SABATON / LAST STAND When you have any doubts, please update your books now: our favorite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to the absolute top of the heavy metal world. “We have done a majestic record and we couldn’t be happier with it. Is »The Last Stand« Sabaton’s strongest album to date? Well, time will let us know that, but one thing is 100 % guaranteed: on the record, there are many songs on the way to go down in Sabaton’s own hall of fame, says the band founder and bassist Pär Sundström. “The Last Stand accommodates the entire elements that our fans could ask for, adds the band’s main composer and singer Joakim Brodén. “The new record tells a victorious tale of Sabaton in 2016, and even further. A variety of fresh ideas and unprecedented magic can also be heard on these new tunes – as an example, take a look at bagpipe and Hammond driven major key song ‘Blood Of Bannockburn’. We have never done anything like that before.