Swedish singer Nils Patrik Johansson known from Lion`s Share, Astral Doors, Wuthering Heights, ex Civil War, is back with a second solo album The Great Conspiracy. The album is set to be released February 28 on Metalville.
The album is a concept album about the still unsolved murder of the then Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, back in 1986. After more than 33 years, this is still a trauma for many Swedes, and there are hundreds of theories of who did it. Was it a lonely madman or was it a conspiracy? Johansson has studied this case now since 2015, with the founder of the podcast Palmemordet Dan Hörning, as a big inspiration and advisor. On The Great Conspiracy, NPJ presents the most important traces and also what he thinks is the most logical solution.
Music wise it is a natural sequel to his previous solo album, Evil Deluxe (2018), and the three albums he did for Civil War(2012-2016). Classic rock/heavy metal with a touch of power metal.
Once again his Lion`s Share bandmate Lars Chriss is in charge of producing and mixing. The band is intact from Evil Delux” with Lars Chriss on guitars, Andy Loos (Lion`s Share, Glory, Seven) behind the bass, Kay Backlund (Lion`s Share)on keyboards and of course Nils Patrik’s son, Fredrik Johansson on drums (Tuck From).
The song Freakshow Superstar, features a duet between Johansson and Håkan Hemlin and, from one of the most successful bands in Sweden, Nordman. For the many people out there that has no relation to the Palme-assassination, this album will work out fine as a truly nice piece of art, containing a bunch of catchy metal songs. Nils Patrik Johansson talks about his upcoming Olof Palme concept album,
The track Evil Deluxe, from the first album