Sabaton Announce “The War To End All Wars” Movie

Sabaton have joined forces with Yarnhub animation studio to create a new movie called “The War To End All Wars.” The film, which is currently in post-production, will be released in 2023 and it will feature songs from the band’s album of the same name. A teaser can be found below:

The band said the following:

“We are beyond proud to announce that for the last 2 years we have been busy working on an exciting, large-scale project with our friends at @Yarnhub. In 2023 we will unleash The War To End All Wars movie – an animated and live action motion picture, featuring songs from our latest album. This movie tells the stories of WWI and will give you a better understanding of what our songs are about. It is a musical and historical adventure. Trust us, you’re going to want to see this!’

Bassist Pär Sundström continued:

“We premiered an early version of this movie to journalists during a preview session for our latest album, ‘The War To End All Wars’, at the Royal Military Museum in Brussels. Witnessing their reaction to it was priceless — they were speechless — so we decided to take it to the next level and push the boundaries even further for a global audience.”

Yarnhub’s David Webb added:

“When Sabaton asked us to go beyond anything we had produced before and jointly create a film for their new album, we were filled with excitement and trepidation. It was a massive undertaking that required new people, technology, and skills. But we couldn’t miss the opportunity. We often say our mission is to harvest goosebumps, and our work with Sabaton has always been the most successful in that regard. It’s been two years in the making, but after spending many late nights and weekends in meetings with the band, the end result is something unique. A new way to listen to the album; a deeper understanding that helps the viewer experience the bravery and tragedy that was the inspiration for Sabaton’s latest masterwork.”

Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, NOFX, Etc. Set For 2022 Good Things Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Good Things Festival. The event will be held in Australia this December and it will feature: Bring Me The Horizon, Deftones, NOFX (performing “Punk In Drublic”), TISM, The Amity Affliction, Gojira, One Ok Rock, 3OH!3, Blood Command, Chasing Ghosts, Cosmic Psychos, Electric Callboy, Fever 333, Jinjer, JXDN, Kisschasy (performing “United Paper People“), Lacuna Coil, Millencolin, Nova Twins, Polaris, Redhook, Regurgitator, Sabaton, Sleeping With Sirens, Soulfly, The Story So Far, and Thornhill. Here’s the dates:

12/02 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
12/03 Sydney, AUS – Centennial Park
12/04 Brisbane, AUS – Showgrounds

Sabaton Rejoined Onstage By Former Guitarist Thobbe Englund During Falun, Sweden Show

During their April 14 show in Falun, Sweden, Sabaton were joined onstage by their former guitarist Thobbe Englund. You can see some fan-filmed footage of him performing “Fields Of Verdun” with the band below:

Sabaton To Release “The Symphony To End All Wars” In May

Sabaton will be releasing a new symphonic version of their latest album, “The War To End All Wars,” on May 6. The effort, which is titled “The Symphony To End All Wars,” can be pre-ordered HERE. The original edition of the record and the “History Edition” are also available at the same link.

“The Symphony To End All Wars” Track Listing:

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

Sabaton Announce North American Tour With Epica

Sabaton have announced a headlining North American tour. Epica will open.

Tour Dates:

09/15 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
09/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/19 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House & Event Center
09/21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater – Oakland
09/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium
09/24 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
09/25 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
09/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/28 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
09/30 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/01 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
10/03 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/04 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle Atlanta
10/06 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/08 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
10/10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
10/11 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
10/13 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
10/15 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA – @Stage AE@stageae
10/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
10/21 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
10/22 Montreal, QC – Place Bell
10/23 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom @ Manhattan Center

Sabaton Invited To Fire 25-Pounder Gun After Helping Save British World War I Museum From Permanent Closure

Sabaton will be heading to the Heugh Battery Museum in Hartlepool, UK on March 3 to fire an original British field gun from WWII. The band were given the honor of firing the Ordnance Quick Firing 25-pounder after helping the museum stay open with a charity initiative that raised over £4000.

Heugh Battery Museum manager Diane Stephens commented:

“Sabaton have been a huge support to us in our fundraising efforts and for that we hope to show our gratitude. We really believe that their music brings history to a wide audience who then become visitors to the museums of the world — so they support many museums, not just us.

