The Whiskey Warehouse Bar & Grill are proud to welcome national recording artists, FLAW, along with opening acts Krymzon and Dread Engine this Saturday night (March 11th) for an all age’s event.
FLAW has been around since their inception in 1996 when lead vocalist, Chris Volz, got together with guitarist, Jason Daunt in Louisville, Kentucky and the two hit it off right away. The duo have been together off and on ever since with the current reincarnation occurring in January of 2013. Volz and Daunt are currently joined by Tommy Gibbons (guitarist), Dan Johnson (drums) in the current lineup.
In the early years the band received national attention with the 2001 release ‘Through the Eyes’ which topped Billboards Heatseekers chart and settled in at #119 on the top 200 list. It featured a pair of singles, “Payback” (33) and “Whole” (38) that made it on the mainstream charts. Another song from the compilation “Only the Strong” can be heard on The Scorpion King soundtrack.
‘Endangered Species’ was the follow-up release that dropped in May of 2004 and sold over 27,000 copies in the first week which enabled it to debut at #42 on the top 200. Despite its success, there was only one single to derive from the 12 song CD and that was “Recognize” which soared to #25.
Unfortunately for several different reasons the band went their separate ways the following year and began working on side projects. Although they did reunite to write a third album that was released in 2009. They also put together a makeshift lineup that went out and toured in support of the release that included Volz and Jurhs. The tour continued into 2010 but once again there was dissention among the members that led to eventual show cancelations.
Fast forward to 2013 and FLAW was once again in the studio after reconciling their differences and began working on their fourth release, Divided We Fall, which was released last year under the Pavement Records label.
Volz and Daunt are currently joined by Tommy Gibbons (guitarist), Jeff Dickie (bass) and Skylar Martin (drums) in the current lineup. All three of the new additions came on board in 2016.
If you have never witnessed the band live you need to so. If you’re in the Mansfield area on Friday night and you’re not in attendance, you’re going to be missing one helluva show.
Krymzon has been around since 2011 and can lay down some heavy metal. They have released two CDs including their debut entitled Origins as well as last year’s Scriptures of Disgust. They draw inspiration from bands such as Slayer and Pantera.
Ron Wise controls things from center stage for the band while Joey VanDine plays the guitar. Bassist Adam Anderson and drummer Ryan Arter handle the rhythm section.
This will be my first time seeing the four-piece ensemble but from reading their Facebook, I look forward to it. Anyone who states that they are diving off of a drum riser is okay in my book .
Sam Stockdale is the man in the middle who does the clear vocals for the six-piece group. He has an outstanding voice and when blended with the growling of Rick Kaercher it’s the perfect storm. The duo works together like Simon and Garfunkel, only in a much heavier, angrier and deeper manner. Ok maybe that’s a bit much but I think you get my meaning.
Jay Coughlin can match anyone with his intensity on the drums. He is a beast when it comes to stick work. Jonathon Collins (bass) joins his as the second part of the rhythm section. Jake Spears and Tommy Sartin handle the tickling of the six strings.
Dread Engine will be releasing their CD on April 8th. Their CD release party will happen at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus on the same night with a loaded lineup of who’s who around the local scene.
According to the flyer the doors open at 8:00 p.m. at the Whiskey Warehouse Bar & Grill which is located at 1400 West 4th Street in Mansfield. Tickets are only $10 if purchased before the show and $15 the day of. They are also available at www.ticketbud.com.
You don’t want to miss this show it’s definitely going to be off-the-chains!!! Hopefully I’ll see you there.
Until then this is Big L saying ‘keep them horns up and rock on’!!! \m/ \m/
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