FALUN, Sweden – Celebrated Swedish heavy metal titansSABATON enter a new partnership with NUCLEAR BLAST, re-signing with their longtime label home for a new single and much more to come.
‘Livgardet,’ the band’s first new music since 2019’s The Great War (which cracked the Top 10 in 11 countries, including No. 1 positions in Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden), and No. 7 in Australia. It will arrive on February 26. The Swedish-language song honours the Swedish Royal Guards first established in the year 1521.
“It feels good to continue our collaboration with the world’s biggest heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast,” saidSABATON bassist and co-founder Pär Sundström, who also serves as the band’s manager. “We have been working with Nuclear Blast for more than a decade, and at the end of last year, we signed the contract for the upcoming releases, and we will continue to write metal history together.”
The Nuclear Blast relationship with SABATON dates back to 2010’s World War II-themed “Coat of Arms”. Its follow-up, 2012’s Carolus Rex, was released in both English and Swedish language editions. ‘Livgardet’ marks a return to the band’s native language. As SABATON‘s frontman, co-founder, and principal songwriter Joakim Brodén declared: “Damn, it feels good to be singing in Swedish again!”
The song is now available for pre-save via this link: http://nblast.de/SabatonLivgardetPre