SABATON Releases Music Video For New Standalone Single 'Bismarck'

23 April 2019
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Swedish metallers SABATON have released the official music video for a new song called 'Bismarck'. The clip, which was directed by Matthias Hoene and produced by Wargaming, can be seen below.

SABATON said in a statement: "The most requested topic for a SABATON song ever!
"The fate of the ship Bismarck is a fascinating story we wanted to write about for a long time, but could not fit into any album. So we decided to make it as a single release, and as a gift from us to you for being fantastic fans for the past 20 years.
"Thanks to our friends at Wargaming and World Of Warships, we can also present it with a truly impressive video, well worthy of this song. The talented team at Wargaming could ensure the historical accuracy of the scenes thanks to the models from their award-winning game World Of Warships, and the director Matthias Hoene, who won a Golden Lion at Cannes, were able to bring the band and story together.
"The song 'Bismarck' was written over a year ago and we recorded it last summer in Black Lounge studios with Jonas Kjellgren, who has also recorded and mixed our upcoming album, 'The Great War'.
"Bismarck was a German battleship and one of the biggest ever built in Europe. Commissioned in August 1940 and sunk in May 1941 after an intense hunt in the North Atlantic. Though he now rests beneath the waves, players of World Of Warships can still take this iconic ship into virtual battles.
"For now, the song is available at YouTube so you can enjoy this great video for free. At a later stage, it will also be available on your favourite digital platform. You wanted us to write this song, we heard you, and here is our tribute!"
"'The Great War' will be released on July 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 20th-anniversary record will be a concept effort covering stories from the First World War.
'The Great War' track listing:
01. The Future Of Warfare 
02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom 
03. 82nd All The Way 
04. The Attack Of The Dead Men 
05. Devil Dogs 
06. The Red Baron 
07. Great War 
08. A Ghost In The Trenches 
09. Fields Of Verdun 
10. The End Of The War To End All Wars 
11. In Flanders Fields