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 »

Sep 072013

Tommy_pressphoto2Tommy ReinXeed – the talented shining star from the North of Sweden is back with “Swedish Hitz Goes Metal” vol. II. The upcoming album- “Vol II” will be released on the 25th of October worldwide via Doolittle Group. 

“Vol II” includes songs from the legendary ABBA, The Cardigans, Loreen. The entire tracklist is listed below. And do not forget to watch the 8:54 min long album teaser.

The firstSwedish Hitz Goes Metal” album was released worldwide may 2011 with good response in Sweden & Japan where the album charted good positions on top lists! With the album we get the biggest hits penned by ABBA, Roxette and Ace Of Base. Continue reading »

ReinXeed – A New World

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Aug 102013

A New WorldI must admit that when I think of Swedish metal, I’m thinking of bands like Miseration, Opeth, and other ultra-heavy bands in those genres and unfortunately when I think of power metal from Sweden, My first thought is the band Europe. Big hair, soaring choruses, very radio-friendly and completely inoffensive metal, which seems like a contradiction in terms and that is the image I have. Thankfully, on their sixth album ReinXeed have delivered a great example of symphonic power metal and have gone a long ways toward erasing any association in my mind of Swedish bands and the band Europe.

ReinXeed found its start in the town of Vendeln in northern Sweden when Tommy ReinXeed Johansson and two friends started rehearsing under the name ReinXeed. This incarnation of the band was shortlived and Tommy was on his own for a bit, still writing music, epic symphonic power metal. In 2007, Christian Liljegren (ex-Narnia) and owner of Liljegren Records received a demo from ReinXeed and quickly added them to his label. Since being signed, ReinXeed have released five albums prior to A New World and these have met with critical acclaim in many different reviews and the band enjoys a good bit of popularity in Japan as well as in Europe. Somewhat interestingly, the band was part of the project Swedish Hitz Goes Metal in which they covered songs by ABBA, Ace of Base, and Roxette. This culminated in a tv appearance on Swedish tv in front of a live audience of 30,000 people and watched by over 2 milliion. Continue reading »