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The Sabaton Cruise 2011

June 9th, 2011
The Sabaton Cruise 2011

The Sabaton Cruise 2011

Last year in December we filled the cruise ship “Silja Galaxy” with over 1700 hard rocking fans, friends, alcoholics and metal maniacs from all over the globe.

 

It was sold out weeks before departure and we all had such a great time on this 23 hour heavy metal trip!

 

On Dec 1:st 2011 we sail out on the Baltic sea for the second time…

 

This time we will bring along the great musicians in PERSUADER, our good friends in BLOODBOUND, the horse, knight and all other figures that the superheroes in GRAILKNIGHTS will bring for their show + that we will make 2 shows on the cruise, just to make things a bit more exciting and different.

 

This will be the ultimate and most intime Sabaton experience ever!

 

Tickets & info: www.sabatoncruise.com

 

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SABATON: “SCREAMING EAGLES” VIDEO DEBUTS ONLINE

May 25th, 2011

“Screaming Eagles,” the new video by Swedish war historians SABATON, is now available for viewing on YouTube.

The video was directed by Nicholas Dackard, produced by Janusz Dackard and features reenactment groups Wrzesien 39 and Big Red One Historical Association Poland.

 

View a video here of SABATON bassist Pär Sundström with an American fan from the 101st Airborne Division who drove five hours just to hear “Screaming Eagles” performed live in Seattle, Washington on their maiden tour of North America opening for ACCEPT.

 

The song “Screaming Eagles” comes from the 2010 album Coat Of Arms which can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon, or the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop.

 

SABATON’s fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, Coat Of Arms, has been certified gold in Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies and 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.

 

Visit SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.facebook.com/SABATON, www.myspace.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

 

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

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SABATON: PLANS TO PERFORM RE-ENACTMENT SHOW ON NORMANDY BEACH IN 2014

May 19th, 2011
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Sabaton

In a recent interview conducted by MetalMatriarch.com during SABATON’s first tour of North America, vocalist Joakim Brodén shared the Swedish war metal band’s plans for places they’d like to play.

 

MM: Back during the Art of War tour, you performed on the battlefield of Wizna, which is the place that the song “40:1” refers to.  If there was any battlefield or location from one of your songs that you could play, what would it be?

 

JB: It’s funny you mention Wizna.  At the Orlando show, there was a guy about 50 years old with his son, and actually they came from Wizna all the way to Orlando to see the show.  They were there on that day [we played on the battlefield], which was exactly on the 70th anniversary of the battle.  They staged a military re-enactment during the day; all of a sudden, there were explosions on the battlefield and proper World War II tanks on the field.  That stuff is huge in Poland.

 

It was not like a metal concert at all.  There were about 10,000 people, and 50% of them were retired people or kids.  It was really cool to see.  That was on the 7th of September.  Then on the 8th of September, once it hit midnight, we started “40:1.”  And they went fucking crazy.

 

The whole setup was on the field, and there was a download slope toward the stage.  The crash barriers weren’t really holding.  So they had 60 men from the Polish army holding the crash barriers upright.  They were there to watch, really, and some were there in the re-enactment, but they had to be called into service, you know.

 

[He laughs, then pauses.]

 

As for your question, I already have it in my mind.  6th of June, 2014.  I want to do it; I’m going to make sure, I don’t know how, but I’m going to making fucking sure it happens.  Pär and I are crazy about that.  We’ve even had preliminary negotiations with the mayors.  We’re also halfway through getting permission to perform at Auschwitz.

 

But, back to the 6th of June.  Normandy Beach.  On the shores of Western Europe, 1944.  So the 6th of June, 2014 – 70 years again.

 

We’ve got a lot of people from the military helping us out already – a lot of people who collect stuff.  One guy has two authentic landing crafts that they used during the war.  If we pay the diesel for it, we can use it.  I don’t know how many they fit, probably 40-50 people, so we could possibly get 100 tickets out there to people where they actually enter a landing craft about a mile or two away, sail to sea and then enter straight in onto the beach as the intro [to our concert] runs.  I don’t know how we could get more, but I want more, but at least he promised his two.  We already scouted the location on the beach, so we just need permission now.

 

Read the interview in its entirety here.

 

View MetalMatriarch.com’s photo gallery of SABATON’s Fort Lauderdale show here.  Read their live review of the show here.

 

SABATON recently completed their maiden tour of the U.S. and Canada and will be returning to North America with Evergrey this September.

