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SWEDEN’S SABATON ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH ACCEPT!

November 24th, 2010
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Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Swedish power metal sextet SABATON will embark on their first-ever tour of North America as direct support to their labelmates and Germany’s legendary heavy metal band ACCEPT.

SABATON bassist Pär Sundström checks in all the way from the band’s rehearsal space in Sweden about next year’s trek:

Finally, after years of waiting, we finally can announce that we now take the World War Tour across the ocean to the shores of America and Canada.  We are excited to announce our first U.S. tour which will be together with German heavy metal legends ACCEPT!”
Confirmed tour dates for the ACCEPT & SABATON tour are:

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

04/16/11    BEST BUY THEATER – NEW YORK, NY   ***ONE-OFF with OVERKILL, who are HEADLINING***

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    BLUE BIRD THEATER – DENVER, CO

04/26/11    EL CORAZON – SEATTLE, WA

04/27/11    PETER’S ROOM – PORTLAND, OR
04/28/11    GRAND BALLROOM AT THE REGENCY – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

04/30/11    HOUSE OF BLUES – SAN DIEGO, CA

05/01/11    GALAXY THEATRE – SANTA ANA, CA

05/04/11    CLUB VEGAS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT

05/06/11    DOS AMIGOS – ODESSA, TX

05/07/11    SCOUT BAR – HOUSTON, TX

Exclusive pre-sale tickets for the tour are available online at EnterTheVault.com through December 14th; afterwards, tickets will go on sale through 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 confirmed for 70000TONS OF METAL!

October 15th, 2010
70000 TONS OF METAL

70000 TONS OF METAL

After the silent sailing up North 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, is back to the loud and brutal world of the Vikings, but they don’t have to be afraid of any battle because SABATON will teach them the Art Of War!

Welcome back to Sweden and then some! Skål!  32 out of 40 band on board and counting…

Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Cripper
Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Nevermore

Obituary
Rage
Raven
Sabaton

Sanctuary

Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Týr
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Witchburner

70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.

Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma’s cruise. It’s also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It’s like everyone has a backstage pass!

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and 24 room service!

What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out http://www.70000tons.com/ for more information and book your cabin NOW!

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Sabaton – WORLD WAR TOUR UPDATE

October 5th, 2010
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Sabaton - Coat of Arms

WORLD WAR TOUR UPDATE The World War Tour is raging on, leaving sold out places behind us everywhere.

This tour is beyond what anyone had dared to believe and we now expect that most of the tickets for the whole tour will be gone.

The latest shows to be added to the Sold Out league is the big Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland and also the Batchkapp in Frankfurt.

Do not miss out the videoblogging on our website and on our youtube.

Here is the tour if someone have missed it:

