Origin: Avon, CT, USA
Genres: Progressive Metal, Death Metal

Red Tide  


Hailing from Connecticut, Red Tide was formed in 1993 by guitarist Jeff Wu, initially as a thrash/hardcore band. As they progressed, Wu and drummer Justin Foley became interested in jazz, and thus sought to incorporate jazz influences into their music. After a few demo tapes, they self-released an album in 1997 entitled Themes Of The Cosmic Consciousness, and sure enough the style was a mixture of technical death metal (circa late-period Death) interspersed with jazz/fusion interludes, which invariably would bring to mind bands such as Cynic or Candiria. Few bands possess the musicianship to pull off this style of music effectively, but Red Tide did so quite well. They managed a second album, Type II, in 2001, continuing the death/jazz mixture, but unfortunately disbanded soon afterward.

Current Members

Jeff Wu

guitars/vocals

Ian Kauffman

guitars

Blue

bass

Justin Foley

drums (Killswitch Engage, Unearth)

Former Members/Guests

Andy Dickins

bass


Discography



Themes Of The Cosmic Consciousness 
1997 independent
  1. Intro / Vicious Circle
  2. Overcome
  3. Scarred
  4. Submission
  5. Composition No. 25
  6. Shallow
  7. Numbed Emotions
  8. Let the Lotus Feet Fly
  • Jeff Wu
  • Ian Kauffman
  • Andy Dickins
  • Justin Foley
1997 BNR Top Ten album




Type II 
2001 Encrypted
  1. Reciprocity
  2. Composition #33
  3. Mood Swings
  4. Type II Error
  5. The Jar
  6. Wasting Away
  7. Deviation
  8. In Vain
  • Jeff Wu
  • Ian Kauffman
  • Blue
  • Justin Foley


home
bands
labels
genres
releases
updates

top tens
tournaments

history
faq
about bnr


Follow us on Facebook!