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SABATON Releases Cover of Manowar “Kingdom Come”

After several years of fans’ posts asking, “why isn’t this on Spotify?”, “where can I buy this?”, “please release this song!”, today the multi Gold and Platinum-selling Sabaton heeds the call and announces the long-awaited audio release of its cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come.”  The track, paired with Sabaton’s “Metal Trilogy,” a medley of the band’s “Metal Ripper,” “Metal Crue,” and “Metal Machine,” is now available digitally on all streaming platforms, and the song can be heard here.

Also today, Sabaton debuts a stunning 3D motion graphics animated lyric video for “Kingdom Come” which can be viewed here:

Last week, Sabaton announced on its socials a pre-order for a limited edition, Black/Red Spot 12″ vinyl disc that included “Kingdom Come” and the three-song medley “Metal Trilogy,” set for an August 27 release date – copies sold out immediately.

The Sabaton cover of Manowar’s “Kingdom Come” was originally released in 2016 as a track on Decades of DestructionMetal Hammer’s special compilation covers CD that accompanied the magazine’s 30th-anniversary edition.  A few months later, Sabaton and the Czech Republic video game developer, Warhorse Studios, collaborated on a music video for the track, incorporating scenes from the actual game to produce a story-driven, epic adventure – “Kingdom Come:  Deliverance.” But, until today, the song has never been available as a stand-alone audio single.

Pär Sundtröm, co-founder of Sabaton and its bass player, states, “Our fans have spoken. YOU requested the release of this song everywhere, so this is for all of you.  This recording was meant to be a tribute to Manowar and a collaboration with a video game bearing the same name when we recorded it a few years ago.  We are happy to see that you appreciate the song so much, and we have paid attention to your wishes and requests. You asked for it, you got it.”

A week ago, on July 9, Sabaton played its first concert in more than a year, headlining the Exit Festival in Serbia.  Winner of multiple “Best European Major Festival” awards, 2021’s Exit Festival was Europe’s first major music festival since COVID hit in early 2020, and Sabaton performed in front of more than 40,000 fans from some 70 countries.  On September 8 in Reading, PA, Sabaton will launch its first North American tour since Fall 2019 as main support on Judas Priest’s 37-city, “50 Years of Metal” North American tour.  Sabaton is also confirmed to perform at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival and at Louder Than Life in Louisville.  The complete itinerary is below; for all ticket purchasing info, visit https://www.sabaton.net/tour/

Sabaton Tour Dates:

AUGUST
20  Rock Castle, Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic

2021 * North America, Judas Priest’s “50 Years of Metal”
SEPTEMBER
 8   Santander Arena, Reading, PA
 9   Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Danville, VA  (Sabaton festival date)
11  Warlando Festival, Central FL Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL
13  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
14  Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
16  Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
17  Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH
19  Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
20  Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, IL
22  Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
23  The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
25  Saint Louis Music Park, St. Louis, MO
26  Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY  (Sabaton festival date)
29  The Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
30  Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT

OCTOBER
 2  Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett,WA
 3  Moda Center, Portland, OR
 5  Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
 6  Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA
 8  Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV
 9  Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
12  Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
13  HEB Center, Austin, TX
15  Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Dallas, TX
16  The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
19  Cable Dahmer Arena, Independence, MO
21  Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
22  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
24  Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, SC
25  The Met, Philadelphia, PA
27  Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
28  MGM Casino, Washington, DC
30  Foxwoods Casino Arena, Mashantucket, CT
31  Tsongas Center at UMass, Lowell, MA

NOVEMBER
 2   Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NS  CANADA
 4   Place Bell, Montreal, QC  CANADA
 5   FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON  CANADA

2022
JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 12
29-date headline tour of Sweden
Europe, “The Tour To End All Tours”
MARCH
 4   Spektrum, Oslo, Norway 5   Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
 6   Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
 8   Barclays Arena, Germany, Hamburg
 9   Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
11  Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
12  O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
13  Arena, Budapest, Hungary
15  Lorenzini District, Milan, Italy
16  Arena, Geneva, Switzerland
18  Wembley Arena, London, UK
19  First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
20  Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
22  Hydro, Glasgow, UK
24  Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
25  Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26  Quarterback Immo Arena, Leipzig, Germany
28  La Seine Musicale, Paris, France
30  Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
31  Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany

APRIL
 1  Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
 2  ZAG Arena, Hannover, Germany
 4  Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland
 6  Saku Arena, Tallinn, Estonia
 8  Kuopio Hall, Kuopio, Finland
 9  Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland

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