SABATON‘s limited-edition, live-in-concert, double DVD/Blu-Ray, The Great Show, The 20th Anniversary Show, plus The Great Show Stage Collector’s Edition box set are in stores and available online.
Filmed during SABATON’s 2019-2020 The Great Tour world trek, the two-hour 20th Anniversary Show captures the band’s extraordinary headline set in front of 75,000 fans at the 2019 Wacken Open Air Festival, performed on both of the festival’s Main Stages simultaneously. Joining the SABATON line-up of vocalist Joakim Brodén, bassist Pär Sundström, guitarists Chris Rörland and Tommy Johansson, drummer Hannes Van Dahl, the Wacken performance also features several guest performers: former SABATON band members Thobbe Englund and Rikard Sundén on guitars, keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr, and drummer Daniel Mulback, the 20-voice Great War Choir, and acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated virtuoso cellist Tina Guo.
The Great Show, with a run-time of about 90-minutes, was shot at the band’s sold-out 02 Arena performance in Prague in early 2020 and reunited SABATON with Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rockers Apocalyptica. Both discs’ set-lists feature SABATON fan favorites including Ghost Division, Bismarck, To Hell and Back, Primo Victoria, Carolus Rex, Great War and Fields Of Verdun, all performed on a stage setting forged as a World War 1 battlefield, with barbed-wire strung across the stage, piles of sandbag barricades, a two-ton military tank complete with a battery of rocket launchers and flame jets that doubles as a drum riser, and a keyboard built into the body of The Red Baron’s iconic blood-red tri-plane.
Both The 20th Anniversary Show and The Great Show discs capture the musically and visually electrifying in-concert experience that is a SABATON show, and are a must for anyone who is a fan of passionate, cinematic heavy rock’n’roll.