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”

Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, & Sabaton Set For First-Ever Download Germany

Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, and Sabaton have been confirmed for the first-ever Download Germany festival. That event will take place on June 24, 2022 at the Hockenheimring racing circuit near Frankfurt, Germany.

Every Time I Die & Memphis May Fire Added To 2021 Louder Than Life Festival

Every Time I Die and Memphis May Fire have been added to the 2021 Louder Than Life festival. Their additions come after Helmet, Red Fang, and Hyro The Hero were all forced to drop off the event. Louder Than Life will be held on September 23-26 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Here’s the daily lineups:

September 23: Korn, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Memphis May Fire, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Avoid, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.

September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Violent, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.

September 25: Disturbed, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Volbeat, Suicidal Tendencies, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UnityTX, Dana Dentata, and The Messenger Birds.

September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Tremonti, Fozzy, Every Time I Die, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Teenage Wrist, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.

The set times can be found in the below Instagram post:

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.”

Disturbed, Volbeat, & Atreyu Added To 2021 Louder Than Life Festival

Disturbed, Volbeat, and Atreyu have been added to the 2021 Louder Than Life festival. That event is set to take place on September 23-26 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 23: Korn, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Helmet, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Avoid, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.

September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Violent, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.

September 25: Disturbed, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Volbeat, Ghostemane, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UnityTX, Dana Dentata, and The Messenger Birds.

September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Tremonti, Fozzy, Red Fang, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Teenage Wrist, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.

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!”

Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2022 Resurrection Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Resurrection Fest. That event will take place on June 29 – July 3 in Galicia, Spain and it will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Judas Priest, Deftones, Sabaton, Bring Me The Horizon, Rise Against, Opeth, Bullet For My Valentine, Heaven Shall Burn, Sepultura, Jinjer, Crossfaith, Madball, Dark Funeral, Raised Fist, Amenra, Rise Of The Northstar, Bloodbath, Decapitated, Me And That Man, Lionheart, Sylosis, Knocked Loose, Toundra, Angelus Apatrida, Alien Weaponry, Caliban, Hamlet, Doyle, Vomitory, Morning Again, Moscow Death Brigade, Spiritbox, Eskimo Callboy, Neaera, Employed To Serve, Dagoba, Beyond The Black, And So I Watch You From Afar, Enforced, Planet of Zeus, Infected Rain, The Picturebooks, Belvedere, Torche, and more.