Label: Pathogenic Records
Genre: Doom/drone metal
Format: CD | DIGITAL
In between writing for their next full length release – tentatively scheduled for late 2021 - Tourniquet drummer, songwriter, and mastermind Ted Kirkpatrick has assembled and released an epic collection of doom – featuring songs from the Tourniquet catalog, two Black Sabbath covers, and a 25 minute ultra-heavy drone track unlike anything the band has ever done before.
“Mission to MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1” - is an ethereal journey through the cosmos to reach a star. The title comes from a blue supergiant star - named "MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1" - discovered in 2016 by astronomer Patrick Kelly through a gravitational lens on the Hubble Space Telescope. At 9.4 billion cosmic light years from earth, it's the most distant individual star to ever discovered, at least a hundred times more distant than the next-farthest non-supernova star.
The entire release has been remastered for maximum effect, and features the dramatic psychedelic cover art by Derek Sheyer.
1. Electric Funeral - 5:09
2. Memento Mori – 4:22
3. Lions - 6:07
4. Going, Going…Gone - 6:04
5. Gethsemane - 5:49
6. No Soul – 4:43
7. In Death We Rise (vocals up) - 7:02
8. Officium Defunctorum - 6:26
9. Lord of This World - 5:48
10. Mission to MACS J1149+2223 Lensed Star 1 - 25:30
I - Navigating the Distant Spiral Galaxy Cluster
II - The Nothingness of the Primordial Black Holes
III - Arrival: 9 Billion Light-years from Earth
Ted Kirkpatrick, Chris Poland (OHM, ex-Megadeth), Eric Wagner (The Skull, ex-Trouble), Tim Ripper Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Bruce Franklin (Trouble), Doug Pinnick (King’s X)