NILS PATRIK JOHANSSON - The Great Conspiracy (February 28, 2020)

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New release from: NILS PATRIK JOHANSSONThe Great Conspiracy (February 28, 2020)

With The Great Conspiracy, Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Lion’s Share/ex-Civil War) releases the probably most important work of his career: a concept album about the murder of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986, which is still unsolved today.

Even after more than 33 years, this event is still a trauma for many Swedes. Through his international commitment to disarmament, understanding, and social justice, Olof Palme still enjoys a worldwide reputation.

There are hundreds of theories about who the perpetrator was. Was it a lonely madman or a long-prepared conspiracy act?

Nils Patrik has been dealing with this case intensively since 2016. He is supported by the Swedish writer and founder of the podcast Palmemordet, Dan Hörning.

On The Great Conspiracy, NPJ follows the most important traces and also develops his own approach to the background of the assassination. Musically, the album stands in the tradition of his previous releases as frontman of Astral Doors, Lion’s Share, and Civil War: classic hard rock/heavy metal with a hint of power metal.

Again, Lars Chriss of Lion’s Share was responsible for the mix. The band consists of the same musicians who recorded NPJ‘s previous album, Evil Deluxe: Lars Chriss on guitar, Andy Loos on bass, Kay Backlund on keyboard, and Nils Patrik‘s son, Fredrik Johansson, on drums.

Additionally, The Great Conspiracy contains a duet (“Freakshow Superstar”) with Håkan Hemlin, who has already climbed the top of the Swedish charts twice with Nordman. The release date February 28th was also the day of the attack on Olof Palme.

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