This is a huge achievement and one which should be acknowledged and applauded. Being invited to fire our gun is a gesture of our appreciation of the band and their attitude to keeping history in the minds of those who may not otherwise engage with these momentous historic events and figures.”

Guitarist Chris Rörland, a veteran of the Swedish army who served in the A9 Artillery Regiment in Boden Garrison, has been chosen to shoot the gun. Notably, he will be the first non-British army veteran to use the weapon.

[via Blabbermouth]

Sabaton Premiere “The Unkillable Soldier” Video

Sabaton have premiered a new video for their new song “The Unkillable Soldier.” This track is from the band’s new album “The War To End All Wars,” which will be released on March 4. Bassist Pär Sundström commented:

“The story of Sir Adrian Carton De Wiart represents Sabaton in many ways, but especially because he never gave up in spite of what was thrown against him. We were really captured by the life of this interesting character who ‘frankly enjoyed the war…'”

Sabaton Premiere “Soldier Of Heaven” Music Video

Sabaton have premiered a new video for their new song “Soldier Of Heaven.” This track is from the band’s new album “The War To End All Wars,” which will be released on March 4. Bassist Pär Sundström commented:

“We already released the Christmas Truce and here comes another song which shows the diversity of the new album. In the early listening sessions of the new album this one was noted among most people as a top song and we know that this will be a powerful sing-a-long anthem on future concerts. So study the lyrics, get your ass to a show and make sure you kill corona in the process!”

Sabaton To Release “The Great Show” And “The 20th Anniversary Show” This Month

Sabaton will be releasing two new limited edition DVDs/Blu-rays on November 19. They include “The Great Show,” which was recorded at the O2 Arena in Prague, CZE on January 26, 2020, and “The 20th Anniversary Show,” which was recorded at Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival on August 1, 2019. Fans can purchase the films individually or as a “Great Show Stage Collector’s Edition” box set with a building bricks version of the band’s stage.

“The Great Show” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Division”
02. “Great War”
03. “The Attack Of The Dead Men”
04. “Seven Pillars Of Wisdom”
05. “The Los Battalion”
06. “The Red Baron”
07. “The Last Stand”
08. “Far From The Flame”
09. “Night Witches”
10. “Angels Calling” (with Apocalyptica)
11. “The Price Of A Mile” (with Apocalyptica)
12. “The Lion From The North” (with Apocalyptica)
13. “Carolus Rex” (with Apocalyptica)
14. “Primo Victoria”
15. “Bismarck”
16. “Swedish Pagans”
17. “To Hell And Back”

“The 20th Anniversary Show” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Division”
02. “Winged Hussars”
03. “Resist And Bite”
04. “Fields Of Verdun” (with Thobbe Englund)
05. “Shiroyama” (with Thobbe Englund)
06. “The Red Baron”
07. “The Price Of A Mile”
08. “Bismarck”
09. “The Lion From The North”
10. “Carolus Rex”
11. “40:1”
12. “The Last Stand”
13. “The Lost Battalion”
14. “Drum Battle” (Hannes Van Dahl vs. Daniel Mullback)
15. “Far From The Flame”
16. “Panzerkampf”
17. “Night Witches”
18. “The Art of War”
19. “82nd All The Way”
20. “Great War”
21. “Attero Dominatus”
22. “Primo Victoria”
23. “Swedish Pagans” (with Tina Guo)
24. “To Hell And Back” (with Tina Guo)

Sabaton Premiere “Christmas Truce” Video

Sabaton have premiered a new video for their new song “Christmas Truce.” This track is from the band’s new album “The War To End All Wars,” which will be released on March 4. Pär Sundström commented:

“‘Christmas Truce’ was our highest priority when we decided to write songs about World War One. Not only was it the most requested topic from our fans, but it was, for us, the most emotional story from the war. This song took us years to create since we wanted the music to reflect the mood honesty, and it was a big challenge; but we feel we managed to write a song that captures the spirit of that day, over a century ago.”