For the second time this year, the pants of SABATON vocalist Joakim Brodén “split open” during a live concert — this time on July 2, 2011 at the Rock The City festival in Bucharest, Romania. Video footage of the incident can be seen below. (Note: The trouser-splitting moment occurs around the 36-second mark in the first clip.)
SABATON drummer Daniel Mullback was forced to sit out several dates on the band’s recent European tour “due to problems with his knees.” He was temporarily replaced by Robert Bäck. Also performing with SABATON during the trek was DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq. He filled in for regular SABATON guitarist Rikard Sundén, who “has decided to multiply himself and will have his first kid at this time,” according to a statement released by the band.
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.
All videos courtesy of www.bloodbath.ro