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Flaw Frontman To Release Solo Album
March 2, 2007
Chris Volz of Flaw and the recently disbanded Five.Bolt.Main is currently recording his debut solo album, to be released this fall on Rock Ridge Music. Manning the production side of things are a team including Matt Chiaravalle (Kittie, Crossbreed, Warren Zevon) and Rock Ridge Music principals.

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," he 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 Flaw, with whom he'll be hitting the Midwest in March.

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HOME TOWN: Louisville, KY
Chris Volz - vocals
Alex Cando - bass
Ronny Page - guitar
Ivan Arnold - drums

Louisville five-piece rock band Five.Bolt.Main is not your typical brand new hard rock band.  Five.Bolt.Main features former members of the hard rock band Flaw, including lead singer Chris Volz and original drummer Ivan Arnold.  Flaw, which was signed to Republic/Universal Records, released two albums that sold almost half a million copies before being unceremoniously dropped in late 2004.   
With a sound uniquely its own but with influences that span every inch of the hard rock landscape, Five.Bolt.Main writes songs with vibrant melodies, yet maintain an in-your-face delivery that will label them as a new generation in metal.  They do, however, have a wide range of influences that extend from the old school rock of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, to the post-punk grunge flavor of Alice in Chains and Faith No More, and even 80's pop icons Journey.   
Five.Bolt.Main signed to upstart Rock Ridge Music, a label that cares a lot about its artists maintaining creative direction.  For Volz, it was a no-brainer to work with Rock Ridge Music.  "We have so much creative control in every aspect that it makes signing with a major seem stupid," he says.  "I should have been on this roster a long time ago."
And what separates Five.Bolt.Main from a lot of the other bands is a tireless work ethic.  This is a band that is constantly involved with its fans on the web and at shows.  They also believe in the power of their live show, and in building a core audience through touring.  "If you want to meet a bunch of down to earth rock musicians who don't think they're better than anyone else," says Volz, "it's us." 
For a label such as Rock Ridge Music, the road warrior approach is the best way to sell records long-term.  "Five.Bolt.Main's professionalism and work ethic are the foundation of what we see as a very successful endeavor," says Rock Ridge Music's Tom Derr.   
If all goes according to plan, Five.Bolt.Main and Rock Ridge Music will turn their courtship into a long-term commitment.  Volz sees the band recording and touring continuously.  "The greatest gift I have in this world is the ability to express myself through music," he says.  "I wish for nothing else but the ability to continue with that.  It is my life."  
Five.Bolt.Main has grown tremendously from its inception in 2005, having sold nearly 10K copies of their debut album, Venting.  The band has toured constantly since Venting's September 2005 release, and is currently headlining the Rock Ridge Music Metal tour sponsored by the nationally syndicated rock radio show hardDrive.