TOURNIQUET Taps Former STRYPER Bassist For FLEVO FESTIVAL

Christian neo-classical progressive thrash metal band TOURNIQUET has enlisted former STRYPER bassist Tim Gaines for its upcoming appearance at the Flevo Festival, an open-air Christian music festival set to take place August 14-17 at a recreation area near Voorst, The Netherlands. The festival was first organized as Kamperland Festival in 1978 by the Dutch arm of Youth for Christ and became a private foundation in 2002.

Commented drummer Ted Kirkpatrick: "Tim did an awesome job on the TOURNIQUET tune 'Claustrospelunker' off our 'Crawl To China' album, and we are looking forward to sharing the stage with him and just hanging out in Holland."

TOURNIQUET released a live DVD in August 2006, entitled "Till Sverige Med Krlek" (To Sweden With Love). The disc, which has a running time of over 100 minutes, was recorded on March 12, 2005 at the Bobfest 2005 in Linkping, Sweden, and "is by far the best-quality live TOURNIQUET footage we have ever had both in terms of the video (four cameras) and audio," the band previously stated. "The crowd was awesome too! There [are] songs included that have never been on any live TOURNIQUET video or DVD before 'The Tomb of Gilgamesh' and 'Skeezix Part II', to name a couple. Also included [are] songs from 'Where Moth and Rust Destroy', and of course, some old favorites."

The band's last studio release, 2003's "Where Moth and Rust Destroy" (Metal Blade), featured special guest appearances by guitarists Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH) and Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE).

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