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Five Bolt Main

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Below is our complete Five Bolt Main news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Flaw Frontman Forms New Band, Foundation

Flaw / Five.Bolt.Main front-man Chris Volz has teamed with former Flaw guitarist Jason Daunt to form Foundation. The band will perform their first show on May 9th at Headliners in Louisville, KY. Two demo tracks are available on the bands MySpace.

The new band is not expected to affect Flaw’s re-union.

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Chris Volz To Tour In Support of Solo Effort

Chris Volz, formerly of FLAW and the recently-disbanded Five.Bolt.Main, will kick off his tour this weekend in support of his solo album, “Redemption,” which was just released on September 11th on Rock Ridge Music. So far, dates are planned through the month of October with more to come. Joining Volz in his touring band are: Taz Marazz, drums; Johnny Pisano, bass (who played on the album); and Jack Frost, guitar.

In commenting on “Redemption,” Volz says: “The lyrics on this record are very personal. I don’t sing about anything I haven’t felt or don’t mean. Personally, this record was my turn to grab the reins. This album is, with no offense meant to any of my former bandmates, the chance to do everything I’ve always wanted to do.” The recording process took two weeks, the fastest recording experience of Volz’s career. “I have never recorded that expediently. The musicians we worked with were extremely professional and productive. It all flowed very well and everything fell right into place.”

Joining Volz in the studio for said recording experience were Matt Chiaravalle (Kittie, Crossbreed, Warren Zevon) and Jason Spiewak (Five.Bolt.Main) in both production capacity and as players on the record. Also performing on the record were: Danny Schuler (Biohazard), Chris Vitali (Orange 9mm), Johnny Pisano (Ryan Adams, Marky Ramone, Jesse Malin), and Rich Smalley (The NightRats, Looker).

Volz Redemption tour dates are as follows: More...

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Chris Volz Solo Album Track Listing Revealed

Track listing for Chris Volz's (Flaw, five.bolt.main vocalist) solo debut 'Redemption' has been released. "The album will be in stores on September 11th and will include:

1. "Redemption"
2. "Altercation"
3. "All My Life"
4. "Wrong"
5. "Your Own Medicine"
6. "Once Again"
7. "Sometimes"
8. "Secure"
9. "Dear Life"
10. "Stories Of Old"
11. "Don't Save Me"

A clip of the title track from the album can be streamed here.

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Chris Volz Sets Solo Album Release Date

Chris Volz, formerly of FLAW and the recently-disbanded Five.Bolt.Main, has just set a release date for his forthcoming debut solo album. The album, tentatively titled “Redemption,” will be hitting stores on September 11th on Rock Ridge Music.

“The lyrics on this record are very personal,” says Volz. “I don’t sing about anything I haven’t felt or don’t mean. Personally, this record was my turn to grab the reins. This album is, with no offense meant to any of my former bandmates, the chance to do everything I’ve always wanted to do.” The recording process took two weeks, the fastest recording experience of Volz’s career. “I have never recorded that expediently. The musicians we worked with were extremely professional and productive. It all flowed very well and everything fell right into place.”

Joining Volz in the studio for said recording experience were Matt Chiaravalle (Kittie, Crossbreed, Warren Zevon) and Jason Spiewak (Five.Bolt.Main) in both production capacity and as players on the record. Also performing on the record were: Danny Schuler (Biohazard), Chris Vitali (Orange 9mm), Johnny Pisano (Ryan Adams, Marky Ramone, Jesse Malin), and Rich Smalley (The NightRats, Looker).

Says Schuler of the recording process: "I've done a lot of session work, and really enjoyed playing on this record. Chris and the guys were great, made me feel comfortable. The songs came together so quickly, the music basically wrote itself. All I had to do was listen. Being involved was a pleasure." Adds Spiewak: "Our goal from a production standpoint was to deliver on Chris's vision."

Volz plans to tour in support of the album later this year, but in the meantime, he is currently enjoying his time on the road with his former band, FLAW.

