Light from Above

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Light from Above
Light From Above.jpg
Studio album by Black Tide
ReleasedMarch 18, 2008
RecordedLate 2007
GenreHeavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal, power metal
48:42 (UK)
48:22 (iTunes)
47:48 (Hot Topic)
ProducerJohnny K
Black Tide chronology
Light from Above
Post Mortem
Singles from Light from Above
  1. "Shockwave"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Warriors of Time"
    Released: 2008
  3. "Shout"
    Released: 2008

Light from Above is the debut album from Black Tide. The album was released on March 18, 2008 and was produced by Johnny K. Each member of Black Tide was under 20 years of age during the recording of this album, making it very notable in the music industry. Three singles have been released from the album, "Shockwave", "Warriors of Time", and "Shout", respectively.[1] Two music videos were produced for "Shockwave" and have aired on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. Frontman Gabriel Garcia was a only high school freshman and 14 years old when the album was written and recorded. The album was praised by critics and helped them win the 2008 Kerrang! Awards for "Best International Newcomer". The album features a Metallica cover of the song Hit the Lights from their debut album Kill 'Em All.

The album debuted at number 73 on the Billboard 200, with 11,400 copies sold in its first week of sales.

Light from Above Tour[edit]

In support of the album the band toured from July 2007 to April 2011. The tour included 341 concerts around the world with headlining shows, festival dates like the Vans Warped Tour, Download Festival and Mayhem Festival. They also performed as an opening act for bands like Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine and Trivium. The last show was on April 19 at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, California as an opening act for Loaded.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [2]
Sounds Of Rock8.5/10 stars [3]
IGN(7.4/10) [4]
Dangerdog Music Reviews(4.75/5) [5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Shockwave"Garcia, Nuñez, Raul Garcia Jr.3:38
2."Shout"Garcia, Jason Suecof3:25
3."Warriors of Time"Garcia, Garcia5:53
4."Give Me a Chance"Garcia, Suecof, Sandler3:34
5."Let Me"Garcia, Suecof3:30
6."Show Me the Way"Garcia, Suecof3:59
7."Enterprise"Garcia, Johnny K.4:31
8."Live Fast Die Young"Garcia, Suecof3:01
9."Hit the Lights" (Metallica cover)Hetfield, Ulrich3:42
10."Black Abyss"Garcia, Suecof, Garcia Jr.4:06
11."Light from Above"Garcia, Spence5:46
Total length:45:04

In popular culture[edit]




  1. ^ "Black Tide: Light From Above artwork unveiled". 2008-01-11. Archived from the original on 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  2. ^ Light from Above at AllMusic
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Jim Kaz. "Black Tide – Light From Above Review - Music Review at IGN". Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  5. ^ "ALBUM REVIEW :: Black Tide - Light From Above - 2008 :: Album Reviews - Music Reviews - CD Reviews - Heavy Metal - Melodic Hard Rock - Hard Rock - AOR". Www.Dangerdog.Com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  6. ^ "Skate It and Skate 2 Soundtracks". 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-20.