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Carolus Rex returns to Fredrikstens Fortress in Halden, Norway

Carolus Rex returns to Fredrikstens Fortress in Norway

In 2012 we made an album entirely dedicated to Swedish history.

We named it after one of the most iconic kings ever to sit on the throne of our country, Karl XII, more known as CAROLUS REX.
Carolus Rex was killed in 1718 at Fredrikstens Fortress in Norway during a siege and 100 years of the Swedish Empire came to an end this dark night in November.

Now, in June 2017 Carolus Rex will return to this legendary fortress for a unique night when we in Sabaton will perform our entire album dedicated to the the rise and fall of the Swedish Empire.

See Carolus rise!

Tickets for this, and all other Sabaton shows, is available here in our tour section!

Tons of Rock 2017

Historic fact about Carolus Rex:

Charles XII, also known as Carolus Rex, became King of Sweden on 5th April 1697 at the age of 15, following the death of his father Charles X1.

The Great Northern War broke out in February 1700, as neighbouring countries planned to take back territories that they had lost during the swedish expansion of the 1600s. Sweden was attacked on three fronts: by Peter The Great in Russia, Augustus The Strong in Saxony/Poland and Frederick IV in Denmark.

They were all convinced that Sweden, led by an inexperienced teenage King, would be easy prey. However, the young King, by then 18 years of age, quickly lined up several victories.

The quiet but determined King had been brought up to rule as an absolute monarch. Many of his closest officials and high ranking officers found him hard to understand but he was loved by his soldiers. When they attacked, he was often in the first rank.

Charles XII’s bravery, quick wits and unusually good tactical eye made him an outstanding leader in pitched battle. His exceptional ability to infuse courage into his soldiers was another strong contributing factor in the initial triumphs and his army’s high morale in battle.

However, he could also appear harsh and callous. A macho culture predominated in his circles, where showing feelings like grief and pain were out of the question.

The Swedish army’s treatment of both the civilian population and prisoners of war in Poland and Russia was sometimes extremely cruel.

With the King’s consent, there were merciless reprisals – including the torture of children – and mass executions.

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Second clip from “Heroes On Tour” – Carolus Rex, from Falun 2015!

Sabaton Open Air 2015 - Carolus Rex

Next month we will release our brand-new live Blu-Ray+CD/DVD+CD package called “Heroes On Tour“. It contains two entire shows, one filmed at Wacken 2015 and the other at Sabaton Open Air in our hometown of Falun in the same year.

Bonus features include two switchable viewing angles, live and studio.

Today we can reveal another teaser in the form of a new clip!

Watch the “Carolus Rex” live video (filmed @ Sabaton Open Air 2015) here:

Pre-order “Heroes On Tour” in various formats here:
(Or click one of the Pre-order links in the bottom of this page.)

“Heroes On Tour” – Tracklists:

DVD/Blu-ray1 – Live @ Wacken Open Air 2015
01. Final Countdown
02. The March To War
03. Ghost Division
04. To Hell And Back
05. Carolus Rex
06. No Bullets Fly
07. Resist And Bite
08. Far From The Fame
09. Panzerkampf
10. Gott Mit Uns
11. The Art Of War
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Swedish Pagans
14. Screaming Eagles
15. Night Witches
16. Primo Victoria
17. Metal Crüe
Bonus Material
– Noch ein Bier
– SABATON With Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague
01. The Art Of War
02. The Final Solution

CD – Live @ Wacken Open Air 2015
01. The March To War
02. Ghost Division
03. To Hell And Back
04. Carolus Rex
05. No Bullets Fly
06. Resist And Bite
07. Far From The Fame
08. Panzerkampf
09. Gott Mit Uns
10. The Art Of War
11. Soldier Of 3 Armies
12. Swedish Pagans
13. Screaming Eagles
14. Night Witches
15. Primo Victoria
16. Metal Crüe

DVD/Blu-ray2 – Live @ Sabaton Open Air 2015
01. Final Countdown
02. The March To War
03. Ghost Division
04. To Hell And Back
05. Carolus Rex
06. Panzer Battalion
07. Wolfpack
08. Attero Dominatus
09. 7734
10. Union
11. The Art Of War
12. Saboteurs
13. Coat Of Arms
14. En Livstid I Krig
15. Resist And Bite
16. Swedish Pagans
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe

More from “Heroes On Tour”:

“Resist And Bite” official live video (filmed @ Wacken Open Air 2015):

SABATON Heroes On Tour« live DVD/CD package on March 4th, 2016