In September...

In September...

The title is not original, but inspire by Walker's post. Since I don't hang out on Twitter anymore, he pointed me to this post by ACKs creator Alexander Macris: On the 11th of September, 1683, an army of 150,000 Ottoman Muslims under Kara Mustafa attacked Vienna, defended by only 11,000 Christian soldiers. The defenders held out until King John Sobieski III of Poland arrived with a relief force. Sobieski led the largest cavalry charge in history, his force of Winged Hussars charging down Bald Mountain to route and destroy the Ottoman forces. The glorious victory of Christendom is…

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Panzerkampf

Panzerkampf

The largest tank battle fought started on July 5th, and ended on August 23rd of 1943, between the the German army, and the Soviet army, at Kursk, in the USSR. Of course Sabaton has a song for it. And a history episode. While we're at it, a cover. I think the art is fanart, for Girls und Panzer.…

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Sabaton on Tour

Sabaton on Tour

Interestingly, Sabaton is posting live videos of ther concerts from the European wing of the tour. Not sure how long it will stay up as many of these, despite being official vids on the official channel, are mostly taken down shortly after the next one goes up. Audio and video quality are mobile phone grade at best, but it's an interesting look at the energy and crowd at a typical live show.…

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Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift

I'm a bit late, but January 22nd is the anniversary of the battle of Rorke's drift. Of course someone took the song and set it to Zulu with Michael Caine. And in case you want the official lyric video...…

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Miscellaney

Miscellaney

It would be easy to turn this into the all-Sabaton, all the time channel, but they don't release stuff quite that often. That said, while I am still not a fan of the growl/scream vocals, this cover of "82'd All The Way" is actually pretty good. I like the effect of mixing the lady's voice with the guy with the more 80's metal voice. For what it's worth, 82nd is vying with "Devil Dogs" as my favorite song on the album. Oddly, the first track here, just like on The Last Stand, is my least favorite, and the second…

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Sabaton Day by Day - Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Sabaton Day by Day - Seven Pillars of Wisdom

You can consider this the inauguration of a series - to insofar as possible, commemorate the events behind Sabatp's song on the anniversary of said events. I haven't mapped all of them to a calendar yet, so things may be incomplete for a while, but I've already seelcted dates for each song in The Great War. Today marks the anniversary of one of the first raids conducted by the Arabs in conjunction with T.E. Lawrence "of Arabia" against the Ottoman Empire. Incidentally, the story of Lawrence is arguably a major influence on the story of Dune.…

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Really?

Really?

I'd become accustomed to the dazzling variety of metal genres out there. Old school 70's metal, acid metal, black metal, death metal, speed metal, thrash metal, symphonic metal, power metal, folk metal... Filed under not quite as "what the hell did I just watch" as my introduction to BabyMetal, it turns out there is, indeed, a capella metal. Or the next best thing to it.…

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