Swedish heavy metallers SABATON have announced the title for their upcoming studio album “The War To End All Wars”.
The band stated about the upcoming disc: “For almost two decades we have been singing about historical battles and wars from all over the world. Two years have passed since the release of our latest album ‘The Great War’, a concept album telling stories from World War I. Since then we’ve all been trying to decide on the next chapter of our storytelling. Will it again be Swedish history? The American Civil War, the story of Napoleon, or maybe the Crusades?
No dear friends.. We will focus once again on the beginning of the 20th century. We give you: ‘The War To End All Wars’!
“We believe there’s more to discover in this particular moment of history. There are still so many stories from World War One to be told. In time we will learn them all…”
SABATON is arguably the most important band to emerge from the modern Swedish metal scene, journeying forth with confidence on a steady ascendance that’s rewarded them with five Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards (including “Best Live Band” three different years) and multiple nominations for the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards, the Grammis. In 2016, “The Last Stand” debuted at No. 1 in three different European countries and cracked the Top 3 in four others. Brodén, Pär Sundström (bass), Chris Rörland (guitar), Hannes Van Dahl (drums) and Tommy Johansson (guitar) curate a festival of their own, Sabaton Open Air, that started back in 2008, as well as their own forward-thinking Sabaton Cruise, that is being held since 2009. Their last album “The Great War” cracked the Top 10 in 11 countries, including No. 1 positions in Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.
SABATON announced its “Tour To End All Tours” last month: in spring 2022, SABATON will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, bringing their ground-breaking modern metal to the people and delivering breathtaking live shows in a setting that will once again set new bars for concerts of this kind. SABATON will be supported by Mongolian rock band THE HU and Finnish heavy metal veterans LORDI. SABATON will be the special guest on JUDAS PRIEST‘s upcoming “50 Years Of Metal” U.S. tour that starts September 8 in Reading, Pennsylvania.