SABATON: New Album Details Revealed - Feb. 15, 2012 "Carolus Rex", the new album from Swedish metallers SABATON, will be released in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The lyrics for the CD deal with the Swedish Empire (referring to the Kingdom of Sweden between 1561 and 1721) and are sung entirely in Swedish. Commented the band: "For the first time ever we have had an expert to help us out with the theme, the well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren. We have also added some extra time in the studio to find the absolute right sound on 'Carolus Rex', and our producer, Peter Tägtgren, says that this album will mark a brand new standard for how a heavy metal album should sound like!" Liljegren's previously published works include acclaimed biographies of Adolf Hitler and Karl XII. He also appeared in the popular Swedish TV series "Boston Tea Party". "Carolus Rex" track listing: 01. Dominium Maris Baltici 02. Lejonet Från Norden 03. Gott Mit Uns 04. En Livstid I Krig 05. 1 6 4 8 06. Karolinens Bön 07. Carolus Rex 08. Ett Slag Färgat Rött 09. Poltava 10. Konungens Likfärd 11. Ruina Imperii The "Carolus Rex" cover artwork can be seen below. The album's release will be followed by a two-year world tour. I'm unsure of this. Coat of Arms was a decent album, I think. It was a step down from the greatness that was Art of War, but it was a formidable album. Now, the band is getting a bit out there. I appreciate them bringing more Swedish history into their sound. They sing about Germany so much, I'm sure people think they actually are from Sweden. But the songs being sung in Swedish have me feeling a bit skeptical. Sabaton's appeal to me has been the singalong aspect of their songs. I don't speak Swedish, so it takes away that aspect of their music. I'll still buy it and hope that it's awesome, though.