Military history enthusiasts that happen to be Metal-heads had their prayers answered when the band Sabaton formed in 1999. These hard-driving Swedes recount tales of bravery and valor in every performance. Recently, while supporting their most recent album Heroes, Sabaton rolled through Columbus, Ohio alongside Skeletonwitch and Amon Amarth.
Lead singer Joakim Brodén took some time to speak with Hardrock Haven before the band’s set. In the interview, Brodén discussed the genesis of the Heroes album, which Sabaton song he thinks Amon Amarth should cover, meeting a member of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force after writing a song about them, and why he can’t hear Europe’s “The Final Countdown” while in a social setting: