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As drummer, songwriter and cofounder of Tourniquet since its inception in 1990, Ted's aggressive, musical, and often unorthodox approach to the drums has been recognized by thousands. Ted grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and began to play drums at age 12. The readers of HM Magazine voted him "Favorite Drummer" for 10 years in a row, and again in 2003. Ted has twice been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine.

Ted's philosophy of treating the drums as a musical instrument - not just a noisy timekeeper - makes sense in light of the fact that he has written the music and lyrics for fifteen of Tourniquet's #1 singles, in addition to the songs that bring out the technical, melodic, and eccentric side of the band. He is well known for his ability to create and execute polyrhythms within the framework of songs and for his advanced double bass technique.

Besides the normal influence of other drummers, Ted's unique style developed from other more unconventional sources. As a great admirer of the classical masters, he has incorporated the staccato bursts of Scarlatti's harpsichord sonatas, the counterpoint of Bach's fugues, and the explosiveness of Beethoven's symphonies into his playing.

As a traveler to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, the Amazon Basin of Western Brazil, Malaysia, Taiwan, Ecuador, the Solomon Islands and other far off lands in search of butterflies and other insects, the fantastic and repetitive sounds of the jungle have influenced his drumming as well. For the often requested acoustic sets Tourniquet occasionally performs, Ted plays 6 or 12 string guitar.

1. A surgical device for arresting hemorrhage by compression of a blood vessel.
2. A lifelong spiritual process by which a personal God, through the atoning blood, death, and resurrection of His only Son-Jesus Christ-can begin to stop the flow of going through life without knowing and serving our Creator. HE IS OUR TOURNIQUET.

The band name is based on Psalms 147:3

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Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2019 The Epic Tracks 93
2019 Gazing at Medusa (Vinyl) 81
2019 Vanishing Lessons (Vinyl) 67
2018 Gazing at Medusa 328
2015 Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance 1209
2014 Onward To Freedom 1497
2014 Onward To Freedom [Limited Rhino Cover] 1213
2013 Antiseptic Bloodbath (voiceless) 1577
2012 Antiseptic Bloodbath 10097
2011 Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance (Reissue) 11778
2011 Stop The Bleeding (Vinyl Re-Issue) 9163
2011 Psychosurgery (Vinyl Re-Issue) 8270
2011 Stop the Bleeding (Vinyl Re-issue Limited Edition) 8991
2011 Psychosurgery (Vinyl Re-issue Limited Edition) 7977
2010 Live In California (DVD) 1284
2010 Live In California 10791
2008 Crawl to China (Reissue) 12902
2006 Till Sverige Med Karlek (DVD) 2239
2004 Circadian Rhythms (DVD) 2363
2004 Vanishing Lessons (Reissue) 14735
2003 Where Moth And Rust Destroy 11869
2003 Ocular Digital (DVD) 4015
2001 Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance (Reissue) 11138
2001 Psychosurgery (Reissue) 11575
2001 Stop The Bleeding (Reissue) 13368
2000 Video Biopsy 2000 (VHS) 2039
1999 Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm 16029
1998 Acoustic Archives 10969
1998 Live in California (VHS) 1952
1997 Crawl to China 17393
1997 Guitar Instructional Video (VHS) 1782
1996 Collected Works 14953
1995 Carry the Wounded 7530
1995 Pushin' Broom (VHS) 1771
1994 Vanishing Lessons 12936
1993 Intense Live Series, Volume 2 7148
1993 Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance (Metal Blade) 11071
1992 Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance 15947
1992 Video Biopsy (VHS) 1864
1991 Psycho Surgery 11678
1990 Stop the Bleeding 13928
1990 Ark of Suffering (VHS) 1497

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