Advent 2021: Sabaton – “Christmas Truce”

We usually limit ourselves to a song each day, but there are so many damn seasonal tracks this year that we’re just going to cram in as many as we can this year!

Yes, we know this came out a couple of weeks ago and we love Sabaton and we’re usually all over them… but it made sense to leave things until December for the same reason that supermarkets shouldn’t be selling sodding decorations in October, and my ex is just wrong for having the tree up three days after Halloween. Ahem. Anyway… With one of their most ambitious and certainly the most heartwarming of videos, here’s the blurb from Sabaton:

December 24th, 1914: Late On Christmas Eve, British Expeditionary Force heard German troops in the trenches opposite them singing Christmas carols and saw lanterns and small fir trees along their trenches. Messages began to be shouted between the trenches.

The following day, British and German soldiers met in no man’s land and exchanged gifts, took pictures and some even played football. It was a rare but magic moment of peace and harmony in the midst of one of the most atrocious events in the 20th century. More info on Wikipedia.

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Sabaton mastermind and bassplayer Pär Sundström on “Christmas Truce”:

“Christmas Truce” was our highest priority when we decided to write songs about World War One.

Not only was it the most requested topic from our fans, but it was, for us, the most emotional story from the war. This song took us years to create since we wanted the music to reflect the mood honestly and it was a big challenge, but we feel we managed to write a song that captures the spirit of this day, over a century ago.

“Christmas Truce” foreshadows the tenth masterpiece of Sabaton, The War To End All Wars, that will be released on March 4th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Once again, Sabaton will dive deep into the atrocities, miracles and happenings around WWI and take the listener to an emotional and exciting ride of 11 tracks.

Pre-order The War To End All Wars now.

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Check out our Xmas Spotify Playlist, featuring every available track from this year… and every previous year!

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