Hairy Mark of Manchester Rocks conducted an interview with guitarists Chris Rörland and Tobbe Englund of Swedish metallers SABATON on December 14 at Manchester Ritz during the UK leg of the band's "Heroes" tour. You can now watch the chat below.
SABATON will return to North America in April/May 2015 as direct support to Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH.
SABATON's latest album, "Heroes", was recently certified gold in the group's home country for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.
Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last seven years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000.
"Heroes" sold around 3,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 99 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Released on May 16, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, the "Heroes" cover artwork was created by Péter Sallai. A number of bonus tracks were made available, including cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by METALLICA, BATTLE BEAST and RAUBTIER.
"Heroes" was tracked at The Abyss, the recording studio in Pärlby outside Ludvika, Sweden owned and operated by record producer and musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN).