Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: August 12, 2019

Sabaton

Scandinavia has no shortage of power metal bands, and Sabaton is one such group, formed in Sweden in 1999. Their early history was beset by label issues, as they signed to Underground Symphony in 2001, who released their previously self-financed Fit For Fight effort as a teaser for their next effort, Metalizer. But for whatever reason, Underground Symphony never released that album, stalling the group's building momentum and disillusioning both band and fans. They finally gave up on the label and the recording, recorded a completely new album, and signed to Black Lotus, who released Primo Victoria (and, two years later, the "lost" Metalizer). With that behind them, the band has forged a successful mid-range career with a typical Euro power metal style, with the possible exception being Joakim Brodén's gravelly, gruff mid-range vocals. Four of the six members left the group after 2012's Carolus Rex and formed Civil War (does that band name hint at the reasons for departure?), yet Brodén and bassist Pär Sundström have survived with new membership.

Recent album: The Great War, released on July 19, 2019.

Current Members

Joakim Brodén

vocals

Chris Rörland

guitars

Tommy Johansson

guitars

Pär Sundström

bass

Hannes Van Dahl

drums (ex-Evergrey)

Former Members/Guests

Rikard Sundén

guitars (Civil War)

Oskar Montelius

guitars (ex-Civil War)

Thorbjorn Englund

guitars (ex-Winterlong)

Daniel Mÿhr

keyboards (Civil War)

Daniel Mullback

drums (Civil War)



Discography



Fist For Fight  
2001 Underground Symphony
  1. Introduction
  2. Hellrider
  3. Endless Nights
  4. Metalizer
  5. Burn Your Crosses
  6. The Hammer Has Fallen
  7. Hail To The King
  8. Shadows
  9. Thunderstorm
  10. Masters Of The World
  11. Guten Nacht
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mullback



Primo Victoria  
2005 Black Lodge
  1. Primo Victoria
  2. Reign Of Terror
  3. Panzer Battalion
  4. Wolfpack
  5. Counterstrike
  6. Stalingrad
  7. Into The Fire
  8. Purple Heart
  9. Metal Machine
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mullback



Attero Dominatus  
2006 Black Lodge
  1. Attero Dominatus
  2. Nuclear Attack
  3. Rise Of Evil
  4. In The Name Of God
  5. We Burn
  6. Angels Calling
  7. Back In Control
  8. A Light In The Black
  9. Metal Crüe
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mÿhr
  • Daniel Mullback



Metalizer  
2007 Black Lodge
  1. Hellrider
  2. Thundergods
  3. Metalizer
  4. Shadows
  5. Burn Your Crosses
  6. 7734
  7. Endless Nights
  8. Hail To The King
  9. Thunderstorm
  10. Speeder
  11. Masters Of The World
  12. Introduction
  13. Hellrider
  14. Endless Nights
  15. Metalizer
  16. Burn Your Crosses
  17. The Hammer Has Fallen
  18. Hail To The King
  19. Shadows
  20. Thunderstorm
  21. Masters Of The World
  22. Guten Nacht
  23. Birds Of War (previously unreleased)
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mullback



The Art Of War  
2008 Black Lodge
  1. Sun Tzu Says
  2. Ghost Division
  3. The Art Of War
  4. 40 : 1
  5. Unbreakable
  6. The nature of Warfare
  7. Cliffs of Gallipoli
  8. Talvisota
  9. Panzerkampf
  10. Union (Slopes of St. Benedict)
  11. The Price of a Mile
  12. Firestorm
  13. A Secret
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mÿhr
  • Daniel Mullback
2008 Readers' Album #98




Coat Of Arms  
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Coat of Arms
  2. Midway
  3. Uprising
  4. Screaming Eagles
  5. The Final Solution
  6. Aces in Exile
  7. Saboteurs
  8. Wehrmacht
  9. The White Death
  10. Metal Ripper
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mÿhr
  • Daniel Mullback



