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Sabaton

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

Latest Sabaton News

Below is our complete Sabaton news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Internal Bleeding Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

New York death metal veterans Internal Bleeding, who are credited for bringing a "slam metal" style to the extreme genre, has been confirmed as the latest band to perform at next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, with fifteen more groups still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Exhumed Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

American death metal favourites Exhumed has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 44, with 16 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Sirenia Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia are the latest band to be confirmed for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 43, with 17 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Amberian Dawn Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Finnish symphonic metal outfit Amberian Dawn has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 42, with 18 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Voivod Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod are the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 40, with 20 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows: More...

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Kreator & Sabaton Announce North American Tour

Sabaton and Kreator have announced a North American co-headlining tour together booked for early 2018. Read on for the dates:

02/08 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/10 San Francisco, CA – The UC Theater
02/12 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox
02/14 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater More...

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Sabaton Honored For Gold/Platinum Albums

Swedish war machine Sabaton is currently touring the world in support of latest studio record "The Last Stand" and also holding #1 ("The Last Stand"), #7 ("Carolus Rex" on the top for 248 weeks in a row now), #9 ("Heroes"), and #17 ("The Art Of War") in the Swedish Top 20 rock charts.

After hitting the charts worldwide with "The Last Stand," the band was recently honored with new plaques for impressive album sales: the album achieved Gold in the band's homeland Sweden and in Poland. Previous studio album, "Heroes," was even platinum-certified in Sweden.

Bassist Pär Sundström commented: "This is proof of two things - first, that we are still able to make music that fans want to listen to, and second, that we have fantastic fans who really care. Sure, the current tour is called 'The Last Tour,' but as long as it is going like this we'll be going strong for a long time." More...

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Sabaton Posts "The Last Tour" Trailer

The Swedish metal heroes from Sabaton will kick off their North American "The Last Tour" headlining trek in just under one month. The band is touring in support of eighth album, "The Last Stand," and will be joined by symphonic metal group Leaves' Eyes along with heavy power metal label mates Battle Beast.

A new tour teaser video has come online today and can be seen below. "The Last Tour" will kick off on April 20th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA and visit over 25 cities, with more dates to be added.

4/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
4/21 - New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
4/22 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium - New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/23 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/25 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda - SOLD OUT!
4/26 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial De Quebec
4/27 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/28 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
4/30 - Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall
5/1 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
5/2 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
5/3 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
5/5 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/6 - Calgary, AB @ The Palace
5/7 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/8 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon - SOLD OUT!
5/10 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/11 - Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/12 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/14 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/16 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/17 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamo Music Hall
5/18 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/20 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/21 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
5/22 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore More...

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Joakim Brodén Voted 5th In Czech Singing Contest

Joakim Brodén, front man of Sabaton, was voted fifth in the Czech national singing competition "Ceský slavík" on November 26th. Nuclear Blast comments on the event:

"This came as a huge surprise to the Czech domestic music scene, as well as it became a source of satisfaction for Czech metalheads as Sabaton is hugely popular in the Czech Republic. Brodén got 9826 points, trailing by roughly 2,000 to a fourth place.

"Brodén, whose mother is natural born Czech and later emigrated to Sweden during communist era, has two passports both Swedish and Czech. His popularity stems not only from being a frontman of a very successful metal act, but also, of course from his cool and friendly onstage behavior. Therefore, he was able to qualify into the top 6 final in the singer’s category, pushing aside big names of the Czech music scene."

Brodén’s fifth place is sort of a miracle of its own, pointing to metal becoming part of mainstream culture and loyalty and dedication of metalheads!

Joakim made a video to thank his Czech fans. You can watch it here (in English): More...

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Leaves' Eyes Announces Tour With Sabaton

Leaves' Eyes just checked in with this announcement about gearing up for a new tour alongside Sabaton:

"At the moment we are still on an awesome North America tour with Sonata Arctica and Omnium Gatherum and just got great news! We are happy to announce that we will return to the USA & Canada in April / May 2017 and go on tour together with Sabaton and Battle Beast! What a great tour package! Check out the dates, we are looking forward to this killer tour!" More...

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Sabaton Releases New Single

The heavy metal heroes from Sabaton released their new record entitled "The Last Stand" on August 19th through Nuclear Blast, which entered charts in 18 countries. Today, Sabaton also releases a new digital single for the song "In The Army Now," which can be picked up here or streamed below.

