The first semblance of what would become Tides Within was conceived in hazy isolation. Riffs were retrieved from altered states and forged together. Jams ensued, muscle and flesh started forming over these skeletal structures. Guitarists Alex Coelho and Jeff Jardine realized potential in these primordial soundscapes and enlisted help. Bassist Andrew Jude Riotto (founder of NYC sludge doom heavyweights Agnosis) brought the low-end while veteran skinsman Bill Angelini (of Malstrom) gave it a pulse.