9th August 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

More than 50 museums spanning 23 countries have already confirmed their participation in SABATON’s unprecedented global museum initiative entitled History Rocks, which revolves around the worldwide premiere of the Swedish heavy metal band’s animated film, The War To End All Wars – The Movie this coming November.

As word of the project spreads, more and more museums are joining the participation list every day. Hitting the 50 mark was a milestone that was anticipated by the band from the very beginning, and this number is expected to rise significantly.

Thrilled with the news, SABATON’s bassist and band manager, Pär Sundström comments:
“Our team has been working hard to investigate every single museum suggested by our followers via the form on our movie’s website. We have already secured more than 50 museums, including some of the biggest names in the museum sector. Some of them have even confirmed that they will have multiple showings of the film. It means a lot to know that people are on board and believe in this unique project, and this is only the beginning. We hope that fans will take the time to visit these museums and that the museums will receive more attention because of this project!”

The confirmed museums participating in the History Rocks project are sorted by country below:

AUSTRALIA – Army Museum of South Australia, Keswick
BELGIUM – Talbot House, Poperinge
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Homeland Museum of Gradiška, Gradiška
BRAZIL – Museu Militar do Comando Militar do Sul, Porto Alegre
BULGARIA – Pazardzhik Regional Museum, Pazardzhik
CROATIA – Gradski muzej Varaždin, Varaždin
Military Muzeum Generála Sergěje Jana Ingra, Vlkoš
Vojenské muzeum Chuchelná, Chuchelná
Mosede Fort, Danmark 1914-18, Greve
Museum Skanderborg, Skanderborg
FINLAND – The Parola Armour Museum, Parola
Musée Pierre-Noël de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Musée des blindés et de la cavalerie, Saumur
Anti Kriegs Museum, Berlin
Garnison Museum Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg
LITHUANIA – Vytautas the Great War Museum, Kaunas
NETHERLANDS – Nationaal Militair Museum Soesterberg, Soesterberg
NEW ZEALAND – Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui
NORWAY – Tirpitz Museum Alta, Alta
Muzeum Górnośląskie / Upper Silesian Museum, Bytom
Museum of Military Technology, Szczecin
National Military Museum, Bucharest
MNIR / National History Museum of Romania, Bucharest
Palace of Culture / Complexul Muzeal Național “Moldova” Iași, Jud. Iași
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Palace of Ruginoasa, Ruginoasa
Zavičajni muzej Župe, Aleksandrovac
National Museum in Leskovac, Leskovac
SLOVENIA – Park vojaške zgodovine Pivka /Park of Military History, Pivka
Arsenalen – Swedish Tankmuseum, Strängnäs
Aeroseum, Gothenburg
Maritiman – Göteborgs maritima centrum, Gothenburg
The Tank Museum, Dorset
Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Essex
Heugh Battery Museum, Hartlepool
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
CMSM Combined Military Services Museum, Essex
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
York Army Museum, York
Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Staffordshire
Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum, Michigan
Museum of the American G.I, Texas
Military History Center of the Carolinas, South Carolina
Wright Stuff Squadron Living History Museum, Ohio
Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park, Mayland
National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas
American Heritage Museum, Massachusetts
Mesa Public Library – Red Mountain Branch, Mesa
Howard County Historical Society, Maryland
General Robert W. Cone NTC & 11th ACR Heritage Center, California
The William C. Lambert Military Museum and Archive, Ohio


Launched on 12th June 2023, History Rocks was developed to assist museums across the globe with gaining visibility and garnering support from a new and untapped audience of heavy metal fans. Ensuring museums are coping in a somewhat challenging climate is a personal mission of each band member.

Elaborating on this, Pär declares: 
“I’ve spoken to multiple museums who have expressed that they are struggling because of a decrease in footfall. This news did not sit right with us, and as a band, we felt that we needed to do something. That’s where “The War To End All Wars – The Movie” came into the picture and how we developed this unusual idea, that I’m not sure has been done before. Our mission is to reignite people’s interest in visiting these incredible treasure troves of history and truly connect with the happenings of the past.”

Upon the launch of this project, SABATON reached out to their international followers, encouraging them to suggest their local museums. They were astonished to receive thousands upon thousands of suggestions from people spanning the globe. All suggestions were submitted via the official “The War To End All Movies – The Movie” website.

The History Rocks participation list is growing day by day and can be viewed here.
For more information and insight on the “History Rocks” project and the reasons behind it, watch this video featuring SABATON’s Pär Sundström:

Following years of hard work and research, the Swedish heavy metal band has created “The War To End All Wars – The Movie” in partnership with Yarnhub, an animation studio focused on historical content. This is a 67-minute-long animated musical motion picture that is being released in English but will be made available with subtitles in a number of languages to cater to audiences around the world. The film vividly tells the World War 1 tales from Sabaton’s most recent studio album, The War To End All Wars – The Movie. Referring to the movie, Lora Vogt, National, Vice President of Education and Interpretation, from the WWI Museum and Memorial (Kansas, US) declares: “Certainly, there is artistic license taken in the movie, but what I found so extraordinary was the team’s choice of stories. What a wonderful vehicle Sabaton has made to show the diversity of individuals and engagements of the war. Really fantastic! We look forward to sharing it with our audiences.”

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In the more than two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers, SABATON, have achieved quadruple-platinum sales, headlined major festivals and sold-out arena concerts across the globe, and earned a legion of loyal fans by carving out a reputation as one of the hardest-working bands in rock.  SABATON combines standout stage design and production with epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with classic kick-ass metal. To date, the band has released ten studio albums, amassed six Gold, two Platinum, and one four-times-Platinum awards, seen eight of its albums score Top 10 international chart status, and six claim the Top 5. The band has earned eight Metal Hammer/Golden Gods Awards nominations, taking home the award for “Breakthrough Artist” in 2011 and “Best Live Band” in three different years, and a Grammy nomination (Swedish equivalent to the U.S. GRAMMY) as Best Heavy Metal band. SABATON has also accumulated more than two billion streams across all streaming platforms.

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