Black Tide Aim For Summer EP Release

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Gabriel Garcia of Black Tide checked in with fans on the Miami, Florida heavy metal band’s Facebook on May 21st, talking about their shows wiht Trivium and Five Finger Death Punch the game plan for a new EP, which would follow-up their 3-song ‘Al Ciero EP’ last October. The frontman writes:

Big thank you to everyone who came out to our shows with TRIVIUM+5FDP and our show at R.O.T.R last week !!!! Your support means everything to us. It was so good to feel the love from our fans again. We are nothing without all of you. Thank you.

We’re getting in the studio first thing next month!! Aiming for a summer EP release so LOOK OUT !!!!

Mad love – GG

Black Tide Acoustic Performances & UPROAR Festival Tour Dates

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Miami hard rock band Black Tide have released a pair of acoustic video performances of songs featured on their second studio album ‘Post Mortem’, out Tuesday (August 23) on iTunes via DGC/Interscope Records. Watch the ‘That Fire’ and ‘Fight ‘Til The Bitter End’ performances below the cut.

Black Tide will hit the road later this summer in support of Post Mortem as part of the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether and more. Black Tide will perform on the Best Buy Music Gear Stage alongside Sevendust, Art Of Dying and Hell Or Highwater from August 26th to October 14th. Check out the tour dates below the cut and go to and for full details and to purchase tickets. (more…)

Black Tide ‘That Fire’ Video

Black Tide 'That Fire' music video
Black Tide are out with the music video to their new single ‘That Fire’, off the Miami, Florida heavy metal band’s second album ‘Post Mortem’, out now on Interscope Records. “The song itself is just about lying to a girl,” guitarist Austin Diaz explained, though his bandmates promised that they’re not the kind of dudes that would do that and have women on the side. Watch the video and behind the scenes footage below.

Gabriel Garcia: Black Tide Has Something To Say On 2nd LP

Black Tide caught up with Black Tide’s Gabriel Garcia in a Q&A, asking the frontman what was the biggest difference between the first album ‘Light from Above’ and their new material. “To me, what I see is that the lyrical content on the new record, these songs actually have something to say,” Garcia explained about their self-titled sophomore release, coming out February 2011. “On our first record I was 13 and I really hadn’t experienced much and I just sang about things that I thought were cool. They didn’t really mean anything to me, but on this record everything is about real stuff. That’s really the biggest difference, and of course my voice has changed. I think I went from 13 when I recorded that record to 17 when we recorded this record. Your voice changes a lot.” Read more.

Black Tide Discuss New Album, Maturing & Miami Roots

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Alan Cross of Explore Music chatted with Zachary Sandler and Steven Spence of Black Tide about their upcoming second album, touring heavily in support of their debut album ‘Light from Above’, getting their music featured on the Rock Band videogame, playing their own music on Rock Band and not doing so well, how they’ve matured in the three years between albums, growing together as a band thanks to touring so much, and how they broke out of a city like Miami that’s not known for rock. Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Steven Spence Takes Keyboard Requests

Black Tide’s Steven Spence treated Kerrang! to some backstage keyboard tinkling in Cardiff, Wales, doing the ‘Braveheart’ theme and soliciting fans to request more tunes. Watch it via YouTube below.

Who Should Be Velvet Revolver’s New Singer?

Black Tide’s Zach Sandler chatted with Kerrang! backstage in Belfast, asking the bassist about his love for Velvet Revolver and who should replace Scott Weiland on vocals – Axl Rose! Watch the video below.

On TV: Bell X1, Black Tide, Serj Tankian

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Rock acts on television this week include:

Counting Crows, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday and ‘The View’ on Tuesday.

‘American Idol’ castoff and Steeleto singer Amanda Overmyer, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’, ‘Fox & Friends’, and ‘The Sauce’ on Monday.

Bell X1, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Tuesday.

The Raveonettes, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday.

Panic! At The Disco, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday.

Black Tide, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday.

Serj Tankian of System of a Down, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.