The time has come for SABATON to reveal some BIG NEWS. The band is beyond proud to announce that for the last two years, they have been busy working on an exciting, large-scale project.
In 2023, SABATON will release The War To End All Wars movie, a full-length musical motion picture featuring songs from the band’s 10th studio album, The War To End All Wars. This movie vividly tells the stories of World War I by way of animation and live action. It will give the viewer a better understanding of what the band’s songs on the album are about — it is a musical and historical adventure.
Currently in post-production, the movie is being made in collaboration with Yarnhub Animation Studio. SABATON previously worked with them on other projects, including their most recent animated story video for ‘The Red Baron‘.
The War To End All Wars movie is on a completely different scale that neither the band nor Yarnhub have ever attempted before.
As the band has said, you’re going to want to see this!
“We premiered an early version of this movie to journalists during a preview session for our latest album, ‘The War To End All Wars,’ at the Royal Military Museum in Brussels. Witnessing their reaction to it was priceless – they were speechless – so we decided to take it to the next level and push the boundaries even further for a global audience.”// Pär Sundström
“When Sabaton asked us to go beyond anything we had produced before and jointly create a film for their new album, we were filled with excitement and trepidation. It was a massive undertaking that required new people, technology, and skills. But we couldn’t miss the opportunity. We often say our mission is to harvest goosebumps, and our work with Sabaton has always been the most successful in that regard. It’s been two years in the making, but after spending many late nights and weekends in meetings with the band, the end result is something unique. A new way to listen to the album; a deeper understanding that helps the viewer experience the bravery and tragedy that was the inspiration for Sabaton’s latest masterwork.” // David Webb, Yarnhub
The War To End All Wars movie is a cohesive, thought-provoking and emotionally charged piece with a heavy focus on storytelling. It features members of the band, both in real life and animated, and a lot of research and effort has been put into it to ensure it depicts history in the most accurate way possible – this is something that the band is very passionate about.
SABATON had a dream of creating something that’s entertaining but with great educational value, and that dream has become a reality after two years of hard work.
There is so much more to tell you about this movie and SABATON will reveal more in time, but know that they are very excited to present this to you next year. Watch this space.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this teaser…
Yarnhub is an independent animation studio that was founded in 2019. Yarnhub looks to captivate and thrill audiences by recreating history with epic storytelling using iconic cinematography and animated visuals.
SABATON climbed the international charts with their album The War To End All Wars, securing #1 positions in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Finland. Having achieved the top position for the second time in Germany, Sweden and Finland, the album peaked at #1 in Poland, Hungary and Austria for the first time in the band’s career. This and additional outstanding results in other territories have made The War To End All Wars SABATON’S most successful album so far.
SABATON announced the re-scheduled dates for the European leg of their tour, known as “The Tour To End All Tours“, as well as an extension of “The Great Sweden Tour” with 20 additional shows in 20 more cities taking place in early 2023. Check out the whole tour calendar below.
Den Stora Sverigeturen 2023
27.01. SE Övertorneå, Sporthallen (A-Hallen)
28.01. SE Kiruna, Arena Arctica
31.01. SE Mora, Idre Fjäll Arena
02.02. SE Visby, ICA Maxi Arena
04.02. SE Lindesberg, Lindesberg Arena
05.02. SE Uddevalla, Agnebergshallen
06.02. SE Arvika, Parkhallen Folkets Hus
09.02. SE Nyköping, Rosvalla Arena (A-Hallen)
10.02. SE Alingsås, Estrad
11.02. SE Västerås, Västerås Arena
13.02. SE Karlskrona, Brinova Arena
14.02. SE Trelleborg, Söderslättshallen
15.02. SE Vara, Sparbanken Blackbox
17.02. SE Kungsbacka, Tjolöholms Slott
18.02. SE Motala, Lokverkstan
19.02. SE Göteborg, Gothenburg Film Studios
21.02. SE Växjö, Fortnox Arena
23.02. SE Ystad, Ystad Arena
24.02. SE Eksjö, Olsbergs Aren
25.02. SE Lund, Sparbanken Skåne Arena
The Tour To End All Tours 2023
presented by Cobra Agency
14.04. UK Leeds – First Direct Arena
15.04 UK London – OVO Arena Wembley
16.04. UK Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
18.04. UK Glasgow – OVO Hydro
21.04. FR Paris – Zenith
22.04. DE Frankfurt – Festhalle
24.04. DE Hamburg – Barclays Arena
25.04. LU Esch / Alzette – Rockhal
28.04. SE Stockholm – Avicii Arena
29.04. NO Oslo – Spektrum
30.04. DK Copenhagen – Royal Arena
02.05. DE Hannover – ZAG Arena
03.05. NL Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
05.05. DE Berlin – Mercedes Benz Arena
06.05. DE Leipzig – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
07.05. AT Vienna – Stadthalle
09.05. PL Lodz – Atlas Arena
10.05. CZ Ostrava – Arena Ostrava
12.05. DE Cologne – Lanxess Arena
13.05. BE Antwerp – Sportpaleis
15.05. DE Munich – Olympiahalle
18.05. EE Tallinn – Saku Arena
19.05. FI Helsinki – Ice Hall
20.05. FI Kuopio – Kuopio Hall
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SABATON is a five-piece heavy metal band from Falun, Sweden. Since the band’s formation in 1999, SABATON has achieved quadruple Platinum sales and performed colossal concerts in over fifty countries.
SABATON, signed to the world’s biggest heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, has played at major European festivals and throughout North America and Eastern Europe.
As you might guess… There’s no end in sight for this unstoppable war machine anytime soon!
Watch the band’s latest videos here:
‘Race To The Sea’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UueFKWt6a1s
‘The Unkillable Soldier’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4vj_WB5w_k
‘Soldier Of Heaven’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYI3eegIJlI
‘Christmas Truce’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPdHkHslFIU