“STEEL COMMANDERS” THE LATEST FROM SWEDISH TITANS
Swedish metal titans SABATON recently announced their new collaboration with World of Tanks and premiered a striking music video for “Steel Commanders.” Pioneering hyperrealistic visuals of the band and their GRAMMY Award-nominated special guest Tina Guo in epic war scenes, the video clip was viewed more than 3.6 million times within the first three weeks of its release.
After offering fans and gamers the chance to see them as crew members on the new Strv K tank, the first-ever Tier IX premium vehicle in World of Tanks, SABATON has now answered the calls from fans asking for the song to be made available via all music streaming platforms. Hop into your tank and download or stream “Steel Commanders” here:
In addition, SABATON also releases a brand new lyric video for “Steel Commanders,” inspired by the sketches used for the production of the official music video for the song.
In the more than two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers SABATON have headlined major festivals and sold-out arena concerts worldwide, gaining a legion of loyal fans across the globe by carving out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business. Since the band’s debut album in 2005, SABATON has combined standout stage design and production with epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with classic kick-ass metal. SABATON has released nine studio albums, amassed six GOLD, one 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 Grammis 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 and 1.5 billion YouTube views.
In 2008, SABATON hosted the first now annual, three-day concert festival, the “Sabaton Open Air,” at the Lugnet ski stadium in Sweden. The following year, the band launched its annual – and always sold out – Sabaton Cruise that sails out of Stockholm for epic sea adventures, rocking the ship with fellow metalheads, and lots of SABATON. Twenty-nineteen saw the debut of the band’s own YouTube channel, “Sabaton History Channel.” The channel combines the power of YouTube, music, and storytelling to dive into the true-life stories behind every Sabaton song, bringing history to life in an informative and entertaining way. Sabaton’s Pär Sundstöm and Joakim Brodén are joined by the renowned historian Indy Neidell, of “The Great War” and “WW Two in Real-Time” fame.
Combining soaring power riffs with vocalist Brodén‘s instantly-recognizable gruff baritone, the band refuses to be simply slotted into a genre. Fans need only know them as SABATON, the heavy metal band that sings of real-life wars and the people who played a part in them; of grueling campaigns and dazzling acts of bravery, magnificent victories, and touching personal struggles, true stories more fantastic than any fiction.
SABATON is: Joakim Brodén/Vocals; Pär Sundström/Bass; Chris Rörland/Guitar; Tommy Johansson/Guitar; Hannes Van Dahl/Drums
SABATON is currently on tour with JUDAS PRIEST as Special Guest on its North American “50 Heavy Metal Years” tour. As one reviewer put it, “Sabaton is a thrill to see live. Monster riffs and sweeping melodies accompanied by Brodén’s soaring vocals captivated the crowd.” Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
SABATON TOUR DATES WITH JUDAS PRIEST
22 Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
23 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
25 Saint Louis Music Park, St. Louis, MO
26 Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY (Sabaton festival date)
29 The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
30 Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT
2 Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett, WA
3 Moda Center, Portland, OR
5 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
6 Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA
8 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
9 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
12 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
13 HEB Center, Austin, TX
15 Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX
16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
19 Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence, MO
21 Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
22 Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
24 Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, SC
25 The Met, Philadelphia, PA
27 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
28 MGM Casino, Washington, DC
30 Foxwoods Casino Arena, Mashantucket, CT
31 Tsongas Center at UMass, Lowell, MA
2 Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NS CANADA
4 Place Bell, Montreal, QC CANADA
5 FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON CANADA