Finally, the Queen City has found her Kings of Rock…The Jupiter Tide.
In the short time the band has been together, The Jupiter Tide has played at the renowned¬ Whisky A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, garnered several thousand fans after only releasing two songs to the public, shared the stage with national acts such as Parlor Mob, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, Burn Halo and The Paper Tongues, beat out several bands for a finals spot in the Miller Lite Great Taste Music Series, competed for a lead spot on the Vans Warped Tour, were hand-picked by name as frontrunners for a spot on a possible stage for SXSW, and built a strong fan base in and around their hometown of Charlotte. Currently the band is recording their debut album with producer Jamie King, which is set to release in early summer 2012.
The Jupiter Tide formed in late 2009 with five musicians converging at the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. Their one mission was to stand out from other bands in the area by energy and quality alone. Concentrating heavily on the arrangement of their songs, influences range anywhere from melodic bands such as Incubus and 10 Years, to heavier acts like the Big Four(Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax). This combination gives the band the ability to write quality rock appealing to a large crowd, while showing that they have what it takes to play with heavier acts of various metal influences. This has earned the band the description of being, “the mutant offspring of ‘Megadeth’ and ‘30 Seconds to Mars’” by Creative Loafing, and having their sound described as ‘Ele-Metal’ by fans. According to Shutter 16 Magazine, “The Jupiter Tide can put on a hell of a show. There was no room for error in Jupiter Tide’s set on this night. The continuing mix of the vocal did come into play but it didn’t really faze lead vocalist Adam Nelson and backing vocal/guitarist Monte Anderson. Adam even took time to run off the stage twice to try to motivate the crowd with fast energy.”
They began building a network of professional musicians obsessed with their craft. With a name and dedication as big as their sound, The Jupiter Tide set out to prove that good music is alive and well in Charlotte, and continue to grow their audience with their mission. Funding the entire album themselves, the band plans to tour heavily once it is released.