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.”
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!
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
GENRE: Thrash Metal