SABATON unleash cinematic new video “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”, filmed in the Sahara desert

SABATON unleash cinematic new video “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”, filmed in the Sahara desert

22nd December 2019 0 By John Deaux
Sabaton unleash new cinematic music video for the song SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, filmed under difficult circumstances in the Sahara desert.

Watch it here: 

The song deals with the topic of the British archaeologist, diplomat and officer T.E Lawrence and his adventures during the Great War where he convinces local rebels to join him on a sabotage mission against the Ottoman Empire.

A lot of technical equipment, cars and generators broke down in the heat of the sun, not to mention the treacherous sandstorms that constantly haunted the recordings. On top of that, the band was also involved in a serious car accident.

Despite all the difficulties faced, Sabaton were able to produce the video in the way the band visualized and can now proudly reveal it.

Starring in the video as the main character is the Swedish American actor Indy Neidell who is also the host of the Sabaton History Channel

The video was directed by the Tunisian filmmaker Mehdi Jouni.

SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM is featured on Sabaton’s ninth studio album THE GREAT WAR, released in July 2019 and highly praised by fans and critics around the world.

The album is a concept album about the First World War. It reached higher chart positions than all previous Sabaton albums, including #1 in Germany.

“Finally we can share this great music video with you and show you that our trip to the Sahara not only led to the car  accident you have read about but actually to a great adventure and an even greater video.

We initially investigated ways to film this video in other locations, even in studios with greenscreen but in the end we decided to go to a suitable location.

I am very impressed with the band, the cast and the crew who all put in a lot of effort to make this happen,

/Pär Sundström

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Special Guest and special appearance: APOCALYPTICA

Opening band: AMARANTHE

17.01. CH  Zürich – Hallenstadion

18.01. D    Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle

19.01. D    Munich – Olympiahalle

21.01. A    Vienna – Gasometer *SOLD OUT*

22.01. H    Budapest – Arena

24.01. PL   Warsaw – Arena COS Torwar *SOLD OUT*

25.01. D    Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle

26.01. CZ   Prague- O2 Arena

28.01. I     Milan – Alcatraz

30.01. D    Leipzig – Arena Leipzig

31.01. D    Frankfurt – Festhalle

01.02. D    Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-ARENA *SOLD OUT*

02.02. B     Antwerp – Sportpaleis

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 *SOLD OUT*

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

»The Great Tour« – Russia & Belarus 2020

06.03. RUS       Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Stolitsa

07.03. RUS       Vladivostok – Craft

08.03. RUS       Khabarovsk – Velicano Club

10.03. RUS       Irkutsk – Wild Horse

11.03. RUS       Novosibirsk – Dkzh

13.03. RUS       Moscow – Stadium Live

14.03. RUS       St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert

16.03. RUS       Omsk – Angar

17.03. RUS       Tyumen – Baikonur

19.03. RUS       Yekaterinburg – Tele-Club

21.03. RUS       Ufa – Ogni Ufy

22.03. RUS       Samara – Zvezda

24.03. RUS       Volgograd – VS club

26.03. RUS       Nizhny Novgorod – Milo Concert Hall

28.03. RUS       Voronezh – Palazzo

29.03. RUS       Rostov-on-Don – Arena Don

31.03. RUS       Krasnodar – Arena Hall

02.04. BY          Minsk – Prime Hall

08.08.  S           Falun – Sabaton Open Air

More on “The Great War”: 

‘Great War’ (video):

’82nd All The Way’ (lyric video):

‘The Red Baron’ (lyric video):

‘Fields Of Verdun’ (video):

Get the band’s previous albums as well as lots of merch and special editions in the Nuclear Blast shop:

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