SABATON, GRAVE DIGGER, POWERWOLF and SKULL FIST will team up for the "Power Of Metal Tour II 2011" in September. The dates are as follows:
Sep. 07 - AT - Vienna, Arena
Sep. 08 - DE - Munich, Backstage
Sep. 09 - DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
Sep. 10 - DE - Würzburg, Posthalle
Sep. 11 - NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar
Sep. 13 - CH - Zürich, Volkshaus
Sep. 14 - DE - Saabrücken, Garage
Sep. 15 - DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
Sep. 16 - DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
Sep. 17 - DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
For more information, visit www.powerofmetal.eu.
SABATON drummer Daniel Mullback was forced to sit out dates on the band's recent European tour "due to problems with his knees." He was temporarily replaced by Robert Bäck. Also performing with SABATON during the trek was DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq. He filled in for regular SABATON guitarist Rikard Sundén, who "has decided to multiply himself and will have his first kid at this time," according to a statement released by the band.
SABATON's fifth album, "Coat Of Arms", sold around 450 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 124 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Coat Of Arms" was released in Europe on May 21, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
"The Clans Are Still Marching", the new DVD from GRAVE DIGGER, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 56 (German chart rules allow music DVDs to enter album charts). Released on March 4 via Napalm Records, the DVD captures the energy of this unique evening and delivers it to living rooms everywhere. The DVD also comprises backstage footage, interviews, the video of "Highland Farewell" and its respective "Making of...", as well as all the live tracks on CD.
GRAVE DIGGER's latest album, "The Clans Will Rise Again", was released in Europe on October 1, 2010 via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded between mid-May 2010 and mid-July 2010 at the Meadow Studios, which is owned by GRAVE DIGGER's new guitarist Axel Ritt, and Principal Studios, where all of GRAVE DIGGER albums since 1995's "Heart Of Darkness" have been tracked. It was produced by Chris Boltendahl and mixed by Jörg Umbreit.