Jason Daunt Exits Flaw, Forms New Band With Other Former Members

Jason Daunt has officially announced his departure from Flaw. He will be moving on in a new band called Scars Of The Unbroken. That project features other former Flaw members Ryan Jurhs, Tommy Gibbons, and Corey Sturgill, along with frontman Cory Britt (Breathing Theory).

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Daunt commented:

“I was going to wait a few more days as I had been asked about a month ago when I informed Chris [Volz] I would be leaving Flaw and starting a new band with Cory Britt, Ryan Jurhs, Tommy Gibbons and Corey Sturgill, but it appears Chris‘s drinking and lies have forced my announcement sooner.

I decided to leave Flaw not only because Chris and his drinking had gotten out of control to the point I was having to prepare new musicians every tour as they would quit each time Volz pulled one of his drunken I think I’m GI Joe stunts I could go further into the issues but those who know us know the rest.

I thought it would be handled more professionally and without the lies as I was nice enough to hold off announcing I was leaving and the band I created. I guess some things will never change but I should have known that. I appreciate all the fan support and even though it’s not warranted I still wish my old friend Chris the best of luck.

As for myself it was simply time to move on and I have been working with the aforementioned musicians on the new project tentatively entitled Scars Of The Unbroken. Cory Britt from Breathing Theory is currently laying vocals and we should have samples up soon. The members of this new band are the most talented group I have ever worked with in the writing process and I can’t wait 2 push this forward. More to come soon much love.”

Daunt commented after Volz previously said the following:

“Hi Flaw Family, I hope you are all well. Sorry for the long post but I wanted to make an official statement about the recent member changes and clarify some issues FLAW has gone through over the years. As most of you know, I have devoted my life to this project and music as a whole for the past 20+ years.

Let me say with all sincerity, music is my true love and passion, but it is also one of the hardest things I have EVER done, one of the hardest industries to break into, and stay relevant in, period, for many different reasons. When we started this project over 2 decades ago we were all in our early 20’s, and didn’t have a care in the world besides music and this band.

As the years went by many things happened to all of us. People get married, people have kids, people change, people get tired of touring constantly, people get tired of making mediocre money and squeezing by on bills, people lose their drive to succeed in a certain industry…..etc. This happens to all bands, as you can easily see by looking at any genre of music. You really have to love it more than you love yourself in some ways.

The industry has changed SO much in the past 20 years, and it has been a true test to adapt with it. There are so many variables that come into play when a group of people decide to start a project or band together. You become full fledged business partners. There are many sacrifices that must be made equally by each party involved. You spend a lot of time away from home and your loved ones, I have personally averaged being away from home for 9 months out of the year, for the past 20 years.

It has wreaked havoc on my personal life and relationships, and affected my family life as well, but it was necessary to succeed. You are in a very close quarter environment for long periods of time with the others in said band, and that can cause problems with even the very best of friends. You are also not making much money most of the time so you are financially stressed out a lot, and that can lead to problems in business and home life.

Without your better half also working while you are on the road touring, it is virtually impossible to stay afloat and cover your bills back home. I won’t name names, but I will never fault you for leaving because you can’t afford to tour anymore and need to make more money for your family. Essentially, all of these things, when compounded, can cause division, animosity, and ultimately lead to dissention that causes some people to lose the passion they once had for the profession or band.

There is no secret to success in this industry, you just really have to want it more than anything else that can and will try to get in the way. So my point in all of this is to explain that there is no one to blame, it is what it is, and I hold no hard feelings towards any of my guys who have made the decision to walk away. Everyone has their own reasons, situations, and life experiences that lead them to make the decision to stop touring, playing with a band, or playing music professionally. However, I am not one of them.

No matter what difficulties come into play, I will always persevere. Improvise, adapt, and overcome is all I know. There have been many fill in members of FLAW over the years, and that is okay. There are so many talented musicians out there and I have developed a skill over the years in recognizing people who can write amazing music that I can thrive off of lyrically. This is where we are today.

I am not willing to let someone become a ‘full’ member of this band until they have proven that they can withstand the hardships of this job and life, and have worked on new music or written an album with me. It is not personal, I just have to protect the mission and message of this band with all my will. To the ones who have come and gone, I wish you the best as always.

To the ones who are soon to come, I wish us only luck and success in our new adventures. This band is a team and a family, and I will do my best to make our creations the best they can possibly be, for us and our listeners. To the Flaw Family and all our fans, I will stay true to the message in my lyrics, as I have for the past 2 decades, and will never give up. FLAW will always persevere because of you, and because the message is true, positive, and needs to be heard.

