Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are set to release their new album ‘The Great War’ on July 19th, 2019. Today the band reveals the first album trailer, in which Joakim Broden and Pär Sundström talk about different aspects of the album.

Watch it here:

Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “We choose ‘Fields of Verdun’ to be the first single since we felt it represent the album perfect, a classic SABATON metal song which we cannot wait to include in the future setlists. The story of the battle of Verdun is also very representative for the album since it has all elements that identifies with ‘The Great War’. Verdun is so much WW1 that we decided to hold the first album presentation in this city, inviting journalists from around the world to not just hear the album, but also understand the story behind it.
It is the first single from the upcoming album even if we just released ‘Bismarck’, but that song is not from the upcoming album. We decided to write ‘Bismarck’ outside the album since the story does not connect to WW1 and also that it was recorded at a different time. The meaning of this song was a tribute to all fans who have contributed over the years by sending us ideas for future songs, please continue with that!

The release of SABATON’s ninth full-length record perfectly coincides with the band’s 20th anniversary and the concept album is based on events during the First World War.

Pre-order the album here: http://www.sabaton.net/thegreatwar

“This is the biggest album we have taken on so far. There is more depth and story around the songs that we have ever had before”, Pär Sundström announces. “Expect many surprises as we have tried new things and we also went back in time to a concept we know a lot of you love. The Great War has been created side by side with the Sabaton History Channel to make 2019 the most exciting year in our 20 year history.”

Many more live shows will be announced shortly, but don’t missthe chance to see SABATONperform their new battle hymns during their summer festival run at one of these dates (including the band’s very own annual SABATON OPEN AIR in their hometown Falun):

SABATON live 2019 – get your tickets here: https://www.sabaton.net/tour/

13.06. A         Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
15.06. CH       Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
20.06. F          Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest
23.06. B          Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting *SOLD OUT*
26.06. PL        Krakow – Mystic Festival
28.06. E          Madrid – Download Festival
25.07. FIN       Kuopio – Kuopiorock
01.08. D          Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08. UK        Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17.08. S          Falun – Sabaton Open Air
23.08. D          Sulingen – Reload Festival

»The Great Tour« – North America 2019
w/ HAMMERFALL

04.10.  USA     Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
05.10.  USA     St. Petersburg, FL – Janus Landing
06.10.  USA     Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
08.10.  USA     Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10.10.  USA     Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11.10.  USA     Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12.10.  USA     San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
14.10.  USA     Portland, OR – The Roseland Ballroom
15.10.  USA     Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
16.10.  CDN     Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
18.10.  CDN     Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
19.10.  CDN     Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
21.10.  USA     Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
23.10.  USA     Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
25.10.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
26.10.  USA     Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
27.10.  USA     Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
29.10.  CDN     Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
30.10.  CDN     Montréal, QC – Mtelus
01.11.  USA     Worcester, MA – Palladium
02.11.  USA     New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
03.11.  USA     Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

01.12.  S          Stockholm – Sabaton Cruise *SOLD OUT*

2020:

»The Great Tour« – Russia 2020

06.03.    RUS       Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Stolitsa
07.03.    RUS       Vladivostok – Craft
08.03.    RUS       Khabarovsk – Velicano Club
10.03.    RUS       Irkutsk – Wild Horse
11.03.    RUS       Novosibirsk – Dkzh
13.03.    RUS       Moscow – Stadium Live
14.03.    RUS       St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert
16.03.    RUS       Omsk – Angar
17.03.    RUS       Tyumen – Baikonur
19.03.    RUS       Yekaterinburg – Tele-Club
21.03.    RUS       Ufa – Ogni Ufy
22.03.    RUS       Samara – Zvezda
24.03.    RUS       Volgograd – DKT
26.03.    RUS       Nizhny Novgorod – Milo Concert Hall
28.03.    RUS       Voronezh – Palazzo
29.03.    RUS       Rostov-on-Don – Arena Don
31.03.    RUS       Krasnodar – Arena Hall
02.04.    BY          Minsk – Prime Hall

More info:
www.sabaton.net
www.facebook.com/sabaton
www.nuclearblast.de/sabaton