FLAW is a hard rock/metal/nu-metal band formed in Louisville, Kentucky. Composed of Chris Volz, Jay Daunt, and Ryan Jurhs, Flaw delivers a dynamic, hard-driven blend of heart felt and personal music. Flaw has released several self-produced, independent records. Additionally, they have released two major label albums under the Universal/Republic banner before disbanding for personal matters. After years of soul searching and learning to walk their individual paths in life, Flaw has reunited. The band is currently writing new material, working with management and preparing for live performance.
It Lies Within
IT LIES WITHIN started making their dent on the scene in 2008 with their new line-up and different style. After quickly earning an opening slot for a few National Acts at their hometown venue The Machine Shop, ILW immediately hit the studio to track their 2009 release "Fears of Yesterday." Recorded with Dreadcore Productions (Joshua Wickman: Within the Ruins, And Hell Followed With, Knights of the Abyss) and Cloud City Studio's (Nick Morris, Walls of Jericho, As They Sleep, The Black Dahlia Murder) this EP was dead set in the right direction from the start. This EP differed from many Metalcore styles at the time with a "positive message" and having many harmonic leads, solo's, and powerful chorus's. Recently signing with Luxor Records October 31st, 2011, they immediately went back in the studio to record their first full length album "Chrysalis." The album is hair raising and displays the bands originality, maturity, and development.
Making a name for themselves in the Midwest, the group sold over 3,000 copies and counting of "Fears of Yesterday" on their own! This was a direct reflection of their relentless efforts to tour as much as possible. It Lies Within has played many large festivals and events including Rockapalooza, Bledfest, and The Carnival of Chaos. Creating such a buzz the title track "Fears of Yesterday" was featured on Nickelodeon's and Mtv 2's TV Series "Shreducation" season 2 and the new single "Home is Where the Heart is" has already been featured on radio stations Banana 101.5, 89X, WRIF 101, and many college stations across the country.
This life long group of friends are on a non-stop path to shed a different light on the Metal scene. Because of this diversity they are a very entertaining group. Having toured over 33 states and selling over 6,000 copies combined; this is the band to watch!
Completely owning 2013, It Lies Within played numerous sold-out shows with The Devil Wears Prada, All That Remains, We Came As Romans, Attack! Attack!, Texas in July, Times of Grace, War of Ages, Chiodos and Asking Alexandria. Their first full length Luxor Records release "Chrysalis" was released Sept. 4th, 2012 and is Out Now on ITunes and Stores near you!
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"HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS"
Righteous Vendetta has come a long way from their humble beginnings at a community college in western Wyoming. Through two full-length records, one EP, hundreds of thousands of miles on the road, and numerous tours, they have established themselves as a veteran act with more than a few notches on their proverbial belt.
From their inception, Righteous Vendetta has never been comfortable with sitting still. After releasing two full-length albums on Red Cord Records and touring extensively on that material, they decided it was time for a change. "We finished our 2011 release Lawless and started thinking what we were going to do next. After some ideas were tossed around, we decided to try something that would really challenge our songwriting skills and push us to our creative limits. So we took the intensity and high-energy of our older metalcore sound and tried to take it in a more appealing direction", writes guitarist Justin Olmstead. The result of this new direction was their single "This Pain", which spent fifteen weeks in the Top 20 on Billboard's Christian Rock chart. Since then they've hit the ground running with the independently released Righteous Vendetta, Vol. I. Though the band's style has changed with their latest release, their brand of hook-infused rock has found fans on the airwaves and at venues throughout the country. Their newest single, "The Fire Inside", has spent more than a dozen weeks on the Christian Rock chart, peaking at #9 and sharing the Top 10 with the likes of Skillet, Red, and P.O.D.
Even after nearly a thousand shows to date, the band's touring schedule is as busy as ever. Last year, Righteous Vendetta made their performance debut in Europe, playing to packed venues in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and more. This year they've already supported Hurt and Smile Empty Soul as the first installment in a series of major tours, followed by runs with Trapt, Taproot, and 10 Years, playing more than sixty dates with some of the biggest names in hard rock.
The band recently recorded their third full-length record The Fire Inside with Milwaukee-based producer Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios. "The new record is sure to be one of the biggest, hardest hitting mixes in the genre," said vocalist Ryan Hayes. "It's heavy, catchy, melodic, and will have you singing every chorus after the first time you hear it." Armed with a melodic, infectious sound and a habit of hitting venues across the nation hard, fast, and often, Righteous Vendetta is destined to make waves. Look for their new record The Fire Inside this fall.