Sabaton To Release “A Battle Through History” Board Game

Sabaton have joined forces with Scribabs to create a new board game called “A Battle Through History: An Adventure With Sabaton.” The game will be released on December 13 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s a description of the game:

“Enjoy the new Sabaton Board game created by Erik Burigo, Marco Valtriani, Pär Sundström and brought to life by dedicated artists: Alan D’Amico, Sebastian Lydzba, Peter Sallai, Mirco Pierfederici, colouring & artwork by Paolo Vallerga.

For thousand and thousand years, men fought countless battles. Many soldiers have fallen, but some of them, forged by blades and bullets, has become a hero and will be remembered forever.

History is meant to help us remember. Remember the pain, the glory, the armies, and the heroes. In this game, you will travel through time, reliving ancient and famous battles and historical episodes, gathering an army of warriors from different eras, to sing their epic deeds and lead them into the greatest war ever fought.

  • GAME GENRE: COMPETITIVE GAME, DECKBUILDING.
  • NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2-5
  • ESTIMATED PLAYING TIME: 90 MINUTES
  • LANGUAGE INDEPENDENT GAME

The board represents the flowing of time through different eras. According to Sabaton’s discography and military history, we thought about these ages: ancient warfare, medieval warfare, gunpowder warfare, and modern warfare. These ages are well defined by the weapons used and by the tactics developed by generals. Ancient warfare is focused on hand-to-hand combat, large armies of footmen, and primitive artillery. Medieval warfare is based on chivalry and more accurate ranged weapons, Gunpowder warfare introduced fire weapons, and Modern warfare relies on automatic weapons and war machines. But technology is not the only weapon: each Hero has a more powerful resource, his Courage.”

Sabaton commented:

“Each bandmember of Sabaton grew up with the tradition of board games and role-playing games, and the blood of these games runs in our veins. Just as we carry the tradition of playing the metal we grew up with, we also now carry the tradition of keeping board games alive, along with the social interactions that it comes with. Together with our partner Scribabs we present you: ‘A Battle Through History: An Adventure With Sabaton’!”

Sabaton To Release New Album “The War To End All Wars” In March

Sabaton have announced that their new album, “The War To End All Wars,” will be released on March 4. The conceptual effort will “dive deep into the atrocities, miracles, and events tied to the early 20th century’s World War I.”

“The War To End All Wars” Track Listing:

01. “Sarajevo”
02. “Stormtroopers”
03. “Dreadnought”
04. “The Unkillable Soldier”
05. “Soldier Of Heaven”
06. “Hellfighters”
07. “Race To The Sea”
08. “Lady Of The Dark”
09. “The Valley Of Death”
10. “Christmas Truce”
11. “Versailles”

Sabaton Members Ordered To Pay Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars To Swedish Tax Agency

According to Sweden’s Aftonbladet, the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has ordered Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén and Pär Sundström to pay a bunch of money in tax surcharges after the band allegedly didn’t report their income from U.S. tours in 2016-2018 correctly. Brodén is said to have taken the biggest hit and will have to pay more than two million Swedish kronor (more than $233,000). Both members claimed that they followed the United States – Sweden Tax Treaty and that they even hired experts to make sure the paperwork was filed properly. They will now have a chance to appeal the decision.

[via Blabbermouth]

Sabaton Team Up With “World Of Tanks” For “Steel Commanders” Music Video

Sabaton have premiered a new video for their new song “Steel Commanders.” The clip, which was made in collaboration with the video game “World Of Tanks,” also features Tina Guo.

Frontman Joakim Brodén commented:

“It’s been a great experience working with the ‘World of Tanks’ and Wargaming guys on this huge project. Together, we made epic music for ‘Steel Commanders,’ and it’s the perfect way to kick off our massive collaboration. We’re proud to be part of this brand new, in-game event that features the first-ever Tier IX Premium tank as the ultimate prize, as well as us as crew members.”

“Steel Commanders” will officially hit digital services on September 17. Fans that pre-save the track will have a chance to win various prizes including “Steel Commanders” merchandise and “World Of Tanks” bonus codes with exclusive Sabaton in-game content.

Furthermore, the band will also be taking part in a new in-game event, called “Spirit Of War,” on August 27 through September 6. The event will allow players to take on challenges to earn rewards including the game’s first-ever Tier IX Premium tank, the Strv K. More information can be found HERE. Max Chuvalov, publishing director of “World Of Tanks” commented:

“We’ve really enjoyed working with the Sabaton guys and we’re happy to have them onboard this project. Our players love their music, and we complement each other as we are both fascinated with military history. Plus, we hope the new tune will inspire tankers to go that extra mile for the victory.”

