Sabaton Involved In Car Crash In Tunisia
It looks like Sabaton’s year has gone from awesome to not so hot. In July, the power metal band released The Great War, their biggest and most anticipated album to date. But earlier today, the band posted on their website that they’ve been in a pretty nasty car accident in Tunisia while filming a video in the Sahara Desert.
Here’s the statement the band has released via their website:
“Two days ago in Tunisia we were involved in a serious traffic incident upon our return from a video shoot in the Sahara desert.
“We are all broken, badly beaten, bleeding and stitched up, but happy to be alive and confident that we will be fully recovered over time.
“However, after consulting medical expertise and evaluating all our injuries we are sure that we cannot do the scheduled concert in Poland today without risk of consequential injuries.
“We will be back with full force in October for the North American tour and will return to Gdansk as soon as possible.
“Until then we would like to share a few of our private images from the filming in Sahara and the accident.
“Thanks for understanding /The Band.”
The band also released the following photos, which we should warn fans are pretty intense and graphic:
Everyone at Kerrang! is glad the band members are all okay, if injured, and sends out their heart to Sabaton. We wish them a speedy recovery.
The Great War received a four‑K! review from Kerrang!, with critic Sam Law writing, “The Great War isn’t just a commemoration of the centenary of the armistice (albeit a year late), but of Sabaton’s own 20th year. There’s something perversely fitting about this subject matter as a benchmark of the Swedish meatballs’ iron-willed, do-or-die stylistic entrenchment. They remain a laughing stock to some, but there’s much to be said for not getting stuck in the beige mediocrity of musical no man’s land. And, having outmanoeuvred even their most vociferous haters to the pinnacle of the European festival circuit, the triumphalism beating through these songs can be forgiven.”
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