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Sabaton Announces New Members; Adds 3rd CD To Special Edition of "Carolus Rex"

Right on the heels of the stunning announcement of the departure of four of the six members of Swedish band Sabaton, vocalist Joakim Broden announced replacement members. Joining himself and bassist Pär Sundström, will be the members of the band Swahili from Portland, Oregon, or perhaps Portland, Maine - no one knows for sure.

Due to overwhelming concern from the fans, Broden commented on the new lineup on his Facebook page: "Look, I honestly don't want to get into the particulars of the split. I will say that the new incarnation of Sabaton will blow your minds. We have added three new musicians who add a whole new dimension to our music and they will be named in due time. I'll give you one clue: Swahili."

With the post was a link to the Portland psychedelic act. The new lineup has inspired Broden to delay the release of "Carolus Rex" until the summer. An employee of label Nuclear Blast, who spoke under request of anonymity, confirmed that Broden is in the studio with the new lineup - now obviously a five piece - re-recording "Carolus Rex" in Swahili as a third bonus disk. The band had previously announced that the limited edition of the new album would contain the full album in Swedish and English.

The upcoming "Swedish Empire" tour will proceed as planned with the new lineup, however the tour will be re-dubbed as the "Swahidish Empire" tour.

For a sample of the sound of what will undoubtedly be incorporated soon, check out Swahili here:

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Jenny's avatar

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1. Jenny writes:

Nice try. A good attempt, I must say!

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
R10's avatar

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2. R10 writes:

Carl,no fvcking around. Did Sabaton split? And is thier tour still on for May? I cant believe a split like this happened a month from thier first US headline tour! You're friggen killing me guy with this. Fess up buddy!

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jenny writes:

R10: Sabaton lost some members, yes--
Pär Sundström and Joakim Brodén will continue, but they don't have new members yet, nor will they be playing under the name Swahili.
Carl used a real event but twisted phony details about it for April Fools. Very clever.

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Jenny's avatar

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4. Jenny writes:

No idea about the tour details though. Sorry.

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. CROMCarl writes:

Ok...R10 - I had a feeling this one was gonna get too close to the vest. Its funny because I seriously had this planned before the split announcement. #1: The announcement of the split is actually completely legit. #2: This one is hardly to be believed.

As for the tour, I have heard nothing official. I have tickets and am pretty dismayed by the whole situation with Sabaton since they are one of my favs. From anyone who knows me personally, I only pick on the people and bands I love the most. :-)

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Okay,thanks Jenny,and Carl. Yes,i do have a vested interest in the truth of the Sabaton matter,seeing i ordered tickets for thier Worcester show. Ive never gone about getting a refund for advanced tickets,hope not to. So yea,hearing all this split up talk makes me a little worried. I know its April 1,but damn...

# Apr 1, 2012 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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