No guitar player, or bass player, or drummer alone has ever made FLAW what it is today. It has always been a cohesive group of musicians working together on the same page, towards the same goal, regardless of the specific individual. It has and always will be a positive message, mixed with passion and talent, coupled with raw emotion, delivered in the most profound musical manner possible.

That being said, we are currently writing a new album that will be released somewhere around June of next year on Pavement Entertainment/Sony-Red. After that I am also putting out another solo record which I am very excited about. In closing, I wish to express my extreme gratitude to all our fans who have made this possible, and to everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey for over the past 20 years, over 12 different members.

You know who you are, and you will always be a part of the FLAW story, development, and legacy. The journey is far from over and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store….. See you all very soon on tour, we are booked solid all the way through March of 2018 and not slowing down after that! -Only The Strong Survive!!!

–C.Volz 11/08/17″

[via The PRP]

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Flaw Announce 2017 Tour With Gabriel And The Apocalypse

Flaw have announced a 2017 tour with Gabriel And The Apocalypse. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

10/27 Akron OH – The Empire
10/28 Marion, OH – The Loft
11/17 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
11/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
11/19 Albuquerque, NM – The Jam Spot
11/21 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
11/22 Austin, TX – Come And Take It
11/24 Dallas, TX – Trees
11/25 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
11/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Limits
11/28 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/29 Dundee, IL – Rochaus
12/01 Chippewa Falls, WI – Everybody’s Bar
12/02 Janesville, WI – Back Bar

Flaw Announce 2017 Dates With Rise Among Rivals

Flaw have announced some headlining U.S. shows. Rise Among Rivals will also join them on most dates.

Tour Dates:

08/24 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (‘Make America Rock Again Tour‘) (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/01 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/02 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
09/05 Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds
09/06 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
09/07 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
09/08 Hallam, PA – Tourist Inn
09/09 Lynchburg, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/10 Chesapeake, VA – Riff House
09/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (feat. Trapt) (no Rise Among Rivals)
09/15 Summerville, SC – Southern Shakers

Flaw’s Jason Daunt Calls Out Motograter’s Noah “Shark” Robertson For Recent Comments

Motograter’s Noah “Shark” Robertson recently wrote a letter saying Tommy Gibbons (ex-Tantric) left Flaw mid-tour, due to Chris Volz’s addiction issues, and that Volz needed to get help. Now, Flaw’s Jason Daunt has responded with a message on the band’s Facebook page. You can read that in the below screenshot:

[via The PRP]

Tommy Gibbons Reportedly Exits Flaw Due To Chris Volz’s Alleged Addiction Issues

Tommy Gibbons (ex-Tantric) reportedly left Flaw mid-tour, due to Chris Volz’s addiction issues. This news comes from Motograter’s Noah “Shark” Robertson, who wrote a letter urging Volz to get help.

Robertson said the following:

“I’m traveling home from the recent Motograter tour as I type this message. Ironically enough I was listening to the latest Flaw album and felt compelled to pull over and get this out. I’m almost certain I will receive some sort of backlash from this, but I can’t say that I care. I can no longer stay silent…

My intention here is not to slander anyone or call anyone out. I’m hoping that by saying something it will shine a light on the matter and he will get the help that he needs. And I certainly don’t want to roll Tommy under the bus, but something tells me he will understand. Yesterday I received a random Facebook message from Tommy Gibbons… he proceeds to tell me I was right about Chris and that he has left Flaw, mid-tour, due to Chris Volz‘s problems with addiction.

As many of you may remember Motograter recently toured with Flaw. As a long time fan of the band, it was one of the highlights of my music career. After the tour, Chris and I had an unpleasant public exchange through the media… He was randomly talking shit about Motograter and my record label, Zombie Shark Records. It took me by complete surprise.

Mostly because I have been massively inspired by Chris and his music, for as long as I can remember. I’m speaking out about this because I truly wish him the best and I’m hoping that my words today will somehow bring him one step closer to seeking help and conquering his demons. His beautiful voice and powerful lyrics inspire many other people, just like me, all over the world… and I’d love to see him recover so that he can continue to make music that changes and saves lives. His friends, family, and fans need him well!

This is my letter…

In your own words Mr. Volz,

“I’m trying to save you from a fatal fall
‘Cause I don’t think that you can take it
You gotta stop before you lose it all
And find the strength so you can make it”

Sincerely,
Noah “Shark” Robertson

P.S. This isn’t the first time I have been contacted by ex-members of Flaw. Among others, I was recently contacted by Chris Ballinger, former drummer of Flaw. He had some harsh words but underneath it all, it only eludes to the fact that Chris needs help.”

[via The PRP]

Flaw To Release New EP “United We Stand” In September

Flaw have announced that they will release a new EP titled “United We Stand” on September 1. That release will come with live tracks and b-sides from “Divided We Fall.”