Sabaton Reveal Details of ‘The Last Stand’ Album
Swedish metallers Sabaton are on their way back with new music, and we've now got an album title, artwork and a release date. The disc, titled The Last Stand, is set to drop on Aug. 19 via Nuclear Blast.
"We worked once again with Peter Tägtgren in his newly upgraded and top class Abyss studio in Sweden to record, produce and mix the album," reveals bassist Par Sundstrom. "The mastering will be done by Jonas Kjellgren, who also works in the same building in nice Pärlby on the countryside of Sweden. Both Carolus Rex and Heroes was done in the same way and we feel very comfortable to return to the same place and people again. Fans will recognize the sound of the album as Sabaton but we really feel we took it a step forward this time."
Peter Sallaj, who has worked with Sabaton since their Carolus Rex disc, once again created the artwork. Sundstrom adds, "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." Check out the artwork above.
As for what fans can expect, vocalist Joakim Broden states, "The concept of a last stand has always fascinated me, and both me and Pär were 'all in excited' about the subject so it was an easy choice to make." Sundstrom says, "We have always 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 kinda felt that the last stand was something perfect for Sabaton. Something we really wanted to do. Heroes was a perfect theme and The Last Stand is right down our alley too. It was exciting to do the research."
Stay tuned for Sabaton's The Last Stand, coming Aug. 19, and look for the band touring Europe throughout the summer. Their dates can be found here.
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