10/21/14:  Added The Dream to the discography and The Dream lyrics to the lyrics area of our site. We hope you are all enjoying the new album!

10/14/14: TODAY is the day! THE DREAM is available for purchase in CD form or digitally wherever you buy music!

8/16/14:  Updated the Video area with the new "Lay It Down" lyric & acoustic videos, a making of The Dream video, and the official "Pray" music video.

6/24/14:  Sanctus Real has been hard at work on their next album The Dream which will release September 16th! We can't wait!

You may have heard their new single "Lay It Down" from their upcoming album on the radio, but if you haven't, check out the brand new official lyric video here.

For the latest news and updates, articles and videos, "like" us on Facebook (facebook.com/sanctoids).

4/3/14:  Added photos from WorshipFest last November. Sorry for the delay.

Sanctus Real is currently in the studio working on a new album! We're excited!

9/16/13:  Farewell to Pete Prevost, who played his last show with Sanctus Real this weekend. You will be missed. We pray for God's blessings and guidance for you and your family.

Watch the awesome new video for "Pray" right here.

8/6/13:  Sanctus Real will be heading out on their RUN Tour this Fall with special guests Citizen Way, The Neverclaim and Everfound. Check out tour dates and info here.

Looking for some Sanctus videos and interviews to watch or read? Check out these interviews: read the Q&A with Chris Rohman where he talks about music and faith, and watch Sound Check TV's episode where the band talks about their music, bus fire, and more. Also, watch the band talk about the story behind their song "Pray" and then watch them perform an acoustic version of the song.

4/19/13:  "Pray" is going to be the next radio single from the album Run. Check out the brand new lyric video for "Pray" on the video page.

Sanctus Real is out on the second leg of the Promises Tour! This time they're headed out west. Check out www.sanctusreal.com for tour dates.

3/16/13:  Congratulations to Pete & Melissa Prevost on the birth of their baby boy, Lawson Lee, born March 13th!

3/7/13:  Added photos from GospelFest in guitarist Pete Prevost's hometown of Bakersfield, CA last Fall.

2/18/13:  Updated the photo on the main page above to tie in with the artwork of Run. We hope you like it.

Also added 3 new photos to the promotional photos page.

2/13/13: Added the Run album lyrics to the lyrics page.

2/9/13:  Farewell to Sanctus Real's bassist, Dan Gartley, who played his last show with the band at their CD release party last night. You will be missed, Dan. But we pray for God's blessings where He leads you in the next step of your life.

2/5/13:  Today is the big day - RUN is now available to purchase in physical CD form or to download in both regular and deluxe editions at iTunes, Amazon, etc. Sanctus Real has some great packages with autographed CDs in their store if you're a fan of physical CDs, as we are.

1/31/13:  Today marks exactly 10 years since our website's launch! Thank you to everyone who has visited over the past 10 years, we appreciate you all.

Don't forget, RUN releases in only 5 days! It's going to be great!

1/26/13:  Sanctus Real performed on the FOX Tennessee Morning news last week. Check out the neat interview and hear the guys talk about about songwriting, bad roads, and more. Also, watch the band perform "Promises" and "Lead Me".

1/14/13:  Added 6 new videos to the site, including the "Promises" video.

1/10/13: There is less than 1 month until the release of Sanctus Real's new album RUN! You can pre-order Run at iTunes and Amazon (don't miss the digital "Deluxe" edition with 4 extra original tunes) or a physical copy at Family Christian Stores. We're very excited about the new album!

Updated the band Biography, and added Run to the Discography.

Added a new site navigation for easier browsing around the site.

1/4/13:  Belated Congratulations to Matt & Sarah Hammitt on the birth of their fourth child, Lewis Will-Edmond on November 8th.

1/1/13:  Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus! God's blessings and grace to you all in the coming year.

If you aren't tired of Christmas music for the season, you can still download Sanctus Real's brand new Christmas song "Shining" on iTunes and Amazon. It is a great new song.

10/19/12:  Congratulations to Chris & Dominique Rohman on the birth of their third child, Casen Warner!

