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Guitarist THOBBE ENGLUND Exits SABATON

Swedish metallers SABATON have parted ways with guitarist Thobbe Englund. Thobbe will play his final gig with SABATON in August in the band's hometown of Falun, at the group's Sabaton Open Air festival, as part of a release party for SABATON's new album, "The Last Stand". The band states: "We wish him nothing but success ...

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TRIVIUM Announces North American Tour With SABATON, HUNTRESS

Florida metallers TRIVIUM have announced detail of a fall North American headline tour. The trek, which gets underway September 15 at Columbus, Ohio's Newport Music Hall, will feature special guests SABATON and HUNTRESS. Presale tickets will be available beginning Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with general on sale starting Saturday, July 16 ...

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SABATON: Second 'The Last Stand' Album Trailer

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their eighth studio album, "The Last Stand", on August 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY) and it "marks a brand new chapter in SABATON history," according to a press release. The second trailer for "The Last Stand" ...

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SABATON: First 'The Last Stand' Album Trailer

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their eighth studio album, "The Last Stand", on August 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY) and it "marks a brand new chapter in SABATON history," according to a press release. The first trailer for "The Last Stand" ...

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SABATON: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'The Lost Battalion'

Swedish metallers SABATON will release their eighth studio album, "The Last Stand", on August 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY) and it "marks a brand new chapter in SABATON history," according to a press release. The official lyric video for the album's ...

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SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SLAYER, DISTURBED, KORN Set For LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Following a 2015 sellout, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1-2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region's culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. SLIPKNOT and AVENGED SEVENFOLD top a ...

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SABATON And ACCEPT To Tour Europe In 2017

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have announced the first dates for their massive European tour 2017. The band's biggest tour to date, "The Last Tour" is scheduled to kick off January 7 at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Very special guests are none other than heavy metal legends ACCEPT. Says SABATON's bass player Pär ...

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SNOWY SHAW Releases 'Alcoholocaust' Video

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with such legendary bands as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME and SABATON, has released a music video for the song "Alcoholocaust". The track was written, produced, recorded, played and sung by Shaw. It was mixed and mastered at Sound Industry ...

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DORO: 'Bad Blood' Performance Clip From 'Strong And Proud' DVD

German metal queen Doro Pesch celebrated the 30th anniversary of performing live during 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows. The tour kicked off impressively in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, followed by two sold-out nights ...

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SABATON Is Finalizing Details Of Upcoming Album

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, recently conducted an interview with vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SABATON's follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" album: Joakim: "We are actually just finalizing the details. ...

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SABATON Frontman: 'Just Because You Play An Instrument Very Well Doesn't Automatically Make You A Songwriter'

Swedish metallers SABATON will enter the studio in April to begin recording their new album for a tentative fall release. Asked if the songwriting process has changed since the addition of SABATON members Thobbe Englund (guitar), Chris Rörland (guitar) and Hannes van Dahl (drums), vocalist Joakim Brodén told Bucketlist Music Reviews: "Not that ...

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SABATON To Enter Studio In April

Metal Wani's editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with vocalist Joakim Brodén of Swedish metallers SABATON. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked about SABATON's plans to work on the follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" abum, Joakim said: "We start recording in a few weeks. Actually, ...

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Sweden's TWILIGHT FORCE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The foundation for what is now TWILIGHT FORCE was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, TWILIGHT FORCE wanted to create an ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DISTURBED, NIGHTWISH, VOLBEAT, Others Confirmed For HEAVY MONTREAL

Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. The complete lineup for this year's festival is as follows: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH DISTURBED NIGHTWISH VOLBEAT MASTODON BREAKING BENJAMIN KILLSWITCH ENGAGE BLACK LABEL SOCIETY GHOST ZAKK WYLDE BLIND GUARDIAN SABATON ALTER BRIDGE KATAKLYSM DESPISED ...

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