SABATON share Apocalyptica cover of ‘Fields of Verdun’, from their new album ‘The Great War’

SABATON share Apocalyptica cover of ‘Fields of Verdun’, from their new album ‘The Great War’

1st May 2019 0 By John Deaux

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are pleased to share “Fields of Verdun“, the first song from their upcoming album “The Great War“, as performed by their friends in Finnish cello rock band APOCALYPTICA.


Pär Sundström comments: “I watched Apocalyptica’s show in Madrid last year and I was blown away by the magic atmosphere they created. This made me excited to see what these fantastic musicians could do with a Sabaton song! And what would be more fun than to let them record their version of a song not yet released?”

Sabaton’s ninth full-length record “The Great War” will see the light of day right in time for the band’s 20th anniversary, and is a concept album based on events during the First World War.

“The Great War” will be available in different formats:

  • CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks
  • CD (Album Edition)
  • 2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition)
  • 180g LP in various colours (History Edition)
  • 180g LP in various colours (Album Edition)
  • 3CD/3LP Box (The Great Box Edition) includes: Earbook incl. “The Soundtrack To The Great War” CD,  regular, History & Soundtrack LPs [180g, green], one out of 11 Great War propaganda posters [chosen at random], postcards, emblem, poem on sheet) – limited to 1000

The following formats are also available with a signed insert (while stocks last) from www.recordstore.co.uk:

  • CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks
  • CD (Album Edition)
  • 2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition)
  • 180g LP (History Edition)
  • 180g LP (Album Edition)
“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

Pre-order the album here: https://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2019/Sabaton/lp.html

“The Great War” will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on 19 July.

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 at Black 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.

In addition, SABATON posted this trailer revealing more details about the amazing artwork – watch it here: https://youtu.be/HCZP1-JsD0M

Alongside the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON History Channel – a unique collaboration between the band themselves and multimedia historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost – capturing the power of social media to tell stories about the wars, battles and heroes behind SABATON’s songs. Subscribe to the YouTube channel via this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG4CBbZih6nLzD08bTBGfw

“This is the biggest album we have taken on so far.There is more depth and story around the songs that we have ever had before”, Pär Sundström announces. “Expect many surprises as we have tried new things and we also went back in time to a concept we know a lot of you love. The Great War has been created side by side with the Sabaton History Channel to make 2019 the most exciting year in our 20 year history.”

Many more live shows will be announced shortly, but don’t miss the chance to see SABATON perform their new battle hymns during their summer festival run at one of these dates (including the band’s very own annual SABATON OPEN AIR in their hometown Falun):

SABATON Live 2019 
Get your tickets here: https://www.sabaton.net/tour/

04.05.19 CZ, Pilsen – Liberation Festival
07.06.19 D, Nuremberg – Rock im Park
08.06.19 D, Nürburg – Rock am Ring
13.06.19 A, Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
14.06 – 15.06.19 CH, Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
20.06.19 F, Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest
23.06.19 B, Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
26.06.19 PL, Krakow – Mystic Festival
28.06.19 E, Madrid – Download Festival
13.07.19 E, Circuit de Barcelona – Doctor Music Festival
25.07.19 FIN, Kuopio – Kuopiorock
01.08 – 03.08.19 D, Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08.19 UK, Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17.08.19 S, Falun – Sabaton Open Air
22.08 – 24.08.19 D, Sulingen – Reload Festival

Get the band’s previous albums as well as lots of merch and special editions from the Nuclear Blast shop: http://www.nuclearblast.de/shop/sabaton

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