Sabaton are a grammis-nominated power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band’s main lyrical theme is that of historical wars. This can be heard on the albums Primo Victoria and Attero Dominatus where all of the songs, except the final tracks, take inspiration from a historical battle or war, such as the song “Counterstrike”, which refers to the Six-Day War.

Line-up

  • Joakim Brodén — vocals, keyboards (on Metalizer and Primo Victoria)
  • Rikard Sundén — rhythm/lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Oskar Montelius — lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Pär Sundström — bass
  • Daniel Mullback — drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Daniel Mÿhr — keyboards, backing vocals

Discography

  • Fist for Fight (2001)
  • Primo Victoria (2005)
  • Attero Dominatus (2006)
  • Metalizer (2007)
  • The Art of War (2008)
  • Coat of Arms (2010)

PRIMO VICTORIA (2005)

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Primo Victoria
CD, 2005 – Black Lodge Records

1. Primo Victoria
2. Reign of Terror
3. Panzer Battalion
4. Wolfpack
5. Counterstrike
6. Stalingrad
7. Into the Fire
8. Purple Heart
9. Metal Machine

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Attero Dominatus

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Attero Dominatus
CD, 2006 – Black Lodge Records

1. Attero Dominatus
2. Nuclear Attack
3. Rise of Evil
4. In the Name of God
5. We Burn
6. Angels Calling
7. Back in Control
8. A Light in the Black
9. Metal Crüe

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Metalizer

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Metalizer
CD, March 2007 – Black Lodge Records

DISC 1

1. Hellrider
2. Thundergods
3. Metalizer
4. Shadows
5. Burn Your Crosses
6. 7734
7. Endless Nights
8. Hail to the King
9. Thunderstorm
10. Speeder
11. Masters of the World

DISC 2

1. Introduction
2. Hellrider
3. Endless Nights
4. Metalizer
5. Burn Your Crosses
6. The Hammer Has Fallen
7. Hail to the King
8. Shadows
9. Thunderstorm
10. Masters of the World
11. Guten Nacht
12. Birds of War

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The Art of War

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The Art of War
CD, 30 May 2008 – Black Lodge Records / Sound Pollution Records

1. Sun Tzu Says
2. Ghost Division
3. The Art of War
4. 40:1
5. Unbreakable
6. The Nature of Warfare
7. Cliffs of Gallipoli
8. Talvisota
9. Panzerkampf
10. Union (Slopes of St. Benedict)
11. The Price of a Mile
12. Firestorm
13. A Secret

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