Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will make their triumphant return to North American this fall for “The Great Tour.” The headline excursion will feature support from special guest HAMMERFALL, and will begin in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on October 4th and will end in Silver Spring, MD on November 3rd. Blabermouth.net will host a ticket pre-order beginning Wednesday, May 1st at 10:00AM Local Time and ending Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00PM Local Time (Password: GREATTOUR). General ticket onsale will begin May 3rd at www.sabaton.net/tour.
“NORTH AMERICA, prepare for a Swedish invasion! We will reach your shores in early October with our new album “The Great War”, a bigger production than before & the templars of steel in Hammerfall as special guests! Get ready for a damn good dose of Swedish heavy metal!” – SABATON
SABATON’s trek to North America coincides with the band’s upcoming 20th Anniversary and their highly-anticipated ninth full-length record, The Great War, which will be released on July 19th with Nuclear Blast Records. Keeping with their tradition of metallic battle hymns about the feats of man in wartime, the new record will be a concept album dedicated entirely to the World War I.
The Great War will be available in these editions and formats:
The band started the recordings exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (11/11/1918) and took 3 months of intensive work to complete the album together with their long term producer and partner Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge studios. Furthermore, the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.
“This is not the first time we have sung about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war”, explain the band.
In addition, SABATON posted this trailer revealing more details about the amazing artwork – watch it here: https://youtu.be/HCZP1-JsD0M
Alongside the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON History Channel – a unique collaboration between the band themselves and multimedia historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost –capturing the power of social media to tell stories about the wars, battles and heroes behind SABATON’s songs. Subscribe to the YouTube channel via this link:
“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.”
Get the band’s previous albums as well as lots of merch and special editions at http://nuclearblast.com