FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SABATON'S "THE WAR TO END ALL WARS" MOVIE
TO BE RELEASED IN 2023
LOS ANGELES, Monday, September 19, 2022 -- 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, enjoy this teaser...
Sabaton is currently on its "The Tour To End All Tours" North American 2022 run. Remaining dates are below, and tickets can be purchased HERE.
19 Revolution Concert House, Boise, ID
21 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
23 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
24 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
25 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
27 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
28 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
30 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
1 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
3 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
4 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
6 The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD
8 The Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
10 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
11 GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
13 The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN
15 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
17 Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
18 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
21 MGM Music Hall at Fenway, Boston, MA
22 Place Bell, Montreal, QC
23 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
In the more than two decades since their launch, Swedish metallers Sabaton have achieved quadruple-Platinum sales, headlined major festivals and sold-out arena concerts across the globe, and earned a legion of loyal fans by carving out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in rock. Sabaton combines standout stage design and production with epic concept albums, linking real-life historical war events with classic kick-ass metal. To date, the band has released ten studio albums, amassed six GOLD, two 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 also accumulated more than two billion streams across all streaming platforms.
Beyond Platinum albums and sold-out arena tours, Sabaton hosts its annual, three-day concert festival, "Sabaton Open Air," held at the Lugnet ski stadium in Sweden, as well as the annual, always sold out, Sabaton Cruise that sails out of Stockholm for epic sea adventures, rocking the ship with fellow metalheads, and lots of SABATON. Sabaton has also launched "Sabaton History Channel," that combines the power of YouTube, music, and storytelling to dive into the true-life stories behind every Sabaton song, bringing history to life in an informative and entertaining way. Sabaton's Pär Sundstöm and Joakim Brodén are joined by the renowned historian Indy Neidell, of "The Great War" and "WW Two in Real Time" fame.