10/9/12:  "Promises" is available on iTunes TODAY! The song is very encouraging, and sounds awesome. If you haven't heard it yet, check it out today.

9/22/12:  Sanctus Real's upcoming album Run will be released February 5th! We can't wait!

The first single from Run is called "Promises" and is playing on many radio stations already.

Sanctus Real will be headlining the KLOVE Acoustic Christmas Tour along with Sidewalk Prophets and Dara Maclean this November and December. Check out the tour's website for dates and info.

6/4/12:  Saturday night, while driving home from a concert, Sanctus Real's bus caught on fire and burned down. Praise God that nobody was hurt, but the bus is toast and the band and crew lost many personal belongings. Please keep all involved, including their families, in your prayers.

Sanctus Real has recently been in the studio recording their 6th album, to be released this Fall. We can't wait to hear it.

2/10/12:  Added photos from the Come To The Well Tour with Casting Crowns last Fall.

2/8/12:  Sanctus Real is out on the huge Winter Jam tour with Skillet, Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, and others. Check out www.sanctusreal.com for tour dates.

Check out this vlog (or, video blog) from the Winter Jam tour featuring Sanctus Real talking about "Lead Me".

2/6/12:  Sanctus Real's song "Lead Me" is featured on the official Courageous Movie sound track. The song is a perfect fit with the movie, which we highly recommend.

9/14/11:  Added a new page for Matt Hammitt's solo album, Every Falling Tear, with information, lyrics, videos, and articles.

Every Falling Tear is now available to buy in stores and digitally. Also, the single "All Of Me" is available for FREE right now on iTunes here.

9/9/11:  Today is a special day for Matt's family - it is his son Bowen's 1st Birthday! Bowen is the inspiration behind a solo album, Every Falling Tear, Matt wrote and recorded and it will be released this Tuesday, September 13th.

Updated Matt's bio and the discography with information about Every Falling Tear.

6/27/11:  Sanctus Real will be heading out this Fall on tour with Casting Crowns and The Afters. Check  out www.sanctusreal.com for a complete list of dates and locations.

2/25/11:  Added 2 new desktop wallpapers to the downloads with "Lead Me" and "Forgiven" themes.

2/22/11: Just added lots of new photos! Live In This Moment Tour 2007, Northridge Mall 2008, and the recent Tsunami Youth Conference 2010.

2/18/11:  Sanctus Real has been nominated for 3 Dove awards! 1) Song of the Year "Lead Me", 2) Pop Contemporary Song of the Year "Lead Me", and 3) Rock Contemporary Album of the year, Pieces of a Real Heart. Congratulations, guys!

2/9/11:  Added a Facebook "Like" button below the guestbook. If you like this site, please "Like" it and we will post Sanctus Real news and website updates directly to your feed.

Added 2 new photos to the promotional photos page.

2/8/11:  Sanctus Real has a new song called "The Living Proof" featured on a special CD entitled Freedom. The CD is available exclusively through Family Christian Stores, where you can buy it for $5 right now, and part of the proceeds will benefit the International Justice Mission. For more information, go to www.familychristian.com/freedom.

Added Pieces of Our Past: The Sanctus Real Anthology, Freedom, and When You Love Someone (Songs of Love & Friendship) to the discography.

1/31/11:  Sanctus Real is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album for Pieces of a Real Heart. The awards will be held on February 13.

Belated Congratulations go out to Chris & Dominique on the birth of their daughter, Penelope and Pete & Melissa on the birth of their daughter, Bennet - both born on August 11th. And Congratulations to Matt & Sarah on the birth of their son, Bowen, born on September 9th. Bowen was born with a heart condition called HLHS. For more information about Bowen and blog updates, go to www.bowensheart.com.

Sanctus Real is currently writing songs for another album. We're looking forward to hearing them once they are recorded.

7/8/10:  Updated our video page, adding the "Forgiven" music video, "Lead Me" story from Matt & Sarah Hammitt, and a link to the official Sanctus Real podcast on YouTube.

Sanctus Real just shot footage for a "Lead Me" video said to release in about a month.

