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Sabaton @ Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: Sabaton Play Biggest Dutch Show To-Date

Heavy metal band Sabaton recently played their biggest show in the Netherlands, together with BABYMETAL & Lordi as part of their absolutely massive ‘The Tour To End All Tours‘ Tour.

Our night would start with the eccentric Finnish band Lordi, who are known for their over-the-top costumes and theatrics on stage. But, as it turned out, the wild theatrics and over-the-top stage show, the musicianship of the band was undeniable. The guitar riffs were razor-sharp, the drumming thunderous, and the basslines groovy and infectious. The lead singer’s vocals were exceptional and the crowd was already hugely present, even if Lordi was the first act to play.

Following Lordi, Japanese kawaii metal group BABYMETAL took the stage. BABYMETAL’s unique style has garnered them a large and dedicated fanbase both in Japan and around the world. They have performed at some of the world’s biggest music festivals, including Download Festival and Rock on the Range, and have shared the stage with notable metal bands such as Metallica and Slayer. BABYMETAL’s live show is a sight to behold, one of a kind, with focus on a dance choreography that blends metal with J-pop, all the while the musicians delivering heavy riffs and pounding drums. While the group only performed 7 songs, they have managed to feature 4 albums on the setlist, including the popular self-titled album, as well as latest effort THE OTHER ONE.

While it’s not necessarily relevant for fans of the band, it is important for us to note that Sabaton and their crew were one of the most friendly we have ever witnessed. The photographers got a proper and often humorous briefing from the tour manager, who also made sure they were well taken care of throughout the show. Big props on that front. Now, on to more pressing matters. Onstage, Sabaton delivered a high-energy performance that left the crowd of about 17.000 fans completely enamoured. From the opening chords to the final note, Sabaton brought their signature brand of power metal to life with confidence and precision. Fans were treated to a selection of classic Sabaton hits, as well as songs from their newest album “The War To End All Wars.”

Sabaton’s stage setup at live shows is known for being epic and immersive. The band often incorporates military props as part of their stage design, adding to the overall theme of their music. This show was no different, with a tank, actors acting out various historical themes, gasmasks and the display of an aeroplane being featured on the stage throughout the band’s extensive set. They also use a lot of pyrotechnics and special effects to enhance their performance and engage the audience. Sabaton’s stage presence and energy, combined with their impressive stage setup, create an unforgettable live experience for their fans. The Amsterdam show lived up to fans’ expectations, with their largest crowd of 17.000 fans enjoying the aforementioned epic and immersive performance to date.

Check out some shots from all 3 bands on this fine night in the galleries below and make sure to catch this awesome bill on the road if you have the opportunity to!




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Sabaton Release Music Video For Their Motörhead Cover

Swedish power metal band Sabaton has released a music video for their cover of Motörhead’s well-known track 1916. The song is featured on the band’s latest EP, Stories From The Western Front, which is part of their EP trilogy Echoes Of The Great War. The EP was also released yesterday

The music video for 1916 was filmed in Birmingham and at the famous Black Country Living Museum. In the video, an abundance of historical characters from the Sabaton lore can be seen.

The video also features a headbanging metal army from Birmingham, complete with battle gear and weapons, marching through the streets. The Sabaton army is joined by a group of extras dressed as soldiers from various eras, including World War I and II, as well as medieval knights and Roman legionnaires.

In addition to the historical characters, the music video also includes a cameo from the living members of Motörhead, Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell.

The video is a fitting tribute to both Sabaton’s and Motörhead’s love of all things military and historical. Sabaton has always been known for their fascination with military history, with many of their songs focusing on battles, heroes, and victories throughout the ages. Motörhead, on the other hand, is often associated with their heavy, fast-paced music and their love of all things rock and roll.

Sabaton’s cover of 1916 is a powerful rendition of the original, featuring the band’s signature sound and energy. The song itself is a tribute to the soldiers who fought and died in World War I, with lyrics that pay homage to the bravery and sacrifice of those who served.

Overall, the music video for Sabaton’s cover of 1916 is an impressive and exciting tribute to both the band’s and Motörhead’s love of history and heavy metal. With its impressive visuals, high-energy performances, and powerful message, it is sure to be a hit with fans of both bands and anyone who appreciates great music and a bit of historical flair.

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Sabaton Will Be Filming Their Upcoming Netherlands Show

Sabaton just announced that their almost sold out show in the Netherlands will be filmed on May 3rd.

They only posted on Facebook about this saying that they just got clearance to open the final sections of the Ziggo Dome, that being the venue where they will be playing. They’re filming this because it’s quite a landmark in Sabaton’s history according to the band. This is what the band exactly said on Facebook:

“Hello Netherlands! We have now finalised the stage setup and received the clearance we needed to open the final sections of the Ziggo Dome to release the last tickets. We will be playing with a very open stage, so all side view seats will be great. And of course, we have a top notch top sound system that covers the entire arena. We are planning to film this show, since it’s quite a landmark in Sabaton’s history to sell out the Ziggo Dome. There are only a few tickets left. Make sure you’re there!”

This news comes a month before their upcoming tour starts: The Tour To End All Tours. Where take Babymetal and Lordi with them.

Check out the Sabaton tickets for the Amsterdam show here and let us know if you’re exited! Listen to their latest album Heroes Of The Great War below!