News Release:

May 10, 2012

Long Branch, New Jersey

The official lyric video for SABATON‘s “Lifetime Of War” is now available for viewing on YouTube in English and in the band’s native Swedish. The track comes off SABATON’s sixth studio album, Carolus Rexwhich will be released in North America on May 22nd.

The theme of the album is the Swedish Empire; lyrical references are to the Kingdom of Sweden between 1561 and 1721. The band collaborated with well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren whose previously published work includes an acclaimed biography of Karl XII, King of Sweden. Liljegren has also appeared on the popular Swedish television series “Boston Tea Party.”

Sweden’s epic war metal specialists are currently on their “Swedish Empire” tour through the U.S. and Canada. Remaining dates are:

05/10/12  Wreck Room – Toronto, ON – CANADA

05/11/12  Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA

05/12/12  Alrosa’s Villa – Columbus, OH

05/13/12  Blondie´s – Detroit, MI

05/15/12  Station 4 – St Paul, MN

05/16/12  Reggie Rock Club – Chicago, IL

05/18/12  Vernon Club – Louisville, KY

05/19/12  Kingdom – Richmond, VA

05/20/12  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

05/21/12  Jaxx – West Springfield, VA

05/23/12  Key Club – Hollywood, CA *OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY*

05/25/12  Circo Volador – Mexico City, D.F. – MÉXICO

Tickets for all remaining shows (except México) can be purchased online at

Carolus Rex can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop and includes an exclusive album artwork t-shirt.

Check out the lyric video for the English version of the new album’s title track here; Swedish version is here.

Download the exclusive SABATON SongPier app for Smartphones here.

Download SABATON wallpapers for your desktop from this location.

Visit SABATON online at and


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