Jul 15

SABATON: Second Single “Blood Of Bannockburn” Released!

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Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their brand-new, 8th studio album, The Last Stand on August 19th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have revealed the second single called “Blood Of Bannockburn.”

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/Oi7xBe5-M8k

The story behind the lyrics:
1314, nine years after the execution of William Wallace, the Scottish laid siege upon Stirling Castle and an agreement was made that if it had not been relieved by mid-summer the English would surrender the castle to the Scottish. The English could of course not ignore that challenge, and sent a formidable force north towards Stirling to break the siege and relieve the troops inside. In the end Robert the Bruce and the Scottish defeated the English under Edward II‘s command with a force half the size and not nearly as well equipped of what the English had at their disposal.

if you missed the previous trailers, you can watch it here!
Official Trailer #1
Official Trailer #2
Official Trailer #3

A few weeks ago, SABATON released the first single called ‘The Lost Battalion’. Watch the lyric video for the track on the Nuclear Blast Youtube channel!

Get the digital single here: http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads

The story behind the lyrics:
“The Lost Battalion” is the name given to nine companies of the United States’ 77th Division during the battle of the Argonne in 1918. Even though these 550-575 brave men were completely surrounded by the German Army and subjected to friendly artillery fire, they kept on fighting for a week until they were relieved. Of the over 500-plus soldiers who entered the Argonne Forest, only 194 walked out unscathed. The rest were killed, missing, captured, or wounded.

The record can be pre-ordered in various formats here: : http://nblast.de/SabatonLastStandNB
Or digitally:  http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads

The Last Stand can be purchased in the following editions:
– CD+DVD-DIGI
– CD
– 2LP (black, dark green)
– Digital

CD+DVD-DIGI
CD
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke’s Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
Bonus:
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing

DVD – Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France)
01. Intro (The March To War)
02. Ghost Division
03. Far From The Fame
04. Uprising
05. Midway
06. Gott Mit Uns
07. Resist And Bite
08. Wolfpack
09. Dominium Maris Baltici
10. Carolus Rex
11. Swedish Pagans
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. Wind Of Change
16. To Hell And Back
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe


CD
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke’s Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle


2LP – 45 RPM
Side A
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
Side B
01. Rorke’s Drift
02. The Last Stand
03. Hill 3234
04. Shiroyama
Side C
01. Winged Hussars
02. The Last Battle
Side D (Bonus)
01. Camouflage
02. All Guns Blazing

Catch SABATON live at the following dates:

w/ TRIVIUM, HUNTRESS
15.09.  USA     Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
16.09.  USA     Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
19.09.  USA     Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
20.09.  USA     Little Rock, AR – Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center
22.09.  USA     Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
23.09.  USA     Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
24.09.  USA     Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
25.09.  USA     San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
27.09.  USA     Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
29.09.  USA     Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
30.09.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
02.10.  USA     Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
06.10.  USA     Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
07.10.  USA     Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08.10.  USA     Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10.10.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11.10.  USA     New York, NY – Irving Plaza
15.10.  USA     Binghamton, NY – Magic City Music Hall
17.10.  USA     Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
18.10.  USA     Tampa, FL – State Theater
19.10.  USA     Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
21.10.  USA     Orlando, FL – House Of Blues

Pre-order your copy of The Last Stand here: http://nblast.de/SabatonLastStandNB

Or digital:  http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads

Visit SABATON online at www.SABATON.net
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