Black Tide broke onto the music scene in a big way in 2008 with their fist-pumping, fret-burning, fast-paced metallic anthems on their Interscope Records debut Light From Above. Now the Florida based quartet is at Spin Studios in New York recording their follow-up with producers GGGarth (Rage Against The Machine, Rise Against) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God). The as-yet-untitled sophomore set will be released fall 2010
Light From Above was released in March 2008 and garnered instant acclaim stateside with Rolling Stone naming the band one of the Best Rookies of 2008 and Metals New Teen Titans. Spin Magazine went on to tap them as one of the Next Big Things and overseas Kerrang named them the Best New Band of 2008! Lead vocalist/guitarist Gabriel Garcia, bassist Zakk Sandler, drummer Steven Spence and guitarist Austin Diaz immediately took to the road and to date has rocked over 300 shows in over 16 countries with over 1 million fans!
Black Tide is one of a young, new generation of rock bands who are equally at home in the metal, hard rock, and alternative worlds as evidenced by their inclusion on various package tours Vans Warped Tour, Ozzfest, Mayhem Festival- and as support for artists such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape the Fate and more.
Light From Above has sold over 100,000 albums and the band has had over 1 million views of their Youtube videos.