Sabaton have released the first single and video of the upcoming album The Great War.

Sabaton slipper 19. juli sitt niende studioalbum kalt The Great War. Nå har svenskene utgitt første singel, «Fields Of Verdun«.

Bassist Pär Sundström kommenterer:

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.

Albumet The Great War omhandler første verdenskrig, hvor nettopp byen Verdun og slaget som fant sted der, hadde stor betydning.

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.

Sabaton visiting Verdun

Sabaton slapp nylig låten «Bismarck» som ikke er hentet fra det kommende albumet.

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 Great War kommer samme år som bandet feirer sitt 20-årsjubileum, og vil bli tilgjengelig i flere varianter.

This ninth full-length record, that will see the light of day right in time for the band’s 20th anniversary, will be a concept album based on events during the First World War and will be available in different formats

Låtliste:

  1. The Future Of Warfare
  2. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom
  3. 82nd All The Way
  4. The Attack Of The Dead Men
  5. Devil Dogs
  6. The Red Baron
  7. Great War
  8. A Ghost In The Trenches
  9. Fields Of Verdun
  10. The End Of The War To End All Wars
  11. In Flanders Fields

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