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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 Unveils New Album Artwork

Sabaton is currently in the Abyss studios along with Peter Tägtgren recording a new album titled "Heroes," which is due out in May. The album's cover artwork can now be seen below. "Heroes" will follow the previous album "Carolus Rex" (reviewed here).

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Sabaton Enters The Studio

Sabaton has now officially entered the studio to record a new album, which follows the 2012 release "Carolus Rex" (reviewed here). Check out the first photo from the studio below, or follow the recording process over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting After Movie Available

The 2013 edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeting took place from December 12th - 14th and saw the likes of Sabaton, Accept, Therion, Napalm Death, Hooded Menace, and more perform live.

Now the organizers of the festival have released a video clip highlighting this year's event, which can be seen below. Details on the 2014 festival have not yet been released, but keep your eyes peeled an on the Eindhoven website for future updates.

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Sabaton Posts Cruise Footage

Sweden's Sabaton has posted footage online from the Sabaton Cruise 2013 on the Baltic Sea, which can be viewed below. Sabaton also recently recruited new drummer Hannes Van Dahl and will soon be working on a new album.

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.

"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.

Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:

01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...

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Sabaton Taps Evergrey Drummer Hannes Van Dahl

Sweden's Sabaton has named Hannes Van Dahl (Evergrey) the new permanent drummer of the band. After nearly a year of speculation as to whether Robban Back - who came into the band when four then members of the band split - would return after the birth of his child or that replacement Snowy Shaw (ex-Therion/ex-King Diamond) would become permanent.

In addition, Sabaton announced that the band will hit the studio soon to record the follow up to the highly successful "Carolus Rex" LP (see review here). The full announcement reads:

"For some time there has been rumors about Robban coming back soon, or that Snowy would fill in for a while longer, or even take Robbans place permanently behind the drums.

"To put an end to these rumors we now present our new full time member in Sabaton: Hannes Van Dahl.

"Hannes has previously played in Evergrey which we have toured with in the past, and he has also worked side by side with us as drum technician for Snowy during his time in Sabaton.

"He did his first show as a Sabaton member at this weekends show at Metal Hammer Paradise festival in Germany.

"We would of course like to thank Robban and Snowy for their great time in Sabaton, and we will continue to support them in everything they will do in the future!

"In just a few weeks we will start recording a new album and more details will be presented very soon!
The topic for the new album is set and we are very excited, it´s totally SABATON."

The band will support Iced Earth along with ReVamp on an upcoming North American Tour scheduled in April. For more information, head on over to this location. More...

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Iced Earth Announces U.S. Tour With Sabaton

U.S. metal act Iced Earth today announced the North American dates for the "Worldwide Plagues" Tour in April/May 2014. The band will tour in support of the forthcoming LP "Plagues of Babylon," which is set for release on January 6th in Europe and January 7th in North America via Century Media Records.

In support of the tour comes from Sabaton and ReVamp. The announcement reads:

"We are bringing our new album to the North America homeland when the Worldwide Plagues Tour hits North American shores April 4 for a six-week run with Sabaton and Revamp in support. We feel that the package with Sabaton and Revamp is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!"

Exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the entire Iced Earth North American tour will be available later today at www.enterthevault.com. Pre-sale tickets will remain on sale until December 4, when remaining tickets are made available to the general public through the traditional retail outlets (check your local venue for details). VIP packages will remain on sale exclusively at www.enterthevault.com while supplies last.

The VIP-packages include:

• Early entry into the venue
• Meet & Greet / Signing Session with the band
• Photo-op with the band
• 7” picture disk vinyl single with one exclusive, unreleased demo from “Plagues of Babylon” on the B-side
• Iced Earth messenger bag
• Exclusive VIP-T-Shirt
• Exclusive VIP-laminate
• Exclusive VIP sticker set

For dates and venues, check out the poster here: More...

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Sabaton To Chat With Fans

Swedish heavy metal superstars Sabaton is covering new grounds within the virtual world and getting in touch with people from around the globe at the same time.

Bassplayer Pär Sundström will be available to chat via Soundrop tomorrow, October 29th at 6:00pm CET (10am PST/1pm EST). If you want to take part in this experiment, join in and listen to some of the new live tunes right here.

Sabaton's current output "Swedish Empire" was released on September 20th (EU), September 23rd (UK) and September 30th (US) via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Sabaton Posts Second DVD Clip - "Uprising"

Sabaton posted a second live clip - "Uprising" (from the 2008 release "The Art of War") - which was captured from the band's performance at the Woodstock Festival in Poland in 2012. The clip is part of the upcoming DVD/2CD live release "Swedish Empire Live," which is out on September 20, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band previously posted a clip of "Ghost Division," which can be seen over here.

"Swedish Empire Live" can be preorderd at this location in the various formats, including: 2Blu-Ray Digi, 2DVD Digi, DVD (Poland only), CD Digi, 2LP (limited black vinyl in gatefold + poster), 2LP (limited yellow vinyl in gatefold + poster) (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only), Earbook (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook) and Special Leather Hardcover Earbook (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only) (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook).

Check out "Uprising" here: More...

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ProgPower USA XIV: Saturday Crazies

Carrying the energy over from ProgPower XIV’s Friday show to Saturday’s show was like a Herculean trial for me, running on a combined total of 6 hours sleep from the last two days. In the quiet of dawn, nobody from ProgPower: Hardcore, the unofficial fitness group, was awake enough to run or work out, but not for lack of effort -- They had put in a good run and hot yoga session earlier in the week. (Only at ProgPower, folks.) Fortunately, each of the seven bands on the second day’s roster brought its game face and gave me and the other concert-goers what we needed to raise our bodies, put our hands in the air, bang our heads, jump (if you really enjoyed Sabaton), and fall in love all over again.

