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For the concept in metaphysics, see Nonexisting.
Origin Scania, Sweden
Genres Melodic death metal, Thrash metal
Years active 2000–2004
Labels New Hawen Records, Century Media, Toy's Factory, Pivotal Rockordings
Associated acts Arch Enemy, Andromeda, Defleshed, Dark Funeral, Hearse, Skyfire
Members Johan Reinholdz
Johan Liiva
Past members Matte Modin

Nonexist is a Swedish melodic death/thrash metal group formed by former Arch Enemy vocalist, Johan Liiva. Liiva, guitarist/bassist (on record) Johan Reinholdz (of Andromeda, Skyfire) and drummer Matte Modin (of Defleshed, Dark Funeral). They began playing together as Nonexist in 2000;[1] in May 2002, they released their debut album, Deus Deceptor, on New Hawen Records in Europe and Century Media in North America.[2][3] The group attempted to put together a touring lineup in 2002, but this never occurred, in part due to the group members' commitment to other projects.[1] In 2003 Liiva and Modin split from the group, leaving Reinholdz the primary (and only) member. In 2004 Liiva (now with Hearse) confirmed the group's demise.[4]
However, during 2011 the band was resurrected and a new album is in the making, scheduled to be mixed and ready in August 2012. Johan Reinholdz has during the years since the debut album continued to write songs for the band and in addition to those tracks the forthcoming album will include several cover-songs. The current line-up is a duo consisting of Reinholdz and Johan Liiva.




  1. ^ a b NonExist at
  2. ^ Review of Deus Deceptor. Accessed November 17, 2007.
  3. ^ Review of Deus Deceptor. Allmusic. Accessed November 17, 2007.
  4. ^ Interview with Johan Liiva., December 27, 2004. Accessed November 17, 2007.