Sabaton, the power metal band from Falun, Sweden is currently on tour with Trivium and Huntress. They recently had a tour stop in Tulsa at the Cain’s Ballroom. I must admit that I am new to Sabaton. I was told that their songs and music is based on wars and historical battles, and that peaked my interest. I was intrigued to see how all of this meshed together. I didn’t know what to expect when I showed up for the show.
I was completely mesmerized when Sabaton took the stage. From the first note to the last, they had my full attention. To say I was pleased with what I witnessed would be an understatement. The music is so powerful, yet you can tell the band genuinely has fun on the stage. Joakim has an amazing knack for completely playing to the crowd. When he said jump, the crowd jumped…when he said clap, they clapped. The band mates had such a friendly, lighthearted banter with each other that it made the crowd feel like they were a part of the friendship these guys share.
If you told me Sabaton was coming back to a town close to me tomorrow, I would move mountains to be at that show. They are honestly the best band I have seen in a long time. I am kicking myself for not listening to them sooner. I feel like I have so much catching up to do since I have missed so many years of Sabaton.
Please check out the bands official website www.sabaton.net to check out tour dates, buy Sabaton merchandise, and get links to the bands social media sites.
The band consists of Joakim Brodén-vocals, Pär Sundström-bass, Chris Rörland-guitar and backing vocals, Hannes van Dahl-drums, and Tommy Johansson-guitar and backing vocals.