Nov 222017

Symphonic Power Metal-band ReinXeed have checked in with the following update:

“It’s time to let you all know that Alfred Fridhagen is no longer part of the band. He’s been with us since 2012 but recently we decided to go separate ways and we wish him all the best of luck with his new bands. A new era of the Alliance is coming soon…”

Fridhagen is also involved in: Morning Dwell, Hellspray and Golden Resurrection. Continue reading »

Aug 232016

Swedish metallers Sabaton celebrated the release of their new album, “The Last Stand”, with a performance at their own festival, Sabaton Open Air. They not only had to say goodbye to their guitarist Thobbe Englund, but they also welcomed their new member Tommy Johansson (Golden Resurrection, ReinXeed).

The band commented: “Thank you Thobbe, welcome Tommy!

“Our guitar player Thobbe did his final concert with us on last Saturday’s very emotional show at the Sabaton Open Air festival.

“Celebrating the release of our new album while saying goodbye to a great friend is lots of mixed feelings. But the future is bright since this was not nearly our last stand. From now on, you will see Tommy Johansson playing guitars with Sabaton and we all look forward to see you on the road!”

Tommy added: “For me to be a part of the Sabaton family is a huge honor and I couldn’t be happier! The guys are awesome and among the nicest people you can meet. Continue reading »

Aug 122016

Tommy ReinxeedTommy ReinXeed of Swedish melodic / power metal band ReinXeed has just reported the following:

“I come with bad news I’m afraid… I’ve been working hard for my dream job for many years and today I finally got the news that I will start! I’m very glad about this of course, but it means that I can not attend at your festival since I have to go to America in beginning of september and then also go to Russia so if I want this job it means I have to be there, otherwise I can’t work with this. I’m very sorry about this, I really hope you can find a replacement and I know it’s gonna be a great festival with all these great bands you have booked already!! Again, I’m very sorry but I have to follow my dream… Take care and good luck with everything with the festival! (Tommy ReinXeed)

The organization says on its website: “Given the short time remaining, there is decided to book no replacement.” Continue reading »

Jun 092016

Tommy ReinxeedTommy ReinXeed – the talented shining star from the North of Sweden has been added to the line up for the 2nd edition of Rock Alive. Recently, the organization announced a move to another location. This year the festival will be held on Sept. 24th. in venue Atak, Enschede, Netherlands. (Their statement can be found here.)

Other performing band’s will be: Leviticus (Classic heavy metal – SE), Safemode (Metalcore – SE), Stun (Noise pop/Alternative – DE), Unseen Faith (Metalcore/Deathcore – DK), Stairway (Hardrock – UK), Dark Sky (Melodic Rock/Metal – DE), Hypersonic (power metal – IT), Roselyn (Chaotic Hardcore  – DK), Nobuts (pop/rock – NL) more tba.

Tommy ReinXeed’s services as a great composer and producer are now known worldwide and his reputation is growing stronger. Between the age of 19 to 26 he has recorded and released 21 albums in Japan, and can you hear him play and sing on more than 35 albums. Continue reading »

Oct 102013

SHGM_VOL_II_FRONTSo another Swedish project has landed in my lap in the form of “Swedish Hits Go Metal 2”. Now I have never really been a ‘fan’ of those “Pop goes punk” or “Metal goes pop” type releases, they usually cheap, rubbish compilations that irritate me to no end. But I have learnt with the Swedish musicians, that they often produce and release super high caliber quality albums that are often a force to be reckoned with. Now I have not listened to the first release of Swedish Hitz Goes Metal, so I cannot compare the two for you, but I’ll do my best to fully give you the best overview I can on this one.

Now over the years I have often looked at the labels the bands are on to determine, or atleast give me an idea of what I could expect from a particular band. Like with labels like Thumper Punk Records, if you in to punk, you gonna listen to some of the best punk bands out there, hands down. Now same can be said with the Swedish record label, Doolittle Records when it comes to Hard rock or Heavy metal……you are almost sure its gonna be a quality product that could be good or even earth shattering. So “Swedish Hits Go Metal 2“ is co-released through, Liljegren Records/Doolittle Group, that said even before I listened I knew I was going to listen to something that is by no means a average basket-case of cover tunes. Its like when you see the name Steven Spielberg attached to a movie, by all likely hood its going to be a great movie of high caliber, and will have all the right ingredients include to be a box office smash hit. Continue reading »