Op 19 juli komt de Zweedse band Sabaton met zijn nieuwe langspeler. Dan zal via Nuclear Blast het album The Great War gaan verschijnen. Die plaat staat in het teken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog. De nieuwe single heet dan ook ‘Fields Of Verdun’.
Bassist Pär Sundström zegt hierover: “We choose ‘Fields of Verdun’ to be the first single since we felt it represent the album perfect, a classic SABATON metal song which we cannot wait to include in the future setlists.
The story of the battle of Verdun is also very representative for the album since it has all elements that identifies with ‘The Great War’. Verdun is so much WW1 that we decided to hold the first album presentation in this city, inviting journalists from around the world to not just hear the album, but also understand the story behind it.
It is the first single from the upcoming album even if we just released ‘Bismarck’, but that song is not from the upcoming album. We decided to write ‘Bismarck’ outside the album since the story does not connect to WW1 and also that it was recorded at a different time. The meaning of this song was a tribute to all fans who have contributed over the years by sending us ideas for future songs, please continue with that!”
Sabaton is komende zomer één van de headliners van Graspop Metal Meeting.