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SABATON start pre-order for their new studio album “The Great War”, reveal tracklist and formats

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON started the pre-order for their new studio album that will be released this 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” based on events during the First World War.

“The Great War” will be available in different 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

“The Great War” tracklist:

  1. The Future Of Warfare
  2. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom
  3. 82nd All The Way
  4. The Attack Of The Dead Men
  5. Devil Dogs
  6. The Red Baron
  7. Great War
  8. A Ghost In The Trenches
  9. Fields Of Verdun
  10. The End Of The War To End All Wars
  11. In Flanders Fields

Pre-order the album here: http://www.sabaton.net/thegreatwar
Digital pre-order starts at midnight. 

“The Great War” will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on July 19th.

The band 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. The band explains:

“This is not the first time we have sung about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war”

In addition, SABATON posted this trailer revealing more details about the amazing artwork – watch it here:

Alongside the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON HistoryChannel – 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:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG4CBbZih6nLzD08bTBGfw

“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. 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.”

Pär Sundström 

Many more live shows will be announced shortly, but don’t miss the chance to see SABATONperform 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 im Park
08.06.              D         Nürburg – Rock am Ring
13.06.              A         Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
14.-15.06.       CH       Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
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          Circuit de Barcelona – 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

More info:
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