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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The Swedish Kings had to rely on the quality of their armies, often facing foes that had superior numbers. A special soldier class was created. Admired in Sweden and feared on the battlefield, the Caroleans were the secret weapon of the Swedish army. The Sabaton song ‘The Carolean’s Prayer’ is about these remarkable soldiers and their heroic status.
Today we can reveal the title and artwork for our 9th studio album that will be released this summer. We have named it THE GREAT WAR and as the title tells it covers stories from the First World War.
THE GREAT WAR will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on July 19th.
We started the recording 100 years after the First World War ended (11/11/1918) and during the following 3 months we completed the album together with our long term partner Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge studios.
This is not the first time we sing about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war.
The album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.
Side by side with the album we have worked with the Sabaton History Channel to make our 20th year anniversary a very exciting year!
Starting from today, you can purchase new exclusive merchandise for THE GREAT WAR! The new items are available to buy online by clicking here.
Here’s an interview of Pär discussing the new album: