Can you hear the cannons? Sabaton are a band that has carved an impressive following for themselves on the back of several solid albums. Never afraid to touch on some of the more sensitive topics in their lyrical arsenal, the bands Songs about war, victory and triumph seem to hit a chord with followers the world over.
Gracing our shores in 2013 as part of a joint tour was never going to be enough for Australian Sabaton fans and luckily enough, Download Festival Melbourne will see their return in the format that works the best – the open air festival format.
Ahead of their return to Australia, Metal Wani had the opportunity to talk to Sabaton vocalist Joakim Bröden about the bands first shows in five years down under, and their expectations for Download Festival.
Joakim touches on what degree of the ‘full Sabaton experience’ that Australian fans can expect, the difficulty in returning to Australia, what set they expect to be performing at Download and just how much they love their Australian fan base.
They also talk about the other shows the band is playing with fellow Swedes Amon Amarth; their newest band member Thomas Johansson; their lyrical inspiration; the reception of their latest album The Last Stand; and what future Wars or battles that they might like to sing about.