In a short video message, SABATON singer Joakim Brodén and bassist Pär Sundström revealed that the group is recording the follow-up to 2016’s “The Last Stand.”
Joakim said. “We’re making a new album. I’m not saying we’re gonna start making a new album — we’re actually recording now.”
In an interview with Greece’s “TV War” earlier this year, Brodén said that the band is planning to release new album in 2019.
He said: “Obviously, we’re gonna start making that album — well, we already started, actually, songwriting; songwriting never stops for us. But, of course, next year there will be an album. We’re not gonna get old and start taking eight years between albums.”
Regarding the longer-than-usual wait for a new SABATON record, Joakim said: “The thing is, [‘The Last Stand’] tour has taken us almost everywhere. Before, we didn’t play so much in South America and in North America and also Asia, so back in those days, we were done with the touring in time to do an album every two years. Now, since we are playing in Australia, North and South America and Asia as well, it, unfortunately, delays it a bit. But, yeah, we’re not gonna be a band who releases an album every eight years.”