SABATON singer Joakim Brodén has confirmed that the band is planning to launch the follow-up to 2016’s “The Last Stand” LP in 2019. “Obviously, we’re gonna begin making that album — properly, we already began, really, songwriting; songwriting by no means stops for us,” he informed Greece’s “TV War” in a brand new interview (see video beneath). “But, in fact, subsequent yr there can be an album. We’re not gonna get outdated and begin taking eight years between albums.”
Regarding the longer-than-usual look forward to a brand new SABATON report, Joakim stated: “The factor is, [‘The Last Stand’] tour has taken us nearly in every single place. Before, we did not play a lot in South America and in North America and in addition Asia, so again in these days, we have been executed with the touring in time to do an album each two years. Now, since we’re enjoying in Australia, North and South America and Asia as properly, it, sadly, delays it a bit. But, yeah, we’re not gonna be a band who releases an album each eight years.”
Asked if SABATON already has some concepts for a potential idea for the following studio album, Brodén stated: “We have numerous idea concepts, really. The trick is we by no means know what we’re gonna use. I imply, we have executed that previously and we stated what we have been planning on doing, after which we modified our minds on the final minute and folks have been upset. So, I am not making an attempt to be secretive — now we have most likely 20 or 30 concepts that we’re all the time working with, however on the finish, we do not actually resolve till now we have half of the songs written. We see what language, what sort of message is the music bringing. And you may’t actually sing about futuristic warfare if the songs sound outdated. It’s type of necessary to us that the music and lyrics match properly collectively.”
SABATON‘s subsequent disc would be the group’s first with guitarist Tommy Johansson (GOLDEN RESURRECTION, REINXEED), who changed Thobbe Englund in 2016.
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SABATON‘s 2012 album, “Carolus Rex”, was lately licensed quadruple platinum within the band’s dwelling nation of Sweden. The idea effort — which is the group’s greatest success so far — charts the rise and fall of the Swedish Empire, specifically the lifetime of Charles XII (“Carolus Rex”) who dominated it for 21 years. In an incredible coincidence, the album’s quadruple platinum certification got here precisely 300 years after the king’s loss of life in 1718.
To rejoice the album’s success, and to commemorate the Swedish king who impressed it, SABATON will launch a particular 300th-anniversary version of “Carolus Rex” on November 30, which is the date Carolus Rex was killed in Norway.