As reported earlier here at Stargazed Magazine, Sabaton Open Air 2019 will be held at Lugnet in Falun, Sweden on August 14-17, 2019. War of Thrones (feat. Wade Black of Crimson Glory) and Swedish supergroup Nerved are now added to the line-up.
In addition to Sabaton themselves, the line-up also features Borknagar, Manimal, Elvenking, Apocalyptica, U.D.O., Visions of Atlantis, Brothers of Metal, Serenity, Grailknights, Gloryhammer, Lagerstein, Utmarken, Attick Demons, Arkona, Bloodbound, Ensiferum, Alestorm and Crystal Viper.
War of Thrones’ debut album Conflict in Creation may have been seven years in the making but it was worth the wait, bringing together talent from around the genre to create a confident tour de force that will delight any fan of classic metal. The band is the brainchild of vocalist Wade Black – best known as frontman of 80s icons Crimson Glory – and virtuoso guitarist Rick Renstrom, and their style combines prog-style musicality with true metal’s crisp vocals and memorable riffs. War of Thrones formed in 2011 and after so many years together honing their songs and live performance, they promise to bring an exciting show to Sabaton Open Air!
This newly formed line-up of music professional veterans performs a modern alternative metal which they mix with “blues, electronica and euro disco”. The band consists of renowned musicians who have earned their ropes on stage and in the studio over many years, mainly outside the traditional rock and metal scene.
The line-up is vocalist Petra Kvännå (Sky High, Team Cans etc), guitarist Joachim Björkegren (Max Martin, Chosen by Gods), bass player Elias Modig (Eagle-Eye Cherry, The Guild, etc.) and drummer Joacim Brunnberg (Eskobar, Mike Granditsky). All led by the band’s founder, primary songwriter and guitarist Marcus Hanser.
On their album “Leave It All Behind” they are joined by guests Richard Sjunnesson (the Unguided) and Jakob Samuel (The Poodles). A stellar production mixed by the much respected Patrik Frisk and mastered by the legendary master mind Henrik Jansson, makes the album sound so good, that the reviewer in Stargazed Magazine claimed that “I find it hard to remember when, if at all, I heard a more well-balanced production!”
So how does NERVED work out live? “So good it pisses me off” according to Clawfinger’s Zak Tell. The crowd at Sabaton Open Air is in for a treat when this “Rammstein of Dalarna” kicks off.