Updated individual bios to include blog and twitter links for each member, including www.bowensheart.com.

4/4/10:  Happy Resurrection Day, Jesus is Risen!

4/3/10:  Added Pieces of a Real Heart lyrics and song stories.

4/2/10:  Sanctus Real is headlining the United Tour with guest speaker David Nasser and other bands Mikeschair and Jonny Diaz. Check out www.unitedtour2010.com for dates and info.

3/9/10:  Today is a BIG day! Pieces of a Real Heart, Sanctus Real's brand new album, is available to purchase wherever you buy music, including a digital deluxe version.

The music video premiere for the awesome single "Forgiven" is featured at Yahoo! Music.

Tonight at 6pm PST is a special live webcast with the guys playing new songs and answering your questions at www.facebook.com/sanctusrealmusic.

Be sure to check www.SanctusReal.com for tour dates as the guys are out on the road playing their entire new album front to back! Also on tour is Addison Road, Above the Golden State, Me in Motion, and speaker Sammy Adebiyi.

5/18/09:  Sanctus Real has been working hard on their next album writing and recording songs. For updates on how they're coming along with the album as well as tidbits from the road check out the band's official twitter.

1/27/09: Congrats to Sanctus Real on their first Grammy Award nomination! The band is nominated for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album with their We Need Each Other CD. The awards ceremony where the winners will be announced will be held on February 8th.

Sanctus Real's song "We Need Each Other" is featured on a new compilation album When You Love Someone (Songs of Love & Friendship).

Sanctus Real is going on a co-headling tour with Matthew West and special guest Jason Gray. The tour starts tomorrow, so check out www.sanctusreal.com for tour dates!

11/10/08:  Tune in to ABC this Sunday night (November 16) for the possibility to catch Sanctus Real on the TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The band recently played a benefit concert for over 5,000 people to raise money for the local Toledo, OH family being featured on the show. Paul DiMeo, one of the cast members of the show, even came up and played guitar with the band for one song.

9/29/08:  Sanctus Real is currently out on the We Need Each Other Tour with special guests Tenth Avenue North, VOTA, and Sammy A. Be sure to check out www.sanctusreal.com for the rest of the tour dates and come out to one of the shows if it is near you. From what we have heard, this is one great concert you don't want to miss! The tour is also raising money through the Mocha Club for a great cause - to build wells in Africa.

6/18/08:  Added In Christ Alone: Modern Hymns of Worship to the Discography page.

Watch the brand new video for "Whatever You're Doing (Something Heavenly)" here, we also added it to the video page. Also go to www.SanctusReality.com for the second episode in the band's docu-series.

5/15/08:  Please keep the Hammitt family in your prayers as baby Claire recently visited the hospital and they discovered she had an ear infection and sleep apnea.

5/14/08:  Big Congratulations to Mark & Susan Graalman on the birth of their second son, Nathaniel Yo-Soon, on April 21st and Matt & Sarah Hammitt on the birth of their second daughter, Claire Lillian on April 30th!

Guitar players, piano players, and vocalists may be interested in a new songbook released for We Need Each Other. The book features the sheet music for all 10 songs on the album. It is listed on Amazon.com though it is not currently available, you can also check your local Christian bookstore.

3/15/08:  Updated Matt's bio with new info.

Sanctus Real's very own Matt Hammitt along with solo artist Bethany Dillion lent their vocal talents to a new modern worship hymns project. The CD - In Christ Alone; Modern Hymns of Worship, released on Tuesday and is available to purchase here.

Check out an article from CCM Magazine called "Keeping It Real" right here.

2/27/08:  Check out a new article from CMCentral talking to Mark about the social justice organization they sponsor, Mocha Club, here.

Watch an exclusive video of Matt and Chris working on We Need Each Other for Amazon.com.

2/13/08:  We hope everyone has had the opportunity to pick up a copy of We Need Each Other or download the album online. If you haven't yet, here are a couple of incentives that may help in your decision of where to purchase it. If you buy a physical copy of the CD, you'll also get two FREE bonus songs "Hero", an unreleased track as well as "We Need Each Other (acoustic)"! If you purchase online from Amazon's MP3 Store, you'll get a free download of "Whatever You're Doing (Something Heavenly) Acoustic", and from Rhapsody, you'll get a free download of "Black Coal (acoustic)".

