Veteran metallers Tourniquet release “THE SLOW COSMIC VOYAGE TO WISDOM” – a 77 minute collection of crushing doom – featuring Chris Poland (OHM, ex-Megadeth), Eric Wagner (The Skull, ex-Trouble), Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Bruce Franklin (Trouble), Doug Pinnick (King’s X).
In between writing for their next full length release – tentatively scheduled for late 2021 – Tourniquet drummer, songwriter, and mastermind Ted Kirkpatrick has assembled and released an epic collection of doom – featuring songs from the Tourniquet catalog, two Black Sabbath covers, and a 25 minute ultra-heavy drone track unlike anything the band has ever done before. “Mission to MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1” – is an ethereal journey through the cosmos to reach a star. The title comes from a blue supergiant star – named “MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1” – discovered in 2016 by astronomer Patrick Kelly through a gravitational lens on the Hubble Space Telescope. At 9.4 billion cosmic light years from earth, it’s the most distant individual star to ever discovered, at least a hundred times more distant than the next-farthest non-supernova star. The entire release has been remastered for maximum effect, and features the dramatic psychedelic cover art by Derek Sheyer.
- Electric Funeral
- Memento Mori
- Going, Going…Gone
- No Soul
- In Death We Rise
- Officium Defunctorum
- Lord of This World
- Mission to MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1
I – Navigating the Distant Spiral Galaxy Cluster
II – The Nothingness of the Primordial Black Holes
III – Arrival: 9 Billion Light-years from Earth
Available from Pathogenic Records on CD at tourniquet.net and streaming/download everywhere