Swedish metallers SABATON have announced details of their most explosive London show to date. As part of their seven-date U.K. tour, the mighty militant metalheads will bring a fiery arsenal of punishing pyro from Sweden to England for the first time.
"We wanna give the U.K. fans a taste of what a festival show in Europe is," says SABATON bassist Pär Sundström. "This is a big thanks to the great support we got in the U.K. the last years."
To document the occasion, SABATON has decided to professionally film and record the November 9 show in London for a future live video DVD and Blu-ray release.
SABATON is currently headlining "Swedish Empire Tour" with support from ELUVEITIE and WISDOM.
SABATON's new album, "Carolus Rex", was certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. (Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last seven years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000.)
"Carolus Rex" sold around 950 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 29 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.
"Carolus Rex" was released on May 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyrics for the CD, which was made available in both English and Swedish, deal with the Swedish Empire (referring to the Kingdom of Sweden between 1561 and 1721).
SABATON earlier in the year parted ways with guitarists Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mulback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr. The band's new touring lineup is as follows:
Joakim Brodén - Vocals
Pär Sundström - Bass
Chris Rörland (NOCTURNAL RITES) - Guitar
Thobbe Englund (WINTERLONG, RAUBTIER) - Guitar
Robban Bäck (BALTIMOORE, PREY) - Drums