Listen To Apocalyptica Covering Sabaton’s New Track

Apocalyptica cover as yet unreleased Sabaton song

Apocalyptica Fields of Verdun cover. It is a drawn cover of a World War One battlefield with a cello propped up in the middle.

In one of the strangest moves we’ve seen in a long time, Sabaton have shared Apocalyptica‘s cover of Fields of Verdun; a song from Sabaton’s upcoming album The Great War. It’s not every day a band releases a cover of song that isn’t out yet. 

Pär Sundström comments: “I watched Apocalyptica’s show in Madrid last year and I was blown away by the magic atmosphere they created. This made me excited to see what these fantastic musicians could do with a Sabaton song! And what would be more fun than to let them record their version of a song not yet released?”

Sabaton’s ninth full-length record The Great War will see the light of day on July 19th, right in time for the band’s 20th anniversary, and is a concept album based on events during the First World War.

Last week Sabaton revealed the formats that The Great War would be available on with pictures of the exclusives, the ultra limited The Great Box and details of UK exclusive signed print versions.

The Great War will be available in different formats:

  • CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks
  • CD (Album Edition)
  • 2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition)
  • 180g LP in various colours (History Edition)
  • 180g LP in various colours (Album Edition)
  • 3CD/3LP Box (The Great Box Edition) includes: Earbook incl. “The Soundtrack To The Great War” CD,  regular, History & Soundtrack LPs [180g, green], one out of 11 Great War propaganda posters [chosen at random], postcards, emblem, poem on sheet) – limited to 1000

The following formats are also available with a signed insert (while stocks last) from www.recordstore.co.uk:

  • CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks
  • CD (Album Edition)
  • 2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition)
  • 180g LP (History Edition)
  • 180g LP (Album Edition)

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