Top-selling rock band THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH consistently records the “fists-in-the-air” anthems embraced by the sports entertainment world to fire-up their faithful fans. The band’s second consecutive No. 1 selling Billboard Hard Rock album, OXYGEN:INHALE, released Aug. 26 through The Fuel Music, is no exception. Although the album dares to lower the volume on a few songs and allow the melodies and words to soar, tracks like lead single “Born This Way,” which became the band’s15th Christian No. 1 rock hit this week, and “Untraveled Road,” are two adrenaline-fueled tunes already tapped for highlight reels.
Adopted by the NHL’s Ottawa Senators as their 2014-15 anthem, “Untraveled Road” is like marching orders set to music, with vocals delivered with hip hop urgency before exploding into a chorus that reminds of Linkin Park at their catchiest. The Senators will open its season tonight in Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre arena with a video featuring the song, as well as feature the track throughout the season. Schedules permitting, TFK will also play “Untraveled Road” live in the arena during a home game this season.
The song is further being used in the “pump-up” video for the Montreal Canadiens’ 2014-15 season, and can be seen below:
“Born This Way” is similarly being fused into sports programing, featured on NASCAR and Southeastern Conference (SEC) college football games on ESPN through mid-December. The song also continues to climb the Active and Mainstream Rock charts as it picks up over 360,000 views and 4,600+ likes on YouTube. It’s further the third No. 1 song for TFK since the band went independent for the release of 2012’s The End Is Where We Begin, which sparked the Christian No. 1 rock songs, “War of Change” and “Light Up The Sky.”
The success of “Born This Way” and OXYGEN:INHALE is giving a significant boost to TFK’s first headline tour in support of its new album. Launching its “Born This Way Tour” into major markets across the US beginning Oct 7 at Mojoes in Chicago (Joliet, IL), the tour then travels through Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Charlotte and many more cities before wrapping up Nov. 9 at Jake’s Backroom in Lubbock, TX. Guest artists featured on select dates include We As Human, Righteous Vendetta and Like A Storm. See www.ThousandFootKrutch.com for the latest tour updates.
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