The time has come for Sabaton to reveal some BIG NEWS. The band is beyond proud to announce that for the last two years, they have been busy working on an exciting, large-scale project.
In 2023, Sabaton will release The War To End All Wars movie, a full-length musical motion picture featuring songs from the band’s 10th studio album, The War To End All Wars. This movie vividly tells the stories of World War I by way of animation and live action. It will give the viewer a better understanding of what the band’s songs on the album are about -- it is a musical and historical adventure.
Currently in post-production, the movie is being made in collaboration with Yarnhub Animation Studio. Sabaton previously worked with them on other projects, including their most recent animated story video for 'The Red Baron'. The War To End All Wars movie is on a completely different scale that neither the band nor Yarnhub have ever attempted before. As the band has said, you’re going to want to see this!
“We premiered an early version of this movie to journalists during a preview session for our latest album, ‘The War To End All Wars,’ at the Royal Military Museum in Brussels. Witnessing their reaction to it was priceless - they were speechless - so we decided to take it to the next level and push the boundaries even further for a global audience.” // Pär Sundström
"When Sabaton asked us to go beyond anything we had produced before and jointly create a film for their new album, we were filled with excitement and trepidation. It was a massive undertaking that required new people, technology, and skills. But we couldn't miss the opportunity. We often say our mission is to harvest Goosebumps, and our work with Sabaton has always been the most successful in that regard. It's been two years in the making, but after spending many late nights and weekends in meetings with the band, the end result is something unique. A new way to listen to the album; a deeper understanding that helps the viewer experience the bravery and tragedy that was the inspiration for Sabaton's latest masterwork." // David Webb, Yarnhub
The War To End All Wars movie is a cohesive, thought-provoking and emotionally charged piece with a heavy focus on storytelling. It features members of the band, both in real life and animated, and a lot of research and effort has been put into it to ensure it depicts history in the most accurate way possible – this is something that the band is very passionate about. Sabaton had a dream of creating something that’s entertaining but with great educational value, and that dream has become a reality after two years of hard work.
There is so much more to tell you about this movie and Sabaton will reveal more in time, but know that they are very excited to present this to you next year. Watch this space.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this teaser… - https://youtube.com/shorts/uYFWmUZagT4
Yarnhub is an independent animation studio that was founded in 2019. Yarnhub looks to captivate and thrill audiences by recreating history with epic storytelling using iconic cinematography and animated visuals.
Sabaton climbed the international charts with their album The War To End All Wars, securing #1 positions in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Finland. Having achieved the top position for the second time in Germany, Sweden and Finland, the album peaked at #1 in Poland, Hungary and Austria for the first time in the band’s career. This and additional outstanding results in other territories have made The War To End All Wars Sabaton’s most successful album so far.
From September 1st 2018, Johan F. Gren is the new Managing Director at Gain Music Entertainment. Johan has worked in the company with several roles for 7 years and now gets the confidence of the board to lead the company.
The company has, with the label GAIN, established itself during the last decade as a leading player in the hard rock genre with artists such as Europe, Hardcore Superstar, Backyard Babies and Mustasch. In 2014, the company launched an active venture to broaden the music with the labels LINC MUSIC and DOCKS MUSIC where platinum and gold-selling artists like Wahlstedt, Carl Deman, Jay Smith and Alexander Asp are signed.
"Very exciting challenge! After 10 years as a touring artist and 7 years in the music industry, I hope to contribute with a broad perspective on what both artists and the company need to develop and collaborate together in an industry that constantly meets new challenges."
- Johan F. Gren, Managing Director
"Johan has shown a massive corporate commitment and structured leadership over the years. I am convinced that he will further strengthen the company's position at the market"
- Markus Tagaris, Chairman of the Board
The company was founded in 1996 with its registered office in Gothenburg and you find Sony Music among others as owners.
Art Nation was founded by singer and frontman Alexander Strandell in 2014 and have since then worked really hard towards breaking out on the National and International music scene.
During 2014 they released their second single "One is Better than No One", which was the official charity song for Medicins sans Frontieres (Läkare utan gränser). The release of this song launched the writing of their debut album "Revolution" which was released in 2015.
After the album was released, success was knocking at their door. They were nominated for "Swedish breakthrough of the year" by GAFFA, placed on "Best this year" in AFTONBLADET and "Best album of the year" by Powerplay.
This time they have been selected to write the Official Gothia Cup song 2016. The song is called "We Are Better Together" which they have written themselves and are performing at the premier of Gothia at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg.
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