Chris Volz – Vocals
Rob Buttorff -- Guitar
Joshua Skellet -- Bass
Ethan York -- Drums
Ask anyone who has ever been in a band, and they’ll tell you. Being in a band is hard. Making it work for 20 years? That is really, really hard.
That has certainly been the case for the once Louisville, KY-based metal band FLAW. The band has seen multiple line-up changes over the years, however the core of Chris Volz's vocals has remained as the creative driving force and is poised to re-emerge on the strength of their finest set of recordings to date. The band has signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment, and they released Divided We Fall on August 19, 2016. FLAW’s most recent heavy hitting album, Vol IV: Because Of The Brave, was released July 19, 2019.
FLAW’s story began with the independent release of home-grown albums American Arrogance (1996), Flaw (1998) and Drama (2000). It was the songs on these recordings that garnered the attention of Universal Republic Records, who signed the band and released the break-through album Through The Eyes in 2001. The offering topped the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart, largely fueled by the singles "Payback" and "Whole." The band then followed-up with an album entitled Endangered Species via Republic in 2004, but soon thereafter the band went through personnel changes and ended their relationship with the label. Volz stayed creative, releasing a critically acclaimed solo record, and also touring aggressively with the band Five.Bolt.Main. The band’s tumultuous relationship with themselves, and their label, were reflected in their songs. It was the life and energy captured in these songs that propelled the band forward. It was always FLAW fans’ connection to their songs that carried the band on. “We would not be where we are today without our hardcore fans,” says Volz. “The Flaw Family is the backbone of everything we do, and we cannot wait to get out and tour in support of this new record”.
FLAW is a band that is re-emerging on the strength of renewed focus and energy, and that energy is captured on the lead single from “Divided We Fall”, a song called “Live and Breathe” that is a vessel of raw human experience and emotion. Just days before the release of FLAW’s most recent album VOL IV: Because Of The Brave, FLAW filmed on the Stephen Colbert Show in NYC, in a skit video supporting their first single “Conquer This Climb.” FLAW can accomplish great things, and their fans are poised and ready to answer the call. In 2019 alone, FLAW was on tour for a majority of the year, all over the United States, to include performances at Metal In the Mountains, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, and headlined Vet-Traxx Festival 2019.