Letter Kills
Letter Kills
Background Information
A.K.A. Letter K
Origin Southern California
Genre Christian Rock
Years active 2002-2006
Label(s) Island
Associated Acts The Fling
The Wedding
Point of Recognition
Former Members
Matt Shelton
Timothy Cordova
Dustin Lovelis
Kyle Duckworth
Paul Remund

Letter Kills was a Christian rock band from Southern California.


The band formed in August 2002.[1] They were signed to Island Records[2] and produced by Jim Wirt (who also produced Incubus and Hoobastank).

The band cites their Christian beliefs as the reason they got together. The name Letter Kills comes from Second Corinthians 3:6 - "for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." [3]

Their first album, The Bridge, was released July 2, 2004. This CD sold around 201,000 copies.

They toured the United States, with Story of the Year as part of the Nintendo Fusion Tour and on the Van's Warped Tour.[4] They have also toured with The Used, Lostprophets, My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace and many other bands.

While recording their followup to The Bridge, guitarist Dustin Lovelis left the band to form The Fling, and the band soon broke up in 2006. They cited the cause of their breakup as lack of artistic freedom with their label.

After the band broke up, lead singer Matthew Shelton returned to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas where he started a new band called Teleo. Lead guitarist Timothy Cordova joined another band called Point of Recognition, and later moved to Utah to train to become a englsh teacher.

In 2008 Matt Shelton became the permanent lead singer of the band The Wedding replacing Kevin Keihn. There is currently no word if the band Teleo is going to be in works.

Band MembersEdit

  • Matt Shelton - vocals
  • Timothy Cordova - lead guitar
  • Dustin Lovelis - rhythm guitar
  • Kyle Duckworth - bass
  • Paul Remund - drums


  1. Letter Kills on allmusic
  2. Letter Kills on Island Records
  3. Letter Kills
  4. Letter Kills Make Believers

External linksEdit

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