‘Tourniquet’ To Release ‘Antiseptic Bloodbath “Voiceless”, Listen To ’86 Bullets [Instrumental]’


Tourniquet band 2012Here is something that fans have been requesting on virtually all the Tourniquet albums. For lack of a better term, due to the “musical” nature of our tunes, people have often asked “Can you also release this as …an instrumental album?” With Antiseptic Bloodbath “Voiceless” — we are doing just that.

The album has been remastered in New York specifically as an instrumental release and it sounds amazing. There are no vocals and no voices — it is “voiceless”. What remains is the music, including all the awesome guitar solos.

My songwriting, as many of you know, comes in part from a deep passion for classical music, so to release Antiseptic Bloodbath in its entirety as an instrumental piece seems quite natural. The song structures become more transparent and move further to the front — so you will notice and hear things you hadn’t before. Aaron’s two songs add a cool element to the album — recorded on guitars tuned higher in the key of E Flat instead of low C.

The cover, done by renowned metal album artist Travis Smith, is an alternate version we had of the original — just different enough to be ideal for this digital release. CD release will follow soon after.

If Tourniquet were a “three chord” band, this would probably not be a good idea. But we think you will find this “voiceless” version interesting and enjoyable — fully able to stand on its own as a unique listening experience. As always, thank you — the fans — for allowing us to continue doing what we love — making music. – Ted


Antiseptic Bloodbath has been released last summer via Pathogenic Records. The CD features guest guitar solos by Marty Friedman [ex-Megadeth], Karl Sanders [Nile], Pat Travers, Bruce Franklin [Trouble] and Santiago Dobles [Aghora].

“This album has definite clear winners mixed with some lesser or bland and like, ‘what the hell is going on here’ tracks, but no real bad songs if you stand them alone. “Antiseptic Bloodbath” is a very worth while listening experience that will certainly get some head banging going and even provoke a good mosh. Its trademark Tourniquet! Enjoy.” Read the full review here.


01 Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis) [Instrumental]
02 Antiseptic Bloodbath [Instrumental]
03 The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin [Instrumental]
04 Chamunda Temple Stampede [Instrumental]
05 Flowering Cadaver [Instrumental]
06 86 Bullets [Instrumental]
07 Duplicitous Endeavor [Instrumental]
08 Lost Language of the Andamans [Instrumental]
09 Carried Away On Uncertain Wings [Instrumental]
10 Fed By Ravens, Eaten

Preorder the CD: 

The first 100 will be signed by Ted and numbered.

Related articles:
‘Ted Kirkpatrick’s’ New Solo Album ‘Ancient Christmas’ Now Available [Dec. 2011]
‘Tourniquet’ To Release ‘Antiseptic Bloodbath’ This Summer [May 2012]
‘Bruce Franklin’, ‘Marty Friedman’ To Guest On New ‘Tourniquet’ Album [June 2012]
‘Tourniquet’ ‘Antiseptic Bloodbath’ Available For Pre Order [June 2012]
More ‘Tourniquet’ ‘Antiseptic Bloodbath’ Studio Footage Posted Online [July 2012]
Tourniquet – “Antiseptic Bloodbath” [Album review]

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