 

View the teaser for the upcoming video for the Coat Of Arms track “Screaming Eagles” here.

 

View a video here of SABATON bassist Pär Sundström with an American fan from the 101st Airborne Division who drove five hours just to hear “Screaming Eagles” played live.

 

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.   The “Making Of” video with English subtitles can be viewed here.  Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.

 

SABATON’s fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, Coat Of Arms, has been certified gold in Poland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies and 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.

 

Visit SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.facebook.com/SABATON, www.myspace.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

 

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

 

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SABATON: MORE TOUR UPDATES FROM THE ROAD

April 28th, 2011

Continuing their maiden tour of the U.S. and Canada, Sweden’s war metal sextet SABATON checks-in from two locations in the continental United States:

 

 

 

Read a live review of SABATON’s Chicago show at MetalKaoz.com.  A photo gallery of SABATON’s Montreal show can be viewed here.

 

Remaining tour dates on the SABATON & Accept tour are:

 

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 ONLY, headlining show)

05/04/11     Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

05/06/11     Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

05/07/11     Scout Bar – Houston, TX

 

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.   The “Making Of” video with English subtitles can be viewed here.  Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.

 

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 SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.facebook.com/SABATON, www.myspace.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

 

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

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SABATON FINAL EUROPAN PART OF WORLD WAR TOUR

April 27th, 2011
Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Sabaton - Coat of Arms

We are thrilled to announce the final European part of the World War Tour.

Under the name of “Power of Metal Tour” we will bring some of the most wanted bands amongst our fans, Grave Digger & Powerwolf and team up for the Powermetal show of the year.

Also the new upcoming Skull Fist will join us.

 

This is something you cannot miss, and make sure you get your tickets in time, they are on sale from today available HERE

 

Here are the dates:

 

TOURDATES

07.09.2011 AT – Vienna, Arena

08.09.2011 DE – Munich, Backstage

09.09.2011 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn

10.09.2011 DE – Würzburg, Posthalle

11.09.2011 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar

13.09.2011 CH – Zürich, Volkshaus

14.09.2011 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

15.09.2011 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle

16.09.2011 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser

17.09.2011 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhall

 

Visit us at: www.sabaton.net / www.facebook.com/sabaton

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SABATON TOUR UPDATE #2

April 26th, 2011

Currently on their maiden tour of the U.S. and Canada, SABATON – Sweden’s power metal sextet who specialize in military history – checks in from Detroit, Michigan while visiting the Heidelberg Project, where frontman Joakim Brodén reports “It’s really nice to see something different.”  View the video here or below:

View the first SABATON tour update from New York City’s Time Square – where Brodén specifically thanks all the fans who came out to the band’s first EVER headlining show in Rochester, New York –  here.

Read a live review of SABATON’s Fort Lauderdale show at MetalMatriarch.com.  A photo gallery of SABATON’s Fort Lauderdale show can be viewed here.

Remaining tour dates on the SABATON & Accept tour are:

 

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 ONLY, headlining show)

05/04/11     Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

05/06/11     Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

05/07/11     Scout Bar – Houston, TX

 

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.   The “Making Of” video with English subtitles can be viewed here.  Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.

 

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 SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.facebook.com/SABATON, www.myspace.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

 

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

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Sabaton to tour Russia with Scorpions

April 22nd, 2011
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Sabaton

We have already confirmed that we will be playing with Iron Maiden this year. Next legendary band to tour with is the Scorpions, and this time in Russia.

We have long waited to tour Russia, and lots of fans have requested our presence for many years and now the moment has finally come.

We will do a total of 10 concerts including 9 shows with Scorpions and one as headliner.

May, 12th St. Petersburg Ledovi Dvorets Arena
May, 14th Krasnodar Dvorets Sporta OLYMP
May, 15th Rostov-On-Don Dvorets Sporta DON
May, 17th Krasnoyarsk Dvorets Sporta Yarygina
May, 18th Novosibirsk Rock City Club
May, 19th Novosibirsk Dvorets Sporta Sibir
May, 20th Magnitogorsk Arena Metallurg
May, 22nd Omsk Arena Omsk
May, 24th Kazan Tatneft Arena
May, 26th Moscow SC Olympisky

www.sabaton.net
Sabaton news is handled & sent out by: Rockstad: Falun AB, Herrhagsvägen 31, 79175,  Falun, Sweden: www.rockstadfalun.se

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Finnish Metal Expo 2011- Helsinki Finland

April 7th, 2011

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 The Cable Factory

The 18 – 19th of February 2011

Helsinki, Finland


The annual Finnish Metal Expo was arranged in the old ancient Cable Factory in the heart of Helsinki. Even though the winter wind was blowing in cold from the open sea, thousands of metalheads were crawling to the FME event. Once again the roster of the FME event offered plenty of interesting names. The purpose of the event is to offer a good chance for young and talented Finnish bands to perform in front of a critical metal audience. Besides new talented bands, known and classic names were at present at FME. The Metal-Rules.com squad was, as usual, at the annual Finnish Metal Expo to feel what’s up in the air of the metal world.

