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TOURNIQUET 3-CD BUNDLE 

STOP THE BLEEDING + PSYCHO SURGERY + PATHOGENIC OCULAR DISSONANCE (Metal Icon Series)

RRCD1542 TOURNIQUET - STOP THE BLEEDING (Metal Icon Series) 

Artist: Tourniquet
Title: Stop the Bleeding (Metal Icon Series)
Label:  Retroactive Records
Product ID: RRCD1542
UPC: 637405139761
Format: CD, jewel case, 16-page insert, lyrics/pics, exclusive bonus tracks, remastered
Release Date: June 26th, 2020

  • First reissue featuring the original artwork
  • Four bonus tracks never-before-heard, exclusive to this release
  • Bonus material consistent with time period and early 90’s band line-ups
  • Part of the exclusive Retroactive Record’s Metal Icon Series
  • 16-page booklet with lyrics and many never-before-seen band pics
  • 2020 write-up by band leader and founder, Ted Kirkpatrick
  • 2020 write-up from Scott Waters, NoLifeTilMetal Graphics
  • Produced by Metal Blade Records' Bill Metoyer
  • Tourniquet has sold more than 300,000 albums
  • All new 2020 remaster by Bombworks Sound, Rob Colwell
  • #5 on CMR Top 100 Christian Metal Albums Of All Time 
  • “Ark of Suffering” video voted favorite HM Magazine’s video of the year

ABOUT THE ALBUM
Few bands have hit the scene with a debut album that was a too-hot-handle bonafide instant classic from the moment it hit the stores. The CMR Top 100 Christian Metal Albums Of All-Time ranks this 1990 debut at #5 of ALL-TIME!  And, yes, it is that important and that good! Tourniquet formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1989. The band was founded by Ted Kirkpatrick, Guy Ritter, and Gary Lenaire. Stop the Bleeding is an intoxicating mixture of thrash, progressive, and neo-classical heavy metal that helped the band move light years beyond cliche’ and triviality.   The song "You Get What You Pray For" was the band's first single and charted quite well. It was a GMA Dove Award nominee for "Metal Recorded Song of the Year" in 1990. The band's groundbreaking and controversial video for "Ark of Suffering," written by drummer Ted Kirkpatrick, a true animal welfare advocate, contains disturbing footage of animals in laboratories and slaughterhouses - received airplay on MTV before the channel ceased airing it after complaints that it was too graphic. Despite MTV's ban, the video won the Christian News Forum Contemporary Christian Music Award for "Rock Video of the Year," and Heaven's Metal magazine readers voted it their "Favorite Video of the Year." Tourniquet has earned six GMA Dove Award nominations and won recognition globally from magazines such as Modern Drummer, Guitar Player, Metal Hammer, and HM Magazine, where Tourniquet was voted "Favorite Band of the 1990s" and won "Favorite Album of the 1990s." Tourniquet has sold more than 300,000 albums.

The 2020 reissue is reloaded with a 16-page insert with loads of never-before-seen band pics, and four exclusive bonus tracks never-before-released (two live tracks and two demo tracks). And, you also get an all-new 2020 remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound which makes this is THE ultimate collector’s dream for deluxe reissues!   

Tracklist
1 The Test For Leprosy
2 Ready Or Not
3 Ark Of Suffering
4 Tears Of Korah
5 The Threshing Floor
6 You Get What You Pray For
7 Swarming Spirits
8 Whitewashed Tomb
9 Somnambulism
10 Harlot Widow And The Virgin Bride

STOP THE BLEEDING CD bonus tracks:
LIVE: The Test for Leprosy, Somnambulism, Whitewashed Tomb
DEMO: The Test for Leprosy

RRCD1543 TOURNIQUET - PSYCHO SURGERY (Metal Icon Series) 

Artist: Tourniquet
Title: Psycho Surgery (Metal Icon Series)
Label:  Retroactive Records/Pathogenic Records
Product ID: RRCD1543
UPC: 637405139778
Format: CD, jewel case, 16-page insert, lyrics/pics, exclusive bonus tracks, remastered
|Release Date: June 26th, 2020

    • First reissue featuring the original artwork
    • Four bonus tracks never-before-heard, exclusive to this release
    • Bonus material consistent with time period and early 90’s band line-ups
    • Part of the exclusive Retroactive Record’s Metal Icon Series
    • 16-page booklet with lyrics and many never-before-seen band pics
    • 2020 write-up by band leader and founder, Ted Kirkpatrick
    • 2020 write-up from Scott Waters, NoLifeTilMetal Graphics
    • Fresh remaster by Bombworks Sound, Rob Colwell
    • Produced by Metal Blade Records' Bill Metoyer
    • #2 on Heaven’s Metal Magazine’s Top 100 Christian Metal Albums of All Time
    • #18 on HM Magazine’s Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of All Time
    • #16 on CMR Top 100 Christian Metal Albums Of All Time
  • HM Magazine voted Psycho Surgery their "Favorite Album of the Year" in 1991

