SABATON! We’re pretty sure we used the exact same intro text last time we wrote about a photo gallery of their live shows here on Thrash Hits. SABATON! Doesn’t it just roll off the tongue? SABATON! In fact, the only thing that’s really new about this photo feature is the line-up of the band, given that Joakim Brodén is the only member of SABATON still in the band from when we last featured them.
Whatever – you’re here for the photos, not our bad jokes and lame potshots about Joakim Brodén firing his entire band. Thankfully, our man Gary Wolstenholme is on hand to fill you right to the brim with shots of Swedish men dressed in comical military-style fatigues pulling even sillier poses to even-more-sillier power metal. And also Eluveitie and Wisdom, who were both playing in support.
Sabaton @ Sheffield Corporation - 11 November 2012 (c/o Gary Wolstenholme)
Sabaton have finished their UK tour now, but if you’re living in Scandinavia, you’ve still got a chance to catch them touring their latest album, Carolus Rex, before the year is out. The band are now embarking on a pretty hefty run of dates across their native Sweden (with a handful of Finnish and Norwegian dates to boot) – go check out the band’s official website for more details. SABATON!