HearItFirst.com has re-skinned their homepage in celebration of the release of We Need Each Other! Check out the cool new look and the fun videos (new videos posted daily) the guys from Sanctus Real made on the recent KLOVE Cruise as well as a song from We Need Each Other posted every day.

2/12/08:  TODAY is the day - We Need Each Other is available in stores and on iTunes!

We updated the look of the site in our excitement for the new album - we hope you like it.

Sanctus Real's official website, SanctusReal.com, was redesigned for the new album as well. Sanctus Real's bassist, Dan Gartley, did the redesign, so check it out.

We added a lot of new content to the site: Lyrics and Song-By-Song for We Need Each Other have been added, and the Biography has been updated in addition to a brand new bio page for Sanctus Real's newest member, Pete Prevost.

2/9/08:  Updated the promo pictures and added We Need Each Other to the discography.

Check out the brand new site SanctusReality.com for a docu-series straight from the band and individual band members' blogs! It is really cool!

Sanctus Real's official myspace page has a new look and lots of new updates including several songs off of the new album.

With the new album hitting stores in only 3 days, there are many great articles and fun stuff to check out on the web: Jesus Freak Hideout is hosting a listening party where you can listen to the entire new album right now! They also have a great interview with Matt here. Here is an article from Sanctus Real's hometown newspaper, the Toledo Blade. And here's a link to a podcast interview with Matt at CCM Magazine's site. StereoTruth.net is a cool Christian music blog that recently featured 2 interviews with Mark - here and here. Last, but not least, Matt wrote 2 devotionals for CMCentral.com - here and here. Enjoy!

1/4/08:  Sanctus Real's brand new album will now be titled We Need Each Other, and releases on February 12. You can pre-order the album here.

More exciting news - Sanctus Real will be touring with Third Day this Spring. Keep your eyes open for tour dates as they are announced on Sanctus Real's website.

10/4/07: Sanctus Real just premiered their new song "We Need Each Other" on their official myspace page. It premieres on Christian radio stations today as well, so call your favorite stations and request it!

It has also been officially announced that the new Sanctus Real record releasing next February will be called Turn On The Lights!

Added Sanctus Real's appearance on The Logan Show earlier this year to the video page.

Updated the "Quote of the Month".

8/6/07:  Sanctus Real has been busy in the studio working on a new album set to release in February! We're very excited about it!

This Fall Sanctus Real is touring with Steven Curtis Chapman on the Live In This Moment Tour. Check out SanctusReal.com for tour dates.

Sanctus Real was a special musical guest on The Logan Show last Spring. You can view their performance and interview on The Logan Show's website here.

Check out the first 2 episodes of the Sanctus Real video podcast on YouTube.

Belated Congratulations to Sanctus Real for their 2 Dove Award nominations and their 2 ASCAP Awards!

1/25/07:  Sanctus Real is currently on the Winter Jam Tour with Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson and others. Get there early so you don't miss Sanctus Real's performance (they play first). Check SanctusReal.com for tour dates.

"Don't Give Up" is the newest single released to radio stations. Call or e-mail your favorite stations to request the song!

Added new quote to the Quote of the Month feature.

9/18/06: Sanctus Real recorded their version of "Silent Night" to be released on September 26 on the compilation CD Unexpected Gifts: 12 Songs of Christmas. The CD also features songs by Starfield, Rebecca St. James, Shawn McDonald and others.

9/13/06:  The One Stop Tour community was selected and Sanctus Real along with Total Axxess Radio visited the town of Marshall, MN this week. Listen today and tomorrow to Total Axxess to hear the highlights of their visit.

Read an interview with Sanctus Real at Christian Music Today.

