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Formed: 1999
From: Falun, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Sabaton Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Sabaton.


Sabaton: The Interview

Few bands unleash such a high-octane blend of unbridled energy and earnest passion as Sabaton. For nearly a decade, this Swedish six-piece has been retelling the solemn history of war in poetic, musical terms - and the result has been a blazing heavy metal machine that recalls the most triumphant moments of Manowar, Grave Digger, and Nightwish. Prioritizing fact over fantasy, these camouflaged ammo-belt-clad troops have set themselves apart from their Dungeon Master peers in the power metal scene and created a distinct brand that has won them rabid fans all over Europe and now, across the pond.

After signing with the powerful Nuclear Blast label, Sabaton won wide acclaim for their fifth studio album, "Coat Of Arms," [2010] after which came a highly publicized North American tour with Germany's Accept. Following the recent release of their double live album "World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea," Sabaton returned to support their fellow countrymen Evergrey on this, their second-ever run on this continent. Prior to their gig at Montreal's Les Foufounes Électriques (The Electric Ass), I caught up with talkative singer Joakim Brodén. He shared his thoughts and insights on songwriting, lyrics, history, and heavy metal in general - as well as some colorful and amusing touring stories. More...

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