After the success of Sabaton’s latest single “Livgardet”, the Swedish metal giants add a cherry on the cake on their homage to the Swedish Royal Guard. The band have now released an English version of the song, “The Royal Guard”. Songwriter and bassist Pär Sundström comments: “Our new song “The Royal Guard” is about the great story of one of the oldest military regiments in the world, formed in the area where Sabaton hail from! We are aware that we cannot make the Swedish Empire MKII happen even if we wanted. We had our chance some 300 years ago… But it was amazing to write about Swedish history again after nearly 10 years since we wrote Carolus Rex.”
Watch the music video for “The Royal Guard” here:
The limited 12” Vinyl edition of “The Royal Guard”, that features the new track as well as the Swedish version “Livgardet”, comes with a beautifully etched B-side, noble gold foil prints and embossed artwork. For a strictly limited edition, the band has even visited the pressing plant and created a special vinyl that will contain real gunpowder! This very special edition was sold out immediately after its announcement. The other configurations of the vinyl edition are mostly sold out as well and there are only a few copies left.
Get one of the last few copies of the vinyl HERE.