Tourniquet 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:
“The Tourniquet lead vocalist position is 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.”
“To audition, choose and download from https://tourniquet.bandcamp.com two to four tracks to sing over instrumental “voiceless” versions – at least one each from Antiseptic Bloodbath and Onward to Freedom. Then upload your video audition to YouTube on the “unlisted” setting. Email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll check it out. If you were in an established band and have footage on YouTube and are interested, send us a link. The next Tourniquet album will be a great showcase for the right vocalist – and we look forward to future live shows – now let’s hear what you got! – Ted”
Tourniquet‘s latest album “Onward to Freedom” (an anthem for the voiceless) was mixed and mastered by ace producer Josh Schroeder /Random Awesome Studios and is released on November 11th. 2014 through Tourniquet‘s own label Pathogenic Records.
Our review of “Onward To Freedom” can be found here.
The current line-up includes: Ted Kirkpatrick (co founder and original drummer) and Aaron Guerra (guitar).