SABATON Details The 1916 Battle Of Verdun In New Song & Video "Fields Of Verdun"
History fanatics and metal band Sabaton will release their new record The Great War on July 19. The band has previously rolled out a non-album single called "Bismarck", but now they're back with an actual song off the album called "Fields Of Verdun".
Here's what bassist Pär Sundström had to say about the song and video.
"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 WWI 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."
"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 WWI 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!"
Sabaton will hit the road with Hammerfall this October and November.
10/04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/05 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/08 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
10/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
10/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
10/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/19 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theater
10/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
10/27 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
10/29 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
10/30 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
11/01 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/02 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
11/03 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore