tAKiDA is a rock band from Ånge, Sweden, formed in 1999. The band consists of Robert Petterson (vocals), Tomas Wallin (guitar), Mattias Larsson (guitar), Fredrik Pålsson (bass) and Kristoffer Söderström (drums). In 2000 they recorded their first demo, "Old," and thanks to increased popularity they were able to release four EPs and a full album. They were signed in 2005 to Ninetone Records/Universal Music. They released their first single, "Losing," in January 2006 and in April 2006 their first real album ...Make You Breathe was released. Their second album, Bury the Lies, was released in May 2007. The same year the single Curly Sue made tAKiDA known all over Sweden, it held the number one place on the radio station P3s trackslist for ten consecutive weeks.
The name Takida comes from the character Gohei Takeda in the Japanese anime series Nagareboshi Gin.