There is no rest for the wicked: After already releasing a set of fantastic singles once again proving the inexhaustible creativity of SABATON, the band releases a cover version of MANOWAR‘s ‘Kingdom Come’ today – born as a tribute to the American metal heroes and a video game collaboration.
Watch the video for ‘Kingdom Come’ here: https://youtu.be/XK-9A161BCM
Listen to the song here: https://sabaton.bfan.link/kingdom-come.ema
Pär Sundström, co-founder of SABATON and 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!”
Even before its physical release on August 27, the Limited Black/Red Spot 12” Vinyl became a popular collector’s item with high scarcity value: The 666 copies were sold out within days. The EP includes ‘Metal Trilogy’, a medley of three SABATON songs: ‘Metal Ripper’, ‘Metal Crüe’ and ‘Metal Machine’.
SABATON is arguably the most important band to emerge from the modern metal scene, journeying forth with confidence on a steady ascendence that’s rewarded them with five Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards (including Best Live Band three different years) and multiple nominations for the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards, the Grammis. In 2016, “The Last Stand” debuted at No. 1 in three different European countries and cracked the Top 3 in four others. Brodén (vocals), Sundström (bass), Chris Rörland (guitar), Hannes van Dahl (drums), and Tommy Johansson (guitar) curate a festival of their own, Sabaton Open Air, that started back in 2008, as well as their own forward-thinking Sabaton Cruise, that is being held since 2009. Their last album “The Great War” cracked the Top 10 in 11 countries including #1 positions in Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.
The band announced their “Tour To End All Tours” two weeks ago: In Spring 2022, SABATON will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, bringing their ground-breaking modern metal to the people and delivering breathtaking live shows in a setting that will once again set new bars for concerts of this kind. SABATON will be supported by Mongolian rock band THE HU and Finnish heavy metal veterans LORDI. Get your tickets here: https://www.sabaton.net/tour/
Watch the band’s latest music videos here:
“Defence Of Moscow”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TjXanLjpTU
“The Royal Guard”: https://youtu.be/kZN5bw3wg9g