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Formed: 1999
From: Falun, Sweden
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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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Nine More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed a further nine names for this years edition of the event, including French death metal outfit Gojira, English doom metal veterans My Dying Bride and American hard rock legends Twisted Sister, as well as I Killed The Prom Queen, Cancer Bats, Lagwagon, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Kobra And The Lotus. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly: More...

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Sabaton Unveils Album Art And Track List

Swedish power metal band Sabaton has unveiled the album art (seen below) and revealed the track listing for the band's upcoming "Carolus Rex" album. The album is set for a May 2012 release, although the exact day has not yet been announced. The band also posted another studio video (seen below).

The band had the following comments on the album:

This album will be all about the Swedish Empire and for the first time ever we have had an expert to help us out with the theme, the well known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren.

We have also added some extra time in the studio to find the absolute right sound on CAROLUS REX, and our producer Peter Tägtgren says that this album will mark a brand new standard for how a heavy metal album should sound like!

The track listing for "Carolus Rex" is as follows:

1. Dominium Maris Baltici
2. Lejonet från Norden
3. Gott Mit Uns
4. En Livstid i Krig
5. 1 6 4 8
6. Karolinens bön
7. Carolus Rex
8. Ett Slag Färgat Rött
9. Poltava
10. Konungens Likfärd
11. Ruina Imperii More...

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Guns N Roses Confirmed For Graspop 2012

The organisers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that American rock legends Guns N Roses will be wrapping the festival up this year, as they will be headlining the event on Sunday 24th. The organisers have also announced that As I Lay Dying has had to pull out of the festival after cancelling their European tour, but also confirmed that Cannibal Corpse, Machine Head, Gotthard, Adrenaline Mob, Sebastian Bach, Black Veil Brides and The Treatment will perform at the festival. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:

Black Sabbath (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
Adrenaline Mob
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides
Cannibal Corpse
Children Of Bodom
Comeback Kid
Death Angel
Dimmu Borgir
Jon Oliva's Pain
Killswitch Engage
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Machine Head
Paradise Lost
Sacred Reich
Sebastian Bach
Sick Of It All
Texas In July
The Spudmonsters
The Treatment
Winds Of Plague
Young Guns

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Metalcamp 2012 Trailer Posted

A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):

Amon Amarth
Grand Magus
Machine Head
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Sin Deadly Sin
The Black Dahlia Murder

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Sabaton Posts Bonus "Carolus Rex" Studio Video

Sabaton posted bonus footage from the studio as the band records the forthcoming LP "Carolus Rex." The bonus footage shows Joakim Bróden finding creative inspiration from the kitchen for sound effects on the new album.

Check out the video here:

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Sabaton Posts Third "Carolus Rex" Studio Update

Sabaton has uploaded a third video clip from the studio making the band's next album "Carolus Rex." Watch this third studio update in the YouTube player below, or find the previously posted second video update about this location.

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"Monsters Of Metal - Vol. 8" Release Pushed Back

The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.

The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.

The track list is as follows:

01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...

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Sabaton Posts Second Studio Video

Sabaton has posted a second studio video clip online from The Abyss studios as the band works on the new album "Carolus Rex." Check out the video below, or find the previously posted studio video blog at this location.

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Sabaton Posts In Studio Session Video #1

Swedish power metal band Sabaton, who recently announced the title of the band's sixth studio release "Carolus Rex," have posted the first of a series of in session studio videos leading up to the album's release in 2012 (date is not confirmed as of yet).

The band recently announced a headlining U.S. tour commencing in April 2012, along with the "Carolus Rex" release party at the Key Club in West Hollywood on May 23, 2012.

Check out the video here:

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Sabaton Reveals Album Title And Tour Details

On an update posted on it's Facebook page and website, Swedish power metal band Sabaton has revealed that the title of it's upcoming album will be "Carolus Rex." The album, set to be issued via Nuclear Blast Records, will be launched at a party on May 23rd at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. It will be the only west coast show and will be a world premiere of Sabaton's new songs. Sabaton will embark on it's headlining North America jaunt "Swedish Empire Tour 2012", kicking off the first date on April 10th in Tampa, Florida. The dates for the tour are as follows:

04/10/12 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
04/12/12 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/13/12 Trees – Dallas, TX
04/15/12 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
04/17/12 Wreckers – Lubbock, TX
04/18/12 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
04/19/12 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
04/20/12 Spicoli´s Grill and the Reverb Rock Garden – Waterloo, IA
04/22/12 The Firebird – St Louis , MO
04/23/12 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
04/25/12 The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
04/27/12 Bogie´s – Albany, NY
04/28/12 Broadway Joe´s – Buffalo, NY
04/29/12 Peabody´s – Cleveland, OH
04/30/12 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
05/02/12 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
05/03/12 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
05/04/12 The Gramercy Theatre – New York City, NY
05/05/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
05/07/12 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
05/08/12 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
05/10/12 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON – CANADA
05/11/12 Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA
05/12/12 The Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
05/13/12 Blondie´s – Detroit, MI
05/15/12 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
05/16/12 Reggie Rock Club – Chicago, IL
05/18/12 Vernon Club – Louisville, KY
05/19/12 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
05/20/12 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
05/21/12 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
05/25/12 Circo Volador – Mexico City, D.F. – MÉXICO More...

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Sabaton Posts Update On New LP

Joakim Brodén, vocalist of Swedish power metal band Sabaton posted the following update on his Facebook page about the follow up to 2010's "Coat Of Arms":

"I can now officially announce that I suck at keeping in touch with friends, fans and family (and sometimes even the rest of the guys in the band) when I'm in songwriting mode :(

"However, this is the most critical time for the songwriting and finalization of the next Sabaton album, so please have patience and understanding for me not answering or taking long time to answer.

"Anyway, over 50% of the songs are all completed and done by now and I can honestly say that this album is gonna kick MY ass out the ballpark. Keep rocking and I'm really looking forward to hitting the stage for the final shows in Silja Galaxy, London and Antwerp!

Cheers / Joakim"

The band recently completed a highly successful North American tour in October.

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Sabaton Video Interview Available

Rock My Monkey has posted a video interview online online with Sabaton, which can be viewed in the clip below. In other Sabaton news, bassist Pär Sundström has been sitting out the band's North American shows due to a knee injury. Details are available at this location.

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Sabaton Posts Video Of Joakim At The Alamo

Sabaton posted a video of singer Joakim Bróden at the Alamo in a special message to the U.S. fans thanking them for the current tour which is coming to its conclusion this weekend. The band are scheduled to return to Sweden to begin work on a new album.

Check out the video here:

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Sabaton To Headline MetalCamp 12

Sabaton announced that the band will headline the MetalCamp 12 Festival which is to be held on August 5-10, 2012 in Tomlin, Slovenia. Other confirmed acts are Paradise Lost, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani and Heathen.

Sabaton posted the following on the band's website: "We can now confirm that Sabaton will headline Metalcamp festival in Slovenia in beginning of August next year. We had a blast there two years ago and felt we needed to come back, and here we are!"

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Sabaton Bassist To Miss Rest Of Tour

Sabaton has issued the following announcement about bassist Pär Sundström missing the band's upcoming North American shows:

"The last shows in Canada was the first shows in 12 years that Pär had to sit over a show due to a knee injury caught during the bands current North American tour.

"Pär has after two days in hospital made the decision to return home and is now recovering. We have faith that Pär will be playing bass again on the closing shows of the world war tour and until then we will have a replacement bassplayer."

Pär sends the following message:

“It hurts to leave from the middle of a tour and I never thought I see the day when I had to pass on a show.

"I hope to see you all in the future and cannot wait to return to the stage that I love so much and specially North America to finnish what we started. The show must go on.”

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Power of Metal II Tour Ready For September

The Power of Metal Tour, consisting of mega-lineup Sabaton, Grave Digger, Powerwolf and Skull Fist, is set to begin in September 2011.

The tour dates are as follows:

09/07/2011: Vienna, Austria - Arena
09/08/2011: München, Germany - Backstage
09/09/2011: Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
09/10/2011: Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
09/11/2011: Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar
09/13/2011: Zürich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
09/14/2011: Saabrücken, Germany - Garage
09/15/2011: Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
09/16/2011: Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
09/09/2011: Oberhausen, Germany - Turbinenhalle

For more information, visit the Tour Website.

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Sabaton Posts Berlin Footage

Sabaton has posted footage online of the band's trek to Berlin to support Judas Priest. You can check out the footage below.

Sabaton also released "World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea" on August 5th, 2011. You can check out a trailer for the live release by heading over here.

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Sabaton Posts Live Album Trailer

Sabaton is set to release "World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea" on August 5th, 2011. The band has now posted a teaser trailer online for the release, which can be viewed below. Sabaton also recently posted online the song "Swedish Pagans," which is taken from the new album.


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Sabaton Streaming Song From Upcoming Live Album

Swedish power metal act Sabaton has published another track from the band's pending live album “World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea." You can check out the song "Swedish Pagans" by heading over to the band's Facebook profile or MySpace music page.

"World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea" is due out on August 5th, 2011. The track list for the limited first edition 2CD/DVD package is as follows:

CD1 Battle Of The Baltic Sea (Live At Sabatoncruise, Dec. 2010)

01. The March To War (Intro)
02. Ghost Division
03. Uprising
04. Aces In Exile
05. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
06. White Death
07. Swedish Pagans
08. Wolfpack
09. 40:1
10. The Art Of War
11. Attero Dominatus
12. The Price Of A Mile
13. Primo Victoria
14. Metal Medley
15. Dead Soliders Waltz (Outro) More...

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Arrayan Path Added To Ayia Napa Festival Roster

Arrayan Path (formerly known as Arryan Path) has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming Ayia Napa Festival:

"Arrayan Path will be appearing in the Ayia Napa youth festival at the end of August together with bands like Stratovarius, Sabaton, Rotting Christ, as well as with some great bands from Cyprus like Blynd, R.U.S.T., Winter's Verge, and Lethal Saint, etc... A perfect combination of metal and holidays! Be there!"

Additional details on the festival are available by heading over to this location.

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