The Great War (History Edition) Sabaton

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Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Metal

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  • 1The Future of Warfare (History Version)04:30
  • 2Seven Pillars of Wisdom (History Version)03:31
  • 382nd All the Way (History Version)03:48
  • 4The Attack of the Dead Men (History Version)04:16
  • 5Devil Dogs (History Version)03:36
  • 6The Red Baron (History Version)03:12
  • 7Great War (History Version)04:53
  • 8A Ghost in the Trenches (History Version)03:54
  • 9Fields of Verdun (History Version)03:29
  • 10The End of the War to End All Wars (History Version)05:07
  • 11In Flanders Fields (History Version)01:56
  • Total Runtime42:12

Info for The Great War (History Edition)

The history edition of Sabaton's ninth album THE GREAT WAR features narrations about the background of each song.

Sabaton is reaching twentieth anniversary as a band. What would be the most appropriate way to celebrate this tremendous milestone – and set our targets on the future at the same time? Naturally, there is only one option: to unleash the ninth missile into the heart of heavy metal world. In other words, Sabaton's new album – another concept record from the vaults of fascinating military history – is completed and we couldn't be more satisfied with it, says Sabaton bassist and lyricist Pär Sundström – and continues: „The title of our new magnum opus is "The Great War", and within its rich musical and lyrical journey, we dive into the gloomy and bloody atmosphere of World War I. This frantic war shook the whole planet during 1914-1918 and caused devastating consequences that still echo to this day. World War I was also supposed to be the war to end all the wars. Well, today, we unfortunately know little bit better...“ If you are any familiar with the epic sounds of Sabaton, you know that these gents are no strangers to cheerfully diverse and catchier-than-glue style of heavy metal. Well, no need to be worried: epic-sounding "The Great War" takes everything to another level. „The contrast between the brutality of merciless war and heroic sacrifices made by humans of many kind is reflected on seminal tracks – both on compositions and lyrics“, states Sundström.

Joakim Brodén, lead vocals, keyboards
Pär Sundstrom, bass, backing vocals
Chris Rörland, guitars, backing vocals
Tommy Johansson, guitars, backing vocals
Hannes van Dahl, drums, backing vocals Guest musicians:Thobbe Englund, guitar solo on "Fields of Verdun"
Antti Martikainen, orchestral arrangements on "Fields of Verdun"

In the nearly two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers Sabaton have carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business – gaining a legion of loyal fans across the globe, delivering eight highly-rated studio albums (including two certified platinum-sellers), and scoring multiple industry award wins and nominations… not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.

Combining soaring power riffs with vocalist Joakim Brodén’s instantly-recognisable gruff baritone, the band refuses to be simply slotted into a genre. Fans need only know them as Sabaton: the heavy metal band that sings of real life wars and the people who played a part in them – of gruelling campaigns and dazzling acts of bravery, of magnificent victories and touching personal struggles – true stories more fantastic than any fiction.

Sabaton are perhaps best known for their electrifying live concerts, combining accomplished musical performances and a finely-crafted stage show – including their full-sized tank drum-riser – with energy and laughter. The band has headlined as far afield as North America, Australia and Japan, and regularly fills arenas and takes top-billed slots at festivals across Europe.

Fresh from a long bout of touring, the band is looking forward to a number of festival appearances this summer before returning to the studio to work on their next project.

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