Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON not only write about history, today they write history of their own. The band has reached #1 on the official German charts with their new album The Great War, which was released a week ago.
“From denial to the top.
The story of SABATON in Germany started with a distributor who refused to release our first album “Primo Victoria” because they considered SABATON to be too controversial for the German music industry.
Today YOU proved them all wrong.
Thank you German fans for being so damn loyal all these years”, comments the band!
The band has 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 Sallai.
Side by side with the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON History Channel – 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.