Sabaton Welcomes Back Former Guitarist Thobbe Englund: A New Era Begins!

We are beyond excited to announce that our former guitarist, Thobbe Englund, is rejoining the band and taking Tommy’s place!...

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Sabaton – Thobbe Englund and Pär Sundström
O2 Forum Kentish Town 2016.03.10

 

Sabaton welcomes back Thobbe Englund back to the band, after departure of Tommy Johansson. Here is the official statement…

 

We have some amazing news.

We are beyond excited to announce that our former guitarist, Thobbe Englund, is rejoining the band and taking Tommy’s place!

Thobbe originally joined us in April 2012 and decided to leave Sabaton in July 2016 to focus on his personal life and expand his creativity. We, of course, respected his decision and we parted ways amicably. Since then, we have been in constant contact with him over the years – he’s a really good friend to all of us.  Eight years later, he’s back and ready to hit the global stage with us once more and we couldn’t be happier about it!

Thobbe recorded two studio albums with us, namely “Heroes” (2014) and “The Last Stand” (2016), and assisted with the songwriting of some of our very popular songs including “Shiroyama” and “Fields Of Verdun”, among others.

Words can’t express how ready and how excited I am to jump back into Sabaton. It feels like I was on a short holiday. The time is right, love is in the air and the best is yet to come!

//Thobbe

This is a full circle moment for Sabaton and we are beyond excited to have Thobbe rejoin the band. He’s a talented guitarist, songwriter and a kind guy who we have a lot of fun with. We didn’t even need to hold auditions with other guitar players. All that was needed was to spend New Year’s Eve together to know that the time was right for Thobbe´s return.

//Pär 

“This decision was a no-brainer for us as a band and for Thobbe. He knows the drill and is the perfect fit. This is a great outcome, and we think everyone is going to be psyched about the news! The time is right. Welcome back brother!”

//Joakim

“Who? Thobbe f***ng Englund, that’s who! The man is back! I’m happy to once again share the stage with one of my best friends! Welcome back brother!”

//Hannes

“I’m beyond excited and happy for the return of the king! We’ve had so many good times together, both on stage and off stage. It’s gonna be great to share the stage again. Welcome back and welcome home my brother! Love ya!”

// Chris

 

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