8/15/06: Sanctus Real is teaming up with Total Axxess for the ONE STOP TOUR. This tour only has one stop. What’s a current issue in your community that is in need of some help? How can they help? Send your community's story to faceoflove@totalaxxess.com. Total Axxess will share some of these stories on-air and in the end they’ll choose one community to come help.
In your email please give a name, a contact number, city and state and then share your story. For one day they'll fly to your community and help out! Total Axxess and Sanctus Real want to show the Face of Love...with the "One Stop Tour" ...only on Total Axxess!

"The Face of Love" is the newest radio single so call up your stations and request the song!

Updated the Quote of the Month.

5/15/06: Added The Face of Love lyrics.

4/28/06:  Put up some new photos from the Easter Revival service in Lake Elsinore, California.

Check out some great interviews with the guys from Sanctus Real: Jesus Freak Hideout, Toledo Blade, and Pentecostal Evangel.

4/6/06:  The Face of Love is in stores NOW!!

3/31/06:  Added the brand new music video for "I'm Not Alright" to the video page. Be sure to catch 4 behind-the-scenes videos of the making of the "I'm Not Alright" video on www.SanctusReal.com.

3/20/06:  Did you notice the new look of the site? We redesigned it in anticipation of the new album. We hope you like it!

We also added Dan Gartley's bio, updated the band biography, made some new wallpapers and buddy icons that are in the downloads, and added some new promo pictures.

Check out www.HearItfFrst.com for an exclusive Sanctus Real podcast.

3/1/06:  Check out the new The Face Of Love ecard and the newly re-done SanctusReal.com!

Read an interview with Matt Hammitt at Grassrootsmusic.com.

Listen for Sanctus Real's single "I'm Not Alright" on your local Christian radio station and call or e-mail to request it! The song is also available for purchase on itunes.

2/17/06:  Added The Face of Love to the discography.

1/31/06:  Added photos from Day 7 @ Harvest last November to the photos.

Check out Musichristian.com to see the album cover art and track listing for The Face of Love. While you're there, you can pre-order the CD for only $9.97 and you'll get your cover autographed by Sanctus Real!

1/27/06:  You can now hear the first single - "I'm Not Alright" from Sanctus Real's upcoming album, The Face of Love, by going to www.hearitfirst.com where it is currently the featured audio.

Sanctus Real is heading out on The Face Of Love Tour next month. The February dates are mostly West Coast, but in April and May they'll be hitting more states, so don't worry. Check out www.sanctusreal.com for all the info on where they'll be playing.

Updated the Quote of the Month.

1/12/06:  Sanctus Real's upcoming album has a name! The Face of Love will release April 4th. The band is currently playing new tunes live in concert, and they sound great!

Musichristian.com is having a sale on Sanctus Real's first 2 releases. Say It Loud is on sale for only $6.97 and Fight The Tide is on sale for $9.97. This is a great opportunity to pick up either or both if you don't already own them.

Added a live performance @ Day 7 to the video page.

Added the "Second Annual Sanctoids Christmas Giveaway" contest winners names to the contest page.

12/30/05:  Added the names of the winners of the "Second Annual Sanctoids Christmas Giveaway" to the contest page.

12/27/05: Entries for the "Second Annual Sanctoids Christmas Giveaway" are now closed, but we will notify and announce the winners' names shortly. Thank you for entering.

12/13/05:  It's time for the "Second Annual Sanctoids Christmas Giveaway"! Enter the contest to win one of 4 prize packages.

11/28/05: Congratulations to new bassist Dan and his fiancée Amy on their recent engagement!

According to SanctusReal.com, the band recently finished recording the final songs for their upcoming album! The new album is tentatively scheduled to release April 4, 2006.

8/10/05:  Congratulations to Chris & Dominique on their recent marriage!

Tell your friends - everyone can download Sanctus Real's song "Closer" off of the album Fight The Tide absolutely free!  Just go to www.purevolume.com/sanctusreal

Sanctus Real will be on the Until My Heart Caves In Tour this fall with Audio Adrenaline, Pillar, Superchic[k] and Kids in the Way. Check out www.SanctusReal.com for tour dates.

Updated the Quote of the Month.

