THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH
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Thousand Foot Krutch (shortened as TFK) is a Canadian rock band formed in 1997.
The band has released five studio albums, the most recent being The Flame in All of Us (2007).
Lead singer Trevor McNevan and drummer Steve Augustine are also members of their side project band FM Static.
McNevan began the band in Peterborough, Ontario, a city northeast of Toronto, where he went to high school.
Joel Bruyere, born in Brantford, Ontario, was McNevan's childhood friend who had moved away but remained in contact with him. Drummer Steve Augustine is from Hamilton, Ontario.
McNevan is the founding member of TFK (along with original guitarist Dave Smith), formed in 1997 in Peterborough, Ontario. McNevan came up with TFK's name "symbolizing the point in our lives that we realize we can't make it on our own strength".
He has written and released 6 TFK albums to date. TFK has worked with producers Aaron Sprinkle (Mae/Anberlin/MxPx), Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace/Billy Talent), Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace/Finger Eleven/Simple Plan), and Ken Andrews (Beck/Chris Cornell/Pete Yorn/Tenacious D) on their last 3 Tooth and Nail-released records.
Thousand Foot Krutch's first release was That's What People Do, was released independently in 1998 and is out of print. The band first made an impact on the Christian rock scene with their next release, Set It Off, in 2000.
The sound of the album was distinct in its heavily hip-hop influenced nu metal, and though a few songs from the record (including "Puppet" and "Supafly") impacted at both Secular and Christian radio, the band gained notoriety almost entirely through self-promotion and word of mouth.
The band also printed a limited edition "Pre-release" version of "Set It Off" at a release party in Peterborough, Ontario for their local fans.
In 2003, TFK signed with Seattle-based Tooth & Nail Records after long consideration and released their critically-acclaimed second full-length CD, Phenomenon. Though something of a departure from the rap-heavy sound of Set it Off, Phenomenon still relied on McNevan's rhythmic vocals, albeit with a solid modern metal sound.
Phenomenon was well received, and spawned 4 popular radio singles, including the anthemic "Rawkfist."
The CD sold 200,000 units making it one of the best-selling albums in Tooth & Nail's history.
They continued this success with the 2004 re-release of Set it Off through Tooth & Nail, allowing for a larger print run and adding 6 songs, including five from "That's What People Do."
On July 19, 2005, they released their third full-length album The Art of Breaking, produced by Arnold Lanni. This album makes almost a complete break from the nu metal sound of their earlier albums, focusing more on hardcore elements. The single "Move" peaked at #16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart early 2006.
After working in the studio with producer Ken Andrews (Mae, Pete Yorn) they released The Flame in All of Us on September 18th, 2007. This album could be considered a slight deviation from their previous rapcore inspired sound, with a move to a more mainstream rock sound, with some heavy influences from bands such as fellow Canadian artists Our Lady Peace & other various metal bands.
Thousand Foot Krutch usually plays at least 200 concerts per year, supporting themselves and their fellow Tooth & Nail bands. TFK, and McNevan in particular, is also notable for discovering fellow Peterborough and Tooth & Nail band Hawk Nelson.
McNevan and Augustine are both in a side band called FM Static, which can be classified as a pop-punk or pop/rock band and is usually much more light-hearted. FM Static has enjoyed a good deal of success in the Christian music world, scoring two #10 hits for their songs "Crazy Mary", and "Something to Believe in."
Thousand Foot Krutch has been a popular band on ChristianRock.net since before 2001. They made 10th most requested artist in 2001, 24th in 2002, 6th in 2003, 4th in 2004, 5th in 2005, 12th in 2006, and currently remaining at 11th (2007).
On January 20, 2008 "The Flame In All Of Us" became the 1000th song to ever make it on the ChristianRock.Net Top 30 Chart. Also on Purevolume.com Thousand Foot Krutch was the favorite artist on the 2nd of July 2007 and 26th August 2007.
For Spring 2008, Thousand Foot Krutch joined Skillet on the Comatose Tour of approximately 30 cities from March 28th to May 11th, 2008.
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