Tourniquet is an American Christian thrash metal band, named after the medical device called a tourniquet, based out of California. The current members of Tourniquet are Ted Kirkpatrick (drums), Luke Easter (vocals), Steve Andino (bass) and Aaron Guerra (guitar, vocals) 1. The band's latest release, Where Moth and Rust Destroy, features special guests Marty Friedman, formerly of Megadeth, and Bruce Franklin, formerly of Trouble, on lead guitar.
Tourniquet was formed in Los Angeles in 1985 by Gary Lenaire, Guy Ritter and Ted Kirkpatrick. Tourniquet has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including HM Magazine's Favorite Band, two CCM magazine #1 Rock Singles, many #1 Metal Singles, and six Dove Award nominations. They have appeared in a number of magazine, newspaper, and online publications.