Sabaton Reveal New Album Title

Sabaton have revealed that their new album will be called “The War To End All Wars.” The band commented:

“For almost two decades we have been singing about historical battles and wars from all over the world. Two years have passed since the release of our latest album ‘The Great War’, a concept album telling stories from World War I. Since then we’ve all been trying to decide on the next chapter of our storytelling. Will it again be Swedish history? The American Civil War, the story of Napoleon, or maybe the Crusades? No dear friends.. We will focus once again on the beginning of the 20th century. We give you: ‘The War To End All Wars’! We believe there’s more to discover in this particular moment of history. There are still so many stories from World War One to be told. In time we will learn them all…”

Sabaton Release New Two-Track Single “Kingdom Come/Metal Trilogy”

Sabaton have released a new two-track single. The effort includes a cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come” and a medley of “Metal Ripper,” “Metal Crüe,” and “Metal Machine,” which the band are calling “Metal Trilogy.” Pär Sundström said the following about the Manowar cover:

“Our fans have spoken. YOU requested the release of this song everywhere, so this is for all of you! This recording was meant to be a tribute to Manowar and a collaboration with a video game bearing the same name when we recorded it a few years ago. We are happy to see that you appreciate the song so much, and we have paid attention to your wishes and requests. You asked for it, you got it!”

Sabaton Announce 2022 European/UK Tour With The HU & Lordi

Sabaton have announced a 2022 European/UK tour with The HU and Lordi. Pär Sundström commented:

“We have all been waiting for far too long for this… And we are more ready than ever. By the time we start this tour, we will have a whole treasure chest of new songs to play along with a lot of other surprises. You do not want to miss ‘The Tour To End All Tours’.”

Tour Dates:

03/04 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
03/05 Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
03/06 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
03/08 Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
03/09 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Esch zur Alzette Rockhal
03/11 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena
03/12 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
03/13 Budapest, Hungary – Arena
03/15 Milan, Italy – Lorenzini District
03/16 Geneva, Switzerland – Arena
03/18 London, UK – Wembley Arena
03/19 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
03/20 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
03/22 Glasgow, UK – Hydro
03/24 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
03/25 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
03/26 Leipzig, Germany – Quarterback Immo.Arena
03/28 Paris, France – La Seine Musicale
03/30 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
03/31 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
04/01 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
04/02 Hannover, Germany – ZAG Arena
04/04 Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
04/06 Tallinn, Estonia – Saku Arena
04/08 Kuopio, Finland – Kuopio Hall
04/09 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena

Sabaton Premiere “Defence Of Moscow” Video

Sabaton have premiered a new video for their cover of Radio Tapok’s “Defence Of Moscow.” The track is currently available in digital outlets and can also be pre-ordered as a limited edition 7 inch. Pär Sundström commented:

“May 9 is celebrated as V-Day in Russia, the day to commemorate the victory over the Nazis in WW2. This year we participate in the memory of this event by releasing a song dedicated to the brave men who fought in the battle of Moscow. This track was originally written in Russian by our friend Radio Tapok. It’s a very strong song and we thought it made sense that Sabaton should give it a try to make a honorable cover of this song. We love to surprise everyone, and this is a great surprise.”

Sabaton Cover Radio Tapok’s “Defence Of Moscow”

Sabaton have released a cover of Radio Tapok’s “Defence Of Moscow.” The track is currently available in digital outlets and can also be pre-ordered as a limited edition 7 inch. Bassist Pär Sundström commented:

“May 9 is celebrated as V-Day in Russia, the day to commemorate the victory over the Nazis in WW2. This year we participate in the memory of this event by releasing a song dedicated to the brave men who fought in the battle of Moscow. This track was originally written in Russian by our friend Radio Tapok. It’s a very strong song and we thought it made sense that Sabaton should give it a try to make a honorable cover of this song. We love to surprise everyone, and this is a great surprise.”

Sabaton Premiere “The Royal Guard” Video

Sabaton have released an English version of their latest single “Livgardet.” This version of the track is titled “The Royal Guard” and an official video for it can be found below:

Bassist Pär Sundström commented:

“Since 2012 and ‘Carolus Rex’, we felt that we were not done with the history of our fatherland. Over the past years, we have been discussing around topics until something obvious came up. One of the oldest military regiments in the world, the Swedish Royal Guard (Livgardet), was formed in the SABATON home region in Sweden, Dalecarlia, in 1521 by the legendary Swedish king Gustav Vasa. For the past 500 years, they have evolved with the times and served under various kings and queens around the world and are still active today. We felt that such an anniversary would be worth a song, and we aimed at writing a respectful tribute, an anthem for this Swedish regiment and its legacy. The rich 500 years of history is, needless to say, extremely hard to fit into one song, and that is why we mainly focused on the parts and battles that happened during the age of the Swedish Empire. We aimed to write a respectful tribute, a powerful anthem, for this Swedish regiment and its remarkable legacy.”