Sabaton issue Art Of War live video


Sabaton have released a live video showcasing their track Art Of War.

It was filmed at Nantes’ Stereolux venue in France earlier this year and features on the bonus DVD included on the Digibook and Earbook versions of their upcoming eighth album, The Last Stand. The album takes its inspiration from famous defensive ‘last stand’ battles.

The follow-up to 2014’s Heroes is due out on August 19 via Nuclear Blast. It can be pre-ordered now.

It also follows the lyric video for the song The Blood Of Bannockburn.

Bassist Par Sundstrom said of the Peter Sallai’s cover art: “We had the idea to make an image reflecting soldiers of different times representing the different historical battles we sing about on the new album. This only reveals a small part of the album topics though.

“We always have several ideas for albums to work with. Since there are countless different views and angles of war, we will unfortunately never run out of ideas. We felt that the last stand was something perfect for Sabaton. Heroes was a perfect theme and The Last Stand is right down our alley too. It was exciting to do the research.”

Sabaton are scheduled to play Heavy Montreal, Canada, this weekend before heading to Europe for a run of shows. They’ll then tour with with Accept in 2017.

Sabaton The Last Stand

Sabaton The Last Stand

Sabaton The Last Stand tracklist

  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

Sabaton tour dates 2016⁄17

Aug 07: Montreal Heavy Montreal, QC
Aug 18: Binkelbuhl Summer Breeze, Germany
Aug 19: Hamburg Elb-Riot, Germany
Aug 20: Falun Sabaton Open Air, Sweden
Aug 28: Straszecin Czad Festival, Poland
Aug 29: Wroclaw Rock For Freedom, Poland
Jan 07: Oberhausen Konig Pilsener Arena, Germany
Jan 08: Antwerp Lotto Arena, Belgium
Jan 10: Dublin Vicar Street, Ireland
Jan 11: Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
Jan 13: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK
Jan 14: London O2 Brixton Academy, UK
Jan 28: Ludwigsburg MHP Arena, Germany
Jan 29: Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall, Netherlands
Jan 31: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Feb 01: Saarbrucken Saarlandhalle, Germany
Feb 04: Bamberg Brose Arena, Germany
Feb 05: Munich Zenith, Germany
Mar 15: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany

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