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Light From Above
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
BLACK TIDE: Gabriel God given name: Gabriel Garcia Place of birth: Miami, Florida Ethnicity: White/Hispanic Occupation: Student, singer and guitar player in Black Tide Status: Single Quick Bio: "My cousin Mario was the o... more »
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BLACK TIDE: Gabriel God given name: Gabriel Garcia Place of birth: Miami, Florida Ethnicity: White/Hispanic Occupation: Student, singer and guitar player in Black Tide Status: Single Quick Bio: "My cousin Mario was the one who taught me how to play most of my guitar, and from there i just practiced my ass off. I'm influenced by bands such as Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen, Morbid Angel, Kreator, Emperor, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Children Of Bodom, Trivium, Death, Testament, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Black Label Society, Lamb Of God, Opeth, Pantera, Guns n roses, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, At The Gates, Dream Theater, Twisted Sister, Motley Crue, Joe Satriani, Skid row, Dimmu Borgir, The doors, The who, Zakk Wylde, Ratt, Quiet riot, and a lot more . . . Lexx God given name: Alex Nunez Place of birth: Miami, Florida Ethnicity: White/Hispanic Occupation: Student and guitar player in Black Tide Status: Single Quick Bio: "i love music and have been in this band for about 3 or 4 years. My influences guitar wise are ,hendrix, angus young, stevie ray vaugh,dime bag darrell, paul guilbert, marty freidman, steve vai, and a bunch of others. BAND wise, i lisen to a lot of THRASH, HARDCORE PUNK, CRUST PUNK, REGGAE and a bunch of others. i listen to bands like municipal waste, disrupt, phobia, slayer, final conflict, common enemy, toxic narcotic, minor threat, dead kennedys, bad brains, suicidal tendencies the list goes on and on . . . THRASH ATTACK! Zakk birth name: Zachary Sandler Place of birth: Florence, Alabama Ethnicity: White. Occupation: Bass player in Black Tide. Status: Single Quick Bio: "I have played Bass for a couple of years now and I love what i do. I have no preference of music and have played with many bands. MY influences as a bass player are Dimebag Darrell, RABBI SIMON, Tom Morello, Daron Malakian, James Hetfield, and Jason Newsted." Steven birth name: Steven Spence Place of birth: Queens, New York Ethnicity: Hispanic Occupation: Student/Drummer in Black Tide Status: Single Quick Bio: I started playing drums some time in 2001, and i just can't get enough.
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This is the future of hard rock/metal!!
Joseph E. Allen | 03/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys sound too good to be true, but no one ever said that there couldn't be exceptions! Yep, they are ALL under 20 years of age too. The singer/guitarist is 15, the lead guitarist and drummer are 18, and the drummer is 19. The age thing doesn't really matter to me though. The MUSIC is what matters, and these guys sure nailed it! Every song is entertaining and has a good catch to it. Most mainstream bands today cannot go a single verse/chorus with out getting boring. These guys have found the pick of destiny, because that teenage guitar duo shred like Dave and Adrian of Iron Maiden, and Glen and K.K. of Judas Priest. God that kid can sing! If i didn't know of the band's age range, I would have thought these were an 80's underground thrash/glam group with REALLY good production. My favorite songs are Shockwave, Warriors Of Time, Live Fast Die Young, Hit The Lights (Metallica cover is amazing), Black Abyss, and Black Widow. Now don't waste any more time missing out on this band!!! Buy the album!!! It's totally worth the money. Simply amazing..."
This Album 'FN ' ROCKS
Chris M. Vaccaro | auburn,wa USA | 03/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"New school talent + old school skill = Hard Rock!This is how it's done theres alot of wannabe rockers in this world but Black Tide is for reals.From Shockwave to Light from Above guaranteed to Rock your World!!!This is money well spent buy this or enter the Black Abyss"
Rock, rock, till you drop!
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 05/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't tell you how good it does my heart to find a band of young kids that embraces the powerful melodic hard rocking sound of yesteryear, and not in some cheap, gimmicky neo-ironic kind of way either (Darkness, I'm looking in your direction). Black Tide provides an electrifying breath of fresh air to the classic rock and metal sound. You can hear elements of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Scorpions, early Def Leppard, Guns n' Roses and Skid Row in Black Tide's sound, but it has an energy and edginess that keeps it from sounding dated.
2008's Light from Above is Black Tide's debut album (and on a major label, how does that happen in this day and age?). It's also the best new release I've heard all year. It's all wall to wall riffs, melodies, and solos that will make your jaw drop in amazement. Songs like Shockwave and Black Abyss will have you raising your fist for metal, and the rest of the album is just as impressive. The cover of Metallica's Hit the Lights is an appropriate homage, as that was the song a young upstart Metallica used to gain exposure on the Metal Massacre, Vol. 1 compilation.
If you've spent the last 15 years wondering where the rock went, you MUST get this album. 30 and 40-something rock fans should eat this up like candy, but I want to stress that Black Tide is no nostalgia act. This is an amazingly tight and energetic rock band that younger punk/emo/whatevercore fans should find just as compelling.
PS - If you like what you hear, you'll also want to check out some of the other up and coming bands that are bringing back real rock and metal, like Endeverafter, Airbourne, Fatal Smile, Wolf, Widow, and Icarus Witch.