World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea  LIVE
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. The March to War (Intro)
  2. Ghost Division
  3. Uprising
  4. Aces in Exile
  5. Cliffs of Gallipoli
  6. White Death
  7. Swedish Pagans
  8. Wolfpack
  9. 40 : 1
  10. The Art of War
  11. Attero Dominatus
  12. The Price of a Mile
  13. Primo Victoria
  14. Metal Medley
  15. Dead Soldiers Waltz (Outro)
  16. Screaming Eagles
  17. Coat of Arms
  18. Into the Fire
  19. Talvisota
  20. Final Solution
  21. Back in Control
  22. Panzerkampf
  23. 7734
  24. Hellrider
  25. Panzer Battalion
  26. Rise of Evil
  27. 40 : 1
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mÿhr
  • Daniel Mullback



Metalus Hammerus Rex  COMPILATION
2012 Metal Hammer
  1. Carolus Rex
  2. Swedish Pagans
  3. White Death
  4. Ghost Division
  5. Attero Dominatus
  6. Primo Victoria
  7. Cliffs of Galipolli
  8. Hellrider
  9. Harley from Hell



Carolus Rex  
2012 Nuclear Blast
  1. Dominium Maris Baltici
  2. Lejonet Från Norden
  3. Gott Mit Uns
  4. En Livstid I Krig
  5. 1 6 4 8
  6. Karolinens Bön
  7. Carolus Rex
  8. Ett Slag Färgat Rött
  9. Poltava
  10. Konungens Likfärd
  11. Ruina Imperii
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Rikard Sundén
  • Oskar Montelius
  • Pär Sundström
  • Daniel Mÿhr
  • Daniel Mullback
2012 Readers' Album #32




Swedish Empire Live  VIDEO
2013 Nuclear Blast



Heroes  
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Night Witches
  2. No Bullets Fly
  3. Smoking Snakes
  4. Inmate 4859
  5. To Hell And Back
  6. The Ballad Of Bull
  7. Resist And Bite
  8. Soldier Of 3 Armies
  9. Far From The Fame
  10. Hearts Of Iron
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Chris Rörland
  • Thorbjorn Englund
  • Pär Sundström
  • Hannes Van Dahl
2014 Readers' Album #35




Heroes On Tour  LIVE
2016 Nuclear Blast
  1. The March to War
  2. Ghost Division
  3. To Hell and Back
  4. Carolus Rex
  5. No Bullets Fly
  6. Resist and Bite
  7. Far from the Fame
  8. Panzerkampf
  9. Gott Mit Uns
  10. The Art of War
  11. Soldier of 3 Armies
  12. Swedish Pagans
  13. Screaming Eagles
  14. Night Witches
  15. Primo Victoria
  16. Metal Crüe
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Chris Rörland
  • Thorbjorn Englund
  • Pär Sundström
  • Hannes Van Dahl



The Last Stand  
2016 Nuclear Blast
  1. Sparta
  2. Last Dying Breath
  3. Blood of Bannockburn
  4. Diary of an Unknown Soldier
  5. The Lost Battalion
  6. Rorke's Drift
  7. The Last Stand
  8. Hill 3234
  9. Shiroyama
  10. Winged Hussars
  11. The Last Battle
  12. Camouflage
  13. All Guns Blazing
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Chris Rörland
  • Thorbjorn Englund
  • Pär Sundström
  • Hannes Van Dahl
2016 Readers' Album #27




The Great War  
2019 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Future of Warfare
  2. Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  3. 82nd All the Way
  4. The Attack of the Dead Men
  5. Devil Dogs
  6. The Red Baron
  7. Great War
  8. A Ghost in the Trenches
  9. Fields of Verdun
  10. The End of the War to End All Wars
  11. In Flanders Fields
  • Joakim Brodén
  • Chris Rörland
  • Tommy Johansson
  • Pär Sundström
  • Hannes Van Dahl




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