Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with vocalist and lead guitarist Gabriel Garcia of the Miami hard rock quartet BLACK TIDE after the band’s September 23, 2011 concert in Council Bluffs, Iowa as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. You can now watch the chat below.
“Post Mortem”, the sophomore album from BLACK TIDE, sold 5,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on August 23 via DGC/Interscope Records.
Commented Gabriel Garcia: “This record means everything to us. We poured our heart and soul into this and have been waiting for it to come out like the rest of you.
“‘Post Mortem’ is the name of the record. It means ‘after death.’ The reason we love this title is because we feel that we are so lucky to be able to be doing this, and having an opportunity to put our music out there is honestly the closest thing to heaven we have on this earth. It’s a like a dream.”
“Post Mortem” was written and recorded in the summer of 2010, and is the follow-up to 2008’s “Light From Above”, which garnered instant critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver and more.
The band followed the release of “Light From Above” with an appearance on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, performed on the main stage of Download 2008 and capped it off by playing the entire 2009 Vans Warped Tour.
In April 2011 BLACK TIDE was added as support for the only two announced U.S. dates of IRON MAIDEN‘s “The Final Frontier” world tour, which took place in BLACK TIDE‘s home state of Florida.
BLACK TIDE is taking part in this summer’s edition of Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The trek will run through October 15, conquering North America with a massive active rock lineup which features veteran acts AVENGED SEVENFOLD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SEVENDUST and more.