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11th October 2010


They are probably the hottest band in metal right now - SABATON - hailing from Sweden and their current album 'Coat of Arms' has hit the Top 20 of the official German album charts.

After several years of building their fanbase and releasing albums via a small label, this record was the first one to be released from a big player of the label scene, Nuclear Blast, on May 21st.

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Afterwards they played several summer festivals such as Metalcamp Slovenia and since September 24th, the band are out on their headlining tour being support by Finland´s power metal newcomers Thaurorod as well as Alestorm on the 'World War Tour'.

Many shows were already sold out long before the tour started, and right now it is/was not possible to buy any more tickets for the following Sabaton shows:

26.09.2010 Hamburg Markthalle - SOLD OUT!
27.09.2010 Zaandam De Kade - SOLD OUT!
29.09.2010 Hannover Musikzentrum - SOLD OUT!
30.09.2010 Leipzig Hellraiser - SOLD OUT!
01.10.2010 Geiselwind Music Hall - SOLD OUT!
02.10.2010 München Backstage - SOLD OUT!
03.10.2010 Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik - SOLD OUT!
09.10.2010 Paris Nouveau Casino - SOLD OUT!
19.10.2010 Antwerpen Hof Ter Lo - SOLD OUT!
20.10.2010 Frankfurt Batschkapp - SOLD OUT!
21.10.2010 Nijmegen Doornroosje - SOLD OUT!
23.10.2010 Antwerpen Hof Ter Lo - SOLD OUT!

Here's the Official 'World War Tour' trailer...

And here's the official video for the song 'Uprising' featuring 'Prison Break' actor Peter Stormare.


featuring Alestorm & Thaurorod/Steelwing presented by ROCK HARD, ROCK IT,

05.10.2010 DE - Cologne, Live Music Hall
06.10.2010 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
07.10.2010 IT - Milan, Alcatraz
08.10.2010 CH - Pratteln, Z7
09.10.2010 FR - Paris, Nouveau Casino
11.10.2010 UK - Manchester, Academy 2
12.10.2010 UK - Glasgow, Garage
14.10.2010 UK - London, Electric Ballroom
15.10.2010 UK - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
16.10.2010 UK - Sheffield, Corporation
17.10.2010 UK - Brighton, Concorde 2
19.10.2010 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
20.10.2010 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
21.10.2010 NL - Nijmegen, Doornroosje
22.10.2010 DE - Dortmund, FZW
23.10.2010 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
01.11.2010 ET - Tallin, Rock Cafe
02.11.2010 LV - Riga, Melna Piektdiena
03.11.2010 BR - Minsk, Reaktor
05.11.2010 AT - Vienna, Szene
06.11.2010 CZ - Zlin, MOR Cafe
07.11.2010 CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
08.11.2010 PL - Krakow, Studio
10.11.2010 PL - Katowice, Mega Club
11.11.2010 PL - Lodz, Dekompresja
12.11.2010 PL - Rzeszow, Pod Palma
13.11.2010 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
14.11.2010 HU - Budapest, WigWam
16.11.2010 BU - Sofia, Blue Box Club
17.11.2010 RO - Bucharest, Silver Church
19.11.2010 SE - Belgrade, SKC
20.11.2010 HR - Zagreb, Mochvara
21.11.2010 AT - Graz, Explosiv
22.11.2010 AT - Woergl, Komma
23.11.2010 DE - Berlin, Columbia Club



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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