Volz has also been enjoying working with his label: Rock Ridge Music. “I’ve never dealt with a label like Rock Ridge Music before,” he says. “They never do things without telling the artist first. They do things quickly and cost effectively. Most importantly, their heart is in it, and I think it’s a better experience that way. They’re a company who cares about two to three records, not just one song. Artist development in this industry is so hard to come lately, and they truly believe in it.”

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Chris Volz Finishes Recording Solo Album

Chris Volz, formerly of FLAW and the recently-disbanded Five.Bolt.Main, has just finished the recording work on his forthcoming debut solo album. The still-to-be-titled album, which is coming out on Rock Ridge Music, will hit stores in early fall. A complete track list will be forthcoming soon once the list is finalized.

Joining Volz in the studio for the album were Matt Chiaravalle (Kittie, Crossbreed, Warren Zevon) and Jason Spiewak (Five.Bolt.Main) in both production capacity and as players on the record. Also performing on the record were: Danny Schuler (Biohazard), Chris Vitali (Orange 9mm), Johnny Pisano (Ryan Adams, Marky Ramone, Jesse Malin), and Rich Smalley (The NightRats, Looker).

Volz plans to tour in support of the album later this year, but in the meantime, he is currently on the road with his former band, FLAW.

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Flaw Frontman Chris Volz Recording Solo Album

Chris Volz, formerly of FLAW and the recently-disbanded Five.Bolt.Main, is currently recording and will be releasing his debut solo album on Rock Ridge Music this fall. The album title and track list will be announced once recording is finished. Manning the production side of things are a team including Matt Chiaravalle (Kittie, Crossbreed, Warren Zevon) and Rock Ridge Music principals. Earlier this month, the members of Five.Bolt.Main parted ways and Volz began work on his solo record.

Says Rock Ridge Music principal Jason Spiewak of the recording process: “Working with Volz has been awesome. The songs that he’s working on are deeply personal. The music and lyrics speak about his life, his experiences, his connection to music.”

Volz himself is very excited about the new material. “We’ve got a great team working on the record, and it’s giving me a chance to fully express myself in a solo capacity,” Volz says. “I’ve put a lot of time and effort into the material for this album, and it’s based on stuff I’ve worked on for years. The songs are somewhat of a growth process for me as an artist, but I’m looking forward to finishing it and getting it out there for people to hear it.”

Volz plans to tour in support of the album later this year, but in the meantime, he has lined up a handful of shows with his former band, FLAW, with whom he’ll be hitting the Midwest in March.

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Flaw Recording New Material?

According to postings on the five.bolt.main message board from a source "close to the band" (possibly Jason Daunt's wife), Flaw is returning with the original lineup, sans Ryan Jhurs. The band are said to be currently writing new material in Jjason's basement. The line up is:

Chris Volz - vocals
Chris Ballinger - drums
Lance Arny - guitar
Jason Daunt - guitar

They are currently searching for a bassist.

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Five.Bolt.Main To ReturnTo The Studio

Five.Bolt.Main, who are based in Louisville, Kentucky, plan to head into the studio in August to begin work on a new album set for release in early 2007. Chris Henderson, guitarist for the multi-platinum band 3 Doors Down, will be at the production helm.

Says Five.Bolt.Main lead singer Chris Volz: "I am really excited about this next Five Bolt record; the songs we have written are insane. We are also very privileged to be able to work with Chris Henderson as a producer. His ear for melody is just what we need to complete the work. I also have to say that I've never worked with a string section with the talent level of Ronny and Alex. Wait until you guys hear this! We'll see you on tour soon."

Says Rock Ridge Principal Tom Derr: “"Rock Ridge looks forward to continuing this artist development campaign with Chris Volz and Five.Bolt.Main. The work we have completed over the past year leads us directly to this next step and working on some new exciting music with Chris Henderson." Henderson echos the excitement about the upcoming studio work, saying: “"It’s really refreshing to hear a great rock band play, and when you work with these guys, that's what you get: a great rock band with real songs."

The band also plans to release a live album entitled “Live >From Louisville” in October on Rock Ridge Music. Three live songs were released digitally on June 13th to whet fans’ appetites for the full-length and are available via all digital distribution portals.

