SABATON REVEALS FIRST ALBUM TRAILER FOR “THE GREAT WAR”
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are set to release their new album ‘The Great War’ on July 19th, 2019. Today the band reveals the first album trailer, in which Joakim Broden and Pär Sundström talk about different aspects of the album.
Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “We choose ‘Fields of Verdun’ to be the first single since we felt it represent the album perfect, a classic SABATON metal song which we cannot wait to include in the future setlists. The story of the battle of Verdun is also very representative for the album since it has all elements that identifies with ‘The Great War’. Verdun is so much WW1 that we decided to hold the first album presentation in this city, inviting journalists from around the world to not just hear the album, but also understand the story behind it.
It is the first single from the upcoming album even if we just released ‘Bismarck’, but that song is not from the upcoming album. We decided to write ‘Bismarck’ outside the album since the story does not connect to WW1 and also that it was recorded at a different time. The meaning of this song was a tribute to all fans who have contributed over the years by sending us ideas for future songs, please continue with that!”
The release of SABATON’s ninth full-length record perfectly coincides with the band’s 20th anniversary and the concept album is based on events during the First World War.
This ninth full-length record, that will see the light of day right in time for the band’s 20th anniversary, will be a concept album based on events during the First World War and will be available in different formats:
CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks CD (Album Edition) 2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition) 180g LP in various colors (History Edition) 180g LP in various colours (Album Edition) 3CD/3LP Box (The Great Box Edition) includes: Earbook incl. “The Soundtrack To The Great War” CD, regular, History & Soundtrack LPs [180g, green], one out of 11 Great War propaganda posters [chosen at random], postcards, emblem, poem on sheet) – limited to 1000
“The Great War” tracklist: 01. The Future Of Warfare 02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom 03. 82nd All The Way 04. The Attack Of The Dead Men 05. Devil Dogs 06. The Red Baron 07. Great War 08. A Ghost In The Trenches 09. Fields Of Verdun 10. The End Of The War To End All Wars 11. In Flanders Fields
“The Great War” will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on July 19th.
The band started the recordings exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (11/11/1918) and took 3 months of intensive work to complete the album together with their long term producer and partner Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge studios. Furthermore, the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.
“This is not the first time we have sung about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war”, explain the band.
Alongside the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON HistoryChannel – a unique collaboration between the band themselves and multimedia historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost –capturing the power of social media to tell stories about the wars, battles and heroes behind SABATON’s songs. Subscribe to the YouTube channel via this link:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG4CBbZih6nLzD08bTBGfw
“This is the biggest album we have taken on so far.There is more depth and story around the songs that we have ever had before”,Pär Sundström announces. “Expect many surprises as we have tried new things and we also went back in time to a concept we know a lot of you love. The Great War has been created side by side with the Sabaton History Channel to make 2019 the most exciting year in our 20 year history.”
Many more live shows will be announced shortly, but don’t miss the chance to see SABATON perform their new battle hymns during their summer festival run at one of these dates (including the band’s very own annual SABATON OPEN AIR in their hometown Falun):
13.06. A Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock 15.06. CH Interlaken – Greenfield Festival 20.06. F Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest 23.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting *SOLD OUT* 26.06. PL Krakow – Mystic Festival 28.06. E Madrid – Download Festival 25.07. FIN Kuopio – Kuopiorock 01.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT* 09.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air 17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air 23.08. D Sulingen – Reload Festival
»The Great Tour« – North America 2019 w/ HAMMERFALL 04.10. USA Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live 05.10. USA St. Petersburg, FL – Janus Landing 06.10. USA Atlanta, GA – Center Stage 08.10. USA Dallas, TX – House of Blues 10.10. USA Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren 11.10. USA Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern 12.10. USA San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom 14.10. USA Portland, OR – The Roseland Ballroom 15.10. USA Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo 16.10. CDN Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre 18.10. CDN Edmonton, AB – Union Hall 19.10. CDN Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre 21.10. USA Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex 23.10. USA Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre 25.10. USA Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre 26.10. USA Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre 27.10. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom 29.10. CDN Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall 30.10. CDN Montréal, QC – Mtelus 01.11. USA Worcester, MA – Palladium 02.11. USA New York, NY – PlayStation Theater 03.11. USA Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
01.12. S Stockholm – Sabaton Cruise *SOLD OUT*
»The Great Tour« – Russia 2020 06.03. RUS Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Stolitsa 07.03. RUS Vladivostok – Craft 08.03. RUS Khabarovsk – Velicano Club 10.03. RUS Irkutsk – Wild Horse 11.03. RUS Novosibirsk – Dkzh 13.03. RUS Moscow – Stadium Live 14.03. RUS St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert 16.03. RUS Omsk – Angar 17.03. RUS Tyumen – Baikonur 19.03. RUS Yekaterinburg – Tele-Club 21.03. RUS Ufa – Ogni Ufy 22.03. RUS Samara – Zvezda 24.03. RUS Volgograd – DKT 26.03. RUS Nizhny Novgorod – Milo Concert Hall 28.03. RUS Voronezh – Palazzo 29.03. RUS Rostov-on-Don – Arena Don 31.03. RUS Krasnodar – Arena Hall 02.04. BY Minsk – Prime Hall
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