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Black Tide Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Black Tide.
Not quite a year since our last interview with Black Tide, the young four-piece is about to drop sophomore album "Post Mortem" and embark on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.
To let fans know what to expect with album number two, drummer Steven Spence chatted with me about the release changing from a self-titled effort to the current title, changes in the structure of Black Tide songs, and recording with new guitarist Austin Diaz for the first time. Check out the full transcription of the interview below. More...
Black Tide has been making waves in the heavy metal scene, both because of the young age and talent of the band's members. The group was famously promoted to the main stage during Ozzfest of 2007 after being deemed too young to perform on the Jagermeister stage, and then went on to release the debut album "Light From Above." Black Tide is now back with a new single, along with a second full-length to be released next year. At the Seattle stop of the band's current tour with Bullet For My Valentine, guitarist/vocalist Gabriel Garcia filled me in on the details of the upcoming second album and how growing up in the metal scene has changed the band's lyrical content and outlook. More...
Zakk Sandler wasn't a bass player when he signed on to fill in the low end for Black Tide, back when the band was still called Radio.
“They didn't have a bass player and I volunteered to do it temporarily until they found somebody who really knew how to play the bass,” Sandler confirmed. “When we got signed, I kind of looked at everybody and said, 'You guys know that I still don't know how to play bass, right?' And they were like, 'Yeah, we know Zakk.'” More...