Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tourniquet: Discography of the Moment

Tourniquet are a Christian heavy metal band. They formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, California. Musically, they mix elements of thrash metal, neo-classical, and progressive metal.

Tourniquet Web Links:

Tourniquet Official website
Tourniquet Wikipedia article
Tourniquet on Last.fm
Tourniquet on Facebook
Tourniquet YouTube Channel


Stop the Bleeding
Released in 1990 by Intense Records.
Produced by Rogert Marinez and Tourniquet.
Band lineup:
Ted Kirkpatrick - drums; Guy Ritter - vocals; Mark Lewis - guitar; Gary Lenaire - guitar, bass.
Tracks: 10
The Test for Leprosy. Ready or Not. Ark of Suffering. Tears of Korah. The Threshing Floor. You Get What You Pray For. Swarming Spirits. Whitewashed Tomb. Somnambulism. Harlot Widow and the Virgin Bride.

Pyscho Surgery
Released in 1991 by Intense.
Produced by Bill Metoyer.
Lineup changes:
Victor Macias was added on bass. Erik Mendez replaced Mark Lewis on guitar.
Tracks: 9
Psycho Surgery. A Dog's Breakfast. Viento Borrascoso. Vitals Fading. Spineless. Dysfunctional Domicile. Broken Chromosomes. Stereotaxic Atrocities. Officium Defunctorum.

Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance
Released in 1992 by Intense/Metal Blade Records.
Produced by Bill Metoyer.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Impending Embolism. Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance. Phantom Limb. Ruminating Virulence. Spectrophobic Dementia. Gelantinous Tubercles of Purulent Ossification. Incommensurate. Exoskeletons. Theodicy on Trial. Descent into the Maelstrom. En Hakkore. The Skeezix Dilemma.

Intense Live Series Volume 2
Released in 1993 by Intense.
Produced by Terry Taylor.
Lineup changes:
Guy Ritter left the band and Les Carlsen was a guest vocalist on this album.
Tracks: 8
Phantom Limb. Ark of Suffering/Sterotaxic Atrocities. In Studio. Whitewashed Tomb. The Skeezix Dilemma. The Tempter. In Studio. The Messiah.

Vanishing Lessons
Released in 1994 by Intense.
Produced by Jim Faraci.
Lineup changes:
Luke Easter - vocals; Guitarist Erik Mendez left the band.
Tracks: 11
Bearing Gruesome Cargo. Pecking Order. Drowing Machine. Pushin Broom. Vanishing Lessons. My Promise. Acid Head. K517. Twilight. Your Take. Sola Christus.

Carry the Wounded
Released in 1995 by Intense.
Produced by Tourniquet.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 5
Carry the Wounded. When the Love is Right. Oh Well. My Promise. Heads I Win, Tails You Lose.

The Collected Works of Tourniquet
Compilation album released in 1996 by Intense.
Tracks: 14 (includes 2 new songs)
Perfect Night for a Hanging. The Hand Trembler.

Crawl to China
Released in 1997 by Benson Records.
Produced by Bill Metoyer.
Lineup changes:
Guy Lenaire & Victor Macias both left the band. Guitar duties were taken over by Aaron Guerra and bass duties were handled by both Aaron and Ted.
Tracks: 15
Clautrospelunker. Crawl to China. Enveloped in Python. White Knucklin the Rosary. If I Was There. The Tell-Tale Heart. Bats. Proprioception. Tire Kicking. If Pigs Could Fly. Crank the Knife. Stumblefoot. Imaginary Friend. Going Going Gone. America.

Acoustic Archives
Compilation acoustic version album independently released in 1988.
Produced by Tourniquet.
Tracks: 10
Viento Borrascoso. Vanishing Lessons. Claustrospelunker. Bearing Gruesome Cargo. Phantom Limb. Bats. Heads I Win Tails You Lose. Twilight. If Pigs Could Fly. Trivializing the Momentous, Complicating the Obvious (new song).

Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm
Released in 2000 by Metal Blade Records.
Produced by Bill Metoyer and Tourniquet.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Besprinkled in Scarlet Horror. Drinking from the Poisoned Well. Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm. The Tomb of Gilgamesh. Servant of the Bones. Erratic Palpitations of the Human Spirit. Martyrs Pose. Immunity Vector. Indulgence by Proxy. Caixa De Raiva. The Skeezix Dilemma Part 2.

Where Moth and Rust Destroy
Released in 2003 by Metal Blade.
Produced by Bill Metoyer and Tourniquet.
Lineup changes:
Aaron Guerra left the band and all guitar on the album was played by either Ted or guest guitarists Marty Friedman and Bruce Franklin. Steve Andino was added on bass.
Tracks: 9
Where Moth and Rust Destroy. Restoring the Locust Years. Drawn and Quartered. A Ghost at the Wheel. Architeuthis. Melting the Golden Calf. Convoluted Absolutes. Healing Waters of the Tigris. In Death We Rise.

Antiseptic Bloodbath
Released in July 2012 by Pathgenic Records.
Produced by Neil Kernon.
Lineup changes:
Steve Andino left the band. Aaron Guerra returned on guitar and also played bass.
Various guest guitar players: Pat Travers, Marty Friedman, Bruce Franklin, Karl Sanders, Santiago Dobles.
Tracks: 10
Chart of the Elements. Antiseptic Bloodbath. The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin. Chamunda Temple Stampede. Flowering Cadaver. 86 Bullets. Duplicitous Endeavor. Lost Language of the Adnamans. Carried Away on Uncertain Wings. Fed by Ravens Eaten by Vultures.

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