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Five Bolt Main Loses Three Members, Taps Alston To Fill In For Tour

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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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1. fbm rox writes:

thats AWESOME..........! i thought they were broken up...

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 5:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Lust writes:

What a bunch of frigging p***ies! This is metal, b****es! Reach down and grab a pair!

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. azuremouse writes:

They may have new stand in memebers for the band but this is still sorta bad news.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianSD writes:

I heard the song "pathetic" this morning. Nothing great. It is better than Flaw's music though.

# Oct 10, 2005 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. good i hope thier dead writes:

f*** them all

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 7:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Zordie writes:

Hmm. I think Chris Volz would of been better off trying to keep Flaw alive. Five Bolt Main are good, but they dont scratch up to Flaw's music at all

# Oct 14, 2005 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. evil end zone writes:

Common back to san antonio... we will show you some love!!!

# Oct 14, 2005 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Tony writes:

Hey I see five bolt at all their shows in springfield and kansas city, they are some awesome dude, specially chris and ivan, keep rocking and come back to springfield anytime, chris your lyrics are like a storybook to my life. very good stuff man.

# Oct 16, 2005 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Bulldog writes:

First off, Flaw was a good deal more raw (aliteration unintentional) then are Five.Bolt.Main. Venting is good, but not great. It has none of the angst and unpredictability of Flaw's "Through The Eyes" or "Endangered Species." Secondly, as profound is the potential of Mr. Volz, one has to ask themselves: if this type of thing has happened twice to him - who really is the problem . . . ? Talent that can't deliver (i.e. hold a band together) is of no use to us fans. I loved Flaw. I could Love Five.Bolt.Main - but it'll take some doing. Time will tell.

# Oct 20, 2005 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. dontworryboutit writes:

five bolt main f***ing sucks. they sound like every other nu-metal sh** band out there. "hey douchebags, don't be jealous just because people are digging music that isn't homogenized to fit into a little 'MTV' category for all the 13 year old girls....f***ing crybabies.

# Oct 29, 2005 @ 3:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. kickass writes:

I seen them live and they kick @ss. Too bad eveyone has to compare them to flaw even though they are a completly new band. They are really sweet band and i think thier music rocks.
Rock On!!!!

# Oct 31, 2005 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. chuck 801 writes:

I followed the band flaw the whole time they were togather,and was upset to see things go down like they did now it looks to be happening again you have to srart asking your self what the f$%*& is going on with this guy,its sad because there is so much talent with chris it has showed with everything he has touched so please for all your fan put the bullsh** out the window and make some ground thumping hardcore kick a$$ heartfelt music,after all it is all about the fans right,well heres one that hopes to hear music from you guys for a long time ,,,good luck and get you sh** togather,,,,from a real fan,a music fan.

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