15/09/10 Stavanger – Folken
16/09/10 Bergen – Garage
17/09/10 Haugesund – Byscenen
18/09/10 Oslo – Rockefeller
24/09/10 Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken
25/09/10 Köpenhamn – Amager Bio – VENUE UPGRADED
26/09/10 Hamburg – Markthalle – SOLD OUT
27/09/10 Zaandam – De Kade – SOLD OUT
29/09/10 Hannover – Musikzentrum – SOLD OUT
30/09/10 Leipzig – Hellraiser
01/10/10 Geiselwind – Musik Hall – SOLD OUT
02/10/10 München – Backstage – SOLD OUT
03/10/10 Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik – SOLD OUT
05/10/10 Köln – Live Music Hall – VENUE UPGRADED
06/10/10 Saarbrücken – Garage
07/10/10 Milan – Alcatraz
08/10/10 Pratteln – Z7 – SOLD OUT
09/10/10 Paris – Nouveau Casino – SOLD OUT
11/10/10 Manchester – Academy 2
12/10/10 Glasgow – Garage
14/10/10 London – Electric Ballroom
15/10/10 Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
16/10/10 Sheffield – Corporation
17/10/10 Brighton – Concorde 2
19/10/10 Antwerpen – Hof Ter Lo – SOLD OUT
20/10/10 Frankfurt – Batschkapp – SOLD OUT
21/10/10 Nijmegen – Doornroosje – SOLD OUT
22/10/10 Dortmund – FZW
23/10/10 Antwerpen – Hof Ter Lo – EXTRA SHOW – SOLD OUT
28/10/10 Huskvarna – Folkets Park
29/10/10 Lund – Mejeriet
30/10/10 Norrköping – Flygeln
01/11/10 Tallin – Rock Café
02/11/10 Riga – Melna Piekdiena
03/11/10 Minsk – Reaktor
05/11/10 Vienna – Szene
06/11/10 Zlin – MOR Café
07/11/10 Prague – KD Vltavska
08/11/10 Krakow – Studio
10/11/10 Katowice – Mega Club
11/11/10 Lodz – Dekompresja
12/11/10 Rzeszow – Pod Palma
13/11/10 Bratislava – Majestic Musik Club
14/11/10 Budapest – WigWam
16/11/10 Sofia Blue – Box Club
17/11/10 Bucharest – Silver Church
19/11/10 Belgrade – SKC
20/11/10 Zagreb – Tvornica – VENUE UPGRADED
21/11/10 Graz – Seifenfabrik
22/11/10 Woergl – Komma
23/11/10 Berlin – Colombia Club
25/11/10 Göteborg – Trädgårn
26/11/10 Ronneby – Club Ron
27/11/10 Stockholm – Arenan
02/12/10 SABATONKRYSSEN
03/12/10 Helsinki – Tavastia – SOLD OUT
04/12/10 Turku – Klubi – SOLD OUT
05/12/10 Åland – Dino’s
08/12/10 Trondheim – Blæst
09/12/10 Östersund – Gamla Teatern
10/12/10 Piteå – Norrmalmia
11/12/10 Umeå – Idunteatern

Tickets can be found on www.sabaton.net

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SABATON – to re-release previous albums!

September 1st, 2010

Do you wonder what SABATON did in the studio about one month ago?

Do you wonder why Primo Victoria, Attero Dominatus, Metalizer and Art of War is so hard to get these days?

This is why…

To be able to continue to do what we all love, meaning to continue to play music and to tour the world, we have now purchased the rights to the SABATON music.

And to celebrate this we want to make them available again to all of you in a unique cooperation between SABATON, Nuclear Blast and Black Lodge.

Now what does this mean??

Well, first it means that when you buy a SABATON album, more of the money spent on the albums will actually go to SABATON and second it means that we want to celebrate this by making the first four albums available again, but in really cool new versions!

We give you… The SABATON RE-ARMED Editions and here is a sample of one bonus track!

The 4 first original albums of Sabaton, complete with new artwork, new booklets, posters and of course: New music!

We have dug deep into the treasury of SABATON to find unique, strange, funny and unexpected songs.

Every album on the RE-ARMED editions will feature new tracks and they will include some old demos, some coversongs, some live versions of songs, some really old and unheard songs and some completely new songs recorded in Studio Abyss.

They will all be re-released on the 27th September 2010 & can from today be pre-ordered right here!

www.sabaton.net | www.myspace.com/sabaton | www.nuclearblast.de/sabaton

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SABATON – Official Release of the New “Uprising” Video!

August 3rd, 2010

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Sabaton - Coat of Arms

After much anticipation the new Sabaton video for “Uprising” is now available online. See it below:


Sabaton – Uprising (2010)

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In a recent interview with Metal-Rules.com, Sabaton vocalist Joakim Brodén spoke about the video for “Uprising”:

I’ve seen the trailer for your new video “Uprising” and it looks phenomenal! When’s the release date for online viewers?

