Christian metallers TOURNIQUET have issued the following announcement:
"Legendary guitar genius Phil Keaggy is set to play a lead on Onward To Freedom! Where do we even start with Phil? He has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian music and mainstream markets. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world's top-three 'finger-style', as well as finger-picking guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers' polls. Above all, his humility is always evident: 'I can’t read a note,' he says. 'I can’t even read tablature; but I can read my fretboard. I can close my eyes and play by faith, and not by sight.'
Haha - now that's rock n roll!
Just a friendly reminder: none of this awesomeness will happen if the album isn't funded... we're getting there though - thanks! You can back the project here."
In a recent interview with Metal Meltdown, Tourniquet drummer Ted Kirkpatrick discussed, among other things, working with MARTY FRIEDMAN on the band's new album, Antiseptic Bloodbath (Pathogenic Records).
"Marty is a friend of mine. He's an incredibly talented guitarist. You could count on, in my opinion, two hands the guitarists out there that can play like three notes, and it's like, 'Oh my gosh, that's Marty Friedman. I know who that is.' There's Robin Trauer - would be another one like that. You hear Eddie Van Halen play a few notes like, 'Ah - I know who that is.' Marty's one of those guys, but he's a very humble, good friend of mine."
Listen to the interview at this location. More on Tourniquet here.