SABATON To Release 'Carolus Rex (Platinum Edition)' In November
September 28, 2018
SABATON's 2012 album, "Carolus Rex", has been certified quadruple platinum in the band's home country of Sweden. The concept effort — which is the group's biggest success to date — charts the rise and fall of the Swedish Empire, in particular the life of Charles XII ("Carolus Rex") who ruled it for 21 years. In an amazing coincidence, the album's quadruple platinum certification comes exactly 300 years after the king's death in 1718.
The members of SABATON will be presented with their quadruple platinum discs later this year.
Bass player Pär Sundström said: "Over the past few years, we've been traveling around the world to perform, while expanding SABATON's empire into new countries and meeting incredible new fans along the way. There's no place like home though, and it's humbling to know that people in our native Sweden are still so amazingly supportive of us after all these years. Thank you to everyone who played a role in making 'Carolus Rex' one of the most successful Swedish rock albums ever!"
To celebrate the album's success, and to commemorate the Swedish king who inspired it, SABATON will release a special 300th-anniversary edition of "Carolus Rex" on November 30, which is the date Carolus Rex was killed in Norway.
"Carolus Rex (Platinum Edition)" track listing:
CD1 (English Version)
01. Dominium Maris Baltici 02. The Lion From The North 03. Gott Mit Uns 04. A Lifetime Of War 05. 1 6 4 8 06. The Carolean's Prayer 07. Carolus Rex 08. Killing Ground 09. Poltava 10. Long Live The King 11. Ruina Imperii
12. Twilight Of The Thunder God 13. In The Army Now 14. Feuer Frei 15. Harley From Hell
CD2 (Swedish Version)
01. Dominium Maris Baltici 02. Lejonet Från Norden 03. Gott Mit Uns 04. En Livstid I Krig 05. 1 6 4 8 06. Karolinens Bön 07. Carolus Rex 08. Ett Slag Färgat Rött 09. Poltava 10. Konungens Likfärd 11. Ruina Imperii
CD3 (Swedish Empire Live) - Earbook Only!
Live @ Woodstock Festival (Poland)
01. The March To War 02. Ghost Division 03. Uprising 04. Gott Mit Uns 05. Cliffs Of Gallipoli 06. The Lion From The North 07. The Price Of A Mile 08. Into The Fire 09. Carolus Rex 10. Midway 11. White Death 12. Attero Dominatus 13. The Art Of War 14. Primo Victoria 15. 40:1 16. Metal Crüe