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Black Tide

As mere teenagers ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old, Black Tide (formerly called Radio) share a surprising affinity for metal bands that hit their career peaks and vanished behind the curtain of grunge well before any members of the group were born. Citing guitar virtuosos Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, and Steve Vai as influences, as well as the more traditionally referenced metal trendsetters like Metallica and Slayer, the boys make heavy-hitting speed metal that would sit right at home in the mid-'80s, blaring over the opening credits of MTV's Headbanger's Ball. Bassist Zachary Sandler, drummer Steven Spence, and guitarists Gabriel Garcia and Alex Nunez got their big breaks when they were invited to play the main stage of Ozzfest in August of 2007. Swinging their long manes of black hair wildly and shredding explosively, they caught the attention of Interscope Records, which made plans to release their debut album, Light from Above, in early 2008, just after they started a tour with Avenged Sevenfold. The album was released in March of that year and debuted at number 73 on the Billboard 200. The band tapped producers Josh Wilbur and GGGarth to helm their sophomore outing, Post Mortem, which was prefaced by the departure of Alex Nuñez and introduced new guitarist Austin Diaz. Bassist Sandler and drummer Spence were the next to leave the fold, and in 2015 the band issued Chasing Shadows, which featured the core lineup of Gabriel Garcia, Diaz, and drummer Cody Paige. ~ Jason Lymangrover
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  1.   Song
  2.   Shockwave
  3.   Hit The Lights
  4.   Warriors of Time
  5.   That Fire
  6.   Lost in the Sound
  7.   Shout
  8.   Guidelines
  9.   (Intro)
  10.   Haunted
  11.   Live Fast Die Young
  12.   Show Me The Way
  13.   Shockwave
  14.   Promised Land
  15.   Chasing Shadows
  16.   Predator (Animal)
  17.   Angel in the Dark
  18.   Can't Get Enough
  19.   Al Cielo (Into the Sky)
  20.   Dejalo Salir
  21.   Let It Out
  22.   Into the Sky
  23.   Walking Dead Man
  24.   Honest Eyes
  25.   Bury Me
  26.   Light From Above
  27.   Black Abyss
  28.   Warriors Of Time
  29.   Give Me A Chance
  30.   Let Me
  31.   Enterprise
  32.   Welcome to Misery
  33.   Sex Is Angry
  34.   Before We Form
  35.   Not Afraid
  36.   Ashes by Matthew Tuck
  37.   In The Mirror
  38.   Burn
  39.   Fight Til the Bitter End
  40.   Heaven
  41.   Take It Easy
  42.   Suffering
  43.   Prowler
  44.   Set Me Free (Alive)

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