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Falun, Sweden (1999 – present)

Sabaton is a symphonic power 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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  • Acid_XenomorpH

    Congratulations the swedish people with victory on Eurovision. Though these guys also would've won that trophy for you no doubt.

    Yesterday 6:48am Reply
  • BreedTheKiller

    I saw these guys in Charlotte, NC last week and they were SO FUCKING GOOD!!!

    22 May 2:51pm Reply
  • DannyFar

    не слушал, но знаю, что охуенно (батя не даст соврать)

    18 May 8:45pm Reply
  • Izale

    Hearts of Iron <3.

    11 May 1:46pm Reply
  • rafaeldamasceno

    War metal its a genre to describe a band's lyrical themes. Beherit and Archgoat isnt war metal, Goatpenis, Holocausto, Blasphemy, that's war metal

    9 May 4:02pm Reply
  • ricz_dm

    I hate all these desnecessary sub-sub-sub genres. The only good subgenre possible is meme rap.

    8 May 6:05pm Reply
  • ricz_dm

    Hypocrisy is alien metal, then?

    8 May 6:04pm Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    "War metal" is nothing but one of many made-up sub-genres. Possibly a genre to describe a band's lyrical themes, which can make sense as to why Sabaton fans have tagged them as "war metal". I can't see how a black metal band should be more war metal than any other band. Is Dissection war metal then? I don't think so.

    8 May 1:18pm Reply
  • SuchLeic

    Panzerkampf <3

    8 May 11:35am Reply
  • nospr

    Who set this as war metal?

    4 May 7:42pm Reply
  • opethdude

    Sabaton is NOT war metal. War metal is heavily death metal influenced black metal (bands like Blasphemy, Archgoat, Beherit etc.) which to my knowledge Sabaton isn't.

    19 Apr 8:16am Reply
  • ArcTheseus

    Heroes Deluxe Edition <3

    17 Apr 3:32pm Reply
  • IgorShtik

    ╬ Sabaton ╬

    14 Apr 5:24pm Reply
  • Zombak39

    Пидорасня снизу не поняла концепцию Sabaton`а. Суть не в том что вы ходите кругами и напеваете Рыбу Викторию. Сабатон это трамплин для нормальной музыки. После сабатона можно начинать слушать всё что угодно и вы РЕАЛЬНО въедите в тему. Говорю по опыту моих друзей. После сабатона они перешли на дарк вейв и пост панк.

    10 Apr 4:58pm Reply
  • Kaledaso

    Только сейчас дошло под кого Тесак косил)

    9 Apr 6:50pm Reply
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    5 Apr 11:20pm Reply
  • NeutroNShivA

    They should make song about Myeongnyang battle.

    5 Apr 3:52pm Reply
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  • Herr_Apathy

    Meme metal.

    17 Mar 4:47pm Reply
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