SOURCE – The band took an extended hiatus after your last album “Where Moth and Rust Destroy” in 2003…
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – I guess we just took a long break. We were all just doing other ‘life’ stuff.
SOURCE – Let’s talk a bit about your album “Antiseptic Bloodbath”.
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – Its come out to great excitement and support. Its produced by Neil Kernon who has produced Nile, Dokken, Cannibal Corpse, Queensryche to name a few. The cover art was done by Travis Smith who has done A7X, Opeth, Nevermore and many others.
SOURCE – Do you have any special or favorite track from the album which could represent the album entirely that you can actually suggest checking out to those who are interested in your music?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – The title track is pretty cool. It speaks about the concept of compassion and mercy not just to humans but to all creation including animals.
SOURCE – The album features guest appearances from Santiago Dobles (Aghora), Bruce Franklin (Trouble), Marty Friedman, Karl Sanders (Nile) and Pat Travers. Can you tell us a little about the collaborations?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – Santiago worked with our producer before, Bruce worked with us on Where Moth and Rust Destroy, plus I played drums with Trouble for a short time years ago. Marty has been a friend for years, and Neil had worked with Nile before. Pat Travers was a shot in the dark and Im so glad he graced our album with a cool lead. All these guys are amazing guitarists!
SOURCE – Are you planning to make a music video for this album?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – Not planning one, but would consider it. This release deserves a pro video. We do have a lot of music videos on YouTube .
SOURCE – Do you have any comments or a clear position on mp3 sharing software or in trading music via mp3 format with people in a non profit kind of way?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – I guess it would be nice if people didnt steal music, but its always going to happen. We do seem to have so many loyal fans who get our music on CD, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify all the legal ways so thanks.
SOURCE – Times are tough these days. Do you have a job when you’re not touring?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – I pretty much do the band full time, but I have always loved buying and selling stuff of all kinds, so I do some of that too. Luke and Aaron work day jobs.
SOURCE – With the state of the music industry these days, how do you even set expectations for how you think the record will do?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – Good question! We love what we do, so its about music not just numbers. The main goal is that the record makes more money than it costs to make which Antiseptic has already done.
SOURCE – So far you had some very successful albums and the new will also be a success. But how far your ambition goes, where do you see Tourniquet in the future?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – Again its about music. People seem to appreciate what we do musically and always ask for more so thats cool and we hope to do more music. As for my songwriting, I have much more to share .
SOURCE – What’s next? What do you hope to achieve with Tourniquet?
Ted Kirkpatrick (Drums) – We really want to do some shows. The live concert industry has changed a lot in the last 5 years so it takes a very good promoter to bring us to their venue or country. There are so many fans in other countries, including you crazy Brazilian fans, asking for us to play there we hope to get to some of them.