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Swedish power metal heroes Sabaton released a lyric video for the new track "The Lost Battalion." The song appears on the upcoming new release "The Last Stand," which will be issued worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records on August 19th.
The track listing for "The Last Stand" is:
2. Last Dying Breath
3. Blood of Bannockburn
4. Diary of an Unknown Soldier
5. The Lost Battalion
6. Rorke's Drift
7. The Last Stand
8. Hill 3234
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
13. All Guns Blazing
Check out "The Lost Battalion" here: More...
In support of upcoming album "The Last Stand" (due for release worldwide on August 19th through Nuclear Blast), Sabaton will be hitting the road alongside Accept next year. The band comments:
"The first dates of 'The Last Tour' in Europe 2017! Today we can present the first dates for our massive European tour 2017.
"The Last tour is the biggest tour of Sabaton yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends Accept.
The Swedish heavy metal heroes from Sabaton are currently working on their new studio album, entitled "The Last Stand," which is going to be released worldwide on August 19th through Nuclear Blast. Pär Sundström comments:
"We once work again with Peter Tägtgren in his newly upgraded and top class Abyss studio in Sweden to record, produce and mix the album. The mastering will be done by Jonas Kjellgren who also works in the same building in nice Pärlby on the countryside of Sweden.
"Both 'Carolus Rex' and 'Heroes' was done in the same way and we feel very comfortable to return to the same place and people again. Fans will recognize the sound of the album as Sabaton, but we really feel we took it a step forward this time."
The artwork on the album is made by Peter Sallaí who has been with Sabaton since "Carolus Rex." Pär Sundström explains: "We had the idea to make an image reflecting soldiers of different times representing the different historical battles we sing about on the new album. This only reveals a small part of the album topics though."
"The concept of a last stand has always fascinated me, and both me and Pär were 'all in excited' about the subject so it was an easy choice to make," says vocalist Joakim Broden about the album title.
Sundström adds: "We have always several ideas for albums to work with. Since there are countless different views and angles of war, we will unfortunately never run out of ideas. We kinda felt that the last stand was something perfect for Sabaton. Something we really wanted to do. 'Heroes' was a perfect theme and 'The Last Stand' is right down our alley too. It was exciting to do the research." More...
The Swedish heavy metal heroes from Sabaton will release their new live Blu-Ray+CD/DVD+CD package entitled "Heroes On Tour" next month. It contains two entire shows, one filmed at Wacken 2015 and the other at Sabaton Open Air in Sabaton's hometown of Falun in the same year.
Today the band has revealed another appetizer in the form of a new clip. Watch the "Swedish Pagans" live video (filmed at Wacken Open Air 2015) below. A previously released video for "Carolus Rex" is also still up for viewing right here.
Sabaton just released a live video for "Carolus Rex," taken from the upcoming release "Heroes On Tour." Check it out below.
The band filmed shows both in Wacken and Falun for the release, which will contain two DVDs and a CD. The second DVD will feature two switchable viewing angles, live, and studio. The release drops via Nuclear Blast Records on March 4th.
Swedish power metal act Sabaton posted a clip from the upcoming new DVD/CD package "Heroes on Tour." The clip was captured in the band's performance at Wacken in support of the "Heroes" album (see review here). The band filmed shows both in Wacken and Falun for the release, which will contain two DVDs and a CD. The second DVD will feature two switchable viewing angles, live and studio. The release drops via Nuclear Blast Records on March 4th.
Bassist Pär Sundström commented: "We have always aimed to be a band people love to see live, for the simple reason we love to play live. With this DVD/Bluray release we hope to share some of that feeling with you. We recorded two shows in case one is not enough for you!"
The complete track list for the release is: More...
Sabaton just released a highlight reel from the Sabaton Cruise (available below) and the band also commetns:
"Dear friends, here is our Vlog from the 2015 Sabaton Cruise! Huge thanks to everyone who were aboard making it such an amazing voyage!"
The group also has an upcoming live DVD/CD package called "Heroes On Tour" due out March 4th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
After the release of the "Heroes" album, Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton decided to film shows in Wacken and Falun for an upcoming live DVD/CD package called "Heroes On Tour."
Today, Sabaton reveal first details about this upcoming release: It will be out on March 4th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast, containing two DVDs and a CD. The second DVD will feature two switchable viewing angles, live and studio.
Bassist Pär Sundström commented: "We have always aimed to be a band people love to see live, for the simple reason we love to play live. With this DVD/Bluray release we hope to share some of that feeling with you. We recorded two shows in case one is not enough for you!" More...
