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Flaw

Formed: 1995
From: Louisville, KY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Flaw News

Below is our complete Flaw 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Flaw Guitarist and Possibly More Members Depart

Flaw and guitarist Nathan McDaniel have gone their separate ways following a not-so-friendly MySpace bulletin, which has since been deleted. Whoever is in control of the band's MySpace, which seems to be McDaniel, has posted the following message about recent events:

"The WHOLE truth

"Keep hearin rumors that we were actually kicked out. I'm sure thats what Volz and his cronies are telling everybody to try and save face. If you did not read the bulletin before I'll make sure its here for all to see. We left the band because Chris Volz is a drunken, woman beating, lying, washed up waste of a human being. I'm sure money hungry vultures will jump into our spots just to try and make a name (what a name to have) or go somewhere. It took me finding out for myself but FLAW is in fact a fucking joke now.

"And just to let you guys in on another fact. All of the new songs any of you heard on the road after jay left, are mine and Tylers and some of them Van's (our former bass player) - Indifferance, Uncurled, Last December and most of Believe In Me. So enjoy a buncha shitty versions of our songs. And please buy a lotta albums so they have some money to pay us when we sue their asses off.

"Keep on checkin. More goodies to come in about a week. And no, you cannot have the Password to this site..hahaha(inside joke)"

It is unclear at the moment if drummer Terry Harper and bassist Tyler will remain a part of the band, although the message above would suggest otherwise.

Flaw is expected to release a new studio album in 2009.

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Flaw Announces Tour Dates with The Dreaming

Flaw will begin a tour with The Dreaming and Displaced on October 31st. The tour dates are as follows:

October 31st in Lima, OH @ Harrys Hideaway
November 1st in Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
November 02nd in Michigan Center, MI @ Motorheads
November 6th in Camp Hill, PA @ Gullifty’s Underground
November 7th in Baltimore, MD @ Fletchers
November 8th in Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters
November 21st in Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
November 22nd in Sandusky, OH @ The Underground
November 25th in Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
December 5th in Dallas, TX @ Firewater
December 7th in Laredo, TX @ Club Tonic
December 12th in Phoenix, AZ @ The Sets
December 14th in Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
December 31st in Maplewood, MN @ Club Rock

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Foundation Changes Name Back To Flaw

After verifying the legality of the change, Foundation has decided to change the band’s name back to Flaw. With Chris Volz being the legal key member and the defining voice of Flaw and with Jason Daunt being the name and band founder and primary music writer, they have decided to retake their old name, which means that fans will now hear both prior Flaw material and new material when they see shows.

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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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Black Market Hero Part Ways With Guitarist

BLACK MARKET HERO, the band featuring members of FLAW and 40 BELOW SUMMER, has issued the following update:

"It is with great regret that we wish to inform everyone that Ryan Jurhs [guitar] will no longer be a member of BLACK MARKET HERO. This has come to pass for very respectable and justifiable reasons that we choose to keep private and personal. We would like to wish Ryan the best of luck in his future endeavors, and we'll always value his friendship and the contributions he made as a member of BLACK MARKET HERO.

"BLACK MARKET HERO will be seeking a replacement guitar player in the near future. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the audition process."

BLACK MARKET HERO has been busy writing and recording music in preparation for the release of its debut album. The group's lineup includes vocalist Max Illidge (40 BELOW SUMMER), guitarist Joey D'Amico (40 BELOW SUMMER), bassist Matt Fortin (CONFLICTION), and drummer Micah Havertape (FLAW).

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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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Black Market Hero Post More Music Online

BLACK MARKET HERO, the band featuring members of FLAW and 40 BELOW SUMMER, has posted 10 more recent and previously unreleased tracks along with ringtones on their MySpace page. The full-length tracks have been appropriately titled the "Demo Collection." They are also available through www.isounds.com.

BLACK MARKET HERO has been busy writing and recording music in preparation for the release of its debut album. The group's lineup includes vocalist Max Illidge (40 BELOW SUMMER), guitarist Joey D'Amico (40 BELOW SUMMER), bassist Matt Fortin (CONFLICTION), guitarist Ryan Jurhs (FLAW), and drummer Micah Havertape (FLAW).

