Sabaton is a Swedish heavy metal band from Falun, Sweden. Most of their songs are about historical events, such as war or heroism.
Origin – Falun , Sweden.
Music genres – Heavy metal , power metal.
Sabaton – music video about Polish Husaria. (Polish subtitles).
Current Team Members:
Hannes van Dahl
Former team members:
Sabaton was established in December 1999 Year. After recording the first songs in Peter Tägtgren's studio, The Abyss, Several record companies contacted Sabaton. The band sang with the Italian label Underground Symphony, which then released the worldwide CD Fist for Fight promo. Plate, created from two demo tapes recorded in the years 1999-2000, was to promote the upcoming Sabaton releases. In 2002 of the year, a new album, Metalizer, was recorded, which was to be distributed by Underground Symphony as the band's debut album. After two years of waiting, during which the band gave various concerts all over Sweden, the album was abandoned.
The band returned to their second album, Primo Victoria . Brodén stated, that the title track of the album "started" the historical theme of the band. Sundström stated, that after that, how he and Brodén watched Saving Private Ryan, the band decided to focus their texts mainly on historical topics . Sabaton has signed a contract with Black Lodge, the metal division of the Sound Pollution label. At the beginning 2005 of the year, keyboardist Daniel Myhr was recruited to relieve Joakim Brodén from his keyboard duties. At the beginning 2006 During the year, Sabaton toured, supporting Edguy and DragonForce . The band's third album, Destroy Mastery, was released in Europe on 28 July 2006 Year. In March 2007 Sabaton released Metalizer as a double disc with Fist for Fight, along with the previously unreleased song "Birds of War".
Sabaton – music video about Cudzie nad Wisłą – (Polish subtitles)
Next up to Metalizer , in May 2008 Year, Sabaton released his fourth album The Art of War , an album inspired by an influential book by Sun Tzu . The decision to base the album on the Sun Tzu book came from an idea, that over 2000 years after the book was written, the human race has done many things, but in addition to the development of weapons, operational art, strategy and the war itself essentially remained the same. Album zawiera single „Cliffs of Gallipoli” i „Ghost Division”. They toured Europe in 2009 of the year as the opening performance of the HammerFall Tour. Following the Bloodstock performance, the band toured again with DragonForce , at the end 2009 Year, for eighteen concerts in Great Britain.
Sabaton – music video about the defense of Wizna – There was a number for one killed Polish soldier 40 Germans. (Polish subtitles)
Album Herb -rok 2010–2011. The team hoped, that he will start recording his next album in October, but after concert reservations and DragonForce support tour next month, it has been moved. 23 of December 2009 of the year, the band announced the name of their upcoming album. The coat of arms contains most of the songs about WWII, including about the winter war. They announced it on their official website and posted a link to a YouTube video containing the album cover and a sample of the announcement music. The coat of arms has been issued 21 May 2010 Year. The first music video for the song "Uprising" has been released 1 of August 2010 Year . This was accompanied by a European concert tour. 25 May, the second music video for "Screaming Eagles" was released.
Sabaton – music video about the Warsaw Uprising (Polish subtitles)
Change of composition (2012–2015).
In 2012 In the year, two-thirds of Sabaton's squad left the band. 31 In March, vocalist Joakim Brodén confirmed the rumors, that the team will go in different directions, and only Brodén himself and bassist Pär Sundström will remain on board. Sabaton has been joined by new members Chris Rörland and Thobbe Englund on guitar and Robban Bäck on drums. Byli guitarist Sabatonu Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mullback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr together with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson and bassist Stefan Eriksson form a new band Civil War . In November 2012 In the year, drummer Robban Bäck decided to take a break from touring, because he became a father. Snowy Shaw replaced him as touring drummer, which in turn was replaced by Hannes Van Dahl in November 2013. Before replacing Shaw, Van Dahl worked as Shaw's percussion technician while playing the drums for the band Evergrey.
In the same year, Sabaton released a new concept album Carolus Rex.
In January 2014 of the year, the band announced the cover of their new album Heroes , which was to come out 16 May 2014 Year. The album turned out to be a hit and took first place on the official Swedish album list. 27 January, the band was announced, that he will play at Download Festival in June . In October 2015 they played their first concert in Japan at Loud Park.
Sabaton – music video about Polish Aviators in the Battle of Britain (Polish subtitles)
Album The Last Stand (2016–2018).
In December 2015 of the year, five of the band's songs have been added to Paradox Interactive's third external music pack for the Europa Universalis IV strategy game .
6 June 2016 R., In 72 anniversary of D-Day, released a music pack for Paradox Hearts of Iron IV with songs based on WWII, whose theme was the game. They released the second 26 January 2017 R.
