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Johan Reinholdz, live with Andromeda in the Netherlands.
|Birth name||Johan Reinholdz|
|Born||30 June 1980|
|Genres|| Death metal |
Melodic death metal, Progressive metal, heavy metal, Thrash metal, Electronica
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer, Vocalist|
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Keyboards|
|Associated acts||Dark Tranquillity, NonExist, Skyfire, Andromeda, Opus Atlantica, Widow, Murdered Beats|
Johan Reinholdz (born 30 June 1980) is a progressive metal artist best known for his work with the Swedish progressive metal band Andromeda,Swedish death metal band NonExist and the melodic death metal band Skyfire. He composed Andromeda's debut album, Extension of the Wish . He has also released four more studio albums with Andromeda and one live-album. In 2004 he joined Skyfire and made his debut on tape with them on Esoteric in 2009. Since early 2017 he plays with Dark Tranquillity.
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