Jun 232020

Tourniquet co-founder and drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has released ‘Gethsemane’ and the song comes from the well-known rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. The song is sung by Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest) and on keyboards, piano: Bruno Sa (Anamglas, Diaspora Mundi, Operation: Mindcrime). Kirkpatrick says the following “

“Gethsemane” has been a favorite of mine, and a blessing to me, from the very first time I heard it in the early ‘70s. I’ve wanted to cover it for years – and with the awesome talents of Tim, Bruno, and Aaron Pace (mixing/mastering), here it is – on the 50 year anniversary of its release in 1970. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

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Feb 152019

Late last month, Tourniquet launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund “Vanishing Lessons – 25th Anniversary Vinyl. The set target of €3,455 has been achieved, at the moment of writing even € 6.185, with still 7 days to go …. Kirkpatrick says: .

STRETCH GOAL ADDED! – With 7 days to go, thanks to all of you – we’re waay over the initial goal! So we came up with a cool idea for a “stretch goal”: A flash drive filled with Vanishing Lessons era photos: in studio, tour photos, concert fliers, promo stuff – whatever we dig up! This will be a great look at what went down during that time. Many of these photos have never been released to the public. If we reach the stretch goal of $8,000, EVERY BACKER will get a flash drive, preloaded with the photos!!

Watch Ted‘s video message below.

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Dec 262018

Tourniquet co-founder and drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has released a cover of Jeff Beck‘s song ‘Led Boots.’ Kirckpatrick comments: “I always enjoyed playing this super funky tune from Jeff Beck‘s fantastic “Wired” album.

“Wired” is the third solo album by British guitarist Jeff Beck, released on Epic Records in 1976. An instrumental album, it peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

The video can be watched below.

Tourniquet‘s brand new album “Gazing at Medusa” is released on October 18 via Pathogenic Records. With ‘Gazing At Medusa’, Tourniquet is back in action. On the new album, the band went all out with on microphone singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest / Iced Earth) and a guest role for singer Deen Castronovo (Journey). For the guitar work, the band managed to attract Chris Poland (Megadeth).

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Aug 202016

Ted KirkpatrickTourniquet co-founder and drummer Ted Kirkpatrick (picture) has checked in with the following update regarding the new album:

“A brand new Tourniquet album is on the horizon. We just launched our Kickstarter campaign and we need everyone to help make it happen! It would rule if you would consider pledging and/or sharing. We’ll work hard to make it awesome… ”

Their goal is set to $ 16.000. (They’ve already raised $ 8,085 as of this posting) in less than one week. Watch Ted‘s video-message below, and help them to reach their goal.

In December we reported that, by mutual and respectful agreement, Luke Easter has stepped down as vocalist of thrash/heavy metal band Tourniquet. The band is still looking for a new singer. In a previous update (April) the band said:

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Apr 042016

Ted KirkpatrickIn December we reported that, by mutual and respectful agreement, Luke Easter has stepped down as vocalist of thrash/heavy metal band Tourniquet. Co-founder & drummer Ted Kirkpatrick (picture) just checked in with the following update:

“The Tourniquet lead vocalist position is now open for auditions. Although we have a few excellent singers in mind, we first would like to see who might be out there. It’s interesting that several very well known bands have done the same – most recently Stone Temple Pilots.”

“We’re open to either a vocalist or a vocalist/guitarist (think Michael Sweet, Dave Mustaine, etc.). Also, the ability to sing and do some thrash vocals is a big plus, but not required.” Continue reading »