Bryan Odell, a 19-year-old reporter from Lincoln, Nebraska, has uploaded an interview he conducted with Miami, Florida metallers BLACK TIDE during this summer's Vans Warped Tour. Watch the chat below.An in-depth interview with BLACK TIDE bassist Zakk Sandler appears in the August issue of SFL Music Magazine, which is available for free download as a PDF file at SFLmusic.com. Sandler recently told the New Times Broward-Palm Beach that BLACK TIDE's new material will mark a change in direction and melodic style, due, in part, to 16-year-old frontman Gabriel Garcia's voice changing. (Older songs have also been reworked.) And a new crop of influences might initially take longtime fans aback. "Gabriel's been listening to INCUBUS and shit, like Warped Tour-type bands like SAOSIN. We've all just been going back and listening to things we haven't listened to, or kind of that we needed to listen to," Sandler said. BLACK TIDE has yet to decide on a producer for the band's sophomore attempt. "We've definitely gotten a few offers from some pretty big-name producers, but we're just feeling it out," Sandler said. "It's awesome to have input, but for the primary writing we'd like to do it all by ourselves, and not have anybody else's opinion for a change. Because I hate other people's opinions when it comes to music."
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