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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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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.

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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

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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

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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!"

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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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Fabio Leone Guesting On Twilight Force Album

Swedish adventure metal band Twilight Force is set to release new studio album "Heroes Of Mighty Magic" on August 26th through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band can proudly announce the guest bards on this forthcoming record. Fabio Lione from Rhapsody Of Fire joined on the track "There And Back Again" while Joakim Brodén from Sabaton appears on the the title track.

Joakim commented: "When one of the best bands to come out of Sweden in a long time turns out to be your friends and people you have played with many times over the years, it's quite easy to feel proud about being invited to sing on the title-track on their new album, fantastic!"

The band adds: "It is an honour to have two of the most powerful, esteemed and renowned voices of the genre appear on 'Heroes Of Mighty Magic.' Joakim Brodén and Fabio Lione are two very different sonic entities. They each bring something very unique and captivating to our tonal landscape. Our old and revered friend Joakim appears on the title track of the album, and provides an excellent contrast to Chrileon's voice, at just the right moment in the song. Nothing in the world even comes close to Joakim's unbelievably mighty voice!

"Fabio did an amazing performance on 'There And Back Again.' He entered the Twilight Forge with a brave and proud mind, emerged victoriously and left us in complete awe. His familiar voice provided the track with an absolutely magical contribution. We feel really humbled and grateful to have been given the opportunity to create something alongside these two titans of the genre!" More...

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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Sabaton Posts Album Trailer

The Swedish heavy metal heroes from Sabaton will release their brand-new, 8th studio album "The Last Stand" on August 19th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band reveals a second album trailer that can be seen below. If you missed the previously posted teaser clip, it can still be found online at this location.

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Sabaton Releases "The Last Stand" Trailer Clip

Swedish power metal heroes Sabaton issued the first in a series of album trailers leading up to the release of the 8th studio album "The Last Stand." The album will be released worldwide on August 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The first trailer features interview clips from the band and producer Peter Tägtgren. The track listing for "The Last Stand" 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

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Sabaton Issues "The Lost Battalion" Lyric Video

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:

1. Sparta
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
9. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing

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Sabaton Announces "The Last Tour"

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.

"Tickets for all shows will be available on May 31st at 10:00am CET and can be purchased right here. Additional shows to be announced at a later date." More...

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Sabaton Announces New Studio Album

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...

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Sabaton Posts "Swedish Pagans" Video

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.

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Sabaton Posts Live Video

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.

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Sabaton Releases Clip From New DVD

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...

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Sabaton Cruise Highlight Reel Posted Online

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.

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