Sabaton have released their new single, The Unkillable Soldier, based on the incredible story of the soldier Adrian Carton De Wiart. The track is taken from the upcoming album The War To End All Wars, set for release on 4 March 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records.
De Wiart, a Belgian-born British Army Officer, fought in four wars in six decades, surviving several plane crashes and eleven grievous injuries. He also lost an eye and a hand. “Frankly, I had enjoyed the war,” he had said.
“The story of Sir Adrian Carton De Wiart represents Sabaton in many ways,” bassist Pär Sundström said, “but especially because he never gave up in spite of what was thrown against him. We were really captured by the life of this interesting character who ‘Frankly enjoyed the war'”
De Wiart peacefully passed away at the age of 83 in 1963.
Earlier, the band released Christmas Truce, based on the events of Christmas Day, 1914, before covering the alpine battles at the border between Austria-Hungary and Italy.
During the alpine battles, men would fight in the most extreme conditions to protect the borders. Today, these fights are infamously known as the so-called White War, where many soldiers froze to death or were buried by dangerous avalanches. Their dead bodies remain under the snow to this day.
“We already released the Christmas Truce,” Sundström said, “and here comes another song [Soldier Of HEaven] which shows the diversity of the new album. In the early listening sessions of the new album, this one was noted among most people as a top song, and we know that this will be a powerful sing-a-long anthem at future concerts. So study the lyrics, get your ass to a show and make sure you kill Corona in the process.”
The War To End All Wars can be pre-ordered from smarturl.it/SabatonTWTEAW.