Additionally, Five.Bolt.Main will continue their tour trek (see tour dates below) until they head into the studio. Band drummer Ivan Arnold recently left the group to pursue other interests. A replacement will be named soon for the tour dates.

Five.Bolt.Main Tour Dates:

July 8 Wichita, KS JC’s House of Rock
July 9 Lawrence, KS TBD
July 10 Manhattan, KS KC’s Pub
July 11 St. Louis, MO The Outland Pub
July 13 Fayetteville, AR TBD
July 15 Tyler, TX Clicks
July 16 Dallas, TX TBD
July 17 Waco, TX TBD
July 18 Houston, TX Engine Room
July 19 San Antonio, TX TBD
July 20 Austin, TX TBD
July 21 Baton Rouge, LA Clicks

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Five Bolt Main Loses Three Members

New heavy metal outfit Five.Bolt.Main has announced a new lineup effective immediately. Joining Five.Bolt.Main for their upcoming tour dates are three members from the popular New York City-based hard rock group Alston. They are: Kobie Jackson (guitar), Alex Cando (bass), and Ron Paige (guitar). Founding Five.Bolt.Main members Chris Volz (vocals) and Ivan Arnold (drums) remain with the band.

Jackson was the former bass player of heavy metal outfit Primer 55, and later went on to form Alston, dazzling audiences with their infectious live show. Jackson sang and played guitar with Alston, joined by Cando on bass (who also performed with Darwin’s Waiting Room) and Paige on guitar. Alston will continue to open for Five.Bolt.Main and Dry Kill Logic throughout their October tour.

Departing Five.Bolt.Main for the remainder of the tour are Jason Chandler, Ben Arnold, and Aaron Weleken. The three are leaving due to “musical differences and unforeseen rigors of the road.”

Five.Bolt.Main recently released Venting, the band’s hard-hitting debut on Rock Ridge Music. Featuring vocalist and songwriter Volz of the group Flaw, Five.Bolt.Main is already off to a fiery start. The first single from Venting, the powerful “Pathetic,” has already made its debut on MTV 2’s Headbanger’s Ball. It is also being broadcast nationwide with steady spins at Active Rock radio.

“Pathetic” is now being featured on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Octane (Channel 20) as well as the nationally-syndicated radio program hardDrive. In fact, hardDrive has signed on to sponsor the current Five.Bolt.Main tour as well as the Rock Ridge Music tour (also featuring Domeshots and Scars of Life) planned for early 2006.

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Dry Kill Logic Announce More Tour Dates

Dry Kill Logic have announced a few more dates for their upcoming "New Level of Aggression II" tour with Alston and Five Bolt Main. Tour dates announced so far are as follows:

Sept. 13 Boise, ID - The Bouquet
Sept. 15 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
Sept. 16 Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece
Sept. 17 Kearney, NE - Cunningham's Journal
Sept. 18 Cedar Falls, IA - The Reverb
Sept. 20 Saint Paul, MN - Station 4
Sept. 21 Madison, WI - The Annex
Sept. 22 Springfield, MO - The Rockwell
Sept. 23 Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
Sept. 24 Longview, TX - Canton's
Sept. 25 Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly
Sept. 27 Houston, TX - The Engine Room
Sept. 28 Baton Rouge, LA - Clicks
Oct. 01 Jonesboro, GA - Breakers Music Hall
Oct. 02 Nashville, TN - Exit / In
Oct. 05 Augusta, GA - The Mission
Oct. 07 Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
Oct. 11 Jacksonville, NC - Planet Rock
Oct. 13 Richmond, VA - Canal Club
Oct. 15 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
Oct. 18 Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 19 St. Clair Shores, MI - TNT's Bar
Oct. 20 Flint, MI - Machine Shop
Oct. 21 Lakewood, OH - Hi Fi Concert Club
Oct. 22 Rochester, NY - Steel Music Hall
Oct. 23 State College, PA - Crowbar
Oct. 25 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt

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Five Bolt Main's 'Venting' Listening Party

AOL Music is streaming five.bolt.main's new album 'Venting', released today (September 13). You can listen to the album in full here.