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Sabaton to support Iron Maiden in Sweden

April 4th, 2011

We are really happy to announce that we will be the main support of Iron Maiden when they visit Sweden on their current tour.

The show will be in the biggest open air arena in Sweden, thus making it the biggest show in Sabaton history… so far ;) 

Together with the full length special show at Rockstad: Falun, this will be the only 2 shows on Swedish ground in 2011!

-Visit us online at www.sabaton.net and on Facebook:www.facebook.com/sabaton

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SABATON – Drummer Leaves Tour

March 15th, 2011
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Sabaton - Coat of Arms

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Unfortunately our drummer Daniel Mullback had to leave the current tour due to problems with his knees.

 

But… The show must go on, and this Swedish War Machine cannot be stopped that easy…

We stole Nightmare´s drummer Kevin, did some rehearsals during the day and were able to do the whole show yesterday.

 

For the last shows we have recruited our old friend Robert Bäck from Falun to handle the drums.

 

With less then 24 hours to learn a complete Sabaton show we want to dedicate a huge thanks to Kevin who saved the day!

 

Achtung Panzer, we’ll never fall!

 

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SABATON: METALIZER RE-ISSUE TRACKLISTING REVEALED

February 2nd, 2011
Sabaton - Metalizer (Re-Armed)

Sabaton - Metalizer (Re-Armed)

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.  2007’s Metalizer (Re-Armed), will include four bonus tracks (one live track, a demo track, and a Judas Priest cover) plus a bonus CD of the complete demo track collection for band’s first recording effort, Fist For Fight.

A Swedish power metal sextet that specializes in military history, SABATON bassist Pär Sundström shares the meaning behind the track title “7734,” discusses the band’s relationship with Judas Priest’s Defenders Of The Faith album, and recalls some memories of the Fist For Fight recording sessions:

“When we recorded Metalizer, we had some songs that were written in the studio.  ‘7734’ was one of them.  The song is basically a hymn about the battle of metalheads which are – in the beginning – few in number and they finally become 7,734.  We saw the number written on a calculator upside down which spelled ‘HELL,’ so we named it that way.  Also during the recording sessions for Metalizer, we were asked to do a few cover songs. We did (amongst a few others) the cover of Judas Priest’s ‘Jawbreaker,’ which was one of the songs we felt we could do well and still keep the original touch of it.  The day before we entered the studio to start recording ‘Fist For Fight,’ I remember sitting at Joakim’s place and having some beers.  That evening, the song ‘Hellrider’ was written simply by chance since it was not intended to be recorded.  ‘Hellrider’ then became a standing song in all the future live sets of SABATON and even today, we play it.”

The track listing for Metalizer (Re-Armed) is as follows:

01  Hellrider
02  Thundergods
03  Metalizer
04  Shadows
05  Burn Your Crosses
06  7734
07  Endless Nights
08  Hail To The King
09  Thunderstorm
10  Speeder
11  Masters Of The World

Bonus Tracks:

12  Jawbreaker (Judas Priest Cover)
13  Dream Destroyer
14  Panzer Batallion (Demo Version)
15  Hellrider (Live In Västeras 2006)

Bonus CD:

01  Introduction (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
02  Hellrider (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
03  Endless Nights (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
04  Metalizer (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
05  Burn Your Crosses (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
06  The Hammer Has Fallen (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
07  Hail To The King (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
08  Shadows (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
09  Thunderstorm (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
10  Masters Of The World (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)
11  Birds Of War (Fist For Fight Compilation of Demos)

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.

View a photo gallery of SABATON’s performance on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise here.

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.

The “Making Of” video with English subtitles can be viewed here.  Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.