It will be the first or second of August. We’re going to go down to Poland for an August 1st premiere which is the anniversary of the start of the Warsaw uprising. I’m looking forward to seeing it as well as I’ve only seen the trailer, the same as you (laughs). So I’m really excited. I’ve seen some additional footage without music when we were back in Poland in early June and it looks great. We actually told the  director to cut as much as possible of us, Sabaton, headbanging, out of the video because we had actual real good actors. I’d never heard of the Polish ones before, they are the main male and female actors in the video. It turns out they are really famous in Poland.  Also in the video is Peter Stormare who of course we all know from Armageddon and from Prison Break. He grew up only an hour and a half drive away from where we live now. He’s the same kind of fucked up person as we are (laughs). It’s a pleasure to see professional actors, even though we’ve been making music videos with 2-3 people in the production and then the band, you know you play the songs over and over and over for five hours. They do there to get many different camera angles of like the drummer or whatever. But this time it wasn’t like that at all. We were actually done after playing for maybe 2 – 2.5 hours in costume. I did some additional acting which was scary because I’m not an actor. It was really nice to have the focus on the story that we were telling instead of just six guys headbanging.

Peter StormareDid you guys request Peter Stormare to play a role in the video?

Yes that’s because we like him as an actor and our booking agent in Sweden is a friend of his. He knew of us through a Swedish band called H.E.A.T. which are on his label (the band is signed by Peter Stormares record label StormVox).  They even played with us, supporting us for a couple of shows in Sweden and Europe.  So we thought, we’d ask him…he’s a really good actor. So put it out there and see what happens. The manager said “Yeah, Peter gets 50 or maybe more suggestions about making music videos every year, so I’ll ask him, but don’t get your hopes up.” Then we heard back “Hell yes, I’m coming!” just like that! What he said made the difference was first that we came from his part of Sweden, and secondly, when most bands ask him to be in their music video they ask him to show up to like a desert outside of  Vegas and have him play the bad guy, shoot people, go party and fuck hookers. But he said we had something different here, with a plan, a vision, telling a true story. It was not “Hello will you be in our video?”. It was like, “Hello would you like to participate, you would be playing the role of SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach.” I really admire him as an actor, and even more after. After we recorded the video with him we had such a fucking blast (laughs).  I could tell you of a few things that happened but well (laughs)….


It’s not safe to publish.

No…it’s not (laughing).


UPRISINGThe song title “Uprising” and what the song is about made me think of a film that I really like called “Uprising” which stars such great actors as Jon Voight and Donald Sutherland. Did that film at all inspire the song, or have you even watched it?

You mean the one with  David Schwimmer from Friends as well?

Yes and Leelee Sobieski and Hank Azaria.

Yeah, actually I got that movie from our web master half way through the album production. I had about 80% of the song written already and some mock-up lyrics, temporary lyrics. I was signing “rise or fall” not “Warsaw” at that time. He heard it and said he had a movie that was about this stuff, so he gave me a copy of the movie. It was really a good help in finishing the song. I also saw a CNN Documentary that I found online…probably illegal, but if I could of paid for it, I would of, but the CNN Documentary aired in the early 2000′s like 2003-2004 and it’s about the Warsaw uprising. It featured a lot of interviews from the survivors who were actually fighting. Stuff like that is really a gold mine when trying to get a closer connection to the song.

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Sabaton vocalist Joakim Brodén on the Importance of History

August 2nd, 2010
Sabaton Vocalist Joakim Brodén

Sabaton Vocalist Joakim Brodén

Sabaton vocalist Joakim Brodén recently spoke to Metal-Rules.com about many topics one of the more important ones being about the importance of history.

Metal-Rules.com: So do you think it’s a crime that some people forget historical things that have happened, and the reasons why they happened? The saying goes “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”.

Joakim: Yes. I don’t think it’s important to know exactly on which date that something happened. This was something from history class where I was always thinking “Why the fuck should I remember exactly which year what Swedish king ruled?”. I knew it was in the late 1600′s but that was enough. What is important is what happened, what were the consequences, what was the igniting spark. Like the start of World War I or World War II – why, how, and approximately when – that might be interesting. I don’t know how it is on the other side of the Atlantic, but history here in Scandinavia, and at least in Poland, and Germany it’s focused too much on remembering dates to make it easy for the teachers instead of what happened. So yeah I agree. It’s not a crime, but it’s very important.  I don’t know how old you are but I’m turning 30 this year and my mother is in the Czech Republic. She was on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall growing up and I’ve been there myself while it was still there. I have met people who were in concentration camps and things. I think if you are in your late 20′s and above, you are going to have some kind of relationship with this because you’re bound to even have say a friend’s Grandfather who was involved, especially here in Europe.”

