Hello Rocksmith fans!
Over the weekend we learned that both Primo Victoria (2007) and Ghost Division (Art of War – 2008) would be included in the song pack. Today we can confirm (via Xbox NZ) that the third track also comes from Art of War, it’s 40:1.
Sabaton /ˈsæbətɒn/ is a Swedish power metal band from Falun. The band’s main lyrical themes are based on war, historical battles, and acts of heroism—the name is a reference to a sabaton, knight’s foot armor. The armor and battle theme is heard in the albums Primo Victoria, The Art of War, Coat of Arms, Carolus Rex, Heroes, and The Last Stand in which all of the songs contain these motifs, except final tracks which are tribute songs to influential heavy metal bands. Lyrical content drawn from World War I, World War II and other historical conflicts is prevalent and lyrics often recite stories of heroic deeds by men and armies. (Wikipedia)
Swedish band Sabaton have been a major force in the power metal field since the mid-2000s, but had to battle significant difficulties to get there, which may explain their eventual creative obsession with everything war-related. Originally founded in 1999 and comprised of Joakim Brodén (vocals and keyboards), Rickard Sundén (guitar), Oskar Montelius (guitar), Daniel Myhr (keyboards, beginning in 2006), Pär Sundström (bass), and Richard Larsson (drums), the enterprising group quickly produced two demo tapes that were later released in a limited edition as Fist for Fight in 2002.
But after inking a deal with Italian label Underground Symphony, Sabaton saw their first would-be official album, Metalizer, inexplicably kept out of the marketplace for a full two years (it, too, belatedly reached the public in 2007). Tired of waiting, the members of Sabaton (now including new drummer Daniel Mullback), once again took matters into their own hands, and financed the recording of another album, Primo Victoria, which was officially released in 2005 by the Black Lodge label. It also opened the floodgates for a slew of popular singles and battle metal LPs to follow, including 2006’s Attero Dominatus, 2008’s The Art of War, and 2010’s Coat of Arms, all of them bursting at the seams with historic and mythical chronicles of battle set to anthemic power metal. The band became increasingly successful across Europe, witnessed on 2011’s live album, World War Live: Battle of the Baltic Sea, featuring a dozen tracks and ten different countries. The following year’s Carolus Rex hit number one in Sweden and Poland, but it was the last for that lineup; 2014’s Heroes featured new guitarists Chris Rörland and Thobbe Englund, plus new drummer Hannes van Dahl, alongside stalwarts Brodén and Sundström. Preceded by the rousing single the “Last Battalion,” the conceptual Last Stand, the band’s eighth studio album, dropped in August 2016. (AllMusicGuide)
- Sabaton “40:1”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
- Sabaton “Ghost Division”|Lead/Alt. Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
- Sabaton “Primo Victoria”|Lead/Rhythm/Bass [E Standard] – [XBL] / Steam
The capo streak ends but it’s all E Standard!
There you have it, another Power Metal band from Sweden added to the always growing Rocksmith library! Are you excited for these three songs, or are you looking forward to Sabaton II? Let us know!