‘The Tourniquet Ark’ Launches Kickstarter Project



The Tourniquet Ark’ is a project of Tourniquet founding member and drummer Ted Kirkpatrick, read the following message and watch the video below.

Hey everyone – Thank you for checking out my new project! I have certainly been blessed by all the Tourniquet fans out there, and all of you who have shown an interest in what I do – plus it’s been cool to see so many of you at The Tourniquet Ark. Now I’m ready to record a new album called “Onward To Freedom”. I believe this is a worthwhile project – I hope you’ll agree and join me.

This is a full album project with vocals – human vocals this time! (Many of you know I did a solo album featuring authentic animal sounds for the “vocals”.) I plan to make the music all of you have come to expect from the main songwriter in Tourniquet since the beginning. Joining me will be a few fantastic guest musicians to add to the mix – on vocals and lead guitar – maybe even a Milwaukee symphony musician or two … I’m looking at probably eight brand new songs. The songs are pretty much written (in my head) – just need to get them recorded. It’s no secret by now that I love beautiful music and I love very heavy music – you will surely hear both in “Onward To Freedom”. My hope is that this is truly something you can feel good about being involved with.

If we reach the goal of $7000, the money will go to for mixing, mastering, guest musicians, guitar and bass setups, drum equipment (sticks, heads, etc.), and of course paying for all the cool rewards I’m offering.  I’m hoping to make the CD packaging really cool, which always costs more to do than just the standard CD.

I think I’ve put together some pretty cool rewards as a thank you for your pledge. Everything from the finished album, of course – to T shirts, necklaces, wildlife photo prints, guitars – and some of my drum stuff I’ve had with me for 20 years – truly one of a kind stuff. Check out the video and the rewards for all the info. I appreciate you all! Ted

*** Regarding “Onward To Freedom” – Lots of people asking “What will the music be like?” I plan for it to be a full heavy album with a biting lower guitar sound, more guitar harmonies, different guitar tones and sounds – with vocals. I’ve asked Luke if he will do a short guest vocal – the rest of the vocals will be a cool surprise… I plan on other guest lead guitar players including one from Aaron – it should be pretty cool – I hope you join me – thanks! Ted
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