Watch Sabaton Announce New Guitarist Thobbe Englund, Returning to the Band to Replace Tommy Johansson

Sabaton have announced that former guitarist, Thobbe Englund, is rejoining the band. This news comes hot on the heels of Tommy Johansson’s departure announcement less than a month ago on 20th January. The band will open the upcoming US tour for Judas Priest, along with their own shows and 25th anniversary celebrations all year. Watch the announcement video with comments from the band here.Continue reading

Sabaton – The Great War

With a career based on stories of warfare and combat throughout the ages, it was only a matter of time until Swedish power metallers Sabaton returned to focus on one specific event in particular. Having previously dealt with different aspects of World War II on Coat of Arms in 2010 and on 2014’s Heroes (both Nuclear Blast), the band have turned their attentions this time towards World War 1 on latest offering, The Great War (Nuclear Blast).Continue reading

Majestica – Above The Sky

Unless you keep one eye permanently fixed on the European power metal scene, the chances are you might not have heard of Swedish act Majestica. You’ll have probably have heard of ReinXeed though, and – no matter what your opinion of them might be – you’ll definitely have heard of Sabaton. The link between them all? Guitarist Tommy Johansson. Continue reading