Rock giants of WWII: Sabaton release their new album “The Last Stand”

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their brand-new, 8th studio album, “The Last Stand” on Friday, August 19th through Nuclear Blast,  – inspired by famous ‘last stands’ throughout history.

Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band’s main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles. This is heard in the albums Primo Victoria, Attero Dominatus, Coat of Arms,Carolus Rex and Heroes in which all of the songs contain these motifs, except final tracks which are tribute songs for influential heavy metal bands. Lyrical content drawn from World War I, World War II and other conflicts is prevalent and includes songs about battles and leaders on all sides of said conflicts.

As well as extensively touring internationally, the band have a festival in their home town of Falun, Sabaton Open Air in August and an annual cruise, ‘Sabaton Cruise’, in November

Here is a video that features frontman Joakim Brodén and bassist Pär Sundström talking about two songs from the album, ‘Rorke’s Drift’ and ‘The Blood Of Bannockburn’:

And here is the second single called ‘Blood Of Bannockburn’ from the new album.


Order ‘The Last Stand’ now on limited Gold and Yellow/Blue Vinyl, Box Set and Tank Edition (includes signed insert, while stocks last) from Nuclear Blast UK Store:

CD, Vinyl and Limited Edition CD/DVD (includes signed insert, while stocks last) from here:

Alternatively, order digitally via iTunes:

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Marija Jovanovska

Marija Jovanovska is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE