Sabaton Reveal First Album Trailer About “The Great War”

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton are to release their new album titled ‘The Great War’ on the 19th July.

Sabaton band photo. The band are standing in an open field covered in snow. Around the edge of the field is a thick wall of trees which are also thick with snow.

In the first of a new series of video interview trailers for their upcoming album, The Great War, Jaokim Broden and Par Sundström talk of the varying aspects of the album.

 

This marks the ninth full-length record from Sabaton, with a release that coincides with the band’s 20th anniversary, it’s concept being based on events during the First World War.

About the album, Pär Sundström had this to say, “This is the biggest album we have taken on so far. There is more depth and story around the songs that we have ever had before”.

The album will be released in the following 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 colors (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

Tracklist;

01. The Future Of Warfare
02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom
03. 82nd All The Way
04. The Attack Of The Dead Men
05. Devil Dogs
06. The Red Baron
07. Great War
08. A Ghost In The Trenches
09. Fields Of Verdun
10. The End Of The War To End All Wars
11. In Flanders Fields

The band have announced they intend to add more live dates to their existing tour, the summer festival dates (including the band’s annual performance in their hometown) can be viewed below;

Summer Festival Run 2019

13th June – Austria: Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
15th June – Switzerland: Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
20th June – France: Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest
23rd June – Belgium: Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting *SOLD OUT*
26th June – Poland: Krakow – Mystic Festival
28th June – Spain: Madrid – Download Festival
25th June – Finland: Kuopio – Kuopiorock
1st August – Germany: Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
9th August – UK: Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17th August – Sweden: Falun – Sabaton Open Air
23rd August – Germany: Sulingen – Reload Festival

The Great Tour – North America 2019 w/ HAMMERFALL

4th October – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
5th October – St. Petersburg, FL – Janus Landing
6th October – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
8th October – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10th October – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11th October – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12th October – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
14th October – Portland, OR – The Roseland Ballroom
15th October – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
16th October – Canada: Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
18th October – Canada: Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
19th October – Canada: Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
21st October – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
23rd October – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
25th October – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
26th October – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
27th October – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
29th October – Canada: Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
30th October – Canada: Montréal, QC – Mtelus
1st November – Worcester, MA – Palladium
2nd November – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
3rd November – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

1st December – Sweden: Stockholm – Sabaton Cruise *SOLD OUT*

2020 Dates:

The Great Tour – Russia 2020

6th March – Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Stolitsa
7th March – Vladivostok – Craft
08th March – Khabarovsk – Velicano Club
10th March – Irkutsk – Wild Horse
11th March – Novosibirsk – Dkzh
13th March – Moscow – Stadium Live
14th March – St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert
16th March – Omsk – Angar
17th March – Tyumen – Baikonur
19th March – Yekaterinburg – Tele-Club
21st March – Ufa – Ogni Ufy
22nd March – Samara – Zvezda
24th March – Volgograd – DKT
26th March – Nizhny Novgorod – Milo Concert Hall
28th March – Voronezh – Palazzo
29th March – Rostov-on-Don – Arena Don
31st March – Krasnodar – Arena Hall
2nd April – Minsk – Prime Hall

Sabaton's The Great War album cover artwork. This painted image shows a World War One battle scene with soldiers in trenches, while others try to run across open ground. In the background there are flames with thick smoke rising and forming into skulls. In the foreground a soldier sits amongst the dead, his gas mask hangs around his neck and his hands cover his eyes. Trickles of blood run between his fingers.

 


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