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. 2006’s Attero Dominatus (Re-Armed) will include five bonus tracks, a demo track, plus two covers songs.
A Swedish power metal sextet that specializes in military history, SABATON bassist Pär Sundström shares the following memories of the Attero Dominatus recording sessions, the decision to cover Doro’s “Für Immer” (“For All Time”), the identity of Svenne Rubins, plus some additional information about the bonus tracks:
“For SABATON’s second release, we decided once again to work with Tommy Tägtgren. This time we came more prepared and knew more of the sound we were looking for. We were in a rush since we were going on a big European tour right after the recordings – and it was really right after. We left the studio with the final master only one hour before departing to the airport! For the bonus material, we chose two of the cover tracks we had already done. We were asked by our old friend (and booking agent for Europe) if we wanted to participate on his tribute album to Doro. Of course we wanted to, and we wanted to do a song which nobody would expect us to do, so we made ‘Für Immer.’ Another cover song is the ‘Långa Bollar På Bengt.’ It’s a famous Swedish song by the band Svenne Rubins. They are from our region in Sweden and we did this song actually before we had enough of our own songs. Later it became requested by fans worldwide.”
The track listing for Attero Dominatus (Re-Armed) is as follows:
01 Attero Dominatus
02 Nuclear Attack
03 Rise Of Evil
04 In The Name Of God
05 We Burn
06 Angels Calling
07 Back In Control
08 Light In The Black
09 Metal Crüe
10 Für Immer (Doro Cover Song)
11 Långa Bollar På Bengt (Svenne Rubins Cover Song)
12 Metal Medley (Live In Falun 2008)
14 Primo Victoria (Demo Version)
SABATON will embark on their first-ever North American tour with German heavy metal legends ACCEPT in early April with several headlining off-dates. Confirmed tour dates 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 this 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.