Trevor McNevan, Steve Augustine, and Joel Bruyere formed Canadian Christian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch in 1997 in Peterborough, Ontario. During their very early days playing together, the band pursued to be rap-metal band, but shortly after Thousand Foot Krutch evolved from hard rock to alternative rock, finally establishing as Christian rockers.
Thousand Foot Krutch played numerous small gigs around the Ontario area, making a living from MP3’s trading through their web site. In 1998, the band independently released their debut album "That's What People Do".
The band finally signed a contract deal with Diamante Records in late 2000 and went to the studio the next year to record "Set It Off", released in March 2001.
This recording impacted the Christian community, as it is less heavy metal-oriented. Thousand Foot Krutch began to build a loyal fanbase that through continuous airplay of the songs in both the Christian and Secular radio stations.
Thousand Foot Krutch began to promote themselves using the power of the word of mouth as well. As the band began to increase their profile, it became necessity to release a limited edition for Ontario listeners, which was fulfilled with a "Set it Off - Pre-release version".
However, Thousand Foot Krutch breakthrough into the mainstream occurred when they signed to Seattle-based Tooth & Nail Records. The band, which began to be referred more often to as just TFK, released a new album entitled "Phenomenon" in September 30, 2003.
Certainly, this recording was a phenomenon that sold over 100,000 copies in less than one year, breaking into numerous top ten charts around the world and hitting number 18 at the Top Heatseekers chart.
From 1997 to 2007, the discography of Thousand Foot Krutch includes 6 albums, one of the a re-mastered version, from which "The Flame In All Of Us" is the most recent album, produced by Ken Andrews and released on September 18, 2007 peaking at number 58 on Billboard 200.
Thousand Foot Krutch has won the Canadian Gospel Music Association's Covenant Awards and received two nominations as Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the year for the years 2005 and 2006 by Juno Awards.
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