Miami, Florida's BLACK TIDE will release its self-titled sophomore album in February. The follow-up to 2008's "Light From Above" (Interscope) was recorded at Spin Studios in New York with producers Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD).Regarding the band's decision to make the new CD a self-titled affair, singer Gabriel Garcia told the Artisan News Service (see video below), "We had a couple of names we were thinking about, but we just feel like it's a new thing. I don't wanna say that we're a completely new band, 'cause we still have that 'Light From Above' edge, but we just feel like we're starting fresh; we still feel that way. Like we're starting out." BLACK TIDE last month released a digital single containing the tracks "Bury Me" and "Honest Eyes". When asked if those tracks are representative of the direction of the new material, Garcia said, "Honestly, this record is all over the place. 'Bury Me' and 'Honest Eyes' are just the songs that our record label felt that were kind of the bridge from 'Light From Above' to this record. There's so many different kinds of songs on this record — we have an acoustic song, we have a slower, more ballad-y kind of song, we have the heavy, heavy stuff... it's all over the place. So I would say it's gonna be surprise for everybody. 'Bury Me' and 'Honest Eyes' are just two of the songs; everything else is completely different."
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