Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Uprising", the new video from Swedish epic power metallers SABATON, can be viewed below.
Commented the band: "We think we can say it is the biggest heavy metal video ever produced.
"For two days over 200 people worked around the clock on the set shooting scenes, including over 100 actors that were directed by Jacek Raginis and produced by Bogna Janiec of Studio Filmowe N production company.
"Production was supported by first assistant directors Michal Ozi Ozierow and Jacek Spychala and chiefs of reenacting groups Tomasz Karasinski (Radoslaw 44) and Marek Lukasik (Pomerania).
"The music video includes also famous actors as Peter Stormare [Sweden, U.S.] and Mateusz Damiecki [Poland], Monika Buchowiec and also featured a special appearance by General Waldemar Skrzypczak of the Polish army.
"The premiere show of the new video is scheduled to be on August 1, which is the anniversary of the start of The Warsaw Uprising in 1944.
"A big thanks to everyone involved in this project and special thanks to SKOK Group and its producer Mariusz Wielebski, who made this video possible."
Photos from the video shoot can be found at this location.
In other news, SABATON bassist Pär Sundström will be interviewed live on tonight's (Monday, May 31) edition of the "Metalzone" radio show with Kostas Purevil Kyriakakis. You can listen to the program at 22.00 (GMT +2) on 94fm in Athens, Greece and online at www.metalzone.gr by clicking on the "Listen Hard" graphic.
"Uprising" comes off SABATON's fifth album, "Coat Of Arms", which was released in Europe on May 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's headlining tour, dubbed the "World War Tour", will kick off on August 27 and will consist of over 60 shows in more than 20 countries. The final concert will take place on December 11, after which SABATON "will regroup, rearm and prepare for yet another strike in 2011."