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 SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.myspace.com/SABATON, www.facebook.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

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SABATON: ATTERO DOMINATUS RE-ISSUE TRACK LISTING REVEALED

January 27th, 2011
SABATON: ATTERO DOMINATUS

SABATON: ATTERO DOMINATUS

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

Bonus Tracks:

10  Für Immer (Doro Cover Song)
11  Långa Bollar På Bengt (Svenne Rubins Cover Song)
12  Metal Medley (Live In Falun 2008)
13  Nightchild
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 are currently on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.  Visit the cruise’s official YouTube channel here.

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.

The “Making Of” video with English subtitles can be viewed here.  Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.

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 SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.myspace.com/SABATON, www.facebook.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

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SABATON: BACK CATALOGUE TO BE RE-ISSUED BY NUCLEAR BLAST

January 12th, 2011
SABATON: BACK CATALOGUE TO BE RE-ISSUED BY NUCLEAR BLAST

SABATON: BACK CATALOGUE TO BE RE-ISSUED BY NUCLEAR BLAST

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 are also confirmed for the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise January 24 – 28th, 2011.  Visit the cruise’s official YouTube channel here.

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.

The “Making Of” video with English subtitles can be viewed here.  Stills from the video shoot can be viewed here.

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 SABATON online at www.SABATON.net, www.myspace.com/SABATON, www.facebook.com/SABATON, and twitter.com/SABATON.

Visit the band’s official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/SABATON.

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SABATON, Thaurorod, Alestorm @ The Electric Ballroom

January 11th, 2011

SABATON 

With Thaurorod and Alestorm

@ The Electric Ballroom, Camden London

14th October 2010

 Reviewer Danny Draper

Photos: Altercarnated Photography


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Best of 2010

January 3rd, 2011

Best of 2010

As always, the top albums are for releases from 2010 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2010, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each staff members personal "best of" lists which besides the top albums contains such things as best new band, best DVD/Blu-Ray, disappointments of 2010, greatest hopes for 2011, personal metal discovery of 2010, and various other metal-related categories. Enjoy!



The Top 30  Heavy Metal Albums of 2010

(Click the album cover to read our review.

If no review is available the link it to the band’s MySpace page.)

1. Accept – Blood of the Nations

ACCEPT

Wolf Hoffman’s reaction to the band’s #1 placement in our list was:

"Sensational!!! We are so happy about this reaction by the fans. This last year has been nothing short of phenomenal for Accept."

BLOOD OF THE NATIONS is a fantastic album, so fantastic that it very easily came out on top when we compiled our best of 2010 list! In the media, producer Andy Sneap said when he worked with the band he made them go back and listen to the 80’s albums, and it worked. Accept have delivered the album they needed to make. Accept reformed with a vocalist who is just as good as Udo Dirkschneider. Vocalist Mark Tornillo rages through the songs with power and charisma, without being a clone. Accept have proven to the world in 2010 they are still relevant, powerful, uncompromising and most of all entertaining. Welcome back!

2. Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time 

Blind Guardian

Easily the best and strongest Blind Guardian album since NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH with a maximum of variety and everything that has turned these guys from Krefeld into what they are today: one of Germany’s most successful and influential metal bands. With AT THE EDGE OF TIME, Blind Guardian returned to the fold in total triumph. This is an album to be enjoyed for numerous repeat listens. Newer fans should eat it up, and older fans should be appeased with the band’s renewed emphasis on their thrashy roots.

3. Ratt– Infestation

Ratt

Ratt is Metal. Always have been and likely always will be. From their appearance on the very first Metal Massacre compilation in 1981 alongside the likes of Metallica, Malice, and Bitch, to the new 2010 album, Ratt have always been among the heaviest of the so-called "hair metal" bands. So despite what the revisionists may think, Ratt have a firm spot in the development and evolution of the Heavy Metal genre and have earned their spot in this year’s list. Sonically the Ratt Pack is back! The band had stated they wanted a real up-tempo record and distinctly aimed for the classic sound. They nailed it. It’s all there, the swagger and slight sneer of Pearcy voice, the fluid and fiery soloing of DeMartini’s axe-work, the complimentary work of Cavazo…it’s a beautiful thing to behold!

4. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones

Triptykon

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (AKA Tom G. Warrior) has nothing to prove to anyone. As the principal architect behind Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Fischer’s body of work is the reason that many bands exist today. Two years since Celtic Frost’s very public dissolution, Fischer could have easily opted to rest on his laurels and bask in the afterglow of his evil legacy, but nooooo. To the contrary, Fischer has assembled a new band and recorded an album of new material that’s arguably some of the best in his career. Triptykon is the band, EPARISTERA DAIMONES is the album, and yes – it’s as good as Fischer has promised it to be!

