SABATON – enter charts worldwide, number #1 in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland

With their new album The Great War, Swedish heavy metal heroes Sabaton have reached fantastic chart results all over the world, including the #1 top position in Germany & Switzerland, as well as their home country Sweden.

”All these fantastic numbers show a few things! First that we still can write songs that you guys want to hear! But more important that you are the best fans in the world and that metal is stronger than any other genre. We really look forward to tour with this album and perform many new songs all over the world”, comments Pär Sundström. 

All chart entries so far:
#1          Germany
#1          Sweden (#1 rock/metal, #1 physical, #1 vinyl)
#1          Switzerland
#3          Austria Top 75
#3          Belgium
#3          Finland Top 50 (#1 physical)
#3          Canada Top album  (#2 hard music)
#3          Poland
#4          Norway
#5          USA Billboard Top album sales (#1 hard music, #1 rock)
#6          Scotland Top 100
#7          Australia Aria Top 100 (#1 Metal, #1 Rock)
#7          Czech Republic
#7          Ireland Indie
#11        UK (#1 rock, #3 indie)
#12        Spain
#13        Netherlands
#40        France Top 200 (#4 physical)
#48        Slovakia
#50        Italy Top 100 (#19 physical)

Recently, the band proudly announced their European tour dates for “The Great Tour”, with fellow Swedes Amaranthe and Finnish cello rockers Apocalyptica supporting. Watch the YouTube announcement about the tour and support acts here:

SABATON – »The Great Tour« – Europe 2020
w/ APOCALYPTICA & AMARANTHE 

17.01. CH  Zürich – Hallenstadion
18.01. D    Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
19.01. D    Munich – Olympiahalle
21.01. A    Vienna – Gasometer
22.01. H    Budapest – Arena
24.01. PL   Warsaw – Arena COS Torwar
25.01. D    Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
26.01. CZ   Prague- O2 Arena
28.01. I     Milan – Alcatraz
31.01. D    Frankfurt – Festhalle
01.02. D    Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-ARENA
02.02. B     Antwerp – Lotto Arena
04.02. E     Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi
05.02. E     Madrid – Vistalegre
07.02. F     Paris – Zénith
08.02. UK   London – Wembley Arena
09.02. NL    Amsterdam – AFAS Live
11.02. D     Hamburg – Sporthalle
12.02. DK   Copenhagen – Forum Black Box
14.02. S     Gothenburg – Scandinavium
15.02. S     Stockholm – Hovet
16.02. N     Oslo – Spektrum

Tickets are available on https://www.sabaton.net/tour/ 

The release of Sabaton’s ninth full-length record perfectly coincides with the band’s 20th anniversary and the concept album is based on events during the First World War. The band started the recordings exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (11/11/1918) and took 3 months of intensive work to complete the album together with their long term producer and partner Jonas Kjellgren atBlack Lounge studios. Furthermore, the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí. “This is not the first time we have sung about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war”, explain the band.

“The Great War” tracklist:
01. The Future Of Warfare
02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom
03. 82nd All The Way
04. The Attack Of The Dead Men
05. Devil Dogs
06. The Red Baron
07. Great War
08. A Ghost In The Trenches
09. Fields Of Verdun
10. The End Of The War To End All Wars
11. In Flanders Fields

Order the album here: http://www.sabaton.net/thegreatwar