Miami hard rock group, Black Tide, has unleashed its long-awaited sophomore album, Post Mortem, today on Interscope Records. Post Mortem, the follow-up to 2008’s, Light From Above, was recorded with Gggarth Richardson (Atreyu, Rage Against The Machine) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God) and includes the current single “That Fire,” alongside nine other brand new originals.
The track list for Post Mortem is…
1. Ashes (featuring Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine)
2. Bury Me
3. Let It Out
4. Honest Eyes
5. That Fire
6. Fight Til The Bitter End
7. Take It Easy
8. Lost In The Sound
9. Walking Dead Man
10. Into The Sky
“[Black Tide] have everything necessary for a timeless album here; fiercely paced songs, great lyrical hooks, soft melodies, brutal breakdowns and a subtle variety that destroys any chance of boredom. This album gets cranked at a volume of 11.” – Alternative Revolt
“’Post Mortem’ is from the hands of experienced musicians, who have spent years on tour fine-tuning their sound to something more appealing.”¬¬ HeavyMetal.About.com
“Black Tide is no flash in the pan fluke but a capable bunch of musicians eager to join the rock/metal fray” – Outburn
“’Post Mortem’ plays like a slick distillation of every act between Iron Maiden and Avenged Sevenfold” – Revolver
Black Tide will hit the road later this week in support of Post Mortem as part of the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether and more. Black Tide will perform on the Best Buy Music Gear Stage alongside Sevendust, Art Of Dying and Hell Or Highwater from August 26 to October 14. Go to: www.RockstarUproar.com and: www.LiveNation.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Dates
Friday, 8/26 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday, 8/27 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
Sunday, 8/28 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Wednesday, 8/31 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Thursday, 9/1 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Saturday, 9/3 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/4 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Monday, 9/5 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Friday, 9/9 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Centre
Saturday, 9/10 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sunday, 9/11- Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
Tuesday, 9/13 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
Wednesday, 9/14 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Friday, 9/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Saturday, 9/17 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sunday, 9/18 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Pavilion
Tuesday, 9/20 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Wednesday, 9/21 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Friday, 9/23 – Council Bluffs, IA – WestFair Amphitheater
Saturday, 9/24 – Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
Sunday, 9/25 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, 9/28 – Calgary, AB – Saddledome
Thursday, 9/29 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Saturday, 10/1 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, 10/2 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Tuesday, 10/4 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
Wednesday, 10/5 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheater
Friday, 10/7 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
Saturday, 10/8 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Sunday, 10/9 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, 10/13 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday, 10/14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Stockholm, Swenden’s Badmouth are back with their smokin’ sophomore effort, Heavy Metal Parking Lot! The music on this CD shows a lot of growth in the Badmouth sound. The music is heavier, the song writing is better, and overall the band has crafted a CD that is even better than their debut.
On your first listen, you almost know from the creepy intro on opening cut “Son of Sam” that you are going to hear something special with this disc. Heavy Metal Parking Lot blasts off with “Son of Sam”, and doesn’t let up until the ballad “Jake Brakes”.
In Badmouth’s music I can hear the influence of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and maybe a little bit of Saxon. It is these influences on the music that makes Heavy Metal Parking Lot a lot of fun to listen to. The band rocks out in a classic style that will make fans from “the best” era of rock (the 80’s) quite happy. If you aren’t sold after the songs “Radiator”, “Judas”, “Tired” and “Blue Ribbon Days”, then you may have to rip the metalhead patch off of your jacket, and go back to listening to Lada Ca Ca. If you don’t find your self headbanging to Badmouth’s party anthem “Heavy Metal Parking Lot”, then there may be no hope for you.
Heavy Metal Parking Lot is easily one of the best hard rock discs of 2011. Don’t miss this!!!
For more information on Badmouth, please visit the band’s website!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Son of Sam
4. Silver lining
5. City is burning
7. Bottoms up
8. Blue ribbon days
9. Heavy Metal parking lot
10. Jake Brakes
11. Facing my demons
Tom Pearson – Lead Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Randy Joy – Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Mike Hill – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Chris Lemon – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Vinnie Sharpe – Drums, Percussion and Background Vocals
Alice Cooper is about to unleash his wicked CD sequel, Welcome 2 My Nightmare on September 13th, 2011. Take a few minutes and check out the debut single and video, “I’ll Bite Your Face Off”. This Alice Cooper at his best!
Those of you looking for a really cool edition of the Welcome 2 My Nightmare, ought to check out the special edition that comes with Classic Rock Magazine, available for pre-order here!