One of their (part-time) drummers, namely Jon Schwartz, is best known for being the drummer and webmaster for fellow parody musician "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Tropes associated with ApologetiX:
- As the Good Book Says...: Since they're a Christian (parody) band and all.
- Christian Rock: Self-described as part Weird Al and part Billy Graham in "We're in a Parody Band".
- Epic Rocking: Invoked with Parable Guy.
- Fire and Brimstone Hell: Obviously touched on by some tracks, such as Droppin on the Sun
- Fluffy Cloud Heaven: By contrast, refuted in Heaven Isnt Like That, their parody of Shine.
- Grief Song: Last Night, based on Pearl Jams take on Last Kiss, takes place the Saturday between Jesuss death and resurrection, with Peter mourning his Saviors loss.
- The Moral Substitute: Subverted in interviews with the band in that they state that the parodies aren't necessarily a "safe alternative" and that they "aren't intended to be nicotine patches for recovering rock and roll addicts." They also added that they aren't merely sanitizing secular music to make them more palatable to (conservative) Christian audiences, but rather use said secular music to teach and reach out to people in an entertaining and humorous way.
- List Song:
- Pungeon Master: You gotta be, in this profession.
- Satire: The band would often incorporate this and Irony in their songs as a way to get their point across.
- Song Parody: Being a comedy band, this is pretty much their bread-and-butter.
- Theme Tune Roll Call: Sometimes in their more self-referential tunes-and theyve been updated as the line-ups changed.