SABATON: “We Tilted The Barrel Down As A Symbol Of Peace And Solidarity With The People Of Ukraine”

Sabaton at Heugh Battery Museum 3rd March 2022
Photo: Mick Burgess

Mick Burgess of Metal Express Radio interviews Sabaton lead singer Joakim Brodén and guitarist Chris Rörland at the reopening of the Heugh Battery Museum in Hartlepool, England, the site of the only World War I battlefield on English soil in 1914. The museum was set for closure when Sabaton, the military history loving Swedish Metal band, heard and started a crowdfunding campaign to help keep the museum open. They succeeded and were special guests at the reopening ceremony. Hear them talk about how they came to help the museum, their love of military history, and also the making of their latest album The War To End All Wars, which was being released the following day.


  • Mick Burgess

    Mick is a reviewer and photographer here at Metal Express Radio, based in the North-East of England. He first fell in love with music after hearing Jeff Wayne's spectacular The War of the Worlds in the cold winter of 1978. Then in the summer of '79 he discovered a copy of Kiss Alive II amongst his sister’s record collection, which literally blew him away! He then quickly found Van Halen I and Rainbow's Down To Earth, and he was well on the way to being rescued from Top 40 radio hell!   Over the ensuing years, he's enjoyed the Classic Rock music of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple; the AOR of Journey and Foreigner; the Pomp of Styx and Kansas; the Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, and Symphony X; the Goth Metal of Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and a whole host of other great bands that are too numerous to mention. When he's not listening to music, he watches Sunderland lose more football (soccer) matches than they win, and occasionally, if he has to, he goes to work as a property lawyer.

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1 Comment

  1. Это сделали не SABATON и не сам Броден, а некто левый чувак , приехавший с группой на открытие музея. За фейк – ???

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