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Watch SABATON’S “Christmas Truce” Animated Story Video

L-R: Tommy Johansson, Pär Sundström, Chris Rörland, Joakim Broden, Hannes Van Dahl

It was December 24th, in the tragic year of 1914, in the middle of a cold night. After six months in the muddy trenches, World War 1 still hadn’t come to an end on Christmas Eve; the soldiers were missing home even more than on any other day and started quietly singing carols. Although an official truce was declined from the governments, an eerie silence haunted the empty battlefields on the morning of December 25th. That was when the British and German soldiers slowly crawled out of their trenches to wish each other a Merry Christmas, take photographs, play games, and even exchange a few gifts.

In this animated story video, SABATON depicts this remarkable event that would come to be known as the “Christmas Truce.” This brand new video was unveiled during the band’s ongoing Christmas Advent Calendar on their social media channels and website.

Watch the new “Christmas Truce” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSUclZ6Ma28

“This is the story of the ‘Christmas Truce,’ and this is why we wrote our latest single,” said Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström. “We now give you a different way of experiencing our music and the history behind it.”

The “Christmas Truce” video was produced by Yarnhub, who also created the animated story videos for Sabaton’s “No Bullets Fly” and “Night Witches.”

A new edit of the “Christmas Truce” single is now available on all streaming platforms. You can listen to it here: https://music.sabaton.net/ChristmasTruce 

“Christmas Truce” precedes Sabaton’s upcoming 10th album, The War To End All Wars, set for a March 4, 2022 release (Nuclear Blast Records). The new album will dive deep into previously unexplored atrocities, miracles, and events tied to World War 1, taking the listener on an emotional and exciting 11-track ride.

The War To End All Wars can be pre-ordered here: https://smarturl.it/SabatonTWTEAWFor the album track listing, formats, and all details, go here: https://conta.cc/310Hj8u

Photo Credit: Christian Ripkens

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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