Winter 2009: Thousand Foot Krutch began the year with a performance at the ESPN Winter X Games 13 in Aspen/Snowmass, CO. as part of the "Best of the Beat" for Taco Bell®'s Feed the Beat program, which the band was voted as one of three winners in 2008. The games were held January 22-25, 2009 and aired live on ESPN and ABC and affiliates.
Spring 2009: Fans were giving a preview of what has been named as one of the best rock albums this year by many with the free download "Bring Me To Life" as part of the Taco Bell's Feed The Beat music program. TFK partnered with familiar face, Aaron Sprinkle, to produce the single, and mixer Randy Staub, to mix the single, which was available for a free download to fans preceding the Fall release.
Summer 2009: This summer, TFK lit up TV airwaves with their hit song"Fire It Up." This high-energy, crunchy riff-filled, rock song was featured in the major movie trailer for "G.I. Joe", EA Sports NHL 10 video game, ESPN's NASCAR Nationwide series as well as on the Versus Network IndyCar races multiple times. These song placements were a huge precursor of the success to come with the release of the new album in September.
Fall 2009: TFK released their fifth album, "Welcome To The Masquerade," which was co-produced by Aaron Sprinkle and Trevor McNevan, to resounding media and fan acclaim debuting at No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 2 on the Christian albums chart. Digitally, the album spent street week in the Top 10 on the overall album and rock chart on iTunes (peaking at No. 4 and No.2).
* Multiple media outlets named this release as one of the band's best efforts, but in addition TFK received a 4.5 star review along with the stamp of approval from All Music Guide. The review stated: "Each track is propelled by muscular riffs, fighting its way into permanent memory alongside the greatest mainstream rock bands of the decade."
* The band also celebrated their seventh No. 1 Christian Rock single with "Bring Me To Life" (3 weeks straight) as well as entered the Top 15 on CHR with the single "Forward Motion."
* Supporting this new release and expanding their reach, TFK signed with Paradigm Agency (Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Augustana). The band is represented by Larry Webman and Mike Snider.
* As hockey season kicked in full gear, three teams (New York Islanders, Rockford Icehogs and Ottawa Senators) selected "Fire It Up" as their pre-game warm up or promotional song for the season. At the same time the song "Scream" was used for Spike TV's Scream Awards as Harrison Ford entered the stage.