Get ready to headbang with the latest collaboration between Swedish metallers, SABATON, and World of Tanks. The two facets of heavy metal are about to really put on a show. Kicking off in full force with the ‘Steel Commanders’ music video that is an essential addition to every tanker’s battle music playlist, the band will also be staging a massive in-game event that will reward tankers with a little bit of history: the first-ever Tier IX Premium tank!
“It’s been a great experience working with the World of Tanks and Wargaming guys on this huge project. Together, we made an epic music video for ‘Steel Commanders’ and it’s the perfect way to kick off our massive collaboration.” states Joakim Brodén, lead vocalist of SABATON. “We’re proud to be part of this brand new in-game event that features the first-ever Tier IX Premium tank as the ultimate prize, as well as us as crew members!”
Watch the epic music video here.
The music video also features GRAMMY Awarded-nominated and BRIT Female Artist of the Year-nominated Tina Guo. Having established an international career as a virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and entrepreneur, Tina Guo is known for her unique genre-crossing style, she is one of the most recorded Solo Cellists of all time and can be heard on hundreds of Blockbuster Film, Television, and Game Soundtracks.
‘Steel Commanders’ will be out on all digital streaming platforms on September 17th. You can pre-save the song here:
All pre-savers will be eligible to win prizes including Steel Commanders Merchandise, as well as World Of Tanks bonus codes with exclusive SABATON in-game content!
Apart from the music video, SABATON are headlining a new in-game event: Spirit of War. The event will see tankers take on challenges to reap the utmost reward: the game’s first-ever Tier IX Premium tank, the Strv K. Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed it in the ‘Steel Commanders’ video, and it will be manned by a SABATON crew that includes Brodén, who recorded a custom voiceover that’s full of Easter eggs for fans to discover. Once tankers earn their Strv K, they will be tasked with getting the exclusive ‘Spirit of War’ 3D style.
“We’ve really enjoyed working with the Sabaton guys and we’re happy to have them onboard this project,” states Max Chuvalov, Publishing Director, World of Tanks. “Our players love their music, and we complement each other as we are both fascinated with military history. Plus, we hope the new tune will inspire tankers to go that extra mile for the victory.”
Even if players ultimately do not finish the marathon, they will earn plenty of goodies along the way and each stage they clear will allow them a set 10% discount on purchasing the Strv K, and the same is true for the 3D style. The Strv K also features its own Sabaton soundtrack and will allow you to earn bonds in Random Battles, so it’s a vehicle no tanker will want to miss out on, if not for owning a piece of World of Tanks history. The Spirit of War event will run from August 27 through September 6.
For more information about the Spirit of War event, visit worldoftanks.com
About World of Tanks:
World of Tanks is the first team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with gamers all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 600 armored vehicles from 11 nations, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
Official website: worldoftanks.com
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry with 5,500 employees and 18 offices spread all over the world. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms. Our flagship products include the free-to-play hits World of Tanks and World of Warships, as well as World of Tanks Blitz — the critically acclaimed mobile tank shooter with cross-platform support.
Official website: wargaming.com
In the more than two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers Sabaton have gained a legion of loyal fans across the globe by carving out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, an assessment shared by the UK’s Guardian: “Other than veterans Iron Maiden, Sabaton is the biggest heavy metal band in Europe.” Since the band’s debut album in 2005, Sabaton has been combining standout stage design and production with epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with classic kick-ass metal. Sabaton has released nine studio albums, amassed six GOLD, one PLATINUM, and one four-times-PLATINUM awards, seen eight of its albums score Top 10 international chart status and six claim the Top 5. The band has earned eight Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards nominations, taking home the award for “Breakthrough Artist” in 2011 and “Best Live Band” in three different years, and a Grammis nomination (Swedish equivalent to the U.S. GRAMMY) as Best Heavy Metal Band. Sabaton has amassed more than two-billion streams across all streaming platforms, and more than 1.5-billion YouTube views. Over its 20-year touring history, Sabaton has headlined major festivals and sold-out arena concerts around the world.
Just recently, the band not only announced their new studio album “The War To End All Wars” but also their “Tour To End All Tours”: In Spring 2022, SABATON will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, bringing their ground-breaking modern metal to the people and delivering breathtaking live shows in a setting that will once again set new bars for concerts of this kind. SABATON will be supported by Mongolian rock band THE HU and Finnish heavy metal veterans LORDI. Get your tickets here:
The Tour To End All Tours
w/ THE HU, LORDI
presented by Cobra Agency
04.03.2022 Norway Oslo Spektrum
05.03.2022 Sweden Stockholm Avicii Arena
06.03.2022 Denmark Copenhagen Royal Arena
08.03.2022 Germany Hamburg Barclays Arena
09.03.2022 Luxembourg Esch zur Alzette Rockhal
11.03.2022 Germany Berlin Mercedes Benz Arena
12.03.2022 Czech Republic Prague O2 Arena
13.03.2022 Hungary Budapest Arena
15.03.2022 Italy Milan Lorenzini District
16.03.2022 Switzerland Geneva Arena
18.03.2022 UK London The SSE Arena, Wembley
19.03.2022 UK Leeds First Direct Arena
20.03.2022 UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
22.03.2022 UK Glasgow The SSE Hydro
24.03.2022 Belgium Antwerp Sportpaleis
25.03.2022 Netherlands Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
26.03.2022 Germany Leipzig Quarterback Immo.Arena
28.03.2022 France Paris La Seine Musicale
30.03.2022 Austria Vienna Stadthalle
31.03.2022 Germany Munich Olympiahalle
01.04.2022 Germany Cologne Lanxess Arena
02.04.2022 Germany Hannover ZAG Arena
04.04.2022 Poland Krakow Tauron Arena
06.04.2022 Estonia Tallinn Saku Arena
08.04.2022 Finland Kuopio Kuopio Hall
09.04.2022 Finland Helsinki Hartwall Arena
Watch the band’s latest music videos here:
“Kingdom Come”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK-9A161BCM
“Defence Of Moscow”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TjXanLjpTU
“The Royal Guard”: https://youtu.be/kZN5bw3wg9g