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Soulfly Guitarist Announce More Dates With Flaw

Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo has lined-up more tour dates with Flaw:

May 25th in Madison, WI @ The Dry Bean (Marc Rizzo Only)
June 3rd in Metairie, LA @ The Bar
June 5th in Baton Rouge, LA @ Caterie
June 6th in San Antonio, TX @ Club Krystal
June 7th in Amarillo, TX @ Avenue X
June 8th in Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Back Room
June 9th in Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
June 10th in Abilene, TX @ Desparado's Back Room
June 13th in Houston, TX @ Meridian
June 15th in Kileen, TX @ TBA
June 16th in Ft. Worth, TX @ Rockyard

Soulfly will enter the studio with producer Logan Mader (Silent Civilian) to begin work on a new album later this year.

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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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Soulfly Guitarist Mark Rizzo to Open for Flaw

Soulfly guitarist, Marc Rizzo, has been added to the following tour dates with Flaw & Switched:

Fri. May 4 - Thunder Down Under - Baltimore, MD (Rizzo only)
Sat. May 5 - Cinco de Mayo Fest @ VFW Terchon - Levittown, PA (Rizzo only)
Fri. May 11 - Ground Zero - Minneapolis, MN (w/ Flaw & Switched)
Sat. May 12 - 3rd Street Live - Cedar Rapids, IA (w/ Flaw & Switched)
Sun. May 13 - The Dry Bean - Madison, WI (w/ Flaw & Switched)

In related news, Marc is putting the final touches on the follow up to his critically acclaimed solo debut “Colossal Myopia”. The album is titled “The Ultimate Devotion” and will be released later this year on Shrapnel Records.

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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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Mistress Juliya The Cause Of Flaw's Split?

In a recent interview with The All Knowing Force, Flaw front-man Chris Volz stated that former Fuse VJ Mistress Juliya as the cause of the bands breakup in 2004. Volz claims Juliya brainwashed former bassist Ryan Juhrs by introducing him to his idols which lead to the split.

Juliya called into the show on March 13th, along with Juhrs current band-mates in Black Market Hero, where she stated that Volz comments were drug and alcohol induced and accused him of being a woman beater.

Audio of the Chris Volz conversation is available here and Juliya's here.

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Flaw Post Live Video Of New Song

Flaw have posted 3 live videos from their reunion show on March 11th at Headliners in Louisville, KY, including one new song called "Do You Remember". Check em out below:

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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 Announce New Bassist, More Tour Dates

In addition to announcing new bassist Van Avery, Flaw has also added several tour dates to their upcoming schedule. Current confirmed tout dates are:

March 11th in Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall w/ Powerman 5000
March 17th in Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
March 24th in Lima, OH @ Harry's Hideaway
March 25th in Rockford, IL @ Scanlans
April 13th in Detroit, MI @ TNT's
April 20th in Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters
April 21st in Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakks
April 22nd in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
April 27th in Johnstown, PA @ Ace's
April 28th in Sandusky, OH @ Club Underground
April 29th in Peoria, IL @ Expo Gardens

The band has been working on new material since their re-union in October 2006.

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Black Market Hero Announce Tour Dates

Black Market Hero, which features members of Flaw and 40 Below Summer, have announced the following tour dates:

February 15th in Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
February 16th in Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
February 17th in Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
February 21st in Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
February 22nd in Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
February 23rd in Thomasville, SC @ The Soundvent
February 24th in Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

The band has been working on their debut which should be released later this year. You can hear some of their material on their MySpace page.

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Flaw Announce New Tour Dates

Flaw have announced the following tour dates since reuniting:

March 11th in Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall w/ Powerman 5000
March 17th in Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
March 24th in Lima, OH @ Harry's Hideaway
April 13th in Detroit, MI @ TNT's
April 27th in Johnstown, PA @ Ace's
May 4th in Wapakenta, OH @ Cityside Lounge

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Flaw Announce First Show Since Reunion

Flaw has announced their first show since the bands reunion in October. The concert will take place on March 11th in Louisville, KY with Powerman 5000 at Headliners Music Hall.

The band's lineup is as follows:

Chris Volz - Vocals
Jason Daunt - Guitar
Lance Arny - Guitar
Chris Ballinger - Drums

The band is in search of a bassist and plan to have a new album in stores by the end of the year. Additional tour dates are expected to be announced soon.

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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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