SABATON: New Album Cracks German Top 20

June 1, 2010

"Coat Of Arms", the fifth album from Swedish metallers SABATON, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 19.

Commented singer Joakim Brodén: "Bloody hell! Who would have thought that six ugly Swedish guys in camo pants would make the German charts? Damn, I can't fucking believe it! Thanks to all the fans who made us hit the top 20! Noch ein Bier!!"

"Coat Of Arms" was released in Europe on May 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's headlining tour, dubbed the "World War Tour", will kick off on August 27 and will consist of over 60 shows in more than 20 countries. The final concert will take place on December 11, after which SABATON "will regroup, rearm and prepare for yet another strike in 2011."

"Coat Of Arms" track listing:

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 filmed a video in Warsaw, Poland for the song "Uprising", which is described as "a powerful and emotional tribute to those who lost their lives in the Warsaw uprising in 1944." The clip features an appearance by Swedish actor Peter Stormare ("Prison Break", "8MM", 'Fargo') as SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach and was directed by Jacek Raginis (who is related to decorated WWII hero Wladyslav Raginis).

SABATON's previous album, "The Art of War", landed on the Swedish chart at No. 5.

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