On May 6th, Red Tide Rising released their new EP Voices via Vanity Music Records. Hailing from Littleton, CO the band officially formed in 2008, and in 2012 released their first EP Inferno which gave us their first two singles and videos for “Unholy” and “Finding Home.” Later, in 2013 they released their first full length album The Rising with tracks such as “The Other Side” and “Cold” released to radio and video. After years of hard work they finally got a huge break in 2012, touring the U.S. with the highly popular artist, In This Moment.
“Touring with In This Moment really showed us what it takes to have a successful run on the road,” says guitarist, Andrew Whiteman. “We learned how things work on a larger scale and ‘in the real world,’ so to speak. It was a great learning experience for sure.”
They have also performed on stage with several heavy hitters such as; Nonpoint, 3 Pill Morning, Hurt, Soil, Kyng and My Darkest Days. They are currently on a Northwestern U.S./Canadian tour with Headliners, Sevendust and Crobot until August 17th, they have enlisting Glendon Crain (John 5’s Loser, Hollywood Undead, Godhead) to temporarily replace original drummer, Matt Guerin due to a prior commitment.
Red Tide Rising is a fairly new band to me. I have heard the name around the industry and on various internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. So, I started from the beginning, listened to every song, watched every video, checked out their website and read any and all articles and reviews I could find. Afterwards, I reached my own unbiased opinion: Red Tide Rising definitely has potential. Without even seeing the band, I could hear a young David Draiman (Disturbed) in singer Matthew Whiteman’s voice. His voice is deep with an aggressive growl, and it kind of surprised me to find out he is only 21 years old. The band’s maturing is evident as you listen to each studio recording. Voices is a powerful EP and would be a solid recommendation for the new Red Tide Rising fan.
Voices hails five rock solid tracks that are well produced and should make them a worthy contender in the metal rock genre. “Writing on the wall” starts it off with aggressive vocals, grinding guitar riffs and an impressive double bass kick drum. In the center of it all is “Suffocate,” a fine blend of radio friendly harmonies and gut wrenching backing vocals. At the end there’s “New Breed,” another powerhouse single that leaves you wanting just that much more. Though I cannot confirm, I believe “Suffocate” to be the newest single release from Red Tide Rising. I hope I get the opportunity to hear all their songs the way they should be heard, live!
Note: A portion of the sales from “Finding Home” are donated to the suicide prevention organization, Out of the Darkness.
Red Tide Rising is:
Matthew Whiteman – Lead vocals
Andrew Whiteman – Guitars
Michael LeBois – Bass
Matt Guerin – Drums
Scheduled tour dates:
Aug 06 Aggie Theater w/Sevendust, Crobot
Fort Collins, CO
Aug 07 In The Venue w/Sevendust, Crobot
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 10 Marquee Beer Market & Stage w/Sevendust, Crobot
Aug 11 The Ranch Roadhouse w/Sevendust, Crobot
Aug 12 Saskatoon Event Centre w/Sevendust, Crobot
Aug 14 Burton Cummings Theatre
Aug 17 The Opera House w/Sevendust, Crobot
Sep 24 Marquis Theater