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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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  • NorronSeier

    In my opinion one of the best bands of the last decade. The stream of excellent songs and creativity that flows from them with each album really makes them deserve all the popularity they've attained.

    25 Sep 8:12am Reply
  • onlycharles

    Great song "Smoking Snakes" about the Brazilian Army on the Second Global War. SENTA A PÚA! \\m/

    24 Sep 4:58pm Reply
  • shivaki07 Z dumą prezentujemy halową trasę niezwykle popularnych w naszym kraju Szwedów z zespołu Sabaton. Muzycy przyjadą ze wspaniałym show na cztery koncerty w Poznaniu, Krakowie, Warszawie i Wrocławiu!

    17 Sep 7:44am Reply
  • felipelimarj

    Esses caras são fodas! Que tenham sempre ao Brasil! Joakim é "pica das galáxias!" ehaehua

    16 Sep 5:14am Reply
  • Fromthedead89

    Jocke Brodén has a nice and strong vocal.

    15 Sep 6:10pm Reply
  • mugiwara95

    Hoje a cobra vai fumar!

    14 Sep 5:33pm Reply
  • raphaelmg94

    é hj caralheo o show do Sabaton com a banda Armahda aqui em São Paulo - Brasil (07-09-14)

    7 Sep 7:31am Reply
  • Thai665


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  • Pablo-MP3

    Emotions doesn't make anything sound good? Emotions are the MOST IMPORTANT. Songs without emotions are empty.

    4 Sep 8:00am Reply
  • Teyrik


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  • Tensir

    Pablo-MP3 Joakim has good voice which i really like but it just doesnt suit. And it mainly makes this song horrible. And the atmosphere is TOO pompatic. Emotions doesnt make anything sound good. But as always, a matter of taste too...

    1 Sep 3:38pm Reply
  • ntnrr

    Gęsia skórka!

    31 Aug 12:29pm Reply
  • MrTicTac

    Jeszcze jedno piwo!

    31 Aug 11:03am Reply
  • ArcTheseus

    Talvisota !!!

    29 Aug 2:44pm Reply
  • TsarkovPro


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  • Pablo-MP3

    I don't understand people, who dislike The Ballad of Bull - it's one of their best tracks, definitely! Great, slow ballad saturated with emotions.

    23 Aug 11:34pm Reply
  • Emilly-Oliveira

    o dia do show aqui em Porto Alegre RS é dia 09-09 n vejo a hora desse dia chegar!!!!

    23 Aug 5:23pm Reply
  • raphaelmg94

    A cobra vai fumar

    22 Aug 6:47pm Reply
  • raphaelmg94

    Falta pouco para o show aqui em São Paulo

    22 Aug 6:46pm Reply
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