Today, Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON reveal 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 start 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 below:
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. Subscribe to the YouTube channel via this link.
“This is the biggest album we have taken on so far, there is so much depth and story around the songs that we never had before”,Pär Sundström announces. “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 take your chance to see SABATON perform their new battle hymns during their summer festival run at one of these dates (including the band’s very own annual SABATON OPEN AIR in their hometown Falun).
SABATON live 2019 – get your tickets here: https://www.sabaton.net/tour/
04.05. CZ – Pilsen – Liberation Festival
07.06. D – Nuremberg – Rock am 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
Get the band’s previous albums as well as lots of merch and special editions in our shop: http://www.nuclearblast.de/shop/sabaton