5. Melechesh -  The Epigenesis 

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Black/Death/Middle Eastern "Mesopotamian Metal" extremists made a big impact this year. Originally from IsraHELL and now based out of the Netherlands, the band has been around in some form since 1993. That Melechesh are able to maintain the album’s early momentum through to the record’s dying moments makes what they have achieved with THE EPIGENESIS that much more remarkable. Unlike so much of what passes for modern-day extremity, every one of this disc’s eleven tracks bristles with its own identity and design. It will demand a lot of attention – this definitely isn’t the record to whip out at your next kegger – but the rewards far outweigh the investment. Absolutely superb in every way.

6.  Helloween – 7 Sinners

Helloween

Helloween are very comfortable right now. They are back on a major label, the line-up has been stable for probably the longest stretch in the bands history, and they have fallen into a great pattern of releasing a studio album every couple of years (right around Halloween naturally). Relaxed, confident and mature the band have nothing to prove but instead of delivering a complacent record, the band have delivered the fastest, heaviest album of their career. It’s their 26th release over and 13th full-length studio album of all-new, original material. Lucky #13 for the band sees a crowning achievement with 13 killer cuts spread across the hour. Helloween have delivered a masterpiece. It will quickly silence all the fans who couldn’t stomach UNARMED from earlier this year.

7. OverKill – Ironbound

OverKill

The veteran New Jersey boys return with a compelling slab of unmistakeably old school thrash that is tinged with a fine mix of groove, progressiveness and melody that separates Overkill from the multitudes of carbon-copy thrashers out there. This is modern thrash the way it should be played: roots in the 80s but with its direction and ambition befitting a metal scene on the cusp of its 30-year anniversary. It’s a beautiful thing to behold: while most of their contemporaries have split up or sold out, Overkill are still doing their thing, updating and improving but never forgetting where they came from.

8.  Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy

Nevermore

Five years – that’s how long Nevermore made us wait for a sequel to the still awe-inspiring THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOUR. By modern-day standards that’s an absolute eternity, the length of which only the likes of Slayer or Metallica could reasonably be expected to get away with. Regardless of delay, the album is a perfect example of heavy metal in its purest, most intelligent and provocative form. As always the band defies classification with elements of power, thrash, prog, blended together into a mixture that is uniquely Nevermore.

9. Sabaton – Coat of Arms

SABATON

Sweden’s war metallers, Sabaton, have been consistently moving to the forefront of the power metal movement in the last few years. COAT OF ARMS continues Sabaton’s fine tradition of power metal with bite. The band is in fine form throughout and do not disappoint. You listen to a Sabaton album for the pounding marches (“Uprising”) the fast assaults (“Midway”, “Screaming Eagles”), and the catchy hooks and choruses (every damn song!) and COAT OF ARMS has it all!

10. Halford – IV – Made of Metal

HALFORD

Finally! Halford was really overdue. Despite having a skeleton of a catalog, Halford really needed to put some meat on the bones of his solo career. MADE OF METAL is really only the third studio album of all new material in over 10 years. Sure the catalog looks impressive but in reality, live albums, demo albums, EP’s, digital only live albums and novelty Christmas albums are just filler. Halford needed to deliver the goods and we’re pleased to say he is still made of Metal. The album clocks in at a whopping 14 tracks at over an hour it is his longest solo album to date.

 

Number 11 to 20

11. Crazy Lixx – New Religion

Crazy Lixx
12. Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Iron Maiden
13. Scorpions – Sting In The Tail Scorpions
14. Immolation – Majesty and Decay Immolation
 15. Avantasia – The Wicked Symphony / Angel Of Babylon Avantasia
16. High on Fire – Snakes For The Divine High On Fire
17. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow Kylesa
18. Death Angel – Relentless Retribution Death Angel
19. Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra

Dimmu Borgir
20. Wuthering Heights – Salt Wuthering Heights


 

Number 21 to 30

21. Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Relentless

22. Danzig – Deth Red Sabaoth

23.
Black Label Society – Order of the Black

24. Reckless Love – Reckless Love

25. Hail Of Bullets – On Divine Winds

26. Hardcore Superstar – Split Your Lip

27. Forbidden – Omega Wave

28. Heathen – The Evolution of Chaos

29. Rage – Strings To A Web

30. Circle II Circle – Consequence of Power

 

Individual Staff Lists For 2010

Includes: top 20, best new band, best DVD, discovery of the year, greatest hopes for 2011, and disappointments of 2010.

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