Five.Bolt.Main's debut album Venting was released on September 13, 2005. The band went through several lineup changes since its release. Roughly a month after the album debuted, members Jason Chandler, Ben Patrick, and Aaron Weleken left the group. Rock Ridge Music claimed "musical differences" and "unforeseen rigors of the road" as the reasons for leaving. However, the exiting members cited Chris Volz's alcohol and drug abuse. Kobie Jackson (Primer 55), Alex Cando (Darwin’s Waiting Room), and Ronny Paige were recruited to fill in, with Alex and Ronny later staying on a permanent basis. To date, the album has sold nearly 25,000 copies which some would consider to be a decent amount due to the lack of exposure the band had.
June 2006 also saw the departure of Ivan Arnold, who left the group due to growing personal differences with Volz, following a well-publicized onstage dispute with the vocalist at Club Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. Five.Bolt.Main's remaining tour dates were canceled, after attempts by remaining members and Rock Ridge to find a replacement drummer fell through.
On October 10, 2006, the band released Live, which was recorded in Louisville during their 2006 tour. Plans to release a compilation, tentatively titled Complete, are in the works, though no substantive new material has been released or recorded by the band. Questions as to the authenticity of these albums remain, as most members of the band have not consented to their release.
|Date of Release||Title||Label|
|Sep 13, 2005||Venting||Rock Ridge|
|Oct 10, 2006||Live||Rock Ridge|
|Feb 02, 2008||Complete||Rock Ridge|
|Year||Song||US Hot 100||U.S. Modern Rock||U.S. Main- stream Rock||Album|
|2006||"Seem To Be Fine"||-||-||-||Venting|