Rimeflame was founded in Tampere in summer 2010 but it's based on an older musical co-operation between Anna and Olli who planned playing together about a year
earlier. However, a band is not formed by a guitar and keyboard alone and since no fixed practice times were set, this co-operation remained mostly an intention.
Then on May Day 2010 a friend of theirs, Päivi who played the bass, mentioned to Olli that she had a drummer and a place to practice. Words long awaited. Tommi was an
old friend of hers and active in creating the band practice place Profiilis.
Practice started at Profiilis in July first with simple cover songs to get started but soon they started practicing their own songs composed by Olli and Anna. Around
the same time they also tried to find themselves another guitarist which turned out to be tricky. It was the fourth applicant, Miika, who decided to stay in the band.
Finding a fitting name for the band turned also to be tricky. They listed possible names by e-mail, eliminated bad ones, found a nice one which turned out to be in
use as were very many others too, made another list and Googled all of them before sitting down to discuss the name. The result was that the band was called
In late 2011 Päivi announced that she is leaving the band mainly due to lack of time. Finding a new bass player took months. Finally in May 2012 Joni decided to join
In July Rimeflame got their sixth member, Anna-Liisa, who plays the violin.
The first full Rimeflame demo album "Winter Insomnia" came out in July 2012 featuring 14 songs (64 minutes) of music mainly by Olli and Anna.
2013 brought some gigs in the form of competitions at first. The first one was in Jack the Rooster in 20th of February. That was followed by gigs in
Henry's pub and Yo-talo later in the spring. The single ”Silent Tears” was also released. In May 2013 drummer Tommi left the band in mutual
understanding with other band members.
He was soon replaced by Tuomas Eteläpelto who caught on very quickly and soon the band started recording new
songs for their second demo album and threw a few more gigs. The single ”Until It Snows” was released in March 2014.
Unfortunately Tuomas was not able to stay long in the band but had to leave so that he could concentrate on his studies in another city in summer
2014. He was replaced by Eemi Fagerlund later in the autumn.