Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish metallers SABATON performing the song “Into The Fire” with a special guest appearance by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider at the 2011 Rockstad: Falun festival, which was held June 3-4, 2011 in Falun, Sweden can be seen below. Other musicians who joined SABATON on stage during the concert included Chris Boltendahl (GRAVE DIGGER) and Frédéric Leclercq (DRAGONFORCE).
The members of SABATON stated about the opportunity to perform with Dirkschneider, “Original frontman of the legendary ACCEPT, and it’s a dream coming true for us to have ‘The Voice of Metal’ join us on stage. Many U.D.O. and ACCEPT albums lies close to the heart of SABATON and they are often played in our tour bus.”
SABATON‘s fifth album, “Coat Of Arms”, sold around 450 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 124 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Coat Of Arms” was released in Europe on May 21, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.