“So I think in a sense, if someone is maybe 16 today, they are not going to have second hand experience even, like we have where we met somebody who was actually there to tell it so there is an emotional connection to it. For them it’s going to be more of a fucking history lesson which might be totally boring and uninteresting. I’m afraid that in maybe 15 years or in 35 years, they are the ones who will be presidents or prime minister’s and they may do all this same shit over again.”

Read more here including an update on why the long talked about Sabaton DVD isn’t out and on the forthcoming Sabaton re-release!

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Sabaton Vocalist Joakim Brodén

August 1st, 2010

Sabaton Vocalist Joakim Brodén

Interview and transcription by EvilG

Like many here in North America, I only discovered Sabaton sometime in 2008 with their glorious album THE ART OF WAR. Their spin on the power metal style was, and remains, refreshing. Not that I don’t love the mighty warrior dragon wizard stuff as well, but I’ve always been interested in history and especially fascinated by World War II. So after hearing Sabaton sing about WWII and other wars and conflicts, the mixture of history and metal was a winning combination. With Sabaton’s 2010 release COAT OF ARMS the band continues on the same path honing some amazingly catchy and memorable anthems. I had the opportunity to speak with the voice of Sabaton, Joakim Brodén, in late July 2010. We spoke about the band’s image, and about war and how it is more than just history. It is something that should be studied not to memorize specific dates, but to learn from what has happened so that the same things will not happen again.

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NEW SABATON ALBUM DEBUTS ON TWO BILLBOARD CHARTS

July 8th, 2010
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Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Swedish epic power metal sextet SABATON have just entered the Billboard charts at #124 (Heatseekers) and #87 (Top Hard Music) with their brand new World War II-themed album, Coat Of Arms.  Worldwide first-week chart entries are as follows: Sweden #4; Poland #9; Finland #17; Germany #19; Switzerland #33 and Austria #71.

En route to Frankfurt, Germany for a festival appearance, SABATON lead singer Joakim Brodén checks in from the airport in Stockholm about the band’s recent accomplishment in North America:

Coat Of Arms keeps bringing us amazing news all the time it seems.  Six Swedish heavy metal retards in camo pants on the Billboard charts?  Never thought I’d see the day!  I’m not sure I believe it, but if it’s true, we’re the happiest Swedes alive at this moment!  What’s next, pink aliens at Wal-Mart?  Thanks to all our American brothers and sisters and cousins who actually bought our album instead of downloading it!  Damn, we’ve just GOT to find some way to get over to America on this tour!”

Coat Of Arms is available for streaming in its entirety on the band’s MySpace page.  The track listing is:

01.  Coat of Arms

02.  Midway

03.  Uprising

04.  Screaming Eagles

05.  The Final Solution

06.  Aces In Exile

07.  Saboteurs

08.  Wehrmacht

09.  White Death

10.  Metal Ripper
North American Bonus Tracks:

11.  Coat Of Arms (Instrumental)

12.  Metal Ripper (Instrumental)

The band’s headlining “World War Tour” kicks off on August 27 and consists of over 60 shows in more than 20 countries.  The final concert will take place on December 11, after which SABATON “will re-group, re-arm and prepare for yet another strike in 2011.”

View More-Metal.com’s recent interview with members of SABATON here.  Professionally shot footage of SABATON’s appearance at the Meltdown Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden can be viewed here.

