SABATON – Release New 2-Track Single “Kingdom Come/Metal Trilogy”

SABATON ANSWERS FANS’ REQUESTS
FOR AN AUDIO VERSION OF
MANOWAR’S “KINGDOM COME”
Digital Two-Track Single of 
“Kingdom Come” / “Metal Trilogy” Available Now
Limited Vinyl Already Sold Out
After several years of fans’ posts asking, “why isn’t this on Spotify?”, “where can I buy this?”, “please release this song!”, today the multi Gold and Platinum-selling Sabaton heeds the call and announces the long-awaited audio release of its cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come.”  The track, paired with Sabaton’s “Metal Trilogy,” a medley of the band’s “Metal Ripper,” “Metal Crue,” and “Metal Machine,” is now available digitally on all streaming platforms, and the song can be heard here:  https://music.sabaton.net/KingdomCome

Also today, Sabaton debuts a stunning 3D motion graphics animated lyric video for “Kingdom Come” which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK-9A161BCM

Last week, Sabaton announced on its socials a pre-order for a limited edition Black/Red Spot 12″ vinyl disc that included “Kingdom Come” and the three-song medley “Metal Trilogy” set for an August 27 release date – copies sold out immediately.

The Sabaton cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come” was originally released in 2016 as a track on Decades of Destruction Metal Hammer’s special compilation covers CD that accompanied the magazine’s 30th-anniversary edition.  A few months later Sabaton and the Czech Republic video game developer. Warhorse Studios, collaborated on a music video for the track incorporating scenes from the actual game to produce a story-driven, epic adventure – “Kingdom Come:  Deliverance.”  But, until today, the song has never been available as a stand-alone audio single.

Pär Sundtröm, co-founder of Sabaton and its bass player, states, “Our fans have spoken.  YOU requested the release of this song everywhere, so this is for all of you.  This recording was meant to be a tribute to Manowar and a collaboration with a video game bearing the same name when we recorded it a few years ago.  We are happy to see that you appreciate the song so much, and we have paid attention to your wishes and requests.  You asked for it, you got it.”

A week ago, on July 9, Sabaton played its first concert in more than a year headlining the Exit Festival in Serbia.  Winner of multiple “Best European Major Festival” awards 2021’s Exit Festival was Europe’s first major music festival since COVID hit in early 2020 and Sabaton performed in front of more than 40,000 fans from some 70 countries.  On September 8 in Reading PA Sabaton will launch its first North American tour since Fall 2019 as main support on Judas Priest’s 37-city, “50 Years of Metal” North American tour.  Sabaton is also confirmed to perform at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival and at Louder Than Life in Louisville.  The complete itinerary is below for all ticket purchasing info, visit https://www.sabaton.net/tour
Sabaton L-R:  Tommy Johansson Chris Rörland Joakim Brodén Pär Sundström Hannes Van DahlPhoto Credit:  Daniel Eriksson
AUGUST
20  Rock Castle Moravsky Krumlov Czech Republic

2021 * North America Judas Priest’s “50 Years of Metal”
SEPTEMBER

8   Santander Arena Reading, PA
9   Blue Ridge Rock Festival Danville, VA  (Sabaton festival date)
11  Warlando Festival Central FL Fairgrounds Orlando, FL
13  PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
14  Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
16  Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
17  Covelli Center Youngstown, OH
19  Fox Theatre Detroit, MI
20  Rosemont Theatre Chicago, IL
22  Miller High Life Theatre Milwaukee, WI
23  The Armory Minneapolis, MN
25  Saint Louis Music Park St. Louis, MO
26  Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY  (Sabaton festival date)
29  The Mission Ballroom Denver, CO
30  Maverik Center West Valley City, UT

