Sweden’s #1 war themed power metal band will be filming their performance at their homecoming festival, Sabaton-Open-Air. The festival takes place from August 13 – 15, in Sabaton’s home town of Falun, Sweden. This year is the eighth year of the festival, and while tickets are still available, they are going fast.
The festival features Sabaton, Sonata Arctica, Candlemass, Kreator, Wintersun, and Falconer closing out the last day, with many more.
The band had this to say about the show:
“[Sabaton Open Air] is happening for the eighth year in a row, and this unique event has, over the years, brought people from around the world to this special show. Fans who have travelled [sic] there know what is so special about it, and now our plan is to share that with the rest of the world, so we decided to record the 2015 year’s show in full! [The DVD/Blu-ray] will also contain more SABATON stuff, including more live shows that we will explain more about later.”
On new members:
“We feel that the time is right for another live release. A lot has happened with SABATON since the last release which was recorded 2012 in Poland. We have a new album and Hannes [Van Dahl, drums] is now in the band. But not only that… we now have two new members on the stage. [Tanks] Audie and Walther! And, all together, we now make a show which is better then ever before. This is something we would love to record so it stays forever!”
Sabaton is one of the faster growing European presences here in the states, thanks in no small part to their recent, successful tours with Nightwish, Amon Amarth, and Iced Earth. Their most recent album, Heroes even debuted at the 99th spot on the Billboard top 200 the week of release.