Sabaton’s The Great War – All The Details You Need To Know and UK Exclusives

Sabaton’s new album The Great War goes up for preorder

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.

Sabaton‘s ninth full length album, The Great War, will be released on July 19th 2019. As we previously posted, The Great War will be a concept album based on World War One.

The track listing is now confirmed as follows:

The Great War” 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 Great War will be released in multiple formats:

  • CD Album
  • CD Digipack History Edition. This version includes narration in addition to the music.
  • 2 CD Earbook. This is both CD editions in one package.
  • 180g  Vinyl Album (various vinyl colours)
  • 180g Vinyl History Edition (various vinyl colours)
  • 3CD/3LP Box The Great Box Edition. Limited to 1,000 copies and exclusive to the Nuclear Blast Store.
    • Contains the 2 CD  Earbook plus The Soundtrack To The Great War CD
    • All 3 of those CDs as 180g green vinyl LPs
    • 1 out of 11  randomly inserted Great War propaganda posters
    • Postcards
    • Emblem
    • Poem

All versions except The Great Box edition are available from Recordstore.co.uk with limited signed inserts.

Picture of Sabaton's The Great War limited box set, showing some of the content. In the top left corner is the Nuclear Blast logo, beneath that is the 3 CD set which has a pencil art cover different to the regular album. In the bottom left corner is the album on vinyl with the dark green vinyl record pulled out. On the right hand side, at the top is a picture of a wooden crate which has Sabaton's logo on it and The Great War. Presumably that's the packaging but they didn't mention that. Beneath the crate is the Soundtrack to the War vinyl. The cover is a close up image of the smoke turning into skulls from the normal album cover. The vinyl record is sticking out so the darker, almost brown vinyl can be seen. In the bottom right hand corner is the last vinyl, the History Edition. The front cover is a zoomed in shot of the soldier from the artwork on the regular album cover. The vinyl is pulled out to show a lighter green vinyl record. The emblem, poem and postcards aren't pictured.
Apparently it also comes in a crate!

The album is also available digitally through the usual outlets.

Sabaton recently released a short video which showed detailed shots of Peter Sallai’s artwork for the album’s cover.

Alongside the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary an 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.

“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”, Pär Sundström tells us. “Expect many surprises as we have tried new things and we also went back in time to a concept we know a lot of you love. The Great War has been created side by side with the Sabaton History Channel to make 2019 the most exciting year in our 20 year history.”

Many more live shows will be announced shortly, but here are Sabaton’s confirmed shows:

SABATON Live 2019
04.05.19 CZ, Pilsen – Liberation Festival
07.06.19 D, Nuremberg – Rock im Park
08.06.19 D, Nürburg – Rock am Ring
13.06.19 A, Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
14.06 – 15.06.19 CH, Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
20.06.19 F, Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest
23.06.19 B, Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
26.06.19 PL, Krakow – Mystic Festival
28.06.19 E, Madrid – Download Festival
13.07.19 E, Circuit de Barcelona – Doctor Music Festival
25.07.19 FIN, Kuopio – Kuopiorock
01.08 – 03.08.19 D, Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08.19 UK, Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17.08.19 S, Falun – Sabaton Open Air
22.08 – 24.08.19 D, Sulingen – Reload Festival

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