Swedish war machine, SABATON, is currently touring the world in support of their latest studio record titled “The Last Stand” (August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast) and also holding #1 (“The Last Stand”), #7 (“Carolus Rex”; on the top for 248 (!) weeks in a row now), #9 (“Heroes”), and #17 (“The Art Of War”) in the Swedish Top 20 rock charts. After hitting the charts worldwide with “The Last Stand” last year (#6 World; #1 in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany among others), the band was recently honoured with new plaques for their impressive album sales: “The Last Stand” achieved Gold in the band’s homeland Sweden and in Poland. The previous studio album, “Heroes”, even got platinum-certified in Sweden! On March 4th, the band had already been honoured with golden plaques for “The Last Stand”‘s sales in the Czech Republic at Tipsport Arena, Prague.
Bass player Pär Sundström commented: “This is a proof of two things, first that we are still able to make music that fans wanna listen to and second that we have fantastic fans who really care. Sure, the current tour is called “The Last Tour”, but as long as it is going like this we’ll be going strong for a long time.”