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Sabaton & Kreator Announce 2018 North American Co-Headlining Tour!

Halloween is just around the corner but that doesn’t mean a couple of the treats can’t come earlier and this one is not going to satisfy your sweet tooth but will assist in the quelling of your ravenous desire for Heavy Metal. Yes, a new tour is heading our way and it’s a co-headlining run with Sabaton and Kreator. Read on down below and know that I will come back to close it all up.

The Press Release:
Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek. The 24-date tour kicks off on Thursday, February 8. 2018 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona and will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10th.

SABATON’s Par Sundström comments, “We are excited to return to American grounds after the last successful tour. Teaming up with our friends in KREATOR, we are able to play larger venues which allows us to bring a bigger production than we ever brought into America.”

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza states, “Hordes! We return back to North America alongside the mighty SABATON! It’s a true European invasion and we can’t wait to be back! We’re looking forward to sharing this bill with Sabaton and playing our full headline set for KREATOR fans old and new”.

Nuclear Blast’s Symphonic and Thrash metal artists collide for an unforgettable experience filled with high energy and extradorniary musicianship.
SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out the the lyric video for “Sparta” which chronicles the story of the most iconic last stands battle of Thermopylae. Listen to it here: https://youtu.be/p1SlBlB5pzU
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Sabaton Announces 2017 North American Tour

I’m not going to waste any time dancing about this one since we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything that Sabaton brings to the table and after seeing them on quite a few opening slots, I am pleased as punch to share the news about the bands 2017 Headlining Tour – Check it out below.


The Press Release:
Swedish metal heroes SABATON announced they will be returning next year for a North American The Last Tour headlining trek. The band will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album The Last Stand. The tour will kick-off on November 20th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, hit 7 Canadian cities plus Chicago, Anaheim, Dallas, and conclude at the The Fillmore in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 22nd!

“Finally, after 4 tours in a row supporting other bands, the time is right for us to turn the tables and headline,” comments Pär Sundström. “We have seen the fans reactions and now we feel confident that we cannot just pull this off, but we can do it in great style!”

Tickets are now available for purchase exclusively at enterthevault.com. Also available are a very limited number of VIP post show meet and greets which include a poster and a shirt. All other outlets will have general admission tickets available on November 12th!
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“Blood Of Bannockburn” (Single) by Sabaton

Artist: Sabaton
Title: “Blood Of Bannockburn” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 7/15/16
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 4.5/5

I guess it’s been a little over a month since I shared my thoughts about the first single from Sabaton’s upcoming “The Last Stand” album (see THIS LINK if you missed it) and now they have dished out a second with “Blood Of Bannockburn”. Before I played the track, I poked around Wikipedia and learned a bit about this point in Scottish history but will use what the band has provided first for your indulgence.
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The Lost Battalion” (Single) by Sabaton

Artist: Sabaton
Title: “The Lost Battalion” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 6/10/2016
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 3.5/5

Ever since witnessing the overpowering live presence of Sweden’s Sabaton several years ago, I’ve done my best to become one of those “catch-up” fans by snagging some of their older works and vowing to support any tour that I was able to be a part of when they came to our neck of the woods. Earlier today the band released the first single from their upcoming album “The Last Stand” which continues the presentation of what I have been referring to as “War History Metal” with “The Lost Battalion”. Here’s what the bands official website says about the tune.
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“World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea” by Sabaton

Artist: Sabaton
Title: “World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 9/13/2011
Genre: Power Metal
Rating: 5/5

Should I lie to you and say how I have been following this band for years or should I fess up and say that it wasn’t until about two years ago from this point in my writing it down that I had never even heard of Sabaton before. I’ll go with the “honesty is the best policy” road even though its slightly embarrassing to admit based on my always considering myself up on a dozen or more bands that my circle of friends have no clue about. In my defense it is not hard to have found the band eluding me based on the fact that they had never even been to our region for any touring until the Evergrey tour of 2011 where they were direct support. I apologize if they played a one-off festival appearance that I didn’t know about but I am speaking of a full on focused invasion for the larger Metal masses to take a part in. I caught the Evergrey tour and really wanted to see Sabaton and after their set I remember being stunned and impressed more than I had ever expected. I wondered where this band had been all my life because it was just so on point. They returned in early 2012 but I will speak about that later, right now I want to focus on the outstanding double CD live release called “World War Live: The Battle Of The Baltic Sea”. The live album is the bands first in their career and this might surprise their legacy fans because the group has been around since 1999 and have released six full length albums. The release is special because it first delivers the bands entire set from the Sabaton cruise while the second CD gives you selections from across the bands European Tour. Both were done in 2010 so this is a very recent presentation of the band and not something that leaves you wondering how they sound “now” as opposed to the way “that they used to”.
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