Denver based Red Tide Rising has created a stir within the music world, both on a fan base and an industry level. The band blasted out of the gate upon their formation in the fall of 2007 when brothers Matthew and Andrew Whiteman teamed up with a rhythm section that didn't work out. They went through a few different lineup changes before settling on the team of bass guitarist, Sean Verity and drummer, Matt Guerin.
In early 2013 Red Tide Rising returned to the studio to record their next full length album, “The Rising”. Working with producers Mike McAree (In This Moment Engineer) and Jeff Kanan (formerly with Westlake Studios) they have completed recording all 12 tracks for the album. To date 3 singles; The Rising, COLD and 2:13 have been released as singles. These early release singles have been well received by fans and radio stations alike. The album is scheduled for completion in June 2013. Red Tide Rising is currently scheduling tour dates in support of the new album.
2012 was the breakout year for Red Tide Rising. They were selected to tour the US in direct support of In This Moment on their non-festival Blood Tour dates, which included one date with Hatebreed. The band's sophomore effort, Inferno, was recorded at various studios throughout Denver and produced by the band's 19 year old guitarist, Andrew Whiteman. "Managing, producing and recording weren’t as hard as I thought it would be," says Whiteman. "We would come together with the songs and make instrumental and vocal changes before hitting studio. Once in studio, if an idea came up, we would record it real fast and continue on from there making the process flow together! Jamey Bartley co-produced the track "Inferno" and further expanded its melodic potential on both vocals and instrumentation." Shortly after the Inferno Ep was recorded, the band was doing an interview with Cleveland based Maximum Threshold Radio when the suggestion was made to contact Spat! Records. Management stepped up and a digital deal was initially struck for the lead single from Inferno, "Finding Home." The single was extremely well received and a deal was then put in place for the Inferno Ep, as well. The band is also donating a portion of the sales from "Finding Home" to the suicide prevention organization, Out Of the Darkness.
Inferno is comprised of six tracks, including a radio edit of the song, "Welcome To Zombietown" and kicks off with "Unholy", a track designed to make the listener uneasy and afraid as it represents the negative and sometimes irrational thought process that occurs when someone is depressed. That then rolls into the title track, "Inferno", dealing with inner conflict in order to achieve balance. "This is a story of the inner struggles of someone who doesn't want to change their destructive ways, and hopes the only way to overcome it is to reach a point of rock bottom, but deep inside knows there is no hope left and they cannot change, they will always be stuck in a state of their own Hell," relates frontman, Matthew Whiteman. "Dark Asylum" went through seven different changes before the band was happy with it. Matthew adds, "When it was originally written, the song was about 7 minutes long. It appears on our first album, 'Perfect Enemy', at just over 5 minutes. We looked back at the song for the Inferno Ep because we liked the idea and groove of the song, but not its time stamp. After many lyrical cuts and revisions, we have the strongest (and catchiest) version of "Dark Asylum!" "Welcome To Zombietown" is a fan favorite and is "simply a survival guide inspired by the movie Zombieland!" laughs Andrew.