Miami, Florida's BLACK TIDE made an impact on the music scene in 2008 with its Interscope Records debut, "Light From Above". Now the Florida-based quartet is at Spin Studios in New York recording the follow-up effort with producers Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). The as-yet-untitled CD will be released in the fall.
The first in a series of video clips documenting the recording process for the new album can be viewed below.
In a recent interview with Mega Metal Magazine, BLACK TIDE bassist Zakk Sandler stated about the group's new material, "I think it's got a bunch of elements from the last record. I think it's obvious that we've grown as players, and as writers, in pretty much every way we can. There's definitely a different sense of direction with this. In some way's it's a lot heavier, and at the same time it's a lot more melodic, and prettier. . . There is A LOT of guitar work. Especially from what we thought it was going to sound like, it's a lot riffier, and a lot more diverse. In a weird way, I think it's more — kind of like our last album. More of an '80s rock vibe and elements of a early '90s rock vibe. It's all over the place."
Photo below - Front row left to right: Austin Diaz, Steven Spence, Gabriel Garcia and Zakk Sandler; Back row left to right: Ben Kaplan (engineer),Josh Wilbur, Nick Rowe (guitar tech),GGGarth, and Paul Suarez (Pro Tools editor and second engineer)