The band comments: "This hit song by the Dutch duo Bolland & Bolland was released already in 1982, and was also recorded by the British rock band Status Quo in 1986 and became a smash hit once again with high scores on many charts worldwide. During the years many other bands have also recorded their versions of this great song. We recorded it as a bonus track for the "Carolus Rex" album back in 2012."

Sabaton is currently on the "Silence In The Snow" U.S. fall tour with headliners Trivium and fellow special guest Huntress.

10/15 - Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
10/17 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
10/18 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/21 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues More...

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Sabaton Releases "Sparta" Lyric Video Clip

Swedish power metal war heroes Sabaton issued a new single from the latest album "The Last Stand," which is available now through Nuclear Blast Records (see review here). Check out the lyric video for the song "Sparta" in the player below.

Sabaton is currently on tour in North America with Trivium and Huntress. Dates and venues can be found at this location. Note: if you are in the Worcester, MA area on Saturday, September 17th, the band will join the Devin Townsend, Between the Buried and Me and Fallujah tour for one night at the Palladium.

Check out the clip here: More...

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Halcyon Way To Support Sabaton

U.S. outfit Halcyon Way is now confirmed as main support for "The Last Tour" with Swedish heavy metal heroes Sabaton during shows in Russia. Check out the shows and details below. Halcyon Way is currently working on a fifth full-length album - stay tuned for more info soon!

November 30 - Krasnoyarsk at Centr
December 02 - Novosibirsk at R-Club
December 03 - Yekaterinburg at Tele-Club
December 05 - Samara at Zvezda
December 07 - Krasnodar at Arena-Hall
December 09 - St.Petersburg at A2
December 10 - Minsk at Re:public
December 11 - Moscow at Bud Arena More...

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Sabaton's New Album Lands On The Charts

The Swedish heavy metal heroes from Sabaton released latest record, "The Last Stand," on August 19th through Nuclear Blast.

This album reached the highest U.S. & Canadian chart entries in the band's history, debuting at #63 on the Billboard U.S. Top 200 album chart, #2 on the Billboard Hard Music chart, #2 on the Canadian Hard Music Chart, and #20 on the Canadian Top 200 album chart.

"The Last Stand" also holds the #5 position on the Billboard Top Rock album chart, #4 on the Billboard Independent albums chart, and #19 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart.
Worldwide first week chart positions include:

#1 - Czech Republic
#1 - Finland
#1 - Sweden
#2 - Germany
#4 - Belgium
#11 - Netherlands
#11 - Norway
#15 - Hungary
#17 - UK
#29 - Australia
#92 - Ireland

Additionally, the band has unveiled a new track-by-track trailer for "The Last Stand," which is available below. More...

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Sabaton Welcomes Tommy Johansson On Guitar

Swedish power metal act Sabaton said farewell to Thobbie Englund, who announced his departure from the band back in late July. Over this past weekend, Englund played his final show at the Sabaton Open Air in the band's hometown of Falun.

Joining Englund and the band on stage was ReinXeed's Tommy Johansson, who was simultaneously announced as replacement. The band posted the following:

"Thank you Thobbe, Welcome Tommy!

"Our guitarplayer Thobbe did his final concert with us on the last nights very emotional show at the Sabaton Open Air festival. Celebrating the release of our new album while saying goodbye to a great friend is lot of mixed feelings.

"But the future is bright since this was not nearly our last stand, from now on you will see Tommy Johansson playing guitars with Sabaton and we all look forward to see you on the road!

Tommy commented: "For me to be a part of the Sabaton family is a huge honour and I couldn't be happier! The guys are awesome and among the nicest people you can meet. I've been following Sabaton since 2005 when I saw them live for the first time and I have loved the band ever since, so when they asked me to join there were no hesitation.

"Although, they did ask me already back in 2012 but for many personal reasons it was not a good time for me to hit the road and give everything that was needed to the band. So I declined, but we have stayed in touch since then. I also wanna say that Thobbe is a great guitarist and such a wonderful guy!! My job is not to replace him, it's to contribute to the band with my own style of guitarplaying but of course also to keep his fans happy by playing his wonderful solos with pride. I look foward to meet you all on tour and to do what I love the most in life - to play heavy metal!"

Sabaton just released the brand new album "The Last Stand" and will tour the U.S. with Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried and Me and Fallujah next month. More...

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Sabaton Relives The Battle Of "Shiroyama"

Swedish power metal heroes Sabaton released another new track that tells the tale of the Battle of "Shiroyama," which took place on September 24, 1877, in Kagoshima, Japan.

The lyric video for "Shiroyama" can be viewed below. It's the third new track from the upcoming new album "The Last Stand." The album will be released worldwide on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The "The Last Stand" track listing is:

1. Sparta
2. Last Dying Breath
3. Blood of Bannockburn (check out the song here)
4. Diary of an Unknown Soldier
5. The Lost Battalion (see lyric video here)
6. Rorke's Drift
7. The Last Stand
8. Hill 3234
9. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing

Check out the clip here: More...

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Sabaton Parts Ways With Guitarist

Sabaton has parted ways with guitarist Thobbe Englund. The band issued this statement online about the situation:

"Our colleague and brother Thobbe Englund has decided to part ways with Sabaton. We wish him nothing but success and good luck in the future, and we salute him for all the good years and the fantastic moments we shared both on and off the stage!

"Thobbe will do some more shows during the summer and play his final gig with Sabaton in our hometown Falun, on our own festival Sabaton Open Air, for the release party of our new album 'The Last Stand.' After that a new guitar player will carry on. Do not fear friends, the show will go on!"

Thobbe himself had this to say: Dear friends! Today I have decided to announce my leave from Sabaton. Why? …many may ask.

"There is this thing that I truly believe in, and that is that one should always follow the heart.
I have in recent years become more aware of what would make me feel real happiness and content, and that is to expand my own creativeness in combination with a somewhat stiller life, where I will not tour all year round at the speed of light. More...

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Sabaton Releases "Blood of Bannockburn" Lyric Clip

Swedish power metal heroes Sabaton released a second new track from the upcoming new album "The Last Stand." Relive the tale of William Wallace in "Blood of Bannockburn" in the player below. The album will be released worldwide on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The "The Last Stand" track listing is:

1. Sparta
2. Last Dying Breath
3. Blood of Bannockburn
4. Diary of an Unknown Soldier
5. The Lost Battalion (see lyric video here)
6. Rorke's Drift
7. The Last Stand
8. Hill 3234
9. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing

Check out the clip here: More...

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Trivium Announces Tour With Sabaton, Huntress

Roadrunner recording group Trivium have announced detail of a fall North American headline tour. The trek, which gets underway September 15th at Columbus, OH’s Newport Music Hall, will feature special guests Sabaton and Huntress (see tour itinerary below). Presale tickets will be available beginning Thursday, July 14th at 10:00AM local time, with general on sale starting Saturday, July 16th at 10:00AM local time with additional dates to be announced. The headline tour will also see Trivium making several mainstage festival appearances at Monster Energy Rock Allegiance (September 17th), Ozzfest meets Knotfest (September 25th), JJO Sonic Boom (October 1st), Louder Than Life (October 2nd) and Rock & Shock (October 14th).

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy commented on the band’s excitement to return stateside exclaiming, “America! We're coming back to party with all of you. This year has already seen countless cities in numerous countries, and now is the time to bring it back to our home country with our brothers and sisters of metal.We are beyond excited to have one of our favorite bands on the planet, Sabaton on the bill; and we are absolutely stoked to have the incredible Huntress out with us as well. We will be bringing you a show to remember; playing all your favorite tunes off your favorite records.”

Sabaton also remarked on the upcoming tour stating, "On the HEROES tour we came to North America three times and now it’s time to return. This time we will do it with our brand new album THE LAST STAND which will hit stores on August 19th. This means that fans in North America will be able to enjoy the new songs before anyone else. We are joining the great band Trivium for the full run and are sure that fans who come to see us will have a great evening!"

Confirmed dates are: More...

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Sabaton Releases New Album Trailer

The Swedish heavy metal heroes from Sabaton will release their brand-new, 8th studio album, "The Last Stand," on August 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band reveals a third album trailer.

If you missed them, be sure to also check out part 1 and part 2 in the series. You can also pre-order "The Last Stand" here.

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