Swedish epic metallers (and Brainfart favorites) Sabaton have announced that the the first three shows of their 2012 North American tour have been cancelled. Because of the Easter holiday, new Sabaton members Chris Rörland (guitar), Thobbe Englund (guitar), and Robban Bäck (drums) were delayed in obtaining their visas which has forced them to cancel these first three shows. The tour will officially kick off on April 15th in San Antonio, TX at Backstage Live. A two-minute video message from SABATON announcing the changes in the band’s tour schedule can be seen below.
Sabaton had this to say about “Carolus Rex”: “For the first time ever we have had an expert to help us out with the theme, the well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren. We have also added some extra time in the studio to find the absolute right sound on ‘Carolus Rex’, and our producer, Peter Tägtgren, says that this album will mark a brand new standard for how a heavy metal album should sound like!”
Check out the title track “Carolus Rex” below.