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Dry Kill Logic Posts Video To Fans

DRY KILL LOGIC have uploaded a peson video message from frontman Cliff Rigano, click here to listen. As previously reported, DRY KILL LOGIC will headline the "New Level of Aggression II" tour with ALSTON and FIVE BOLT MAIN - the trek kicks off on September 13th (tomorrow) in Boise, Idaho:

September 13 - Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
September 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
September 16 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece
September 17 - Kearney, NE @ Cunningham's Journal
September 18 - Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb
September 20 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
September 21 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
September 22 - Springfield, MO @ The Rockwell
September 23 - Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Club
September 24 - Longview, TX @ Canton's
September 25 - Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly
September 27 - Houston, TX @ The Engine Room
September 28 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Clicks
October 1 - Jonesboro, GA @ Breakers Music Hall
October 2 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
October 5 - Augusta, GA @ The Mission
October 7 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
October 11 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
October 13 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club


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Dry Kill Logic Announces New Tour Dates, Info

Dry Kill Logic has been on the road for the last seven months. In Cliff's Rigano's own words, "There's no rest for the wicked." The bad are currently on the east coast, heading up towards Canada, where they will finish the last few weeks of the Gigantour. In early September, DKL will launch the New Level of Aggression II tour, a fall headlining tour presented by Vestal (watches), where they'll be taking out their good friends in Five Bolt Main and Alston. Dry Kill Logic are also plannging a possible European and British tour in late November and early December and possible Australian dates with Megadeth.

DKL recently put online for sale a poster pack which includes all past and present posters, a Dry Kill Logic sticker and a Jager guitar pic all rolled up and shipped to you in a tube. Also find online, for sale, the album: The Dead and Dreaming, hoodies and t-shirts designed by their own Jason Bozzi.

The upcoming Dry Kill Logic Tour Dates are as follows: More...

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Five Bolt Main Photo Gallery

You can check out newly posted pictures of Five Bolt Main with opening acts Sleep is Dead and Hillbilly Deathride from their performance in Huntington, WV in our photo gallery

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Five Bolt Main Report From Huntington, WV

On Friday the 12th of August I arrived at the Monkey Bar in Huntington, WV. I was a little late for my 7:30pm interview with the guys of Five Bolt Main. I came in the back door of the club, after finding the front door locked. I found a long haired guy with glasses and asked for Ivan, who had set up the interview. Then recognizing the long haired guy from a photo on the Five Bolt Main website, I introduced myself and he in turn introduced himself as Ben, the bass player. Ben hailed Ivan who was on stage taking care of covering up instruments and microphones before the opening acts came on. Ivan came down and introduced himself, he is a large guy with a long goatee, which was tied off and dyed bright green at the tip. I apologized for being late but he shrugged it off informing me they had just finished sound check so I would have been waiting anyway. More...

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Dry Kill Logic Announce Fall Tour Dates

After Gigantour ends, Dry Kill Logic will be headlinging the "New Level of Aggression II" tour, which will run through the US from September 12th to October 25 with Alston and 5 Bolt Main.

Tour dates announced so far:

Sept 13 Boise, ID - The Bouquet
Sept 15 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
Sept 16 Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Sept 18 Cedar Falls, ID - The Reverb
Sept 20 Saint Paul, MN - Station 4
Sept 23 Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
Sept 25 Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly
Sept 27 Houston, TX - The Engine Room
Sept 28 Baton Rouge, LA - Clicks

This will be DKL's final tour supporting "The Dead and Dreaming." The band plans to hit the studio and work on their next record after. Singer Cliff Rigano describes: "We've been writing for the next record, and the new music is really coming together. Jason and Phil write some great riffs, and I can't wait to begin writing and recording the next record. We've confirmed longtime producers Scrap 60 (Bleeding Through, Cradle of Filth) to produce the new album, and are looking at an April/May 06 release date through Psychodrama/Repossession Records. Album title, song titles, artwork etc are all TBA, but as more info becomes available rest assured we'll hit you up!" More...

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Watch Five Bolt Main's (ex-Flaw) New Video Online

Five Bolt Main (comprised primarily of ex-Flaw members) are out with the video to their new single 'Pathetic', from their forthcoming album 'Venting', due out September 13th. You can watch the video on Yahoo! Music.

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