Thousand Foot Krutch Biography
The Alternative-Rock Rap-Metal act Thousand Foot Krutch got its start in Toronto, Ontario CANADA, in 1997. The core line-up consists of frontman vocalist + guirarist Trevor McNevan, bassist Joel Bruyere and drummer Steve Augustine.
That year the band recorded a demo-disc and played their first live
dates; along the way, the trio won several major awards in their native
In March of 2001 they issued their debut album, "Set It Off", on the indie label Diamante and started gaining attention on the Christian NuMetal scene, south of the border.
Signing with Seattle-based Tooth & Nail Records, in autumn of 2003, the group released their second album, "Phenomenon", it entered the top 20 of the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and spawned the Active Rock radio hit single "Rawkfist"; they toured steadily in support of the record, eventually sharing the stage with today's leading alt-Rock bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Three Days Grace, The Donnas and Switchfoot.
In 2005, the Toronto rockers were joined by guitarist Jamie Aplin and in July the group released "The Art Of Breaking", which shot to #2 on the Top Christian Albums chart and also reached the #67 position on The Billboard 200 Sales list on the strength of the smash song "Move", it peaked at #16 on The Mainstream Rock Tracks. The second single off the CD, "Absolute ", was another Mainstream Rock top 40 hit for the band, early the next year.
Thousand Foot Krutch returned in September 2007 with its fourth album, "The Flame In All Of Us"; the 12-track set hit #2 on the Christian Albums chart and peaked at #58 on The Billboard 200. Highlights on the album were the Hot Christian top 30 hit "What Do We Know?" and "Falls Apart" which inched into the top 40 of The Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Two years later came their next outing, "Welcome To The Masquerade"; the disc took them back into the top 3 of the Christian Albums chart and landed them on The Billboard 200 at spot #35, their best chart placing to date. The first single, "Bring Me To Life", received little airplay, but its follow-up, "Fire It Up", crashed into the top 20 of the Active Rock chart.
In April 2012 Thousand Foot Krutch put out their sixth album, "The End Is Where We Begin". The band decided to release the disc independently, becoming the latest high profile Christian artist to make use of the popular Kickstarter campaign which allows fans to donate towards the cost of creating an album in return for exclusive rewards. The album debuted atop the U.S. Christian chart and rose to #14 on The Billboard 200 led by the Active Rock top 40 hit single "Let The Sparks Fly".