- Chris Volz
Chris Volz Birth name Christopher Born August 6, 1973 Origin Bowie, Maryland, United States Genres Alternative metal
Occupations singer/songwritermusician Instruments Vocalsguitarpercussion Years active 1995-Present Labels Universal Records
Rock Ridge Music
Associated acts Flaw
Five Bolt Main
Chris Volz is a renowned American alternative metal/hard rock singer/songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of Flaw and created the now dormant Five Bolt Main. In 2006, Chris Volz announced plans for a solo project. He has recently revealed that his debut solo album will be released through the independent record label Rock Ridge Music, and it will be titled Redemption. The solo album was released on September 11, 2007. A clip of the title track off the album has been posted on his official music myspace. With all previous albums combined Mr. Volz has sold over a half a million records in the U.S. alone, and has recently branched out to producing other bands albums, as well as writing songs for other artists.
On November 16, 2009, Flaw independently released Home Grown Studio Sessions. This is the first new material to be released by Flaw since Endangered Species in 2004. |November 16, 2009 |Home Grown Studio Sessions |None . Volz is currently (2011) working on a FLAW DVD to be released in late 2011 and is rekindling the relationship with other FLAW members to work on an up and coming Label released 4th album due out mid 2012.
Born August 6, 1973, Chris grew up in the Baltimore, Maryland, area- studying music at an early age- and is currently based in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of 2, Volz was adopted by a former opera singer. When he was 12, his adoptive mother committed suicide. Volz cites jazz, classical and metal music as some of his influences. His singing style consists of both harmonized and screaming vocals. The songs, "Whole" from Through The Eyes and "The Gift" from Venting are about his adoptive mother.
FLAW-'through the eyes' Universal Records/ FLAW-'endangered species' Universal Records/ FiveBoltMain-'venting' Rock Ridge Music/ ChrisVolz-'redemption' Rock Ridge Music/
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Date of Release Title Label Notes Sales 1997 American Arrogance None First independent release as the singer for nu metal/alternative metal band Flaw. - 1998 Flaw None Second independently released Flaw album. - 2000 Drama None Third and final independent release for Flaw. - October 20, 2001 Through the Eyes Universal Records The first major label release from Flaw. - 480,000 + May 4, 2004 Endangered Species Universal Records Last release before being dropped from Universal Records and disbanding. - September 13, 2005 Venting Rock Ridge Music After Flaw disbanded, Chris would co-found Five.Bolt.Main. This would be their one and only release containing studio material. 30,000+ (Soundscan numbers from July 2007) October 10, 2006 Live Rock Ridge Music 3,000+ (Soundscan numbers from July 2007) - September 11, 2007 Redemption Rock Ridge Music This album will be the first album from Chris Volz' solo project. - Persondata Name Volz, Chris Alternative names Short description Date of birth August 6, 1973 Place of birth Baltimore, MD Date of death Place of death
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