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December 2021 Featured Band
Voice Of Addiction
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. A feature length documentary on V.o.A. entitled "Punk Band" is out now in all major outlets.
Location: Chicago, IL
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.
Sounds Like: 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.