Iconic Norwegian hard rock band known for melodic and rhythmic music of a unique, powerful, yet dynamic blend, with influences from flamenco, jazz and classical music.
Formed in 1989, members: Roy Khan, vocals, Tore Østby, guitar, Ingar Amlien, bass, and Arve Heimdal, drums
1991 - The Last Sunset
1993 – Parallel Minds
1995 – In Your Multitude
1997 – Flow
Active 1989-1997 with tours in Europe and Japan. Reunited for three shows in 2005: co headlining Prog Power in Atlanta, also headlining shows in Rockefeller in Oslo and their hometown Gjøvik.
After the release of Flow, Roy Khan joined American melodic metal band Kamelot, Tore formed progressive metal band ARK, Ingar focused on his black metal band Crest of Darkness and Arve recorded with Norwegian blues rock band Nickels and Dimes and progressive band Glow.
In 2018 Conception are back with new material to be out in the autumn/winter with a planned tour to follow release.