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Falun, Sweden (1999 – present)

Sabaton is a heavy metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band’s main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles. 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. In April 2012, four members left the band and formed another, whilst vocalist Joakim Brodén and bassist Pär Sundström continued with new members.

Sabaton was formed in 1999. After the first songs were recorded in Peter Tägtgren’s studio, The Abyss, Sabaton was contacted by a couple of record labels. The band decided to sign up for Italian label Underground Symphony, under which internationally released the promo CD Fist for Fight —actually a compilation consisting of material from two demotapes recorded between 1999 and 2000— with the intention to promote forthcoming releases.

In 2002, a new album was recorded. Metalizer was supposed to be distributed by Underground Symphony as the band’s debut album, but after two years of waiting, during which the band held various performances across Sweden, the album was abandoned.

The band returned for a second album titled Primo Victoria and found themselves in negotiations with several international record labels. They eventually signed with Black Lodge, the metal division of Sound Pollution. In early 2005, they recruited Daniel Myhr to relieve Joakim Brodén, who played keyboards in addition to singing, of his keyboard duties.


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  • FearCrusher

    "war metal" - is not musical genre, it´s all just about lyrics, same as "viking metal", "pirate metal" etc.

    2 Mar 7:11pm Reply
  • McChristian


    1 Mar 11:32pm Reply
  • adam11i13


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  • raphaelmg94


    28 Feb 6:33pm Reply
  • Thiagolopess


    27 Feb 4:44pm Reply
  • pimkach

    Valentine_Smith, смешно

    24 Feb 11:51am Reply
  • Valentine_Smith

    protoptal krug na kovre, kogda slushala

    23 Feb 11:08am Reply
  • morswinn


    20 Feb 10:02pm Reply
  • pimkach

    already a legend

    20 Feb 2:55pm Reply
  • VampireMaxx

    Amazing show yesterday at Amsterdam!!! [2]

    16 Feb 8:45pm Reply
  • Fcmarco

    Amazing show yesterday at Amsterdam!!!

    16 Feb 1:41pm Reply
  • raphaelmg94

    back to brazil

    12 Feb 5:58am Reply
  • Muntificator

    Gotta love that voice. Honestly, I think Five Finger Death Punch should be listed as a similar band. They’re not necessarily power metal like Sabaton often is, but he’s got a similar vocal style and there’s a lot of similar sounding rhythmic guitar work in FFDP’s heavier stuff

    7 Feb 7:45am Reply
  • venom_xd

    Gówno :3

    4 Feb 11:09pm Reply
  • Shublo

    The band sounds amazing, but hell, every song I listen sounds very similar!

    3 Feb 2:52pm Reply
  • opethdude

    Whose bright idea was to tag Sabaton "war metal"? They're heavy/power metal band not war metal.

    1 Feb 12:24pm Reply
  • Lord_Levi

    был бы неплохой хеви, если выкинуть лишний пафос

    28 Jan 9:12pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Thanks for amazing show in Kraków! and come back again!

    23 Jan 4:14pm Reply
  • piotresk8

    Ps. papiesz był pedofilem [3]

    21 Jan 10:21pm Reply
  • Kaltenhoenn

    Because you react to that with anger, that's why. It's takes the least effort to piss off a group of die hard fans by offending their idol.

    21 Jan 1:26am Reply
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