ReinXeed

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ReinXeed
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ReinXeed Members
Background information
Origin Boden, Sweden
Genres Symphonic metal, power metal
Years active 2004–present
Labels DooLittle Group AB, Rivel
Website reinxeed.com
Members
  • Tommy Johansson
  • Alex Oriz
  • Chris David
  • Alfred Fridhagen
Past members
  • Mattias Johansson
  • Calle Sundberg
  • Nic Svensson
  • Viktor Olofsson
  • Pontus Allebo
  • Robin Sjogren
  • Linus Eriksson
  • Kerry Lundberg
  • Ace Thunder
  • Erik Forsgren
  • Henrik Fellermark

ReinXeed is a symphonic/power metal band from Boden, Sweden. They were formed in 2004 by vocalist Tommy Johansson. They are influenced by soundtrack movies such as Lord of the Rings and bands like Helloween with Michael Kiske, and Rhapsody of Fire.

In 2008, ReinXeed released their first studio album The Light on Rivel Records. This helped ReinXeed land an appearance in Japan where they gained fans.[1] Their second album, Higher, has more mature keyboards effects.[citation needed] The band has 6 full studio albums out. The band is taking a break at the moment.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

Tommy Johansson singing

ReinXeed is led by Tommy Johansson in Boden, Sweden. In 2004, Johansson had a band under the same name, but its line-up and style were different than the band from The Light on where he mixed film soundtrack music with melodic power metal.[citation needed] Drummer, and band leader of the Swedish melodic power metal band Majestic Vanguard, Daniel Eskilsson heard early versions of the songs Johansson posted to his MySpace page and put him in touch with Christian Liljegren of Rivel Records / CM Sweden.[citation needed] Jani Stefanovic from Divinefire and Essence of Sorrow co-produced and mixed the album and handled all the drums on the album.[2] It was released 12 March in Japan, 20 June in Europe, via Rivel Records.[citation needed]

The album allowed Johansson to recruit a band: two guitarists, Kerry Lundberg and Mattias Johansson, keyboardist Henrik Fellermark, drummer Erik Forsgren and bassist Ace Thunder to record and release Higher.[3]

The band's next album, 1912, is a concept album about the Titanic and its sinking. The Japanese edition includes three bonus tracks: "ReinXeed Alliance", "Aces High" (an Iron Maiden cover) and "Pray for Japan", a song written and recorded to support Japan in the aftermath of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.[citation needed] Welcome to the Theater was released in May 2012.[4] A New World was released in 2013 with a new line up.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]

  • Tommy "ReinXeed" Johannson – vocals, guitars, keyboards, orchestration
  • Alexander Oriz – guitar and backing vocals
  • Chris David – bass guitar
  • Alfred Fridhagen – drums

Musical style and influences[edit]

ReinXeed's style is symphonic metal with clean vocals and melodic symphonies. The band cite their influences as Robby Valentine, Michael Kiske-era Helloween, Edguy, Gary Moore, Sebastian Bach-era Skid Row, and movie soundtracks from films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Time Machine, Stargate and Hook.

Discography[edit]

  • The Light (2008)
  • Higher (2009)
  • Majestic (2010)
  • 1912 (2011)
  • Welcome to the Theater (2012)
  • A New World (2013)
On compilation albums
  • Swedish Hitz Goes Metal (2011)
  • Swedish Hitz Goes Metal Vol.2 (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bands of Fire (Higher Article)". Bandsonfire.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bands of Fire (The Light Article)". Bandsonfire.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "(Higher)". Angelic Warlord. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to the theatre's lyrics". 

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