SABATON reveal first album trailer about The Great War
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are set to release their new album The Great War on July 19th, 2019. The band reveals the first album trailer, in which Joakim Broden and Pär Sundström talk about different aspects of the album.
Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “We choose ‘Fields of Verdun’ to be the first single since we felt it represent the album perfect, a classic SABATON metal song which we cannot wait to include in the future set lists. The story of the battle of Verdun is also very representative for the album since it has all elements that identifies with ‘The Great War’. Verdun is so much WW1 that we decided to hold the first album presentation in this city, inviting journalists from around the world to not just hear the album, but also understand the story behind it.
It is the first single from the upcoming album even if we just released ‘Bismarck’, but that song is not from the upcoming album. We decided to write ‘Bismarck’ outside the album since the story does not connect to WW1 and also that it was recorded at a different time. The meaning of this song was a tribute to all fans who have contributed over the years by sending us ideas for future songs, please continue with that!”
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 based on events during the First World War and will be available in different formats:
Pre-order the album HERE
CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks
CD (Album Edition)
2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition)
180g LP (History Edition)
180g LP (Album Edition)
The Great War track list:
- The Future Of Warfare
- Seven Pillars Of Wisdom
- 82nd All The Way
- The Attack Of The Dead Men
- Devil Dogs
- The Red Baron
- Great War
- A Ghost In The Trenches
- Fields Of Verdun
- The End Of The War To End All Wars
- In Flanders Fields
The Great War will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on July 19th.