Conspiracy (King Diamond album)

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Conspiracy
Studio album by King Diamond
Released August 21, 1989
Genre Heavy metal
Length 46:58
Label Roadrunner
Producer King Diamond
King Diamond chronology
Them
(1988)
Conspiracy
(1989)
The Eye
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Conspiracy is a name of a concept album by King Diamond, being the second part of a story that begun on the album "Them". It was released in 1989. The song "Cremation" appears in the 2009 video game game Brütal Legend.

Conspiracy was the last album to feature original drummer Mikkey Dee (however, he was only a studio musician at that time).

Plot[edit]

In this sequel to "Them", an adult King returns to the House of Amon to reclaim his rightful place as heir to the house. However, unanswered questions about his sister's death, his mother's involvement with his diabolical therapist, and his own madness all prove to be difficult if not insurmountable obstacles.

He makes a deal with "Them" (the unseen antagonists from the album of the same name, part one of the story) to return control of the house to Them in exchange for the chance to see his now-dead sister Missy again. He believes she can help answer some of his questions. An agreement is reached, and Missy returns from the grave nightly to help King uncover some of the mysteries from "Them." As a spirit, however, she cannot save him from the plot against him, try as she may to warn him. His mother and his doctor have conspired to get rid of him permanently in order to inherit the house themselves. While they think they are ultimately successful, the album closes with King's promise to torture and haunt them forever from beyond the grave.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "At the Graves"   King Diamond 8:56
2. "Sleepless Nights"   King Diamond, Andy LaRocque 5:05
3. "Lies"   King Diamond 4:22
4. "A Visit From the Dead"   King Diamond, Andy LaRocque 6:12
5. "The Wedding Dream"   King Diamond 6:01
6. ""Amon" Belongs to "Them""   King Diamond, Andy LaRocque 3:52
7. "Something Weird" (Instrumental) Andy LaRocque 2:07
8. "Victimized"   King Diamond, Andy LaRocque 5:21
9. "Let It Be Done"   King Diamond 1:13
10. "Cremation" (Instrumental) King Diamond 4:12

Remaster bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "At the Graves (Alternate Mix)"   King Diamond 7:18
12. "Cremation (Live Show Mix)"   King Diamond 4:12

Personnel[edit]

Guests[edit]

  • Roberto Falcao - keyboards
  • Mikkey Dee - drums

References[edit]