Flaw, an Alternative-Metal band from Louisville, Kentucky USA, came to life in 1996 when lead singer Chris Volz and guitarist Jason Daunt got together to make music; while rhythm sections came and went, bassist Ryan Jurhs joined in 1997 and the group recorded and self-released the 8-track EP "American Arrogance".
They took their new sound on the road and played several dates as opening
act for Fear Factory and Econoline
Over the course of the following three years the band released two more independent records, then expanded the line-up to include second guitarist Lance Arny and drummer Chris Ballinger; they finally signed to Universal Records in October 2000.
Recording commenced in early 2001 in Los Angeles and Flaw's debut full-length album, "Through The Eyes", was released in October of the same year; the quintet supported it with an extensive national tour, the outfit left their mark on the road alongside such Nu-Metal power-players as Mudvayne, Sevendust, Cold, Mushroomhead and were also a part of Ozzfest 2002; the album pierced The Billboard 200 and peaked at #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart selling more than 300,000 copies, it also yielded a couple of Mainstream Rock top 40 singles: "Payback" and "Whole".
Following the departure of Daunt and Ballinger, the latter replaced by drummer Micah Havertape, Flaw was left as a four-piece and in May 2004 the group resurfaced with their second effort, "Endangered Species"; the record hit #42 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums list and its main single, "Recognize", climbed into the top 30 of the Active Rock airplay chart.