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Sabaton Announces New EP Trilogy “Echoes Of The Great War”

Sabaton Announces New EP Trilogy "Echoes Of The Great War"

Today, metal heroes SABATON make an exciting announcement: With their fascination for the stories of World War I, and two dedicated studio albums filled to the brim with stories from this conflict, the band from Falun has decided to dive even deeper into this topic with their newest release: The EP trilogy entitled Echoes Of The Great WarThis new EP trilogy features new songs specifically about World War I, coupled with topically related catalog music. You read that right! SABATON has been busy in the studio recording some new music for their fans.

With this WWI collection, the band aims to present this music in a different way, enabling listeners to familiarize themselves with these incredible war stories while simultaneously quenching the thirst for metal music.

Commenting on the new project, Pär Sundström states:

“This trilogy complements our two studio albums ‘The Great War’ and ‘The War To End All Wars’. We were definitely not ready to close our World War I chapter. We wanted to continue the journey and let it echo a little longer in the hearts and minds of our fans.”

The first in the series, Weapons Of The Modern Age, is out now. In times of conflict, science is very much linked to the war system. The First World War witnessed some of the biggest leaps in scientific evolution, weaponizing land, sea and skies in ways never witnessed before. This EP sheds light on the powerful and devastating tactics used to fight the war, and kicking off this release is SABATON’s new track, “Father.”

Sharing his insight on the track, Joakim Broden said:

“Our new song ‘Father’ is a dark track about a very controversial person. Fritz Haber, the man who weaponized lethal gas, is responsible for about 4 billion people being alive today thanks to the Haber-Bosch process that he won a Nobel Prize for. It takes some serious thought to wrap your head around his story. Things aren’t always easy to understand or simply black and white, but rather all shades of grey. ‘Father’ really forces you to think a bit more than the average song you hear on the radio.”

Stream it now:  https://music.sabaton.net/WeaponsOfTheModernAge

Watch the “Father” lyric video: 

SABATON is releasing a limited edition digipak:  http://nblast.de/Sabaton-WOTMA

Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the other two EPs in this new trilogy:

Heroes Of The Great War

The songs on the second EP in the collection, Heroes Of The Great War, are a nod to some of the Great War’s fearless heroes who left a legacy worthy of a thousand songs. Men and women pushed themselves to their physical and psychological limits, accomplishing almost superhuman things. In this EP, SABATON pays tribute to heroes whose unique stories resonated with the band, and whose narratives are truly inspiring. 

Stories From The Western Front  

The third EP in the series, Stories From The Western Front, features songs about some of the most gripping tales from one of World War 1’s main theatres of war. These stories, some of which are unimaginable in this day and age, depict the chaos, danger, and instability soldiers faced daily, fighting in the name of their countries.

For the sake of atmospheric continuity and staying true to the sound of both The Great War and The War To End All Wars albums, SABATON has continued to work with Black Lounge Studios – more notably, Jonas Kjellgren, the band’s long-time producer and recording engineer.

The three new EP releases will be available on all major digital music services. SABATON will also release an exclusive, limited edition Digipak with every EP.

A few weeks agoSABATON announced their first full-length movie The War To End All Wars that the band has been working on for two years together with Yarnhub animation studios.  The War To End All Wars is a cohesive, thought-provoking, and emotionally charged piece with a heavy focus on storytelling. It features members of the band, both in real life and animated, and a lot of research and effort has been put into it to ensure it depicts history in the most accurate way possible – this is something that the band is very passionate about.

SABATON had a dream of creating something entertaining but with great educational value, and that dream has become a reality after two years of hard work.

Watch the teaser here:

Sabaton is currently on its 2022 North American trek, “The Tour To End All Tours,” with remaining dates below.  

SEPTEMBER

30  Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX

OCTOBER

1   Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX 

3   Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN 

4   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA 

6   The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD 

8   ICON, Cincinnati, OH 

10 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI 

11 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI 

13 The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN 

15 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL 

17 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA 

18 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA 

21 MGM Music Hall, Boston, MA 

22 Place Bell Arena, Montreal, QC 

23 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

ABOUT SABATON:

SABATON climbed the international charts with their album The War To End All Wars, securing #1 positions in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Finland. Having achieved the top position for the second time in Germany, Sweden and Finland, the album peaked at #1 in Poland, Hungary and Austria for the first time in the band’s career. This and additional outstanding results in other territories have made The War To End All Wars SABATON’S most successful album so far.

SABATON announced the re-scheduled dates for the European leg of their tour, known as “The Tour To End All Tours”, as well as an extension of “The Great Sweden Tour” with 20 additional shows in 20 more cities taking place in early 2023. All tour dates can be found HERE.

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