Quick Facts

Originated In: Chicago, IL 2004

Genre: Politically Charged & Socially Conscious Rock and Punk 

The Offenders: Ian Tomele (Vox, Bass Guitar) Andy Bobby Petty (Drums, Backing Vox) Kyle Tilev (Guitars, Backing Vox)

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 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: Late 2010 Voice Of Addiction re-issued 2 sold out albums onto a combined double album. Their 4th release "Reduce Reuse Resist," a full length, came out Digitally in May, CD in June & Vinyl in July 2011. Tracked/mixed/mastered at boutique studio Stranded on a Planet with our producer Scott Fritz. V.O.A. realizes how important the live show is to their career playing 100+ gigs in 2009, 2010 & 2011 including the U.S. summer tour done in conjunction with nine12 Records & Wrecking Ball Production, to promote the new album, Reduce Reuse Resist. In 2012 there was an East Coast tour for the month of may, as well as a South-East and Southern/Midwest tours through July & August. Apart from this the band has been busy writing new material for a winter recording session as well as preparing for their annual Halloween Costume sets. V.O.A. has also been hosting the Chicago Punk Night for over 3 years, bringing in the best in local, regional and national punk bands. Signed with Wrecking Ball Production, Canadian American Records, Blue Pie Records & GO Diy Records, publicist team Rainmaker Media Group and distro with Hell City Records.
Voice Of Addiction has played over 500 shows in 7+ years of existence.
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 Brining It Back compilation were 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