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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Jan 262019

Tourniquet co-founder and drummer Ted Kirkpatrick checked in with the following:

“Many of you have been asking for this – here’s your chance! While we’re waiting on the factory to complete the Gazing at Medusa vinyl (still on track for late February), this is THE time to make this happen: 25th Anniversary of Vanishing Lessons – on vinyl for the first time! Remember – Kickstarter is “all or nothing” – so we need to meet our goal for it to be a go. Please join us – and share it everywhere. Together we can release VL to vinyl! Check out the campaign and cool rewards. The first 30 backers will get a 1994 laminated Vanishing Lessons tour pass! – thanks”

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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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Dec 122018

Breaking Benjamin will kick off 2019 with a North American headline arena tour next spring, starting on March 15 in Saginaw, Michigan. The tour will include support from SkilletAsking AlexandiaUnderoathFight The Fury and Diamante on select dates. Artist pre-sale started yesterday (Dec. 11), unlocking with the password “EMBER2019”. VIP presale and Citi presale will begin on December 11 at 12 p.m. EST, and all local presales will begin on December 13 at 10 a.m. local time. Public on-sale will begin on December 14 at 10 a.m. local time for most dates.

Additionally, the band will release a music video for their current single, ‘Tourniquet’, on Friday, December 14, completing the visual trilogy of videos released to date from their sixth studio album, “Ember”“Ember” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has spawned off two No. 1 rock radio hits with recent singles ‘Red Cold River’ andTorn In Two’, marking the band’s eighth and ninth No. 1 singles to date. Continue reading »