6/6/05:  As announced on Sanctus Real's official website, Steve Goodrum  played his final shows with the band in April. We will miss Steve and Jodie but pray  that God will continue bless them and use them greatly wherever He takes them. We also want to welcome the new bassist, Dan Gartley. If you see Sanctus Real in concert soon, be sure to welcome Dan.

Check out 2 Sanctus Real videos on www.breathecast.com. Click here for an interview with Matt, Steve, and Chris, and the home page for live clips and chit chat with the guys at Spring Celebration in Santa Clara, CA.

Updated the Quote of the Month.

4/25/05:  Congratulations to Sanctus Real for winning their first Dove Award for "Modern Rock Album of the Year" with Fight The Tide!! The band dedicated the win to Mark Graalman Sr. (Mark's dad) who went home to be with the Lord on April 5th.

Updated the Quote of the Month.

3/17/05:  If you haven't signed up for the newly updated official Sanctus Real street team "Team Real", you can do so right here. Joining the team means helping spread the word about Sanctus Real, their music, and concerts; plus you get the latest news and inside info from the band.

The current issue (Mar/Apr) of Campus Life Magazine features an article about Mark and the anxiety problems he overcame with God's help. You can read the article online right here.

3/5/05:  Added 2 new videos to the video page.

2/16/05:  Check out a devotional, written by Chris, based off of Sanctus Real's song "Deeds" here.

2/7/05:  The first Sanctus Real baby is officially here! Congratulations to Mark & Susan on the birth of their baby boy, Benjamin Yo-Sup Graalman! All prayers for Mom, Dad, and baby Ben are greatly appreciated. [update 2/14: Graalman family picture!]

Added new "Quote of the Month" feature to the main page (to the right, under the guestbook).

Our Congratulations also go out to the gang in Sanctus Real for their 4 Dove Award nominations!  Sanctus Real is  nominated for Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year with "Alone", Rock Recorded Song of the Year with "Everything About You", Modern Rock Album of the Year with Fight The Tide, and Special Event Album of  the Year for their participation in the In The Name Of Love- Artists United For Africa project. The GMA Music Awards will be held April 13, 2005 in Nashville, TN.

Updated the links page with new Sanctus Real fansites. Check them out.

1/6/05:  Check out a recent Sanctus Real article in Breakaway Magazine right here.

Added the winners' names from the 'Sanctoids Christmas Giveaway' contest to the contest page.

12/29/04:  The deadline to enter the 'Sanctoids Christmas Giveaway' contest is up; thanks to everyone who entered.  We will be announcing the winners shortly.

The R&R year-end charts for 2004 are out and Sanctus Real's own "Everything About You" made it at #4 on the Rock charts and #10 on the CHR charts. Their cover of "Beautiful Day" also made it on the Rock charts at #15.  Congrats to Sanctus Real and everyone who requested the songs on the radio!  Let's keep up the requesting in 2005!

12/7/04:  Enter our latest contest - the 'Sanctoids Christmas Giveaway'.

11/19/04:  Updated the photos section with new concert photos from the Fight The Tide Tour and Big Vision in Bakersfield.

9/14/04: Added the brand new "Everything About You" video to the video page.

8/29/04:  Our Congratulations go out to Chris & Dominique on their recent engagement, and to Mark & Susan on their news of becoming new parents soon!  We're very excited for you all!

Keep checking www.sanctusreal.com for current tour dates to see if the guys are heading to your area.  The band is currently out on tour with Jeremy Camp and Seven Places, and will be headling the Fight The Tide Tour in October.

8/3/04:  We finally got up our photos from Spirit West Coast Del Mar and Calvary Chapel High Desert.

"Everything About You" is doing great at radio all over the US.  The song has remained #1 on Christian Rock radio for 3 weeks!  Keep requesting the song at your local radio stations and let's keep it at the top.

If you're looking to find out a little more about the guys in Sanctus Real and/or their new album, check out these interviews from cMusicWeb, CCM Buzz, Renown Magazine, and The Toledo Blade.

6/16/04:  Added Fight The Tide to the discography. Updated the lyrics section with "Beautiful Day" and "Promised Land" from compilation albums, as well as adding all of the lyrics and song explanations for Fight The Tide.

