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Sabaton – The Great War

Sabaton are back with a new album. As always it’s about miltary history and they’ve chosen to write about the first World War for this album. It’s the war that was known as “The great war” and “The war to end all wars” and saw huge changes to the way …

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Sabaton – The Great War interview

Ahead of the release of the new Sabaton album – “The Great War”, I spoke to singer Joakim Brodén on his trip to London to talk about the album… You’ve got a new album coming out, “The Great War”, and as the name suggests it’s about the First World War. …

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Hammerfall – New Video “(We Make) Sweden Rock” Out Now

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HAMMERFALL  REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR (WE MAKE) SWEDEN ROCK NEW ALBUM ‘DOMINION’ DUE OUT 16THAUGUST 2019 THROUGH NAPALM RECORDS PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW HERE Listen to the song HERE Watch HERE PONTUS NORGREN (guitar), DAVID WALLIN (drums), JOACIM CANS (vocals), FREDRIK LARSSON (bass), OSCAR DRONJAK (guitar). Credit: Robert Tüchi – Picwish Fotodesign HAMMERFALL has …

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Bloodstock announces final headliner

BLOODSTOCK are thrilled to announce their Saturday night headliner for 2019! Australian metalcore titans, PARKWAY DRIVE will be bringing their blazing breakdowns and hellacious riffs to Catton Park for the very first time this August, hot on the heels of their UK headline run that The Guardian declared, “An eye-popping visual …

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Bloodstock announce six bands as an early Halloween treat!

As Halloween creeps up, BLOODSTOCK has prepared an early treat and announced six new bands to join their previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON on the 2019 bill at Catton Park. CHILDREN OF BODOM land a Friday spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage in a UK exclusive.  The …

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Bloodstock announce first 2019 headliner – Sabaton

BLOODSTOCK are excited to announce their first headliner for 2019!  Swedish metal warriors, SABATON will headline Friday 9th August in what will be their only UK show in 2019!   Check out what they had to say about returning to Catton Park’s hallowed turf to headline the festival this time around …

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Van Canto – Trust in rust

A Capella metal band Van Canto made their name with their covers of classic songs from bands like Nightwish, Sabaton, Metallica, Manowar and more. On this album however there are only two cover versions – Helloween’s “Ride the sky” and ACDC’s “Hells bells”. On the one hand it’s admirable that …

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Download Festival gives us a batch of new bands!

It seems like forever since Download Festival last made an announcement of bands, but good things come to those who wait and the bigwigs have officially made their first announcement of 2017 – and what an announcement! 48 new bands have been added to the bill including several big names …

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Sabaton – The Last Stand

Having given Sabaton‘s latest offering ‘The Last Stand’, a few spins by now, I would have to admit that it’s not, unfortunately, one of their strongest albums.  It seems a little uneven with some really strong songs and others that feel like they haven’t been given the full care and attention needed, …

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Bloodstock Release Day Tickets; Launch YouTube Competition

BLOODSTOCK RELEASE DAY TICKETS; LAUNCH YOUTUBE COMPETITION Just six short weeks ’til we throw open the gates at Catton Park and the metal hoardes flood onto our hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2016!  To celebrate, day tickets are now on sale! Ticket prices have been frozen for the FOURTH year running at £60 each (+ booking …

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Sabaton announce first dates for 2017 European tour

Sabaton have today announced the first dates for their European tour next year, with support from Accept. “Today we can present the first dates for our massive European tour 2017. THE LAST TOUR is the biggest tour of SABATON yet and scheduled to kick off January 7th at König Pilsener …

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Sabaton to take ‘The Last Stand’ on new album

Sabaton are currently putting the finishing touches to their new studio album, ‘The Last Stand’, which will be released worldwide on 19 August through Nuclear Blast. “We once work again with Peter Tägtgren in his newly upgraded and top class Abyss studio in Sweden to record, produce and mix the …

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Sabaton & Alestorm – Academy, Birmingham – 28th February 2016

Tonight’s bill looked certain to be a good one – Sabaton and Alestorm plus Bloodbound.  The two main acts both pulled in a lot of fans – there were lots of Sabaton Tshirts being worn in the queue outside, and also a lot of Alestorm Tshirts plus people dressed as …

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Sabaton release ‘Heroes On Tour’ live DVD

Swedish troopers Sabaton are to release a new live package, ‘Heroes On Tour’, on 4 March, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded on their 2015 ‘Heroes’ tour, and including their appearances at Wacken and their own festival in their hometown of Falun, the package comes as two DVDs or Blu-Rays and a CD. …

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival – Friday, 7/8/2015

Another year another Bloodstock and 2015 was one of the best I have attended to say the least. All 4 stages threw up some incredible performances although 2 out of the 3 main stage headliners were below par for me. I headed off from my hotel in Tamworth early so …

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Tuska Open Air Festival, Helsinki – Day 1 – Friday 26/06/2015

Back in 2004, I had the pleasure of visiting Finland on vacation. On the night I arrived in the Helsinki hostel, I noticed a larger than normal number of heavy metal fans arriving back after a show. I asked one what gig they were at. The answer.. DIO at TUSKA. …

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Sabaton Announce 2016 Co-Headline UK/Ireland Tour With Alestorm 

Put on your army combats, grab a tankard of rum and prepare to witness the metal event of 2016. Swedish power metal heroes SABATON are coming back to the UK and Ireland in 2016 and this time they’re bringing Scotland’s favourite Heavy Metal Pirates ALESTORM. “We felt that the last UK tour …

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Sabaton U.S. Tour With Nightwish & Delain Kicks Off Next Week

Next week, Sweden’s avid war historians SABATON will kick off their highly-anticipated 27-date North American tour with headliners NIGHTWISH! The tour launches on April 9th in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom and ends in Silver Spring, MD on May 14th. Opening each day will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain. …

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Sabaton Confirmed to headline Tuska Open Air 2015 and Day Splits announced

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Swedish metal crusaders Sabaton have been confirmed as on of the headliners for this year’s instalment of the Tuska Open Air Festival. The day splits have also been announced and are as follows Friday 26.6.2015 SABATON, LAMB OF GOD, EXODUS, KROKODIL, BLUES PILLS, GHOST BRIGADE, ENFORCER, FORESEEN, DEATH TOLL 80K, …

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