Black Tide Bassist Speaks on Lineup Changes, Current Tour, Upcoming New Material
Surviving the flying debris, however, the band scored a quick six-week break back in Miami for the holidays, and at the end of January set out for a U.S. trek with Escape the Fate and Burn Halo.
However, the personnel has changed along the way. Founding member and second guitarist Alex Nunez left the band last summer, to be replaced by his own bandmate in side project the Panix, Austin Diaz. "It's as simple as this," Sandler explains. "He wasn't into the music, and we didn't want there to be any awkwardness of trying to work on a record when we know there was someone in the band who wasn't into it. We mutually decided that we should get somebody else."
With Diaz, the band has begun to work on some new material, which Sandler says the members hope to further flesh out on their downtime this summer as they play the Warped Tour's entire run of national dates.
Black Tide performs with Escape the Fate and Burn Halo, Sunday, February 15. Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., tickets cost $14.99 in advance. All ages. 954-564-1074; www.cultureroom.net