Genres: Metal / new-season-epic metal
Manager: Michael Noren, (myspace.com/mikkmag)
Started 2004 with this constellation
Rickard Thelin Vocal / Lead Guitar
Jennifer Sikström Vocal / Bass
Nicklas Åström Drums
Mikael Thelin 2nd Guitar
Jimi Toivanen Synth / Piano
Their own description about them self
In the year of 2004, a band called Summoned Tide washed ashore, and a new-season-epic metal band was born.
From the northern woods of Sweden they came...bla bla bla.
Enough of this fancy intro, Summoned Tide consists of 5 members and our music style varies from progressive metal/
rock to erotic nature beats.
Our goal is to spread our music all over the entire world/ universe...and to play at oversized stadiums of course!
More About Summoned Tide
And we know that all of our new fans are dying for some personal information from us, so here it comes: Rickard Thelin
1987 in June, I was beautiful. I've been into music since I was a boy.
Early I could play guitar and was into music with feelings. I started to
listen to Jazz, Rock and Blues and I really felt dragged into the
rhythms and notes. My first song I wrote was about my life when I was
about 12 years old. There after my interest for music expanded when I
listened to my first Power Metal album "Renegade" by Hammerfall. I got
enlightened and dove deeper into genre and discovered bands like
Metallica and my all-time favorite IRON MAIDEN. My life had now changed
and I walked upon a more interesting and alive path. I've now learnt how
to live by and contribute to the road. I've discovered so much from
walking upon. And am now ready to lend my experiences and guidance along
with many other great artists out there...enough! My goals and
ambitions are to spread our music the world and that at least one song
that will forever echo through time. I want to be remembered since my
greatest fear is to be forever forgotten. Jennifer Sikström
in January 1989. I discovered my interest in music through piano
lessons when I was about 10 years old. Like many other young girls I
liked singing and in 2004 I went with the guys to the rehearsal... But
very soon it became clear to me that I wasn't comfortable with filling
the spot as lead singer. I noticed that they didn't have a bass player,
so the next day I bought my first bass ;) Since then my ambition has
grown with my improved interest in music and they are now shaping my way
of living. My music of choice includes Opeth, Symphony X, Black Sabbath
and other rock bands from the 70's...and black metal :) Brands I use
are Ibanez and Schecter. Nicklas Åström
has been around me since I was born in 1988. My family really
influenced me by their music. Especially from my mother and sisFrom my
mother I got bands like Rush, King Crimson, Genesis, Dream Theater,
Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Pink Floyd. My sister got me on a bit
different road; Deftones, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Textures, Opeth,
Radiohead, Fear Factory and Foo Fighters. The first band that I found
out on my own was Nirvana. I've also discovered more chaotic bands like
The Dillinger Escape Plan, they're nuts :P A band I "recently" started
enjoying is Porcupine Tree. The drummer Gavin Harrison is truly epic,
the way he plays, the licks, everything is so well thought. So all of
these bands and many more have come to shape the way I approach
drumming. It's like all their combined semen...I'm their child...yeah,
you get it! So I'm the drummer, yeah. I've played for roughly 10 years
and I got a Yamaha drum kit that's about the same age. But I got some
new hardware too, like my Sabian 21" AAX stage ride or my Tama 13"
Artwood snare. Everything else is like really beaten up and trashed.
It's expensive to be drummer, so please send me some cash to: "I'm Broke
and I need it" 666 915 31 Robertsfors, Sweden. Cheers /Nicklas
was born in 1988 and picked up the guitar when I was in high school.
Started playing because of my bro, he went pro and I wanted a taste of
that as well! When I’m not stuck at work or rehearsing with the band I
enjoy grabbing a beer playing videogames, fishing and just chill in'
Music is my life and it has been for a really long time. During my
inspirational years I've listened to a lot of different styles but the
bands that are closest to my heart are Symphony X, Dream Theater, Maiden
and the composer Hans Zimmer. Over and out!Jimi Toivanen
born in 1987 and started playing synth in the early years. I and
Rickard started a band together that later on became Summoned Tide. When
I'm not playing music I enjoy fishing and also taking a few beers with
Band biography of Summoned Tide
are hard to find in a small community. In a village of 6000 inhabitants
the amount of talented musicians are not that great, and when it comes
to seeking musicians for a local hobby band the range is extremely
small. Summoned Tide has its roots a few years before they became
Front man Rickard Thelin, singer and lead guitarist of Summoned Tide says:
began 2002 with only two members. Me and Jimi Toivanen (keyboards) met
and played together and felt that we should get a band! We gathered a
number of members and drove my first homebrew song, 'A walk into a dark
wood'. Sooner we drifted into the wrong direction and I and Jimi was not
quite broadly with the other members what kind of music we would play.
Band names were also absurd as lame as 'Rawonam' and 'Stupid Brats'. We
put the band on hold and instead played along with each other instead
until we once again would build up a band.
Lots of weeks later we
took along my brother, Mikael Thelin, to rehearsal one day and we
decided that we liked him as a second guitarist. Mikael in turn
introduced his classmate Nicklas Åström as a drummer. It was here that
we began to take music to higher levels. I began to write my own
material with more "weight" in the lyrics and the songs became more
sophisticated since. It was in the beginning that I wrote songs like
'The Way Through the battlefield' and 'Claimer' that only a few knows
about, and the band name Summoned Tide washed ashore 2004.
rehearsed together until the music began to sound like we wanted to.
However, there was something missing and it was a bass. A band without a
bass is a band without a bass. Jennifer Sikström, who knew us by me,
heard our concerns, temped, and decided that she would get a bass to
fill the empty spot in our band as our first bassist. She bought a bass
without much experience on stringed instruments in general and would
start playing. We thought it was a good idea because Robertsfors had no
bass players who were into the same genre and we knew her musical
background from before. Jennifer was my responsibility and I saw it as a
project to teach her from scratch, which was not always easy, but
eventually hardened her small poor-muscle fingers to
fairly-advanced-bass-functional fingers ready to slappin' the bas.
subsequently trained us in a cover of Insania's 'Lost In Time' and got
our first live gig at our local school. I have been on stage many times
in my life before when I went to elementary music school, but I had
never before experienced the great feeling of performing music with my
own band, and that feeling caught the others as well. We all knew that
this, this is something that we want to do!
Time passed by. Lots
of new materials were created and songs like 'ALD', 'Father Isac' and 'A
Demon's Confession' captured attention around us. We began curiously
with the minor scenes and were not afraid to climb upwards towards the
larger ones. At the best at that time, we were on a two-day festival in
Sikeå a bit outside Robertsfors and performed as a warm-up band for more
established bands. The most famous at the festival at that time were
Nocturnal Rites, power metal from Umeå, and Sahara Hotnigths, punk rock
also from Robertsfors.
Then we came to a point where it was not
possible to work with Jennifer anymore due to personal matters. We
kicked her off the team and we kept ourselves about a year without a
bass player. After awhile we came to the point that we would record a
demo in 2007. We called Jennifer because we did not have a bass player
and wanted her to play the bass strands on our demo. I knew I could play
the bass myself but it didn't feel quite right to do both. Jennifer
happily put up on our offer and we put together saved money and was
sponsored by relatives and family to do our first demo 'Editio
Principes'. This was our biggest landmark in the band so far and it tied
us together into a tighter group and brought us closer to our goal that
we all aim for.
Today we've played at many different locations
in northern Sweden. Went to Norway to record a demo with sound
technicians from a school in the UK called LIPA (Liverpool institute of
Performing Arts) which is founded by Paul McCartney and perform at a
local festival. We helped to organize and headline at an international
festival with the Baltic countries. We've won the Västerbotten district
finals for new bands and went on to the national final. Played live on
local radio in Umeå. Landed on Spotify. And now we have got ourselves a
manager, which supports and helps us towards success. We feel ready to
take on the world!