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Invaders

Four albums in, and CIVIL WAR are still peppering their press releases with references to SABATON. It makes sense, of course. Founded by two former members of the Swedish heavyweights, and instinctively tethered to the same broad concepts, they have also welcomed former SABATON guitarist Thobbe Engl...
June 14, 2022
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Acclaimed Hard Rock Drummer HEMPO HILDÉN Dead At 69

Acclaimed Finnish-Swedish rock drummer Henrik "Hempo" Hildén has died at the age of 69. Born in Tampere, Finland, Hildén, who has played with John Norum, Don Dokken and Glenn Hughes, among others, moved to the Swedish town Karlskrona in the 1990s, where he remained until his death. He was considered...
May 30, 2022
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SABATON Singer On Why His Band Avoids Political Commentary: 'I Don't Wanna Tell People' Whom 'To Vote For'

Vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON, who are best known for their war-inspired lyrics, spoke to Germany's Moshpit Passion about his band's reluctance to share its political views and opinions through its music and interviews. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're contr...
May 11, 2022
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JOAKIM BRODÉN Is Optimistic About SABATON's 2022 Touring Plans: 'You Can't Put The World On Hold Forever'

By David E. Gehlke SABATON was just getting a taste of headlining European arenas when the pandemic knocked them and everybody else off the road in March 2020. Pun intended, but cramming 18,000 seaters was a hard-fought achievement for the Swedes. They've carved out a niche as metal's resident histo...
April 20, 2022
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SABATON Rejoined By Former Guitarist THOBBE ENGLUND At Hometown Concert (Video)

Swedish metallers SABATON were rejoined by their former guitarist Thobbe Englund on stage this past Thursday (April 14) at their hometown concert at Kulturföreningen Magasinet in Falun. Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be see below. The day after the show, SABATON shared a photo of the reunion...
April 17, 2022
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JOAKIM BRODÉN Explains Why SABATON Is A Self-Managed Band

During an appearance on "The Back Lounge" podcast, vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON spoke about why he and his bandmates continue to exist as a self-managed entity — a rarity among groups operating at their level. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We tried twice to in...
April 2, 2022
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SABATON Announces 2022 North American Tour With EPICA; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Swedish metallers SABATON have announced "The Tour To End All Tours - North America 2022", a 25-date U.S. trek that will include a special headline show at Montreal's Place Bell, the band's first-ever arena headline concert in Canada. The tour, produced by FPC Live, kicks off on Thursday, September...
March 14, 2022
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The War To End All Wars

You might call it impeccable timing. SABATON have long been the metal world's great guardians of military history, and the underlying message behind the Swedish band's many tales of armed conflict has always been abundantly clear. As they said themselves online this week: "There has been more than e...
March 2, 2022
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SABATON Invited To Fire 25-Pounder Gun After Helping Save British World War I Museum From Permanent Closure

In May 2019, after hearing about the plight of the Heugh Battery Museum which was in danger of permanent closure due to a lack of funding, history-obsessed Swedish metal band SABATON instigated a charity initiative, raising over £4000 from the sales of a specially designed t-shirt and putting the mu...
February 17, 2022
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SABATON Singer Says LEMMY Taught Him A 'Lesson' About Being An Artist

During a recent interview with Germany's Metal Hammer magazine, SABATON singer Joakim Brodén was shown covers of several old issues of Metal Hammer and was asked to comment on each one. When he saw a cover featuring iconic MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, Joakim said: "I met him the first t...
February 16, 2022
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SABATON Pays Tribute To 'The Unkillable Soldier' With New Single

Sometimes, the difference between bravery and insanity is indistinguishable: Over the course of four wars in six decades, Adrian Carton De Wiart proved himself to be the most unkillable soldier of all time. The Belgian-born British army officer survived several plane crashes, lost an eye and a hand,...
February 11, 2022
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SABATON Singer: 'It Will Take The Threat Of Prison Or Bankruptcy To Stop Us From' Touring

Swedish metallers SABATON were recently forced to postpone their European arena tour, which was supposed to happen in March/April 2022, "due to continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel." However, SABATON frontman Joakim Brodén told Finland's Tuonela magazine that he...
February 8, 2022
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SABATON Shares Lyric Video For New Single 'Soldier Of Heaven'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released the official lyric video for their new single, "Soldier Of Heaven". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pa...
January 10, 2022
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SABATON Shares Music Video For New Single 'Soldier Of Heaven'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released the official music video for their new single, "Soldier Of Heaven". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pa...
January 7, 2022
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SABATON Singer Promises 'Surprises' On Upcoming Tour

SABATON frontman Joakim Brodén spoke to Germany's Radio Bob! about the stage production for the upcoming tour in support of the Swedish metallers' tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars". Due on March 4, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records, the concept LP of 11 brand-new songs was written and recor...
December 26, 2021