SABATON: Official Lyric Video For New Song ‘Shiroyama’

SABATON: Official Lyric Video For New Song ‘Shiroyama’

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Friday, 12 August 2016
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The official lyric video for the song "Shiroyama" from Swedish metallers SABATON can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "The Last Stand", which will be released on August 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Heroes" was once again produced by Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN, HYPOCRISY) and it "marks a brand new chapter in SABATON history," according to a press release. The story behind the "Shiroyama" lyrics: It's the nature of time and history that the old ways must give in to the new ways and the modern age. The battle of Shiroyama in 1877 marks the end of an era and is the last stand of the legendary Samurai. Led by Saigo Takamori, the Samurai was down to 500 warriors at the end of the rebellion when they made their last stand on Mount Shiroyama. At the end of the battle, there were only 40 samurai left. They drew their swords and plunged downhill toward the enemy positions until the last of them was mowed down. SABATON bassist Pär Sundström previously stated about "The Last Stand": "We once again worked with Peter Tägtgren in his newly upgraded and top-class Abyss studio in Sweden to record, produce and mix the album. The mastering [was] done by Jonas Kjellgren who also works in the same building in nice Pärlby on the countryside of Sweden. Both 'Carolus Rex' and 'Heroes' were done in the same way and we [felt] very comfortable to return to the same place and people again. Fans will recognize the sound of the album as SABATON, but we really feel we took it a step forward this time." The artwork for "The Last Stand" was created by Peter Sallaí, who has worked with SABATON since "Carolus Rex". Sundström explained: "We had the idea to make an image reflecting soldiers of different times representing the different historical battles we sing about on the new album. This only reveals a small part of the album topics though." Stated SABATON vocalist Joakim Brodén: "The concept of a last stand has always fascinated me, and both me and Pär were 'all in excited' about the subject so it was an easy choice to make." Added Sundström: "We have always several ideas for albums to work with. Since there are countless different views and angles of war, we will, unfortunately, never run out of ideas. We kinda felt that the last stand was something perfect for SABATON. Something we really wanted to do. 'Heroes' was a perfect theme and 'The Last Stand' is right down our alley too. It was exciting to do the research." "The Last Stand" will be available in the following editions: - CD+DVD-Digi (including a concert DVD) - CD - Box (including earbook, 2LP Pic, 12" photo card, 12" poster, three plectra) - 2LP (black, clear, gold, yellow/blue) - Special edition (SABATON tank + box) - Digital "The Last Stand" track listing: CD+DVD-Digi CD 01. Sparta 02. Last Dying Breath 03. Blood Of Bannockburn 04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier 05. The Lost Battalion 06. Rorke's Drift 07. The Last Stand 08. Hill 3234 09. Shiroyama 10. Winged Hussars 11. The Last Battle Bonus: 12. Camouflage 13. All Guns Blazing DVD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France) 01. Intro (The March To War) 02. Ghost Division 03. Far From The Fame 04. Uprising 05. Midway 06. Gott Mit Uns 07. Resist And Bite 08. Wolfpack 09. Dominium Maris Baltici 10. Carolus Rex 11. Swedish Pagans 12. Soldier Of 3 Armies 13. Attero Dominatus 14. The Art Of War 15. Wind Of Change 16. To Hell And Back 17. Night Witches 18. Primo Victoria 19. Metal Crüe CD 01. Sparta 02. Last Dying Breath 03. Blood Of Bannockburn 04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier 05. The Lost Battalion 06. Rorke's Drift 07. The Last Stand 08. Hill 3234 09. Shiroyama 10. Winged Hussars 11. The Last Battle Earbook CD: 01. Sparta 02. Last Dying Breath 03. Blood Of Bannockburn 04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier 05. The Lost Battalion 06. Rorke's Drift 07. The Last Stand 08. Hill 3234 09. Shiroyama 10. Winged Hussars 11. The Last Battle Bonus: 12. Camouflage 13. All Guns Blazing 14. Afraid To Shoot Strangers DVD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France): 01. Intro (The March To War) 02. Ghost Division 03. Far From The Fame 04. Uprising 05. Midway 06. Gott Mit Uns 07. Resist And Bite 08. Wolfpack 09. Dominium Maris Baltici 10. Carolus Rex 11. Swedish Pagans 12. Soldier Of 3 Armies 13. Attero Dominatus 14. The Art Of War 15. Wind Of Change 16. To Hell And Back 17. Night Witches 18. Primo Victoria 19. Metal Crüe Live CD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France) 01. Intro (The March To War) 02. Ghost Division 03. Far From The Fame 04. Uprising 05. Midway 06. Gott Mit Uns 07. Resist And Bite 08. Wolfpack 09. Dominium Maris Baltici 10. Carolus Rex 11. Swedish Pagans 12. Soldier Of 3 Armies 13. Attero Dominatus 14. The Art Of War 15. Wind Of Change 16. To Hell And Back 17. Night Witches 18. Primo Victoria 19. Metal Crüe 2LP - 45 RPM Side A: 01. Sparta 02. Last Dying Breath 03. Blood Of Bannockburn 04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier 05. The Lost Battalion Side B: 01. Rorke's Drift 02. The Last Stand 03. Hill 3234 04. Shiroyama Side C: 01. Winged Hussars 02. The Last Battle Side D (Bonus): 01. Camouflage 02. All Guns Blazing

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