Member of the band since: 2016
Previous bands: Catamenia, Dawn of Relic
Equipment: Vocal cords
Favorite bands: Advent Sorrow, Samael, Death, Arcturus, At the Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Sirius, Beyond Creation, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Deathstars, In Flames, Immortal, Dissection, Satyricon, Old Man`s Child, Hypocrisy and many others…
Mika Tönning started his musical career in the early age of 13, when he formed a band (Catamenia) with his friend Riku Hopeakoski at Oulu, Finland back in 1993. A close friendship with other metal musicians in the Oulu scene also gave a possibility to join another metal band (Dawn of Relic) in 1999.
Biggest highlight for this young musician was the chance to support Dimmu Borgir on their Enthrone Darkness Triumphant tour gigs in Finland. After releasing a few albums with DoR and Catamenia it became obvious that it was time to move on and settle down elsewhere.
After military service Mika decided to move to Helsinki area. Many years passed by and Mika had already left his career as a musician behind him.
Suddenly after 10 years without making music, the passion for making something he used to love so much started to tear up his soul. He started looking for a new band to join and finally managed to contact Creinium and Aleksi, who at the time were looking for someone to fill the vocalist spot. Mika, handling both high black metal shrieks and low death metal growls, was a perfect fit for the job.