Well, I guess it's time to mention that the guitar playing on ANTISEPTIC BLOODBATH is absolutely fantastic. Aaron did a great job nailing all the rhythm guitars and some leads, plus we got a few awesome guests to do a solo or two... man these guys are good.
Nov. 20, 2011 - Ted's new album ANCIENT CHRISTMAS is now available -
September 2, 2011 - Currently tracking guitars for the new album. Working with producer Neil Kernon and guitarist Aaron Guerra. Guitar sound is fantastic...
►June 17, 2011 - Stop the Bleeding and Psychosurgery soon to be released on vinyl! With the renewed interest in buying and spinning records again, Vinyl Remains Records approached us about releasing a Tourniquet album or two. We are currently working on the layouts, etc. These should be pretty cool - more details soon...
►June 10, 2011 - I'm excited to report that after 4 days of recording in Chicago, the drum tracks are all finished for the upcoming Tourniquet album. The drum sound is absolutely fantastic. I had a blast working with our producer, Neil Kernon. We're definately off to a good start!
►April 30, 2011 - New Album Update: I had a lengthy discussion with our producer Neil Kernon yesterday. As a highly in demand producer, he's usually working on several projects at once. When one project hits a major snag, as one currently has by no fault of his own - the upcoming projects, including ours - get pushed back a bit. It's a very common but often unavoidable scenario in the music industry.
So we are now planning May 19-23 to record drums. Guitars, vocals, gimmicks, etc. to follow. As someone said - Neil is a producer worth waiting for. Nothing else is holding us up - finances, tunes, etc. are all in place. Even the song titles...
The music is very thrash oriented, heavy new riffs, aggressive tempos, and lots of melody. The lyrics - I'm personally giving you a 100% guarantee of no watered-down lyrics.
►April 14, 2011 - We now have 2 different shirts available in size small - XXXXL. Get yours HERE.
►April 4, 2011 - All this week, or until sold out - OCULAR DIGITAL shirts are only $13. Get yours here.
►March 20, 2011 - We plan to start recording the new Tourniquet album in late April. Our producer Neil Kernon is a very busy guy (in demand) and he is finishing up a few things before he starts our project. Looks like 10 brand new songs... We think it will be worth the wait.
►March 15, 2011 - Welcome to the new Official Tourniquet site at tourniquet.net A huge thanks goes out to Jared Meyer (aka Lucid Hysteria) who designed/managed the old site.
►Jan 18, 2011 - Album update - We are excited to announce that we will be working with legendary English producer Neil Kernon. Neil has either produced, recorded, mixed, or engineered a staggering amount of cool music from classic metal (Queensryche, Dokken, Judas Priest, Autograph) to death metal (Nile, Cannibal Corpse) to progressive music (Nevermore, Magma) to hair metal (Britny Fox) to Christian bands like Petra, to classic bands like Kansas, to platinum selling albums like Hall and Oates "Private Eyes".
►Jan 16, 2011 - Thanks to all of you for successfully funding our Kickstarter project by pledging a total of $28,475 - Tourniquet fans are the best!!! In the upcoming weeks, we will be taking care of the pledge rewards and giving album updates as things begin to happen... if you haven't been here in awhile, here's what you missed...
►May 31, 2010 - "In the Shadow of the Masters" - NOW AVAILABLE! Ted's new technical drumming solo project IN THE SHADOW OF THE MASTERS. 9 tracks, over 40 minutes of drumming to classical masterpieces from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Paganini, and other great composers. Listen here.
►Mar 8, 2010 - Ted Kirkpatrick's first solo release is here! ODE TO A ROADKILL - Seven brand new songs of hypnotic plodding stoner metal. A 42 minute wall of sound made possible by vintage Orange and Sunn amps. "Vocals" courtesy of authentic haunting animal sounds, reflecting Ted's deep respect for the animal realm. Cool 6 panel digipak CD designed by Jared Meyer.I have just completed recording my first solo album called ODE TO A ROADKILL. The title track refers to the sad reality of the millions of animals who die each year on our roadways. 7 songs, over 40 minutes of brand new music. I have been a fan of slow "stoner" music for many years, and this album definitely fits that category, with my own influence to it, of course. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and look forward to having you all hear it as it is super, super heavy. All "vocals" are done utilizing majestic, creepy, haunting, unaltered animal calls. Cool album art designed by Jared Meyer — aka Lucid Hysteria. The album will be available as a 6 panel Digipak CD and an online download. Looking at a release date of March 10, 2010 — right around the corner.I have just completed recording my first solo album called ODE TO A ROADKILL. The title track refers to the sad reality of the millions of animals who die each year on our roadways. 7 songs, over 40 minutes of brand new music. I have been a fan of slow "stoner" music for many years, and this album definitely fits that category, with my own influence to it, of course. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and look forward to having you all hear it as it is super, super heavy. All "vocals" are done utilizing majestic, creepy, haunting, unaltered animal calls. Cool album art designed by Jared Meyer — aka Lucid Hysteria. The album will be available as a 6 panel Digipak CD and an online download. Looking at a release date of March 10, 2010 — right around the corner.
►Sept 18, 2008 - Tourniquet returns to Norway - Saturday, November 15, 2008 to perform at Nordic Fest. Our good friend Tim Gaines will be on bass...
►June 15, 2008 - Rock out with 10,000 other fans as Tourniquet headlines the Mainstage at the Flevo Festival - Friday, August 15, 2008. Join Ted, Luke, Aaron... and Tim Gaines on bass for an evening of Tourniquet classics! "Tim did an awesome job on the Tourniquet tune "Claustrospelunker" off our Crawl To China album, Ted says, "and we are looking forward to sharing the stage with him and just hanging out in Holland."
►June 8, 2008 - Seeing as the US economy, and consequently the American consumer, has been taking quite a beating lately, we are rolling out the new Tourniquet Economic Stimulus Package for a limited time - ALL CD'S AND DVD'S ARE ONLY $8. We could pull the plug on this deal at anytime, so if you've been thinking about getting a Tourniquet CD or DVD, but instead had to pour gas into your vehicle, this may help you out a little. From us to you - enjoy.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds - Psalm 147:3