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Tourniquet

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Formed in LA in 1990, thrash metallists Tourniquet is really a trio, offering members Luke Easter (vocals), Aaron Guerra (guitar, vocals), and Ted Kirkpatrick (drums), the second option who also doubles because the group’s main songwriter. It generally does not take lengthy after hearing the group’s music to learn their main musical influence is usually Iron Maiden — specifically obvious in the galloping rhythms and demanding song constructions (in addition to thought-provoking lyrics). However the trio isn’t your average metallic band, as they are recognized to deconstruct their music and perform “unplugged” displays, while receiving beneficial press from such magazines as Contemporary Drummer, Acoustic guitar for the Training Musician, and GUITARIST. Tourniquet has released six produces: 1990’s Quit the Blood loss, 1992’s Psycho Medical procedures, 1994’s Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance, 1995’s Vanishing Lessons, 1997’s Crawl to China, and 2000’s Microscopic Look at of Telescopic World.

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Full Name Tourniquet
Music Songs Bearing Gruesome Cargo, Viento Borrascoso, Broken Chromosomes, Ark of Suffering, Phantom Limb, A Dog's Breakfast, Let the Wild Just Be Wild, Restoring the Locust Years, The Skeezix Dilemma, The Slave Ring, Perfect Night for a Hanging, A Ghost at the Wheel, Ruminating Virulence, You Get What You Pray For, Pushin' Broom, Incommensurate, Besprinkled in Scarlet Horror, Drowning in Air, The Tomb of Gilgamesh, The Noble Case for Mercy, Stereotaxic Atrocities, Melting the Golden Calf, The Test for Leprosy, Trivializing the Momentous, Complicating the Obvious, Spectrophobic Dementia, The Hand Trembler, The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin, Swarming Spirits, Chart of the Elements, If Pigs Could Fly, Healing Waters of the Tigris, Harlot Widow and the Virgin Bride
Albums Stop the Bleeding, Psycho Surgery, Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance, Vanishing Lessons, Carry the Wounded, The Collected Works of Tourniquet, Crawl to China, Acoustic Archives, Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm, Where Moth and Rust Destroy, Antiseptic Bloodbath, Onward to Freedom, The Live EP, Intense Live Series, Vol. 2, Tourniquet Recorded Live


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1 Band Members: Amy Lee (vocals, piano), Terry Balsamo (guitar), Troy McLawhorn (guitar), Tim McCord (bass) and Will Hunt (drums).
2 Debut album "Fallen" is 7x platinum.
3 The self-titled album Evanescence debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 for the week of October 15, 2011.
4 In an official press release on 26th April 2006, announced that their new album "The Open Door" will be released on the 3rd October (2006). [April 2006]
5 Released their new self-titled album Evanescence on October 11, 2011.
6 Their first concert was in December of 1998.
7 The band was told that adding a rapper permanently to the line-up was their only chance at finding success.
8 Against the band's wishes, three songs were removed from the final Fallen track listing before its release. Two of these tracks ("Missing" and "Farther Away" are available as B-sides and bonus cuts to import singles and albums, while "Breathe No More" is availible on the soundtrack to the movie "Elektra".
9 When guitarist Terry Balsamo entered in 2004, his new band members referred to him as "Banana Baggins" or "T Baggins".
10 Most of the songs on the 2003 release of Fallen were written from 2001-2002. Some tracks are from even earlier writing sessions, the oldest being My Immortal, whose first recording was made in 1997.
11 Prior to Ben Moody's exit in 2003, he and Amy Lee would write alone and then put their song ideas together. Only one song that was written by both of them physically in the same room was ever recorded. The track was called "Catherine", and was scrapped from the album "Origin" before its release in 2000.
12 Before choosing Evanescence, the band went by several short-lived names, including "Stricken" and "Childish Intentions".
13 Co-founders Ben Moody (ex-guitarist) and Amy Lee (vocals) met at a camp in 1994, where they began working together on music.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lorraine 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lachrymist 2014 Short performer: "Lacrymosa"
Dancing on Ice 2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2011-2012 TV Series 2 episodes
Mulatschag 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Conan 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Underworld: Awakening 2012 performer: "Made of Stone Renholdër Remix"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Office 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flikken Maastricht 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Paranormal Activity 2 2010 performer: "My Last Breath"
8213: Gacy House 2010 Video performer: "Everybody's Fool" - uncredited
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball 2010 Video performer: "Sweet Sacrifice"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie performer: "Bring Me To Life"
Crime Scene University 2008 TV Series documentary performer: "Bring Me To Life"
Hollyoaks 2008 TV Series 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bionic Woman 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Moonlight 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tudors 2007 TV Series performer: "Lacrymosa" Theme
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2006 2006 TV Special performer: "Call Me When You're Sober / Bring Me to Life" - uncredited
Elektra 2005 performer: "Breathe No More"
CSI: Miami 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smallville 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Without a Trace 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 TV Movie documentary performer: "Bring Me to Life
Enter the Matrix 2003 Video Game performer: "Going Under"
WWE No Way Out 2003 TV Special performer: "Bring Me To Life"
Daredevil 2003 performer: "My Immortal", "Bring Me to Life"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evanescence: What You Want 2011 Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lachrymist 2014 Short performer: "Lacrymosa"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mulatschag 2012 TV Series Themselves
Conan 2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003-2012 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guests
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Themselves - Performers
VEVO's ASK:REPLY 2010 TV Series Themselves
The View 2007 TV Series Themselves
MTV tourismo 2007 TV Series
The Best Hit USA 2007 TV Series Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 2004-2006 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2006 2006 TV Special Themselves - Performer
2006 MuchMusic Video Awards 2006 TV Special Themselves
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 TV Special Themselves
2004 Much Music Video Music Awards 2004 TV Special Themselves
The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Themselves
Fromage 2003 2003 TV Movie Themselves
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 TV Special Themselves
MTV Video Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Themselves
Boogie 2003 TV Series Themselves
The Teen Choice Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Themselves
Pepsi Smash 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves
Real Magic TV 2003 TV Series documentary Themselves
Música sí 2003 TV Series
MuchOnDemand 1997 TV Series Themselves - Guests

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2005-2007 TV Series Themselves - Accused / Themselves
Now That's What I Call Music!: The Best Videos of 2003! 2003 Video Themselves (segment "Going Under") (segment "Going Under")

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance · Paul McCoy

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Hard Rock Performance For the song "Sweet Sacrifice."
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal For the song "My Immortal."
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rock Album For the album "Fallen."
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year For the album "Fallen."


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