elements of RTA and push em further. I've currently got most of the melodies written for the songs and have been writing lyrics as we've gone along. So far writing these songs has been a real cathartic experience and I want the lyrics to really reflect that."
"A New Shade Of Black For The Soul" was released through Mausoleum Records. The Andy Sneap-mixed (TRIVIUM, MEGADETH) recording was enthusiastically received by fans and media, rating highly at U.S. radio where it was the No. 3 most added album to play lists on the CMJ Loud Rock report and No. 5 most added on the FMQB Pure Spin reports.
RISE TO ADDICTION made its European touring debut in 2007 as special guests to legendary Chicago band TROUBLE. Further high-profile dates followed with U.S. band WARRIOR SOUL as well as festival appearances at the UK Bloodstock festival and the Motonalet festival in the Czech Republic, where the band performed to 6,000 people.