Jul 262018
 

Tourniquet co-founder and former guitarist Gary Lenaire has released a new single ‘Vainglorious Hypocrisy’ feat. Luke Easter (ex Tourniquet) & Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples, Tony MacAlpine) on bass. Check out the video below.

Lenaire‘s solo debut album “No Time Now” has been self-released in July 2017. The album features guest appearances of: Guy Ritter, Anna Sentina, Bubby Lewis, Neil Swanson, Aly Frank and Others. “No Time Now” is the first record he have  published since 2005. Some of the tracks were posted on Soundcloud and YouTube under the Talking Snakes name—a project in Los Angeles. A number of those tracks were remixed or recorded altogether for this release. Says Gary: “So, indulge me in these 10 tunes, they are all over the place—much like my musical tastes.” Continue reading »

May 232018
 

Luke EasterTourniquet‘s vocalist from 1993 to 2015, recently completed a successful Indiegogo campaign to finance the release of his new solo project. The campaign closed at 117% of its goal, and Easter recently announced via social media that the CD was complete, and that all backer perks had been shipped.

Easter‘s new release, “The Pop Disaster”, marks a departure from the progressive tinged metal he had come to be known for from his long tenure as Tourniquet‘s vocalist, instead taking more of a hard rock/power pop approach.

“I’ve always been a pop/rock guy,” says Luke. “I know I was in a metal band for almost 23 years, but that’s really just one side of me. I love heavy music, but I’m a sucker for a well crafted melody with a big chorus. I grew up listening to Mötley CrüeBon JoviStryper and Ratt as much as I did to Metallica and Megadeth. This project has given me the chance to show that side of myself as a writer and performer.” Continue reading »

Apr 042018
 

Luke Easter, who was Tourniquet‘s lead singer from from 1993 to late 2015, recently announced a new solo endeavor. As part of the band Tourniquet, he co-wrote a number of songs, released 10 CDs, four home videos/DVDs, and played numerous shows internationally. This is his first solo project, and it is slated for an early summer 2018 release.

Produced by Kris Kanoho (One Groove, Nomasterbacks), the record features a core group of musicians from the Christian hard rock and metal scene — David Bach (Guardian) on bass, Jesse Sprinkle (Poor Old Lu, Demon Hunter) on drums, and Josiah Prince (Disciple) on lead guitar. Additionally, the record features an appearance by former Stryper bass player Tim Gaines. The collection of all-new material was written by Easter, who says: “Up until now, I’ve been giving voice to someone else’s songs… bringing someone else’s musical vision to life. These songs are the closest I’ve come to something truly reflective of me. It’s a snapshot of who I am as a singer and songwriter at this point in time.” Continue reading »

Dec 292015
 

Luke EasterBy mutual and respectful agreement, Luke Easter has stepped down as vocalist of thrash/heavy metal band Tourniquet.

Drummer Ted Kirkpatrick says: “Luke has been a valuable member of Tourniquet since 1993 and we have shared much music, ministry, and laughter. I will always appreciate his valuable contribution to our music and his representation of the band – and I know many of you will too. We’ve decided that our musical paths are not quite going in the same direction. Luke has been, and is – a great friend. I truly wish the best for him and look forward to seeing whatever his future holds.”

From Luke: “In June, 1993, my life changed. I joined Tourniquet and began a musical journey that has lasted more than two decades. I got the opportunity to see the world; to meet and work with amazing people; to contribute to a body of work that I am proud of; and in the process I was able to share Christ with people all over the world. I am grateful to have been a part of Tourniquet, and to have had the chance to work with someone as talented and prolific as Ted for as long as I have.” Continue reading »