Swedes Sabaton have revealed the title and artwork of their new studio album that will be released this July. Their ninth full length record will be out in time for the band’s 20th anniversary.

“The Great War” covers stories from the First World War, with the band starting the recordings exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (11/11/1918) taking 3 months of intensive work to complete the album together with their long term producer and partner Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studios. Furthermore, the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.

According to the band, “This is not the first time we sing about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war”.

Sabaton have also made a short video revealing more about the albums concept…

“The Great War” will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on July 19th and pre-orders start on April 19th, so watch out for limited and exclusive editions at www.nuclearblast.de