Black Tide Biography
Led by the vocals and guitar of Gabriel Garcia, Black Tide also included
guitarist Alex Nunez, bassist Zakk Sandler and drummer Steven Spence;
the band's inception began in Miami, Florida USA, in 2004 when the quartet
first started playing Miami-area clubs; though Garcia was only 10 at the
time, none of the older guys were remotely fazed by the idea of playing
in a band with him.
After playing countless house parties and club gigs, Black Tide scored their big break when they talked their way onto the main showcase at the 2006 Florida Music Festival; though they're too young to remember the '80s, Black Tide's music draws from the best Hard-Rock and Thrash from the era, think Guns N' Roses, Megadeth, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Skid Row;
Black Tide then opened for such Metal titans as Ozzy
Osbourne and Lamb Of God on the
mainstage of Ozzfest 2007; after ending 2007 on another high note, a 6-week
tour with Avenged Sevenfold,
in February 2008 the band unleashed "Light From Above", their
debut album for Interscope Records. The first single, "Shockwave",
climbed into the top 30 of The Hot Mainstream Rock chart, leading the
album to take up residency in the upper reaches of The Billboard 200,
at #73 to be exact. The disc contained another minor hit single "Shout".
The group followed the album's release with an appearance on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival alongside Slipknot and Disturbed as well as playing the main stage of Download 2008. After Download, Nunez and the band amicably parted ways; guitarist Austin Diaz was soon added to the fold.
The Florida quartet retuened with a new single, "Bury Me" and their sophomore album, "Post Mortem", in February 2011.