Their eighth album The Last Stand has been released 19 of August 2016 Year, and it was announced in April. On 10 June 2016 year, the first single from the album was released, titled "The Lost Battalion", about the eponymous military unit of the First World War. 25 July 2016 of the year the band announced, that guitarist Thobbe Englund passed away. Thobbe Englund played his last concert with Sabaton at the Sabaton Open Air 2016.
ReinXeed's Tommy Johansson was immediately announced a new member following Englund's last concert with the band.
Pär Sundström stated in an interview with 2017 Year, that the group will tour less in 2018 Year, so they can concentrate on writing and recording the next album. Joakim Brodén confirmed the date 2019 releasing the as yet untitled album in September 2018 of the year interview for the MAD TV Show TV War. 31 of December 2018 R. this was further confirmed in the official video announcement on YouTube.
8 January 2019 On the year, the team announced the creation of a YouTube channel called Sabaton History, a collaborative effort by Indy Neidell , TimeGhost History i Sabaton. The channel documents the history of the events behind the Sabaton songs as well as the songs themselves. The channel was created 7 February 2019 Year.
22 April 2019 Sabaton released the standalone single Bismarc in collaboration with Wargaming and their game World of Warships . The song is about the German battleship Bismarck , one of the biggest, ever built in Europe. Put into service in August 1940 Year, sank in May 1941 a year after intense hunting in the North Atlantic.
The Great War
2 April 2019 The band announced a new concept album about the First World War, entitled The Great War. 5 May 2019 they played in Pilzno on the anniversary of the rescue of the Czech Republic by American soldiers in 1945 Year. The Great War album is out 19 July 2019 Year. The first single on the album is "Fields of Verdun", which appeared 3 May. 13 In June, the music video for the song "Red Baron" was released. 27 June, the premiere of the "Great War" was released.
1 of August 2019 of the year, the band played their own 20. anniversary concert at the Wacken Open Air festival 2019; ex-guitarist Thobbe Englund joined the band during the concert on stage, by performing two songs. In the second half of the program, Sabaton invited other ex-members to the second stage of the festival – Rikarda Sundéna, Daniel Mÿhr and Daniel Mullback with Englund. Sundén, Mÿhr and Mullback are members of the Civil War , a similar team formed by the three together with Oskar Montelius, another ex-Sabaton, as well as Nils Patrik Johansson and Stefan Erikkson, none of which are ex-Sabaton members.
30 of August 2019 Last year, the team had a serious car accident in Tunisia, coming back from shooting a music video in the Sahara desert. Injuries from the accident forced the upcoming concerts in Gdańsk to be canceled.
Lyrical and musical style
The main lyrical themes of the band are based on war, historical battles and acts of heroism – the name refers to the sabaton , armor of a knight's foot. The armor and battle theme is heard in most songs on almost every album except Metalizer . Their latest album, The Great War , has been released 19 July 2019 R., And all the songs were based on WW1. Lyrical content from World War I and II is common, and the texts often recite heroic stories, deeds of men, women and army, such as the song "White Death", was made in honor of the legendary Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä .
Sabaton's music is classified as heavy metal, i power metal, but the band doesn't describe their music as power metal. Bassist Pär Sundström said in an interview: "I do not think so, that Sabaton can only be classified as power metal, because the two main attributes of power metal are high vocals and fantastic lyrics, and Sabaton has neither of them. We just play our version of heavy metal – what is heavy metal for us. I'm sure, that it affected our reach, otherwise, that we don't give up after a few tries! That Sabaton's music appeals to people of all ages ".
Joakim Brodén – lead vocal , additional guitars (1999- Nowadays) , keyboards (1999–2005, 2012 - Nowadays)
Pär Sundström – low (1999 - Nowadays) , backing vocals (2012 - Nowadays)
Chris Rörland – guitars , backing vocals (2012-Nowadays)
Hannes van Dahl – drums , backing vocals (2014-Nowadays)
Tommy Johansson – guitars, backing vocals (2016-Nowadays)
Richard Larsson – drums (1999–2001)
Oskar Montelius – guitars, backing vocals (1999–2012)
Rikard Sundén – guitars, backing vocals (1999–2012, 2019 – WOA show)
Daniel Mullback – drums, backing vocals (2001–2012, 2019 – WOA show)
Daniel Mÿhr – keyboards, backing vocals (2005–2012, 2019 – WOA show)
Robban Bäck – drums (2012–2013)
Thobbe Englund – guitars, backing vocals (2012–2016, 2019 – WOA show)
Cousin Victoria (2005)
Destroy Mastery (2006)
The Art of War (2008)
Coat of Arms (2010)
Charles King (2012)
The Last Stand (2016)
The Great War (2019)