We at Wargaming are happy to be working together with the heavy-metal band Sabaton, who are known to be avid tank enthusiasts. Today, we are releasing a World of Tanks drive-style music video created in cooperation with Sabaton. Directed by famous German music video and advertisement director Zoran Bihac, the video features the famous Sabaton song “Primo Victoria” and brings out both heavy metal and the emotions felt in the heat of battle, to create a whole new genre — Tank Metal.
"We are just as thrilled as Wargaming to release a World of Tanks-style music video for one of our most famous songs — Primo Victoria,” said Pär Sundström, bass player of Sabaton. “The shooting took place at Arsenalen Tank Museum in Sweden, not far from Minsk. It was a true experience for us to ride real tanks and even crash one through a wall. Being involved in the creation of the music video and in-game content for the game is an honour for us. We put our heart and soul into it and are excited to present the results of our collaboration to the global community of tankers that we’re a part of.”
Soon everyone will experience the power of metal on the battlefield, as we will release a special vehicle onto the battlefields of World of Tanks: the Primo Victoria, based on the Swedish Strv 81! This tank comes with a special Sabaton branding, Joakim Brodén plus his metal companions as crew, and many other exclusive features, coming 17 August.
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Sabaton are a Gold and Platinum-awarded Swedish heavy metal band from Falun. The band’s main lyrical themes are based around war and historical battles, and its name is a reference to a sabaton, a knight’s foot armour.
The armour and battle theme is heard throughout the albums Primo Victoria, The Art of War, Attero Dominatus, Coat of Arms, Carolus Rex, Heroes, and The Last Stand, in which all of the songs contain these motifs, except final tracks which are tribute songs to influential heavy metal bands. Lyrical content drawn from World War I, World War II, and other historical conflicts, is prevalent and lyrics often recite stories of heroic deeds by men and armies. The band’s latest album, The Last Stand, has received multiple awards and reached top 10 worldwide when released in 2016.
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