SABATON recently shot a video in Warsaw, Poland for the track “Uprising” with director Jacek Raginis (who is related to decorated World War II hero Wladyslav Raginis) and producer Bogna Janiec of Studio Filmowe N.  The video is described as “a powerful and emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Warsaw uprising in 1944” and includes an appearance by Swedish actor Peter Stormare (Fargo, 8MM, Prison Break), Polish actors Mateusz Damięcki and Monika Buchowiec, plus a special appearance by General Waldemar Skrzypczak of the Polish army.  View a video trailer here.  View the “Making Of” video here.  View photos from the video shoot 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.

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SABATON Enter The Swedish Album Chart at #4

June 9th, 2010
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Sabaton - Coat of Arms

Swedish epic power metal sextet SABATON have just entered the Swedish Album charts at #4 with their brand new album Coat Of Arms, due out in North America on June 29th, 2010.  The album is available for streaming in its entirety on the band’s MySpace page.

Coat Of Arms is currently on the European Billboard Top 100 Albums chart at #34.  Worldwide chart entries are as follows:

Sweden #4

Poland #9

Finland #17

Germany #19

Switzerland #33

Austria #71


The Coat Of Arms track listing is:

01.  Coat of Arms

02.  Midway

03.  Uprising

04.  Screaming Eagles

05.  The Final Solution

06.  Aces In Exile

07.  Saboteurs

08.  Wehrmacht

09.  White Death

10.  Metal Ripper

SABATON recently shot a video in Poland for the track “Uprising” with director Jacek Raginis and producer Bogna Janiec of Studio Filmowe N.  The video includes actors Peter Stormare [Sweden, U.S.] and Mateusz Damięcki [Poland], Monika Buchowiec, and a special appearance by General Waldemar Skrzypczak of the Polish army.  View photos from the “Uprising” video shoot here.  View a video trailer here.  View the “Making Of” video 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.

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WACKEN 2008

October 14th, 2008

Wacken Open Air 2008

Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.

Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.

Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)

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South By Southwest (SXSW) 2008

April 8th, 2008

SXSW

By Robert Williams

South By Southwest (SXSW) is an annual music and film conference/festival held yearly in beautiful Austin, Texas. In the 21 years of its existence, SXSW has served as a launching pad for many unknown bands turned media darlings overnight. For one week in the month of March each year bands from all over the world gather in downtown Austin and showcase their music, their craft, for record executives, media big wigs, and most importantly in my opinion, music lovers!

This all sounds like a splendid and festive occasion with the exception of one detail. SXSW has almost exclusively all but overlooked metal and its many subgenres for its entire existence.

Now I won’t lie. In years past I have seen some cool showcases. Century Media and Relapse usually cart their bands into town, and scattered about my 12 year tenure in Austin I have seen some notable showcases featuring among others In Extremo, Sol Evil, Children Of Bodom, and Grey Skies Fallen. But when 1,400 bands come to town for one week in March each year, you would hope at least, I don’t know, 50-100 of them would be awesome heavy metal, right?

Well, this year Austin got a fair amount of killer metal. Kicking things off on Wednesday, the 12th I had the pleasure of witnessing my first Municipal Waste concert. A day later I got off of work early and headed downtown with some friends and caught a showcase featuring Enslaved, Mixhell, Napalm Death, High On Fire, and the mighty Motorhead.

Lastly, I witnessed the “It’s Grim Up North” showcase featuring Sabaton, 1349 and Enslaved. I partied like a true champion, saw some really, really good performances and got some really solid interviews. Read on metal faithful and I shall guide you through these conversations in steel conducted in my homeland of Austin….Let’s start at the beginning….

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Gates Of Metal Festival Sweden 2006

November 17th, 2006

Gates Of Metal Festival
Hultsfred
Sweden
4-5/8 – 2006

By: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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P?r from the band Sabaton

April 13th, 2005

Sabaton bassist, P?r

Interviewed by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Hobbe at Sound Pollution for setting up the interview.

Sabaton is a debuting Swedish band who recently released their album PRIMO VICTORIA on the label Black Lodge. They’re also playing at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival along with other festivals this summer and I took the chance to ask the bass player, P?r, a few questions about the band, their debut album, and plans are for the future for Sabaton.

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