Då var det dags igen att sätta mina egna personliga ord på de 10 främsta orsakerna att besöka årets upplaga av Sabaton Open Air i Falun 2017. Frågan som kommer varje år från många lyderRead more
The Line-Up so farRead more
MÅNEGARM Returns to Sabaton Open Air
The Viking metal veterans MÅNEGARM started out in 1995 in Norrtälje, Sweden and was one of the early bands to play Pagan/Viking metal before this style became a big trend. The use of traditional instruments like violins and flute but also female vocals in their metal music came in early and over the course of nine studio albums the Swedes have developed their gripping mix of death/black metal, paired with well thought out folk arrangements.
MÅNEGARM celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2015 with releasing a brand new self-titled album “Månegarm” which received great reviews.
MÅNEGARM last visited us in 2013 and we are so happy having them back as they have become one of our most wanted bands to return over the years @manegarmofficial @manegarm_erikRead more
Line-up so far. @corroded_sweden confirmed today. Next band announcement this Thursday @ 10.00Read more
Corroded is finally back!
In 2010, on the first festival held on the Lugnet venue, we had Corroded playing as the first band out for that day.
Due to technical problems in the entrance many fans didn’t get in to see the full set.
Ever since that day we have tried to book them back, and now for the 10:th anniversary we finally nailed it!
Per Soläng, the meanest drummer in Sweden, states:
“Listen up folks…after 7 looong years its about time again…and we are SUPERSTOKED to announce our participation at one of Swedens best festivals, Sabaton Open Air 2017, can’t wait!!!
See you in August!” We are very happy to announce that Corroded is back on the Lugnet venue again, in full power @corroded_sweden @corrodedper @corrodedjens @sabatonopenair @sabatonofficial
I morgon kan ni beställa denna på SystemetRead more
En helt vanlig syn på hårdrockskontoret i FalunRead more
Please welcome Thobbe Englund!
Our dear friend Thobbe, the x-Sabaton guitar player, is confirmed to play the 2017 issue of Sabaton Open Air with his new band. We asked him for a short quote for this presentation, and this is his own words: “Dear friends!
I have to tell you all how happy I am, and we as a band are, to play SoA this coming summer.
For me personally it’s connected to the best times in my life, and as a former member of Sabaton I of course have tons of wonderful memories from this festival.
Coming back with my own band is going to be so ”#€%&!) great, and seeing all of you Sabaton fans out there again is going to be wonderful. So, please give us your support and come to the show, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for my upcoming album early next year!
See you all!
Get ready for HAPPY METAL with Freedom Call!
Freedom Call really don’t need much presentation. If you are a fan of Power Metal, you already heard them and probably liked them for years back!
Freedom Call was formed in 1998 by front man Chris Bay and his old friend Daniel Zimmermann (ex Gamma Ray) and their debut album “Stairway to Fairyland” was released in May 1999.
Their 9:th studio album “Master Of Lights” was released november 11 2016 and it’s another master piece by the band!
Freedom Call was supposed to play the 2010 issue of Sabaton Cruise, but got caught by the blizzards in Germany and had to cancel their show. Instead we re-booked them for the 2011 festival in Falun and since then they have not been back.. Until now for the 10:th anniversary in 2017!
As we said then: – We can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to this awesome show #2017
Sabaton Open Air proudly present: PAIN! “Music is everything to me. I’ve been through two divorces and a whole world of shit because of music but still it is the most important thing in the world to me. I’d rather have music than anything else.” So speaks Peter Tägtgren, musician, producer and creative brain behind PAIN, Sweden’s finest industrial metal export. His has been a life immersed in music, in pushing boundaries, and taking ideas to both their logical and illogical extremes. It’s been a career that has involved fronting bands – notably iconic death metal veterans HYPOCRISY, and now PAIN – or shaping their sounds – as he has done with SABATON, CELTIC FROST, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DIMMU BORGIR and IMMORTAL amongst others.
After the substantial success of Peter’s LINDEMANN project with RAMMSTEIN vocalist Till Lindemann, he retreated and took time to write another industrial metal statement entitled “Coming Home” (Released in September 2016)
Last time we had PAIN on stage in Falun was back in 2011 and Peter had as his mission to pull off such a show that would make Sabaton’s special effects look pale and cheap. Did he succeed? And will he make another try now in August 2017? Be there and find out @peter.tagtgren @petertagtgrenRead more
Sabaton Open Air proudly present: STEVE HARRIS BRITISH LION!
We start the 2017 SOA festival by welcoming BRITISH LION, the side project of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris who released their eponymous debut album in 2012. Featuring Steve alongside vocalist Richard Taylor, David Hawkins (guitar and keys) , Grahame Leslie (guitar) and Simon Dawson (drums), BRITISH LION has been touring annually ever since, amassing an ever-growing fan-base.
Today BRITISH LION find themselves on their most extensive tour yet around Europe, delighting fans with their distinctive style of music influenced by the late 70´s and bands like UFO and Thin Lizzy. Bands who once inspired Steve Harris himself. Although this material is presented in a modern version, more mainstream rock than metal. If BRITISH LION is new to you – check them out here:
And if you haven´t yet experienced them live – take your chance at Sabaton Open Air 2017!
Tickets available here: sabatonopenair.net