Tourniquet‘s Ted Kirkpatrick is a pro. Beyond being one of the most talented drummers in all metal music, he can also gather musicians like no other. The new Tourniquet album is a project from Kirkpatrick that includes special guests on every track. (Lookout for a Heaven’s Metal Reunion. Doug?) Check out the title track, “Onward to Freedom,” featuring Stryper‘s Michael Sweet and For Today‘s Mattie Montgomery on vocals.

Other musicians include Dug Pinnick (King’s X), Bruce Franklin (Trouble), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Kevin Young (Disciple) and of course, longtime Tourniquet vocalist, Luke Easter. Trust me, that’s only the start of the list.

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Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.

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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.

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