OCTOBER
2  Angel of the Winds Arena Everett, WA
3  Moda Center Portland, OR
5  Fox Theater Oakland, CA
6  Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, CA
8  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV
9  Arizona Federal Theatre Phoenix, AZ
12  Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, TX
13  HEB Center Austin, TX
15  Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Dallas, TX
16  The Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City, OK
19  Cable Dahmer Arena Independence, MO
21  Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
22  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
24  Charleston Civic Center Coliseum Charleston, SC
25  The Met Philadelphia, PA
27  Prudential Center Newark, NJ
28  MGM Casino Washington, DC
30  Foxwoods Casino Arena Mashantucket, CT
31  Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, MA

NOVEMBER
2   Scotiabank Centre Halifax NS,  CANADA
4   Place Bell Montreal QC, CANADA
5   FirstOntario Centre Hamilton ON,  CANADA

2022
JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 12

29-date headline tour of Sweden

Europe “The Tour To End All Tours”
MARCH
4   Spektrum Oslo, Norway
5   Avicii Arena Stockholm, Sweden
6   Royal Arena Copenhagen, Denmark
8   Barclays Arena Germany, Hamburg
9   Rockhal Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
11  Mercedes Benz Arena Berlin, Germany
12  O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic
13  Arena Budapest, Hungary
15  Lorenzini District Milan, Italy
16  Arena Geneva, Switzerland
18  Wembley Arena London, UK
19  First Direct Arena Leeds, UK
20  Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK
22  Hydro Glasgow, UK
24  Sportpaleis Antwerp, Belgium
25  Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands
26  Quarterback Immo Arena Leipzig, Germany
28  La Seine Musicale Paris, France
30  Stadthalle Vienna, Austria
31  Olympiahalle Munich, Germany

APRIL
1  Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany
2  ZAG Arena Hannover, Germany
4  Tauron Arena Krakow, Poland
6  Saku Arena Tallinn, Estonia
8  Kuopio Hall Kuopio, Finland
9  Hartwall Arena Helsinki, Finland 
ABOUT SABATON:In the more than two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers Sabaton have gained a legion of loyal fans across the globe by carving out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, an assessment shared by the UK’s Guardian:  “Other than veterans Iron Maiden, Sabaton is the biggest heavy metal band in Europe.”  Since the band’s debut album in 2005, Sabaton has been combining standout stage design and production with epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with classic kick-ass metal.  Sabaton has released nine studio albums, amassed six GOLD, one PLATINUM, and one four-times-PLATINUM awards, seen eight of its albums score Top 10 international chart status, and six claim the Top 5.  The band has earned eight Metal Hammer/Golden Gods Awards nominations, taking home the award for “Breakthrough Artist” in 2011 and “Best Live Band” in three different years, and a Grammis nomination (Swedish equivalent to the U.S. Grammys) as Best Heavy Metal band.  Sabaton has also accumulated more than three billion total streams. Since 2008, Sabaton has hosted its own annual concert festival, the “Sabaton Open Air” at Hårdrocksstadion at Lugnet in Sweden, and launched its yearly – and always sold out – Sabaton Cruise that sails out of Stockholm for epic sea adventures, rocking the ship with fellow metalheads, and lots of SABATON.  Twenty-nineteen saw the launch of the band’s own YouTube channel, “Sabaton History Channel.” The channel combines the power of YouTube, music and storytelling to dive into the true-life stories behind every Sabaton song, bringing history to life in an informative and entertaining way.  Sabaton’s Pär Sundstöm and Joakim Brodén are joined by Indy Neidell, of “The Great War” and “WW Two in Real Time” fame. Combining soaring power riffs with vocalist Joakim Brodén’s instantly-recognizable gruff baritone, the band refuses to be simply slotted into a genre. Fans need only know them as Sabaton, the heavy metal band that sings of real-life wars and the people who played a part in them; of grueling campaigns and dazzling acts of bravery, magnificent victories, and touching personal struggles, true stories more fantastic than any fiction. Over its 11 year touring history, Sabaton has headlined major festivals and sold-out arena concerts around the world.#     #     #

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