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Sabaton, The Great War (Nuclear Blast)
Ninth studio album. Falun, Sweden. Power Metal. First studio album to feature Tommy Johansson (guitar). I hope to catch them on their Cleveland date for their upcoming tour with Hammerfall. Haven’t seen either band in too long.
Our interview: with Pär Sundström
Music videos: “The Great War” “Fields of Verdun” “Bismarck” “Fields of Verdun (Apocalyptica cover)”
Lyric videos: “The Red Baron“
History videos: “The Red Baron” “Bismarck” “The Battle of Verdun”
Upcoming dates: Europe, July – August. North America, October, with Hammerfall. Europe, January – March 2020.
Producer, Engineer, Mixer: Jonas Kjellgren
Masterer: Maor Appelbaum
The Great War is also available on vinyl.
Crown The Empire, Sudden Sky (Rise Records)
Fourth studio album. Dallas, Texas. Metalcore.
Cult of Extinction, Ritual In The Absolute Absence Of Light (Iron Bonehead Productions)
Flaw, Vol IV: Because Of The Brave (Pavement Entertainment)
Through Fire, All Animal (Sumerian Records)
Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance (20 Buck Spin)
Wormed, Metaportal (Season Of Mist)