Summer Breeze 2015 just ended earlier this month, but the festival organizers are already confirming bands for next year's edition, with the first crop of groups to include Sabaton, Subway To Sally, Exodus, and Korpiklaani.
The festival crew also issued this statement to fans about the just wrapped-up festivities:
"361 days of intensive preparation – in the last few weeks before the festival almost 24 hours a day – ended in four indescribable days of metal ecstasy. Behind us (and you) are 96 hours that felt like 24.
"It was fantastic! For us, a 100%! We hope it was the same for you, dear Summer Breeze community! It is you and the unique Summer Breeze atmosphere and relaxed party mood you create who make the Himalaya-high mountains of work, the sleep deprivation and the aching limbs worthwhile. Without you, Summer Breeze wouldn't be what it is!
"Special thanks go out to the god of weather, who was especially kind to Summer Breeze this year. Perfect festival weather made for an untroubled festival feeling every day. More...
Metal will descend upon Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for the annual mecca of all festivals. 80,000 are expected at the long sold out event, which features - among many - the return of Savatage and Running Wild to the live stage.
As usual, the schedule is subject to change, but as of press time the following acts will be broadcast (all times CET so deduct 6 hours for EST and so on):
17h45 - In Extremo
19h20 - Grailknights
20h10 - Mambo Kurt
21h00 - New Model Army
22h10 - Uli Jon Roth
15h30 - At The Gates
16h45 - Queensryche
18h00 - Opeth
19h30 - Dream Theater
21h00 - tba
22h30 - In Flames
00h00 - Running Wild
01h45 - The BossHoss
14h30 - Amorphis
16h00 - Danko Jones
17h30 - Rock Meets Classic
18h55 - Dream Theater
20h15 - tba
21h15 - The BossHoss
22h00 - Sabaton
23h30 - In Flames
00h15 - Cradle of Filth
01h45 - Subway to Sally More...
The organizers of this year's Bloodstock Festival have issued the following announcement about adding more bands to the August lineup:
"With 2015’s festival season officially underway, here at Bloodstock HQ we still have plenty to reveal about the summer’s premiere metal weekender. Ten more bands, to start with…
"Joining the Sophie Lancaster Stage line-up on Friday are Messiah's Kiss featuring former session musicians for Tony Iommi and Saxon. Saturday sees the addition of old school thrashers Annihilated, as well as death metal band Ageless Oblivion.
"Digital tech metal act The Izuna Drop, featuring Jamie from UK Subs, are all set to perform on Sunday, alongside female-fronted, classic doomsters Alunah.
"Bloodstock is also pleased to announce five bands for the Jagermeister Stage. On Friday, if you’re a fan of bands like Karnivool and Tesseract, head over to check out progsters The Parallax Method. Female-fronted, dark melodic metallers Winter Storm also nab a Friday slot. Former Status Quo support band Knock Out Kaine bring their brand of ballsy rock ‘n’ roll to the Jager stage on Saturday.
"Inspired by heavy metal Gods of the late 70's/early 80's such as Budgie, Tank, Venom, and Motorhead, Blind Haze steamroll in on Sunday, joined by Irish progressive trio Snowblind - definitely one to see if you like your time changes and musical curveballs!"
The currently announced lineup consists of: More...
Put on your combat gear, grab a tankard, and prepare to witness the metal event of 2016. Swedish power metal heroes Sabaton are coming back to the UK in 2016 and this time they're bringing Scotland's favourite metal pirates Alestorm, with further support from Swedish band Bloodbound.
Sabaton's bass player Pär Sundström comments: "We felt that the last UK tour was not enough and since then we have been thinking of what we can do and talking to our friends in Alestorm we came up with the idea of this tour.
"When we hit the UK both bands will play a full set! And it‘s in good venues where we can bring more of our stage set than we could in the past. This will be awesome!" More...
The Sun is shining and Bloodstock is excited to announce seven more of metal’s finest for the UK’s heaviest weekender, including a clutch of bands from the farthest flung corners of the globe.
Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris. The band proclaims, “UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous Bloodstodck festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!”
Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans.
Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, "Old Rake" which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments "I'm very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we're rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I'll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!" More...
Next week, Sweden’s avid war historians from Sabaton will kick off their 27-date North American tour with headliners Nightwish.
The tour launches on April 9th in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom and ends in Silver Spring, MD on May 14th. Opening each day will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain.
