Available for the first time in North America as non-imports, SABATON’s first four full-length albums will be re-issued by Nuclear Blast on April 14th, 2011. Titles include: 2005’s Primo Victoria (Re-Armed), 2006’s Attero Dominatus (Re-Armed), 2007’s Metalizer (Re-Armed – 2 CDs), and 2008’s The Art Of War (Re-Armed). Exclusive bonus material and cover songs for each re-release will soon be announced.
A Swedish power metal sextet that specializes in military history, SABATON bassist Pär Sundström has this to say about the long-overdue availability of their discography in North America and the re-releases coinciding with their first-ever North American tour with German heavy metal legends ACCEPT:
“We are thrilled about finally being able to tour North America and to be able to do so with such legends as ACCEPT is even better. Finally, our first four albums will be available outside of Europe right in time for this tour. We will be playing songs from all five albums every night and during our full-length headlining shows, we will present the music from more than ten years of SABATON for the first time on North American soil.”
Confirmed tour dates for SABATON with ACCEPT are as follows:
04/09/11 The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
04/10/11 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
04/13/11 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
04/14/11 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
04/15/11 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY (SABATON HEADLINING SHOW; NO ACCEPT)
04/16/11 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY *ONE-OFF; OVERKILL HEADLINES*
04/17/11 Club Soda- Montreal, QC – CANADA
04/18/11 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
04/20/11 Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
04/21/11 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
04/22/11 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
04/24/11 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
04/26/11 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
04/27/11 Peter’s Room – Portland, OR
04/28/11 The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
04/30/11 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
05/01/11 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
05/02/11 Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA
05/03/11 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ (SABATON HEADLINING SHOW; NO ACCEPT)
05/04/11 Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
05/06/11 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
05/07/11 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available online at EnterTheVault.com and all normal ticketing outlets.
SABATON’s fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, Coat Of Arms, debuted at #124 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #87 on the Top Hard Music chart. Worldwide first-week chart entries were as follows: Sweden #4; Poland #9; Finland #17; Germany #19; Switzerland #33 and Austria #71.
View the video for the track “Uprising” – “a powerful and emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Warsaw uprising in 1944” – at this location. Filmed in Warsaw, Poland, “Uprising” was directed by Jacek Raginis (who is related to decorated WWII hero Wladyslav Raginis), features an appearance by Swedish actor Peter Stormare (“Prison Break,”, “8MM,” “Fargo”) as SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach, and was a collaborative work with the Warsaw Rising Museum, the “Radoslaw” Reenactment Group, the Wizna 1939 Association and Polish fans. It also features archival materials provided by Filmoteka Narodowa.
SABATON features Joakim Brodén on vocals, Oskar Montelius on guitars, Rikard Sundén on guitars, Pär Sundström on bass, Daniel Mullback on drums, and Daniel Mÿhr on keyboards.
Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.