Black Tide is an American heavy metal ensemble from Miami, Florida. Formed in 2004, the group is currently signed to Interscope Records. The band is currently composed of Gabriel Garcia (vox and lead guitar), Austin Diaz (rhythm guitar and vocals), Zachary Sandler (bass and vocals), and Steven Spence (drums, percussion). They gave us their debut album, Light from Above, on March 18, 2008, through Interscope Records.
In February 2010, it was confirmed that Black Tide was in the process of writing music for their second record. In the May/June 2010 issue of Revolver magazine, it was confirmed that Black Tide has entered the studio with the intention of finishing recording by the end of June for a fall release. On the band’s Facebook profile, Zakk filmed many different 1-minute videos from the studio about the work in the studio.
On July 26, 2010, Black Tide announced that they were going on tour in support of Bullet for My Valentine and Escape the Fate on their US tour in September–October 2010.
On September 17, 2010, the first single from the upcoming album, “Bury Me,” was gave us. The CD single also included a B-side entitled “Honest Eyes” (which was later gave us as a single on its own). not long after the release of the single, the lineup announced that the new album has a tentative release date of February 2011, through Interscope Records, and that it would be self-titled.
The lineup was the confirmed opening act for Iron Maiden on two shows in Florida. It was also announced that they will perform at the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, UK on Sunday July 10, 2011. On April 29, 2011, Black Tide has announced in an interview at the Golden Gods awards that the name of their second album is Post Mortem. They also confirmed that the new record has been delayed until summer 2011. The video for the next single will be shot and gave us in May 2011.