Antiseptic Bloodbath

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Antiseptic Bloodbath
Studio album by Tourniquet
Released July 19, 2012
Recorded Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Genre Christian metal, neoclassical metal, progressive metal, thrash metal
Length 61:13
Label Pathogenic Records
Producer Neil Kernon
Tourniquet chronology
Where Moth and Rust Destroy
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Antiseptic Bloodbath is the eighth full studio album released on July 19, 2012 by Tourniquet, a Christian metal band formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, California. It is the band's first release since 2003's Where Moth and Rust Destroy, However It was Longtime Vocalist Luke Easter's last studio album before he left in 2015 though he guested on one track of the First album of Tourniquet under the name The Tourniquet Ark .


The band had released their previous album in a turbulent time in their history, when they didn't have a permanent guitarist. In late 2004, Aaron Guerra returned to the band.[1] In 2008, Ted Kirkpatrick announced through the band's message board that the band's contract with Metal Blade Records had ended and that they were planning a new album. Bassist Steve Andino left the band during this period. Finally, in late 2010, the band announced a Kickstarter project that would allow fans to fund the next album,[2] which was fully funded by January 2011. The band began the recording process in June 2011 with plans to release the album in summer of 2012.[3][4]

The album was made available for pre-order on June 25, 2012[5][6] and digitally released to certain fans who funded the Kickstarter project on July 13, 2012. The album was released to the public on July 19, 2012 via iTunes, Amazon, and other online music sellers, and was released in CD format on August 15, 2012.[7]


Reviews among Christian media have been largely positive. The Phantom Tollbooth gave the album 5/5[8] and Indie Vision Music rated it 4/5.[9] rated the album 8.0 out of 10, finding the album very good, but missing an adequate rhythm guitarist and vocalist.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)" – 6:39
  2. "Antiseptic Bloodbath" – 6:12
  3. "The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin" – 7:29
  4. "Chamunda Temple Stampede" – 5:20
  5. "Flowering Cadaver" – 5:20
  6. "86 Bullets" – 5:13
  7. "Duplicitous Endeavor" – 5:02
  8. "Lost Language of the Andamans" – 6:57
  9. "Carried Away on Uncertain Wings" – 4:52
  10. "Fed By Ravens, Eaten By Vultures" – 8:09



Guest musicians[edit]

  • Pat Travers - lead guitar: "Antiseptic Bloodbath"
  • Marty Friedman - lead guitar: "The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffi"n
  • Bruce Franklin - lead guitar: "Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)"
  • Karl Sanders - lead guitar: "Chamunda Temple Stampede"
  • Santiago Dobles - lead guitar: "86 Bullets", "Lost Language of the Andamans"
  • Adrian Zitoun - cello: "The Maiden", "Lost Language", "Fed by Ravens"
  • Denis Najoom - trumpet: "Antiseptic Bloodbath", "The Maiden", "Lost Language"
  • Dave Bullock - violin: "The Maiden", "Lost Language", "Fed by Ravens"
  • Neil Kernon - orchestral textures: "Duplicitous Endeavor"
  • Hannah Kilburn, Grace Kilburn & Simi - cheerleader vocals: "Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)"
  • Pastor Bob Beeman - spoken word vocals: "Fed by Ravens", "Eaten by Vultures"
  • Rick Muehlbach, Tyler Margritz - spoken word vocals: "Duplicitous Endeavor"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tourniquet Rejoined by Aaron Guerra". November 5, 2004. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Tourniquet (January 14, 2011). "TQT Kickstarter Project". Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tourniquet To Release 'Antiseptic Bloodbath' This Summer". May 23, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ Everson Barbosa (June 26, 2012). "Tourniquet lançará novo álbum após quase 10 anos sem gravar. Conheça a polêmica capa de "Antiseptic Bloodbath"" (in Portuguese). Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Thrashboy (June 25, 2012). "'Tourniquet' 'Antiseptic Bloodbath' available for pre order". The Metal Resource. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Doug Van Pelt (June 25, 2012). "Tourniquet to Drop New Album". HM: The Hard Music Magazine. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Tourniquet (August 15, 2012). "Since Today is the "official" release date of Antiseptic Bloodbath". Facebook. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Brad Snyder (August 10, 2012). "Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ Taylor C. (August 16, 2012). "Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ Lang, Stefan (August 2, 2012). "Review: Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath". (in German). Jaeger and Villbrandt. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 

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