The Great War will be released worldwide on July 19th through Nuclear Blast Records. As the album title reveals, all songs are based on events during the First World War.
The Great War will be available in these editions and formats:
STANDARD EDITION The full album, available on CD Jewelcase, coloured vinyl and digitally.
HISTORY EDITION The full album including narrated parts introducing each song. These narrations are merged, not as separate tracks. The History edition is available on CD Digipak, vinyl and digitally.
THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GREAT WAR EDITION Instrumental versions of The Great War, available digitally (full album) + exclusively as part of THE GREAT BOX EDITION on CD (full album) and vinyl (10 tracks).
EARBOOK EDITION Features a 36 pages booklet and includes the STANDARD EDITION & HISTORY EDITION on CD.
THE GREAT BOX EDITION (Limited to 1000 pieces) Includes: -Earbook with 36 pages booklet -STANDARD EDITION – CD -HISTORY EDITION – CD -THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GREAT WAR EDITION – CD -STANDARD EDITION – vinyl [180g] -HISTORY EDITION – vinyl [180g] -THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE GREAT WAR EDITION – vinyl [180g] (10 tracks) -One out of 11 Great War posters (chosen at random) -Postcards -Lyric poem -Limited, numbered and individualised certifications
As the scientific masterminds of the early 1940’s discover the destructive capabilities of splitting atoms, some of them try to weaponise it. One special product is important in the creation of such a weapon: heavy water. The Norwegians have a plant that produces heavy water at Vemork. The Allies, desperate to slow down the German progress towards the development of a nuclear weapon, decide to sabotage it.
The Sabaton song ‘Saboteurs’ is about the dangerous mission that is conducted by the British and Norwegians in the winter of 1940 to sabotage the Norwegian Heavy Water production for the Nazi’s.
One of the bloodiest battles in the history of humankind was fought out on the hills in Northern France. Verdun was a tactical and symbolical city with great value to France. In 1916, the German army launched a massive attack, accompanied by a tremendous artillery bombardment, upon which the French defenders put their foot down, stating that ‘on ne passe pas!’, they shall not pass.
Check out the trailer for Sabaton’s new album ‘The Great War’ on which ‘Fields of Verdun’ will be featured right here!
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