Thrust is an all original 4 piece unit from Kansas City. Their music is heavy edged groove orientated hard rock. They have been together since 1996 and have built one of the largest fanbases the central united states has seen in an unsigned act. They often have 1000+ people at their hometown shows.


Thrust has been together since 1996 after releasing their first full length CD “ White Root Salve.” The four-piece group based out of Kansas City built a phenomenally large fan base prior to releasing the follow up release “ Songs in the Key of F.u.” in 1999. Radio play in the central U.S. began soon after. With an ever-growing fan base and increasing radio play Thrust released “ Parade of Idiots” early 2002. The CD release party was held in K.C. at the historic Uptown Theatre with an estimated attendance of 1300 (1180 actual tickets sold.)

Since the release Thrust has gone on to break down bearers at corporate radio that until now seemed un-breakable by an independent artist. They continue to get added in regular rotation at commercial stations across the U.S. and plan to perform at as many festivals and music conferences as possible in 2004.Thrust has sold over 9000 copies of their 3 releases combined all without having any form of distribution. Thrust is currently preparing to record the full length version of "Symptom" and is seeking a supporting role on a national tour to coincide with the release around September 2004.

-Selected to play at the Metallica/Godsmack Block Party pre-show hosted by Metallica's management and KQRC-2004
-Feb 2004 98.9 The Rock's 1st annual St. Valentines Day Massacre chosen by the station to headline as opposed to bringing in a signed national act. 1200 in attendance
- LOCOBAZOOKA festival Fitchburg, MA. Other acts include Staind, Sevendust, Ill Nino, Powerman 5000, Hed PE, Shinedown, RA, Smile Empty Soul and many others
-Opened for Motley Crue as winners of the Kickstart your Career contest- Nov. 1998
-KQRC Rockfest ’99 w/Sammy Hagar, Collective Soul, Staind, and many others- May 1999
-1999 KQRC Battle of the Bands Champions given slot at Freaker’s Ball w/Megadeth, Static X and Loudmouth-Oct. 1999
-2001 KQRC Battle of the Bands Champions given slot at Freakers Ball w/Alice Cooper, Sevendust, Soil and Primer 55- Oct. 2001
-March 2nd 2002 “Parade of Idiots” CD Release Party @ historic Uptown Theatre w/ 1180 tickets sold and actual attendance of over 1300. 717 units sold
-KQRC Rockfest’02 w/Nickelback, Default, Tommy Lee, Our Lady Peace, Jerry Cantrell, Kittie and many others- July 2002
-May 3rd 2003 Performed at the Jagermeister National Battle of the Bands at the world famous Club LaVela in Panama City, Fl
-KQRC Rockfest '03 W/Godsmack, Saliva, HedPe, Cold, Breaking Benjamin and many others-June 2003
-Have also performed with-Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool, Cold, Flotsam & Jetsam, Quiet Riot, Medication, LA Guns, Firehouse and many others.

Radio: -#1 Most added at CMJ Loud Rock, CMJ Crucial Spins and FMQB metal- July 29th 2003
#16 R&R Speciality chart- August 5th 2003
-"Pushed Away" added to regular rotation @ KIBZ Lincoln, NE and KFMW Waterloo, IA -August 2003
-"Pushed Away" confirmed for regular rotation adds @ KQRC, KRZZ, KEYJ and KSEK -July 29th 2003
-“Smack” added to KQRC Playlist June 2002
-“Smack” added to KEYJ Playlist August 2002- Also beat "Disturbed" in a battle of the bands decided by callers then went on the be retired undefeated
-"Smack" added to KFZX Playlist September 2002
-"Smack" added to KDDX Playlist October 2002
- National radio add date of June 25th 2002 resulted in:
#2 Most added @Album Network/17 adds
#4 Most added CMJ/66 adds
#5 Most added FMQB/35 adds
-Stations spinning “Thrust” KQRC, KICT, KSEK, KIBZ, KRZZ, KEYJ, KIOZ, KNAC, WSOU, WIKB, WTFX, WYYX and many others.
-#21 @ Album Network Aggro chart week of 8/5/02

Press: Nominated best Hard Rock/Metal band by Pitch Weekly(, R&R, Album Net, FMQB, CMJ, K.C. Star, Pitch Weekly + others
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White Root Salve-1996
Songs in the Key of F.u.-1999
Parade of Idiots-2002
4 song ep "Symptom" RADIO RELEASE ONLY- 2003

Set List

Typically 1 hour+ all original sets