Kevin Gill Show! Your PMA POWER HOUR!! Week 72 – Adam Blake H2o
Kevin Gill will be featuring H2o’s bassist Adam Blake takes us behind the scenes of Use Your Voice, and talks about living his dream, how he got into music, Shelter, Craig Ahead, CM Punk, Positive Mental Attitude, heavy metal, joining H20, moving to America, NYHC, Bridge 9, fitness, punk rock, bass mafia, Rocks Off, Misfits, Vision Of Disorder, and John Joseph and more! KG talks Griddy, Tim TimeBomb, helping others, cookies, and RiffTrax. “The worst thing you can do with your life is waste your time.” –Adam Blake Recorded in NYC courtesy of www.RocksOff.Com and Rancid, h2o, and The Interrupters.
A little information on H20:
While touring as a roadie for Sick of It All, Toby Morse would sometimes sing with the band during encores. In late 1994 Morse decided to start his own band and formed H2O in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The band toured relentlessly through most of 1995 and 1996, opening up for almost every hardcore band that hit the east coast, including an opening slot on a Rancid bill, at the Roseland Ballroom. Another huge show was when the band opened for No Doubt at Tramps (NYC) on Easter in 1996. In January 1996 they would record their self-titled CD at Brielle Studios-NYC and would release it in May. The CD was basically all the songs they had and would play out at the time. They would tour that whole summer with Shelter and Murphys Law. H2O performed at CBGB’s in October of that year and recorded a video for “Family Tree”. They also toured with Social Distortion in October ’96. In June 1997 H2O quickly recorded and released “Thicker Than Water” in October. They toured all over the world until the end of the year and through 1998. In the year 1997 they would open for Misfits, Pennywise, Sick of It All, CIV and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Warped Tour 98 and 99. They would tour Japan for the 1st time in 1997 & return in 1998. They received MTV play with “Everready”.
In 1999, they recorded and released F.T.T.W. in May and made a video for “One Life One Chance” and again toured year around (in Europe, Japan & U.S.) and into 2000. They also toured on the 1999 Warped Tour (sharing a bus with 7 Seconds). In 1999 and 2000 they would tour with NOFX, The Bouncing Souls, 7 Seconds and Saves the Day. That summer of 2000, H2O would record a cover of the Ice Cube song It Was a Good Day and shoot a video around New York City in the middle of the night.
On November 15, 2011 H2O released Don’t Forget Your Roots, a 15 song tribute CD to some of their favorite bands.
On January 1, 2013 H2O posted on their Facebook page that a new album would be released sometime in 2013, but recently Toby has stated that the band will be completing this fall tour with New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio, spending the holidays at home and be in the recording studio come February 2014.
In January 2015, H2O played in São Paulo, Brazil.
On March 2015, H2O started recording the new CD “Use Your Voice” due for release on October 9th 2015 via Bridge Nine Records.
In April 2015 H2O toured Mexico for the first time. On August 5th the same year, Todd Morse confirmed via his twitter account that he was no longer a part of the band.