100 years on from World War I, Sabaton release their concept album.
SABATON have revealed the title and artwork of their new studio album that will be released in summer 2019. This ninth full length record, that will see the light of day right in time for the band’s 20th anniversary, will be a concept album named “The Great War” covering stories from the First World War.
“The Great War” will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on July 19th and pre-orders open on April 19th, so watch out for limited and exclusive editions at www.nuclearblast.de
The band has started the recordings exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (11/11/1918) and took 3 months of intensive work to complete the album together with their long term producer and partner Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge studios. Furthermore, the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.
“This is not the first time we sing about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war”, the band comments.
In addition, SABATON posted this trailer revealing more details about the amazing artwork – watch it here:
Side by side with the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON History Channel – a unique collaboration between the band themselves and multimedia historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost, capturing the power of social media to tell stories about the wars, battles and heroes behind SABATON’s songs.
More live shows will be announced shortly, below are confirmed festival dates for SABATON (including the band’s very own annual SABATON OPEN AIR in their hometown Falun):
SABATON live 2019
04.05. CZ Pilsen – Liberation Festival
07.06. D Nuremberg – Rock im Park
08.06. D Nürburg – Rock am Ring
13./15.06. CH Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
14.06. A Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
20.06. F Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest
23.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
26.06. PL Krakow – Mystic Festival
28.06. E Madrid – Download Festival
13.07. E Lleida – Doctor Music Festival
25.07. FIN Kuopio – Kuopiorock
01. – 03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air
22. – 24.08. D Sulingen – Reload Festival
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