In my opinion, THEM is the greatest metal masterpiece of the 80's. Kings morbid story of his wicked Grandma and her evil friends. Released in 1988, this album has a different line up than Abigail. Gone is Timi Hansen and Michael Denner and in come Hal Patino and Pete Blakk.

Line up: King-vocals, Andy La Rocque-guitars, Pete Blakk-guitars, Hal Patino-Bass, Mikkey Dee-drums

Track List:
Out From The Asylum
Welcome Home
The Invisible Guests
Mother's Getting Weaker
Bye, Bye Missy
A Broken Spell
The Accusation Chair
Twilight Symphony
Coming Home
Phone Call (Only released on CD version)

Out From The Asylum

Look, the old bitch is back
yeah, finally we'll get some company again
the attic room has been locked up for far too long
just like the old bitch herself
she's on time though
why that silly wheelchair?
oh she's pretending as always
but she does make a good cup of tea.

"Oh My God she's here.
Missy, listen to what Mother says
Now You be good to Grandma
and remember she's been away on a long vacation.
That goes for You too King. And stop playing that thing. Answer the door"

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Welcome Home

Grandma' welcome home... You have
been gone for far too long
Is this a dream, are You really back?

Let me help You out of the chair...
Let me touch You, let me feel... Ahhh

Grandma' take a look
What do You think of the house and
the silvery moon?
We are going to repaint the front door

Let me help You out of the chair...
Let me touch You, let me feel... Ahhh

Wait till You see Your room up in the attic
Prepared just like You said, without a bed
You will find Your rocking chair and
the tea pot that Missy found
Let me help You out of the chair...
There is someone waiting for You,
now come along Missy and Mother, they are dying to meet You
How strange... she's spoken no word...
I wonder Grandma'! Are You all right?

Grandma' what was it like to be on
that holiday site
"Oh it could have been worse but
with "THEM" by my side
In the twilight "THEY" sang all the old lullabies"
Grandma' who are "THEY"... "never
mind You dirty little brat"

"Let us go inside, something's on
"THEIR" mind
"THEY" are still alive, can You feel
"THEIR" eyes
Can You feel "THEIR" eyes?
Now that You are stuck with me You
better be my friend.

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The Invisible Guests

Late that night I awoke from My sleep
Hearing unknown voices laughing
Grandma' was one, Oh it's coming
from the room next to mine

It's Grandma' room . . . the invisible guests

As I stood there alone in the dark
Peeking through the keyhole, couldn't
believe My eyes
I'd never seen anything like it, only
Grandma' was inside the room

Speaking to no one . . . the invisible guests

Cups were rising in thin air and then
emptied on the floor
Suddenly the door was open and
Grandma' said
"Do come in My little friend"

Missy and Mother were sleeping downstairs
If they could see me in Grandmother's chair

Grandmother said "look Me deep in the eyes
You will forget what You saw here tonight"

"I will let You in on the secret of this house
The secret of Amon . . . that's what we
call this house
Now I want you to go back to sleep,
now go back to sleep My dear"

The invisible guests

Cups were rising in thin air and then
emptied on the floor
Suddenly the door was open and
Grandma' said
"Now you must go back to sleep"

"Go to sleep". . ."Go to sleep". . .
"Go to sleep". . .

Missy and Mother were sleeping
If they could see me in Grandmother's chair

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On the following friday as I turned out
the light
Grandma' came and knocked at My door
"Wake up King, wake up My dear
I am gonna show You about the house of Amon"

It is time for tea, it is time again

"Even Your mother is present
We made her sleep in My rocking
At first I felt really scared but there
was no reason to
As I saw the knife sneaking out from
Grandmother's dress
Then it cut a tiny wound in My
mother's little hand

It is time for tea, it is time again

Blood was running into the tea pot,
then I heard "THEM" laugh
"A bit of this in a cup of tea, is what it
takes to set "THEM" free
You will hear "THEM" telling stories
from far beyond this earth"
What I saw and what I heard made me
want to stay and learn

I really hope this dream will never
end, it's hard to describe the kind of
feeling that went on in My mind
A paradise

Hearing "THEIR" stories and feeling
"THEIR" warmth
We laughed with tears in our eyes
From the first cup of tea, to the last
drop of blood
Nothing seemed to matter at all
My Mother? She didn't exist to me,
Oh I felt so heavenly

It is time for tea, it is time again

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Mother's Getting Weaker

Tonight would be the last night that we had our tea
That bloody tea, which sent us into ecstasy
Yesterday Mother complained, feeling
dizzy, all in pain

Mother's getting weaker, looking
paler day by day

As morning came, she could not make it out of bed
And Grandma's spell was getting straight into her head
Not a single word, she didn't seem to be alive