Sabaton is touring in support of the 3-disc deluxe edition of "Heroes," the band's Billboard-charting seventh studio album from 2014. More...
Swedish heavy metal institution Sabaton released seventh full-length record "Heroes" on May 16th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
Today the band announces the U.S. release of the "Heroes" deluxe edition, a 3-disc limited edition version, out on April 7th. Limited to 5,000 copies, this deluxe edition includes two discs of live audio recorded on the 2014 Sabaton Cruise in addition to the original ten "Heroes" album tracks. The full track listing is:
Disc 1 - "Heroes"
01. Night Witches
02. No Bullets Fly
03. Smoking Snakes
04. Inmate 4859
05. To Hell And Back
06. The Ballad Of Bull
07. Resist And Bite
08. Soldier Of 3 Armies
09. Far From The Fame
10. Hearts Of Iron More...
The recently reformed sludgecore beasts from Raging Speedhorn will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage of the upcoming Bloodstock festival. The band’s Gordon Morison comments: “We’re over the moon to be playing Bloodstock 2015. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with some of our old friends like Orange Goblin and Napalm Death. See you down the front!”
Progressive metal Brits Xerath also bring the heavy to Friday’s main stage. The band enthuses, "We are utterly stoked to announce we will be returning to Catton Hall once again to perform at this year's Bloodstock festival. We are especially proud to confirm we will be gracing the mainstage for the first time since our debut at the festival in 2009 which promises to almost certainly be a career defining moment for the band. We sincerely cannot wait to see you all there! Warm up those necks Bloodstockers!"
French groove metal eccentrics Trepalium and Dutch death metal outfit Villainy are also set for Sophie stage slots on Sunday. The currently announced lineup is: More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival are excited to announce their third headliner for the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and a slew of other Sophie stage bands for the August 2015 event.
Industrial outfit Godflesh is to headline Sunday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Frontman Justin Broadrick comments: “Godflesh is thrilled to be playing a very metal UK festival! We don’t get asked to play many, as we’re often viewed as not ‘real’ metal enough, or we’re generally seen as outsiders, which we are, thank you. That doesn’t mean we don’t like to be invited to be a real metal band once in a while and especially in the Derbyshire countryside! Thank you Bloodstock!“
British thrash stalwarts Onslaught also join the Sophie stage line-up on Sunday. The band is celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2015 of debut album, "Power From Hell," with a special EP on the cards for release and special anniversary merch available.
Self-appointed "caveman battle doom" 3-piece, Conan will crash Friday’s Sophie bill. Having recently returned from a string of shows in Australia and mainland Europe, Conan is prepping for a slot on the Maryland DeathFest this summer, before bringing an unholy wall of sound to Catton Park in August.
Greek southern-tinged heavy rockers Planet Of Zeus step up for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday, while London’s blackened doomsters Bast also join the Friday bill. The currently announced lineup for the 2015 edition is as follows: More...
Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton just announced a new and very special kind of festival: the Sabaton Open Air / Rockstad:Falun festival in the band's hometown Falun, the Sabaton Cruise on the Baltic Sea, and now there is also Sabaton Open Air / Noch ein Bier Fest in Germany.
For a long time Sabaton has had the plans for doing a special and totally unique event in Germany and that will become reality now. In July the group will organize the new Sabaton Open Air - a headline concert where people will surely get a unique show.
For this concert Sabaton has chosen the stunning Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen (famous from Rock Hard Festival) and as support on this show will be Powerwolf and Korpiklaani as well as former band mates in Civil War.
Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “In 2008 we organized ‘One more beer party’ in Essen in Germany as a release party for ‘Art of War.’ Since then the idea has existed of doing something similar. Now, seven years later, all pieces have fallen into position and we are ready. There will be a lot of ‘Noch ein Bier’ that night!” More...
Feeling the winter chill creeping in? Bloodstock to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar.
Norwegian extremists Enslaved are added to Bloodstock’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states:
“We’ve been to Bloodstock once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the Bloodstock crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: 'If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.'"
Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece Korpiklaani is set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows ?with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure.” More...
The heavy hitting Florida metal heads from Trivium are revealed as the Bloodstock Friday main stage headliners in a U.K. exclusive for 2015.
Frontman Matt Heafy raves: “The UK is where the world first took notice of Trivium, and to pay true homage to that, Trivium will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: Bloodstock! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at Bloodstock with the the UK’s Metal elite.”
Other new confirmations include Sabaton and Agalloch. The currently announced festival lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation, Opeth, Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch