Adrenaline-doused rockers Thousand Foot Krutch are back to the aggressive side of the dial with EXHALE set to release independently worldwide tomorrow (June 17) on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through Fuel Music. Available to pre-order now with five instant downloads from iTunes along with special order options from Amazon.com, Best Buy and other digital and physical retailers internationally, the acclaimed new album is meant to shake stereo speakers and earbuds, all the while being crafted to be fully experienced live.
Taking the fan favorites and new arena-shaking anthems with some of the boldest lyrics in the group's history on the road, TFK will travel coast-to-coast on their "Exhale" headline tour. Joined by fellow rockers Adelitas Way, Smashing Satellites and 3 Pill Morning, the tour launches July 15 in Lancaster, OH and will run through mid-August. (See www.thousandfootkrutch.com/shows/ for all the latest tour updates.)
Rather than over-producing EXHALE in a manner that would be impossible to duplicate live, TFK's singer, guitarist, songwriter Trevor McNevan, bassist Joel Bruyere and drummer Steve Augustine specifically recorded the new songs to translate seamlessly between the album and live environments.
"Lately my wife and I have been looking at houses and we've seen photos of places online that look amazing, but then when you actually go see them for yourselves, they look nothing like the photos," McNevan observes. "It's basically a great photographer and not a great house, which is exactly what we don't want to have happen when people come see us live. During the making of EXHALE, we spent more time on certain elements to make sure we can capture that accurately since live shows are such a big part of who we are."
One instant point of connection from the studio to the stage is the album's lead single and Top 23 and climbing Active Rock hit, "Running With Giants," which has been the fastest radio chart riser in TFK's history. The unapologetic, gate-charger with an assertive message to empower even the most unlikely underdog, premiered on SiriusXM Octane and launched TFK into the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame along with Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and others.
The song has also been played by Slacker Radio, AOL Radio and Radio.com, while becoming the band's first music video since "War Of Change" debuted more than three years ago. The video is being featured now on Loudwire's "Battle Royale" as well as being played internationally through outlets like Promo Only, Music Choice, Much Music and many more.
In addition to "Running With Giants," riff rocker "Incomplete" and second chances-themed "Born Again" along with "Give Up The Ghost" and "A Different Kind Of Dynamite" are all available now as instant downloads on iTunes. For the latter track's debut, TFK teamed up with Revolver for its lyric video
"'A Different Kind of Dynamite' is a full out barn burner, pun intended," said McNevan in Revolver. "It explodes with energy and is a roundhouse of action packed riffs and wordplay. You've heard it said that 'actions speak louder than words.' Instead of blunt force, the weapons of choice here are love against hate, and faith against fear. We fight with a different kind of dynamite."
Revolver will also premiere the brand new EXHALE lyric video, "Lifeline," tomorrow beginning at 11:00 am EDT.
Nearly two years after Thousand Foot Krutch landed their second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 album with OXYGEN: INHALE, EXHALE is poised to the be the chart-topping, hard-hitting follow-up.
"I had gotten the idea a few years back of having an album called 'Inhale' showcasing the lighter, quieter side of the band that's always been a part of our albums, allowing us the freedom to dig deeper into that than we have before. And then to have an album called EXHALE that drops the gloves and dives even deeper into the aggressive side of the band. We didn't get soft on the last one! I promise!" laughs TFK front man Trevor McNevan. "It was always meant to be a two-part story."
Recently sharing new music from EXHALE on their third tour of Russia in as many years and during their first mainstage performances at Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (where TFK was also featured during the Alternative Press Zippo Acoustic Sessions) and Rocklahoma fests, TFK's current "Exhale" tour itinerary follows:
7/09/2016 Wellsville, NY*
7/15/2016 Lancaster, OH
7/16/2016 Clarksville, TN
7/17/2016 Newport, KY
7/19/2016 Harrisburg, PA
7/20/2016 Cleveland, OH
7/21/2016 Detroit, MI
7/27/2016 Merriam, KS
7/28/2016 Denver, CO
7/29/2016 Salt Lake City, UT
7/30/2016 Clarkston, WA
8/03/2016 Wausau, WI*
8/05/2016 Spokane WA
8/06/2016 Tacoma, WA*
8/08/2016 Sacramento CA
8/09/2016 Fresno, CA
8/10/2016 Anaheim / Los Angeles, CA
8/11/2016 Phoenix, AZ
8/13/2016 Cloquet, MN*
8/16/2016 Dallas, TX
8/17/2016 Houston, TX
8/18/2016 New Orleans, LA
8/27/2016 Garden City, KS*
8/31/2016 Palmer, AK*
9/10/2016 Orlando, FL*
Tour dates subject to change.
* Tour dates that do not include Adelitas Way, Smashing Satellites, 3 Pill Morning.