Getting weaker, looking paler day by day
Then Missy came in and she led me by the hand
I didn't want to go, Oh but I should have known
Mother was barely conscious, why should I care
Just looking forward to the next ordeal
I think I heard My sister begging me to stay
She gave me the phone, so I could call someone for help
I simply let go of her hand, then I cut the wire

Missy was crying as I left them both behind
And Mother's getting weaker,
Missy shouted at My back
"I hate You"

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Bye, Bye Missy

Tea time Monday night, I was waiting
passing time
Then from the hallway, I saw Mother
in her nightgown
Swaying up the stairs, up the stairs, it
seemed so unreal
I knew Grandma' had sent "THEM"
again, the invisible friends

A little later in the middle of tea we
came close to ecstasy
"THEY" were telling tales from
beyond when Grandma' rose

She opened the door, and there was
Seeing Mother in Grandmother's
chair, she went into tears

Missy was screaming
"What have You done, what have you
done to My Ma", crying louder now
"We better get rid of her, She's too
young anyway", it was Grandma' who spoke

"Bye, bye Missy, be gone forever
The beautiful fireplace in the kitchen will do"

I saw Missy struggling in Grandma'
wrinkled hands
"Oh No, let me be, Oh No Please No
Grandma' Please
Aagh Grandma' You're hurting me.
Don't touch me or I'll break it, I've got
the tea pot, I'll do it anyway"
I saw liquid spreading, the bloody tea
all over the floor
Now I heard "THEIR" voices, some
kind of demon growls

"THEY" dropped "THEIR" tea cups,
Grandma' stood still
forced by invisible hands, Missy went
down the stairs
As I waved her goodbye, Missy was sobbing away
Will I ever see her again
Bye bye Missy, don't be afraid

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A Broken Spell

I stumbled out of Grandma's room,
down the stairs and out of the house
Once outside I felt My mind begin to
fight a battle for control

With the tea pot broken I kind of
That "THEIR" power was less here,
here on the outside

I fell to my knees in haziness
And I looked in through the window
to the cellar

Things were moving down there,
"THEY" were searching for something
And "THEY" really found it,
the big axe was flying

Flying out through the cellar door
Up the stairs to the kitchen...
Then I passed out

The next thing I remember seeing was
the smoke coming from the chimney
I soon realized the smoke I saw was
actually... Oh No!
All there was left of Missy and her
dress, poor little girl

The spell was broken, I really felt the change
As my mind and body became one again

The moon was alive with its silvery eye
Staring right into My evil heart

I went back to see if My Grandma'
was still there
Waiting for me in the attic... Oh I hate that bitch

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The Accusation Chair

I kind of knew that she would be
waiting for me in her room
With a sick smile she told me not to
be a fool
Her eyes went hard, staring right into
My brain
But I convinced her that I was feeling
real fine

Oh, I was lying... seeing the look in
her eyes
Clearing My mind was important

She believed everything I said
And then she asked me if I would help
to bring her outside

Oh, I was lucky... "let us stay for a
while" she said
"Bathing ourselves in the moonlight"

So there she was, unprotected by
I grabbed her cane, and tore it out of
her hand
"No way, You're not going to escape"

"Now that I've got You . . . here You will
pay for Your deeds
Your sick mind has come to an end
"Stop it"

Nowhere to hide, Grandma' had died
Alone in the night
And "THEY" were waiting for me
waiting inside
Hoping that I would come back in
But I just ran away
Into the woods, as far as I could
I saw "THEIR" eyes
And then I fainted again, going insane
Dreaming that I was one of "THEM"...

I hear "THEIR" voices all the time

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Haunting acoustic guitar by Andy La Rocque. . .

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Twilight Symphony

Morning came and so did they, flying
questions from the police
I'm waiting here in an ambulance for
Dr. Landau
To return and tell me why they're
taking me so far away
"I did what I did and I'm glad I did,
'cos I could have been the...
I could have been the next in line"

Nobody found a trace of Missy
I'd be the last to tell them anyway
How could I ever ever explain

Now I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight
I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight

Grandma' was dead with an open neck
Blood still running from My open mouth
I knew they would blame it, they
would blame it all on me
How could I ever ever explain

Now I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight
I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight

Dr. Landau returned, and I told him the story
"Are You mad or just insane?"
I tried anyway
"You can take him away now, the boy
has lost his mind"
Oh no no

I haven't seen My Mother since they
took me away
And Dr. Landau wouldn't tell me
He wouldn't tell me anything
Oh I'm back on the outside

Time has caught up with me, and I
must leave for the old house
Yes I must leave now
Grandma'... I'm coming
I'm coming home now
I'm coming home now

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Coming Home

"I knew it was You at the door, I saw
You from the window. Now come
inside My dear. It's good to see You
again, despite what You did to MY
throat. "THEY" are waiting upstairs.
Come. Missy is there too. She's sitting
on Grandpa's lap. I bet You're dying for
a cup of tea."

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