Sabaton will bring its live show to audiences at home next week.
The band announced Monday, it will release its new double live recording, The 20th Anniversary Show/The Great Show Nov. 19 through Nuclear Blast Records. The limited edition release features two concerts that were recorded during Sabaton’s 2019-20 “The Great Tour” global run. The tour was in support of the band’s then latest album, The Great War.
The band’s 20th Anniversary concert was captured Aug. 1, 2019 at the Wacken Open Air Festival. The performance and date are ironic because the date marked the band’s 30th anniversary. The Great Show was captured Jan. 6, 2020 at the band’s sold-out performance at the O2 arena in Prague.
Each of the concerts featured in the box set is limited to a total of 9,000 copies worldwide. The box set in whole is limited to only 5,000 copies. The box set in whole features a building blocks version of Sabaton’s stage setup that allows fans to build the stage themselves.
The track listing for each concert is noted below.
Track listing for “The 20th Anniversary Show” (Wacken)
Resist and Bite
Fields of Verdun (with Thobbe Englund)
Shiroyama (with Thobbe Englund)
The Red Baron
The Price of a Mile
The Lion From The North
The Last Stand
The Lost Battalion
Drum Battle (Hannes Van Dahl vs. Daniel Mullback)
Far From The Flame
The Art of War
82nd All The Way
Swedish Pagans (with Tina Guo)
To Hell And Back (with Tina Guo)
Track listing for “The Great Show” (Prague)
The Attack Of The Dead Men
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
The Los Battalion
The Red Baron
The Last Stand
Far from the Flame
Angels Calling (with Apocalyptica)
The Price Of A Mile (with Apocalyptica)
The Lion From The North (with Apocalyptica)
Carolus Rex (with Apocalyptica)
To Hell And Back
In other news, Sabaton is working on the follow-up to The Great War. The new record is titled The War To End All Wars. Album Pre-orders are open now. The War To End All Wars is scheduled for release March 4, 2022 through Nuclear Blast Records.
‘Christmas Truce’ is centered on the timeless, real life story of the Christmas 1914 truce between Axis and Allied forces in World War I. It was on this day that the forces fighting one another took a single day — Christmas Day — to stop fighting and actually come together. The video, shot in the Czech Republic, follows that story, bringing it to life. The band stars in the story, with each playing the part of a soldier. The cinematic style presentation is just as gripping as any major blockbuster war movie that was ever been made.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Christmas Truce’ is everything that audiences have come to expect, what with the power metal approach. At the same time, the song boasts its own identity. That unique identity includes what is clearly a reference to the timeless Christmas song, ‘Carol of the Bells.’
Bassist Par Sundstrom, who also developed the video’s story according to the video’s credits (yes, it comes complete with credits just like a movie), discussed the song in a prepared statement.
“‘Christmas Truce’ was our highest priority when we decided to write songs about World War One,” said Sundstrom. “Not only was it the most requested topic from our fans, but it was, for us, the most emotional story from the war. This song took us years to create since we wanted the music to reflect the mood honesty, and it was a big challenge; but we feel we managed to write a song that captures the spirit of that day, over a century ago.”
The War To End All Wars will feature 11 new songs, all of which are noted below along with the formats on which the record will release.
The tracklist for The War To End All Wars is as follows:
4. The Unkillable Soldier
5. Soldier Of Heaven
7. Race to the Sea
8. Lady Of The Dark
9. The Valley Of Death
10. Christmas Truce
“The War To End All Wars” will be available in the following formats:
– Jewelcase CD
– Limited Gold CD [Supporter Edition – various versions with translated booklets]
– History Edition
– NB Mailorder Exclusive Edition [ltd. to 1500 copies]
– Earbook [limited to 6000 copies]
– Black Vinyl
– Azure Blue Vinyl [bandshop exclusive, ltd. to 300 copies]
– Inca Gold Vinyl [bandshop exclusive, ltd. to 500 copies]
– Copper Vinyl [ltd. to 500 copies]
– Fluorescent Orange Vinyl [ltd. to 500 copies]
– Leaf Green Vinyl [Sweden exclusive]
– Fluorescent Yellow Vinyl [Ginza exclusive]
– Dusk Vinyl [Levik exclusive]
– Soft Grey Vinyl [Nordics exclusive]
– Lavender Vinyl [FNAC exclusive]
– Rosewood Vinyl [Mystic exclusive]
– Fluorescent Green Vinyl [UK exclusive]
– Pacific Blue Vinyl
– Polar White Vinyl [limited to 300 copies]
– Dewdrop Vinyl [limited to 500 copies, EMP exclusive]
– Blue cassette [limited to 100 copies, bandshop exclusive]
– Green cassette [limited to 100 copies]
– Grey cassette [limited to 300 copies]
– Red cassette [limited to 500 copies]
– Black cassette [limited to 250 copies]
– Smokey cassette [limited to 200 copies]
– White cassette [limited 100 copies]
In even more news, the band premiered a standalone single, ‘Steel Commanders’ and a companion video in August. The premiere was followed with the debut of an official lyric video for the song in late September.
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