Conception is a power/progressive metal band from Raufoss, Norway.
The band was formed in Norway in 1989 by guitarist Tore Østby, singer Dag Østby, drummer Werner Skogli and bassist Freddy Samsonstuen. In 1990, after a demo tape, Arve Heimdal replaced Werner Skogli and Ingar Amlien replaced Freddy Samsonstuen. A year later, Dag Østby quit, and the band was forced to search for a new vocalist. After many auditions, the band hooked up with Roy Khan, an opera singer (who had to wear a wig because he didn't feel comfortable with having longer hair). To record their first album, The Last Sunset, they formed their own record label, CSF Records. However, after talks and negotiations, Conception signed with Noise Records in 1993 and recorded their second album Parallel Minds. In 1995, they released their third album, In Your Multitude and their fourth and final album, Flow, in 1997.
Their somewhat short-lived career (the band disbanded in 1997-8) was characterized by a ...