RISE TO ADDICTION, the new the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), along with Leigh Oates (vocals) and Aynsley Dickinson (drums), have inked a deal with Madman Records. The group's debut CD is scheduled for release in the U.K. on Monday, July 18. Madman Records are still working on distributing the CD through more major outlets, including HMV.Upcoming RISE TO ADDICTION shows: Jul. 13 - Camden Underworld - London, UK
Jul. 15 - Snooty Fox - Wakefield, UK
Jul. 30 - Rock 'N' Blues Festival - Derbyshire, UK
Jul. 31 - Clarence Park Outdoor Festival - Wakefield, UK As previously reported, RISE TO ADDICTION have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place on September 2-3, 2005 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include HAMMERFALL, IRON SAVIOR, RAVEN, CATHEDRAL, AFTER FOREVER, STORMWARRIOR and SEASON'S END.