After descending upon Einstein Bagel Co at the end of Peachtree St for breakfast with my group of fellow black-shirted friends, which brought a few funny reactions from the locals, we headed down to The Loft next to Center Stage to see Wolverine’s exclusive all-acoustic set for Gold Badge holders and sponsors only. Having rehearsed well in advance, Wolverine was a well-oiled machine, although the same could not be said for the guitar cables that seemed to be shorting out on them by the dozen. Nevertheless, the show was to be unforgettable. Drawing heavily from “Communication Lost,” perhaps the easiest Wolverine album to translate to an acoustic setting, the show took the form of a sort of “Storytellers” gig.

The typical routine they followed went something like this: Vocalist Stefan Zell or bassist Thomas Jansson would give a background and context to a song, they would play it through, Jansson or keyboardist Per Henriksson would take a passionate but subdued solo, Zell would light up the air with his voice, and the crowd would weep. It’s true -- one attendee brought a box of tissues with her, which the band autographed after the performance, for members of the audience that couldn’t help but resonate with the song. The whole performance gave the impression of a slow burn -- warm and electrifying. A special set, indeed. More...

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ProgPower USA XIV: At A Glance

In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.

This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.

It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...

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Sabaton Posts DVD Clip Of "Ghost Division"

Sabaton posted a live clip of the band performing "Ghost Division" (from the 2008 release "The Art of War") at the Woodstock Festival in Poland in 2012. The clip is part of the upcoming DVD/2CD live release "Swedish Empire Live," which is out on September 20, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Swedish Empire Live" can be pre-orderd at this location in the following formats:

2Blu-Ray Digi
2DVD Digi
DVD (Poland only)
CD Digi
2LP (limited black vinyl in gatefold + poster)
2LP (limited yellow vinyl in gatefold + poster) (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only)
Earbook (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)
Special Leather Hardcover Earbook (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only) (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)

For a full track listing, head over to this location). Check out the video clip here: More...

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Sabaton's Volgograd Appearance In Jeopardy

Sabaton's scheduled performance in Volgograd, Russia in a few weeks at the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad may be in jeopardy. It seems organizations and political representatives of the former communist nation had "studied" and deemed the Swedish power metal act a "Nazi band."

The performance has not officially been cancelled, however, the band did post the following on its Facebook Page in an effort to repel the rumored "study":

"Did the Nazis win the battle of Stalingrad?

"We have been reached by the news that some organizations and political representatives who claims to have studied us has come to the conclusion that Sabaton are a nazi band, and because of that our scheduled appearance at the 70th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad should be cancelled. This show is to take place in a few weeks in Volgograd.

"Further, these people believe that we will desecrate the Russian flag during our concert (which we have never done and of course have no intention of doing) and they are now trying their best to ban Sabaton from all of Russia!!!

"We know that the people of Russia is far more intelligent than this and thus we hope that reason will allow us to play this concert in honour of this historical event and the Soviet soldiers who fought for their freedom.

"Sabaton is and has always been a NON-POLITICAL and NON-RELIGIOUS band and holds a lot of respect to the veterans of war and the heroic and non-selfish acts that was performed in a time of need.

"P.S. - It should be noted that Sabaton has been awarded honorary membership of the "Scions of the 17th Airborne Division", an organization that consists of veterans from the very same airborne division who fought against the Nazis in 'The battle of the Bulge' and 'Operation Varsity.'" More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream All Weekend

As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.

To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.

Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream Available

The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:


Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2013 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...

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Sabaton Details "Swedish Empire Live" DVD

Sabaton has released details on the upcoming DVD/Blue Ray/Live CD album "Swedish Empire Live," which is scheduled for release on September 20, 2013. The release features the band’s live performance at the renowned Polish Woodstock Festival in 2012 where over half a million fans had gathered to watch. Besides this overwhelming main feature, the first ever SABATON live offering also features even more live footage of the band’s performances in Gothenburg, London and Oberhausen on the extensive tour.

"Swedish Empire Live" can be pre-orderd via this location and will be in the following formats:

2Blu-Ray Digi
2DVD Digi
DVD (Poland only)
CD Digi
2LP (limited black vinyl in gatefold + poster)
2LP (limited yellow vinyl in gatefold + poster) (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only)
Earbook (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)
Special Leather Hardcover Earbook (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only) (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook)

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Sabaton Announces DVD/Blu Ray Release

Swedish heavy metal giants Sabaton have announced the title and the release date of the band's first ever DVD/Blu Ray offering. Commented the band:

“We can now confirm the release date of the DVD/Blu Ray we recorded last year. It will be released on September 20, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

"And... The title of our first ever real DVD/Blu Ray release is 'Swedish Empire Live.' More details will follow soon.

"We can tell you that we have watched this countless times and feel very proud and cannot wait to share all this with all of you. You are in for a great surprise!“

Stay tuned for more info to be revealed soon. You can also catch Sabaton live: More...

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ReinXeed Cancels ProgPower USA Performance

Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.

The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.

"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."

The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):

In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...

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Tiamat And More Added To Eindhoven Bill

This years edition of the the Eindhoven Metal Meeting will take place from December 12th - 14th, 2013.

The festival's organizers have now checked in with the following announcement about adding more bands to the bill:

"Tiamat, Elvenking featuring Martin Walkyier's Skyclad, Brutal Truth, In Solitude, The Rotted, Centurian, entrapment and Sound Storm have been added to our bill!

"Get your tickets through our official website here." More...

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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