6/15/04:  Fight The Tide is in stores today!! If you didn't get the chance to pre-order the CD make sure you pick it up ASAP because it is one amazing CD!

We hope to have many new updates to the site this week, so keep checking back.

5/17/04:  Hear a new song from Fight The Tide each week with the song-a-week player! This week it's the single "Everything About You" but Tuesday night it will change to a new one, so make sure you keep checking back weekly.

Calling all Sanctoids! Sign up for the Official Sanctus Real Street Team and help promote the new album and concerts as they come to your area.

Added 3 new buddy icons to the downloads. Use them as an opportunity to share with your friends about Sanctus Real and their new album, Fight The Tide, in stores June 15th.

5/8/04:  You can now pre-order Sanctus Real's up-coming album Fight The Tide at MusicChristian.com for only $9.97, and receive it autographed by the band!

5/3/04:  "Everything About You" has officially hit radio! Call up your local station to request the song and hear it for yourself.

Our Congratulations go out to Matt for receiving a Dove Award for his participation in !Hero: the Rock Opera.

3/15/04:  Exciting news - Sanctus Real's sophomore album Fight The Tide will be releasing June 15th!!!  The first single "Everything About You" will be releasing to radio sometime soon.

3/4/04:  Added VeggieRocks to the discography. Check out the official VeggieRocks website for more sound clips and fun stuff, and remember to pick up a copy of the CD which hits stores this Tuesday, March 9th.

3/3/04:  Let the campaigning begin! Sink Or Swim: An Atypical Sanctus Real Fansite is hosting the Sanctus Real For President poll. Check out the website and get involved in the fun!

In other news, Bleach's former sound guy, The WHIPLASH, will be working with Sanctus Real in the coming months. Check out his special section on Bleach's website for more info.

2/17/04:  Congratulations to Sanctus Real on their Dove Award nominations! Sanctus Real has been nominated for Rock Album of the Year for Say It Loud and for Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year with their U2 cover of "Beautiful Day". For the full list of nominations check out www.doveawards.com.

On March 9th, watch out for a fun new compilation - VeggieRocks. The VeggieRocks CD features different Christian bands performing VeggieTales' songs. Sanctus Real will be featured on the CD with their version of "Promised Land" from the video Josh And The Big Wall.

Check out a cool new interview with Mark Graalman at Spork News.

2/4/04:  Updated the links page, adding a link to a cool new Sanctus Real fansite.

1/21/04:  In The Name of Love: Artists United for Africa releases next Tuesday (the 27th).  You'll want to pick up a copy to hear Sanctus Real's version of the U2 hit "Beautiful Day" as well as helping support the fight against AIDS in Africa.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will go directly to the Mwakankomba village in Zambia, which has been devastated by HIV/AIDS, additional proceeds will also go to an AIDS medical center in Cape Town, South Africa.

1/21/04:  Check out Weekend22's website for a very cool video of the Sanctus Real guys backstage during the See Spot Rock tour set to "Beautiful Day".

12/22/03:  MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!  We hope you will all have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of our precious Lord and Savior - Jesus Christ.

11/16/03:  The names of the winner's of our first contest have been posted on the contest page.  You can also see how well you did by viewing the correct answers to the Trivia Contest here.

11/12/03:  Our first contest has officially ended, thanks to everyone who participated!  We will post the answers and the winner's names very soon, so keep checking back.

11/7/03:  Sanctus Real's cover of U2's "Beautiful Day" was the champion on Radio U's "Battle Of The Buzz" show for 4 days!!  Thanks to everyone who listened and helped vote for the awesome new song.

10/29/03:  The SR guys are currently taking some well-deserved time off the road, playing only a few sporadic shows, so they can write songs for a new album.  Keep them in your prayers for God's inspiration and guidance as they write and prepare to make the album.

10/29/03:  It's our first contest!  Get to know the guys a little more as you play the Sanctus Real Trivia Contest, and enter to win some cool prizes at the same time.

The SR guys are currently taking some well-deserved time off the road, playing only a few sporadic shows, so they can write songs for a new album.  Keep them in your prayers for God's inspiration and guidance as they write and prepare to make the album.

10/28/03:  Check out this cool interview with Matt and Chris from earlier this year at Contend 4 The Faith.

10/13/03:  Added new photos from Festival Con Dios to the site here, and a link to a new Sanctus Real fansite in the links section.

9/3/03:  The !Hero: The Rock Opera soundtrack is now in stores.  Sanctus Real's very own Matt Hammitt plays the part of the "paralyzed man" on the CD singing on the track "Stand Up And Walk".  If you want more info about !Hero: The Rock Opera, you can check out the official website here.

9/3/03:  Festival Con Dios tour dates start up in just over a week!  Sanctus Real will be playing alongside some other great bands, so make sure to check out the tour dates to see if it's coming near you.

8/21/03:  SVERIGEEP is now in stores!!  If you're having trouble finding it, it can be purchased online right here.

SVERIGEEP and the Japanese EP have both been added to the discography along with full track listings for each.

8/14/03:  Starting August 19th, when you purchase Say It Loud you will receive a free copy of SVERIGEEP (translated "The Swedish EP").  SVERIGEEP will feature live acoustic studio versions of "Hey Wait" and "Say It Loud", a unique Joy Electric remix of the song "Inspiration", 2 songs from their independent release Nothing To Lose - "Otherside" and "Craving", as well as a bonus Swedish interview.  SVERIGEEP will be a great addition to any Sanctus Real fan's collection!

8/14/03: Sanctus Real recently recorded a U2 cover of "Beautiful Day" to be on a CD titled In The Name Of Love: Artist United For Africa which will raise money for D.A.T.A. and the work the organization is doing to help fight AIDS and poverty in Africa. update 9/8/03: The album will be releasing through Sparrow Records on January 27, 2004.

7/31/03:  Added new pics from Creation West thanks to the wonderful theelectric3.  Update 8/7/03: Added 3 more pics from Creation West to the page, special thanks to Cariann.

7/17/03:  Read a recent interview with Sanctus Real on ChristianityToday.com.

6/24/03: Sanctus Real will be performing this Friday on the Fringe Stage at Creation East Festival in PA.  Acaza.com will be webcasting the event on their site (both the Main Stage and Fringe Stage).  Check out Acaza.com for more info.

5/26/03:  Updated Mark's biography.

5/15/03:  Check out the new screensaver from Sparrow Records in the downloads.

5/8/03:  Added new pics from the See Spot Rock Tour last weekend to the photos section of the site.

5/7/03:  San Antonio's Trinity University recently had Sanctus Real in studio of their radio show Live From Studio A.  You can listen to the interview, including the band performing a few songs live and acoustic in the studio here.

4/13/03:  Decapolis.com just added an interview with Sanctus from February of this year, check it out here.

3/24/03:  Listen to a funny interview on Radio U's "The RIOT" from last Friday morning.

3/22/03:  Check out some new pictures from the Virgin Megastore in-store in Columbus, OH last night.

3/1/03:  Added song-by-song explanations for Say It Loud in the lyrics section.

2/24/03:  The Jesus Freak Hideout posted their new interview with Matt and Steve from earlier this month on the See Spot Rock Tour.  Check it out, it's awesome!

2/21/03:  Check out the Jesus Freak Hideout for your chance to win Sanctus Real's Japanese EP autographed by Matt and Steve!

2/9/03:  Today starts the See Spot Rock Tour with the Supertones, Relient K, John Reuben, Pillar, and none other than Sanctus Real!  Check out the tour dates to see if it's coming to your city.

2/7/03:  Added photos from the We Are Tomorrow Tour and Pacific High School shows we went to recently.

1/31/03: Welcome to Sanctoids: an un-official Sanctus Real fansite! Today is the premiere, so we hope you look around and enjoy yourself.

1/25/03:  Sanctus Real is currently out on tour with Bleach on the We Are Tomorrow Tour.  Be sure to check it out if it's coming near you.