  • ABOUT THE ALBUM
    With Psycho Surgery, the band went in a more modern, experimental, and technical thrash-metal style, incorporating heavy doses of classical music-influenced guitar riffs, complex tempo changes, and virtuosic guitar solos. One reviewer described the album as "Slayer plays Beethoven...." Vocalist Guy Ritter also abandoned his King Diamond-like high-pitched falsetto in favor of a more melodic baritone register and the band went on to reach a level of popularity worthy of their excessive talent.  The title track is the closest thing the group has to a signature song. It opens with the dissonant sounds of an orchestra tuning, then introduces strangely growled vocals beneath a barrage of other sounds. Radical and abrupt time changes, dissonant harmonies, and a melodic vocal chorus all account for the song’s initially inaccessible but ultimately mesmerizing appeal. The allegorical lyrics about all sorts of medical practices seem to be about the process of developing a new heart and a new mind. Maybe it was best said by Heaven’s Metal reviewer, Chris Gotto, “A timeless slab of gut-wrenching metal, combining the best of technical riffs, progression, speed metal and love of classical music in a way that only these Christian thrash kings can.” The 2020 reissue is reloaded with a 16-page insert with loads of never-before-seen band pics, and four exclusive bonus tracks never-before-released (two live tracks and two demo tracks). And, you also get an all-new 2020 remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound which makes this is THE ultimate collector’s dream for deluxe reissues!  

    Tourniquet has earned six GMA Dove Award nominations and won recognition globally from magazines such as Modern Drummer, Guitar Player, Metal Hammer, and HM Magazine, where Tourniquet was voted "Favorite Band of the 1990s" and won "Favorite Album of the 1990s." Tourniquet has sold more than 300,000 albums.

    Tracklist
    1 Psycho Surgery
    2 A Dog's Breakfast
    3 Viento Borrascoso (Devastating Wind)
    4 Vitals Fading
    5 Spineless
    6 Dysfunctional Domicile
    7 Broken Chromosomes
    8 Stereotaxic Atrocities
    9 Officium Defunctorum

    PSYCHO SURGERY CD bonus tracks:
    LIVE: Broken Chromosomes, Spineless
    DEMO: Psycho Surgery, Vitals Fading

    RRCD1544 TOURNIQUET - PATHOGENIC OCULAR DISSONANCE (Metal Icon Series) 

    Artist: Tourniquet
    Title: Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance (Metal Icon Series)
    Label:  Retroactive Records
    Product ID: RRCD1544
    UPC: 637405139785
    Format: CD, jewel case, 16-page insert, lyrics/pics, exclusive bonus tracks, remastered
    Release Date: June 26th, 2020

    • First reissue featuring the original artwork
    • Four bonus tracks never-before-heard, exclusive to this release
    • Includes “The Tempter” (Trouble cover) that was included on the Metal Blade CD release
    • Bonus material consistent with time period and early 90’s band line-ups
    • Part of the exclusive Retroactive Record’s Metal Icon Series
    • 16-page booklet with lyrics and many never-before-seen band pics
    • 2020 write-up by band leader and founder, Ted Kirkpatrick
    • Fresh remaster by Bombworks Sound, Rob Colwell
    • Produced by Metal Blade Records' Bill Metoyer
    • #23 on Heaven’s Metal Magazine’s Top 100 Christian Metal Albums of All Time
    • #11 on CMR Top 100 Christian Metal Albums Of All Time

    With 1992’s Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance, Tourniquet continued to ascend in both critical acclaim and as artists. The band made it onto Heaven’s Metal Magazine’s Top 100 Christian Metal Albums of All Time for a third time in three albums.  Reviewer Chris Beck commented, “Arguably their best album, Tourniquet achieved near perfection from beginning to end with brutally heavy guitars and lyrics.” Musically, the album goes for a more aggressive thrash metal direction. The songs are complicated, technical and feature experiments with styles such as jazz, classical, and blues. The album introduced more Slayer-esque shouting vocal patterns by Gary Lenaire as well as a darker atmosphere. Guy Ritter sang less on the album than on previous Tourniquet albums. The 2020 reissue is reloaded with a 16-page insert with loads of never-before-seen band pics, and four exclusive bonus tracks never-before-released (two live tracks and two demo tracks). And, you also get an all-new 2020 remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound which makes this is THE ultimate collector’s dream for deluxe reissues!  

    Tourniquet has earned six GMA Dove Award nominations and won recognition globally from magazines such as Modern Drummer, Guitar Player, Metal Hammer, and HM Magazine, where Tourniquet was voted "Favorite Band of the 1990s" and won "Favorite Album of the 1990s." Tourniquet has sold more than 300,000 albums.

    Tracklist
    1 Impending Embolism
    2 Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance
    3 Phantom Limb
    4 Ruminating Virulence
    5 Spectrophobic Dementia
    6 Gelatinous Tubercles Of Purulent Ossification
    7 Incommensurate
    8 Exoskeletons
    9 Theodicy On Trial
    10 Descent Into The Maelstrom
    11 En Hakkore
    12 The Skeezix Dilemma
    13 The Tempter (Trouble cover)

    Bonus Tracks:
    Ruminating Virulence (demo instrumental version)
    Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance (demo instrumental version)
    Impending Embolism (demo instrumental version)
    The Tempter