SABATON Issues Studio Footage Of Drum Tracking

Saturday, 4th January 2014

Swedish metallers SABATON have uploaded studio footage of new drummer Hanes van Dahl tracking drums. The sessions are taking place at The Abyss, the recording studio in Pärlby outside Ludvika, Sweden owned and operated by record producer and musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). The album is scheduled for a late-spring release via Nuclear Blast Records.

Regarding their decision to enlist Hannes Van Dahl, SABATON said in a statement: “For some time, there has been rumors about Robban [Bäck] coming back soon, or that Snowy [Shaw] would fill in for a while longer, or even take Robban’s place permanently behind the drums.

“To put an end to these rumors we now present our new full-time member in SABATON: Hannes Van Dahl.

“Hannes has previously played in EVERGREY, which we have toured with in the past, and he has also worked side by side with us as drum technician for Snowy during his time in SABATON.”

SABATON will return to the U.S. and Canada in April as direct support to American metallers ICED EARTH on their “Worldwide Plagues” North American tour. Opening each show on the six-week trek will be Dutch metallers REVAMP (featuring NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen).