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An Interview With Summoned
Rickard Thelin -
Guitar / Vocal
Jennifer Sikström - Bass / Vocal
Ryan O´Shea - Drums
Mikael Thelin - Guitar
Jimi Toivanen - Synth
Summoned Tide are a true metal band with a powerful and passion filled
sound that will melt your face off. Hailing from Sweden, this is band is a power metal force to be reckoned with. In a world of aging rock stars and metal
cliches , Summoned Tide offers something fresh, young, and purely metal to the
masses. They answered a few of my questions via social media. Check em out!
Who came up with
Rickard did. He wanted something that would sound wide and
broad yet controlled and captivating.
are certainly steeped in traditional metal but what new metal bands also
We listen to about everything from death to classic from all
over the world. Music is such a wonderful thing and different people from
different countries got their own specialties which inspire us in some way.
Some direct examples are bands like Galnyreus and Angra. They're not particularly
new but we found them quite recently and making the experience new to us.
How often do you
jam together and who does most of the writing?
It has been less frequently now when we moving fast forward
with families and studies. Once a week at least. Rickard does all the writing.
He lives and breathes music when he creates and can isolate himself for about a
week or so concentrating on the right feel and text. He's very passionate about
his own work.
Do you feel that
social media and in particular streaming services help or hurt a younger band?
In the purpose of finding new bands and artists internet is
a great tool. We believe that the people themselves hurt younger bands when
they rather stay at home, having a good time instead of venturing into new
unexplored territorities with never-heard-before music and unknown artists that
may or may not suck. Their time is way too valuable in today hectic life. Honor
to the supports out there still enjoying the real deal instead of a MP3 from a
One band you would like to tour with?
As long as we can
tour we'd be happy with anyone with the reasoning that we are doing it for the
people and not ourselves. We rather see the crowd having a good time than
surfing with a great band and directing the experience towards our enjoyment.
Making the crowd happy makes us happy. But touring with a great band would very
much enhance the experience for both parts. I won't deny that Iron Maiden is a
dream, but bands like Sonata Arctica and Nightwish would be a pleasure.
What can we expect
from a live performance?
Good music, bad stage talk and no overehearsed stage acting.
Each member list
one favorite artist.
Iron Maiden, Sabaton, Helloween, Ayreon, Black Sabbath.
On the song
"omnipotent", how long did it take to write that? And do you play
that one live?
I don't really remember how long it took for us to complete
it, but we rehearsed it for over 2 years before its release. We play it now and
then when we got more time on stage. Plan on playing in on our next gig in
Vocally you really
have a unique sound, is there anything special you to do to keep your voice in
I don't drink much liquor, work out 5 times a week and do
train my voice 30 mins a day. Can't stop singing when it's so much fun.
What are the
future plans for summoned tide?
We plan on a new album that gets a delay every now and then.
People sadly enough get busier when they grow up and with families in our lives
we can't push the limits like we used to. We are almost done with it though;
only the recording and mastering dates are not set yet. We also have something
special that I won't say directly what it is, but it contains art.
craziest thing you
have ever experienced onstage or backstage?
We had a black out on stage at a festival in Norway and when
they finally fixed it they cut our stage time so we only got to play two songs.
Traveling to another country to get smacked in the face by technical error.
Craziest shit ever.
you want to say to your fans?
Your support keeps us
getting through. And keep supporting your favorite bands out there. That is
what is keeping the live music alive.
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