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American hard rock act ROK ALI AND THE ADDICTION will release single ‘Ponder This’
Alison Krebs, known as Rok Ali, ignited her musical journey in the embrace of the sacred music community, while simultaneously being captivated by the burgeoning emergence of rock & roll, as orchestrated by her older siblings. The allure of rock’s sound captured her heart, sparking a lifelong love affair. Yet, the path she walked was marred by the shadows of addiction, a tempest that veiled her spiritual and musical pursuits. Alison’s voice is now accompanied by a renewed passion – her addiction to music. Emerging from the darkness, she has now ascended to the forefront of Rok Ali and The Addiction, a formidable hard rock collective comprised of remarkable musicians. At the heart of this resurgence stands Chris Nix, a guitar virtuoso who saw his early years jamming with luminaries from James Brown’s band in a jazz club setting. His journey led him to perform, tour, and record with names like Jo Dee Messina, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tonic, and a five-year partnership with Jonathan Davis of Korn. Bassist Lee Beverly spent nearly two decades backing the legendary Eddie Money. Lee’s bass became a foundation for legends like Mickey Thomas, Lou Gramm, and others. Kevin Murphy, the rhythmic heartbeat of the band on drums, is a name that resonates with musicians and fans alike. Sharing stages with a diverse range of genres and artists, from Tonic to Daughtry, his drumming prowess is an auditory spectacle. Together they form Rok Ali and The Addiction – a seamless blend of sophistication and darkness, their sound resonates with complexity and surprise, a true testament to their creative prowess. In the wake of their monumental self-titled debut album’s success in 2022, Rok Ali and The Addiction return in 2023 with a resounding promise – with a brand new album already in the making. ‘Ponder This’ serves as the first instalment, a hard-hitting heavy-rock marvel. From the onset, Rok Ali’s vocal prowess and charisma shine, embodying the essence of rock’s greatest personalities. Sonically, the track catapults listeners into the golden era of 90s rock, conjuring echoes of iconic bands like The Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails. As time marches on, the reverberations of that era persist, a testament to the eternal spirit of rock. ‘Ponder This’ exemplifies this truth, encompassing luscious guitar licks, infectious melodies, and a dynamic structure that dances on the edge of change. The chemistry between this formidable quartet ignites a sonic blaze, each element amplifying the others in a symphony of rock-infused power. ‘Ponder This’ serves as an anthem for those who wait, a bold proclamation wrapped in layers of rock, prog, and every shade in between. With September 19th as the date to mark, prepare to embrace your new favourite rock band, as Rok Ali and The Addiction blaze a trail through contemporary rock’s uncharted terrain. ‘Ponder This’ is slated for release on 19th September 2023.