Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 40

TED TALKS T ed Kirkpatrick is the founder, songwriter, and drummer for the American heavy metal band Tourniquet. Since the early 1990’s Tourniquet have pounded out their fusion of thrash, progressive metal, and neo-classical music singing about topics and issues such as salvation through Jesus and animal rights. ONWARD TO FREEDOM is Tourniquet’s ninth studio release and is unique in that it stands alone as the only album in music history that focuses entirely on animal rights. It also features many guest musicians including Michael Sweet (Stryper), Mattie Montgomery (For Today), Dug Pinnick (King’s X), Kevin Young (Disciple), Rex Carroll (King James), and Tony Palacios (Guardian), among many others… oh an Ed Asner appears on the album too! Christian St John recently talked with Ted about his latest