SABATON are excited to reveal that 2012’s Carolus Rex has reached quadruple platinum status in their home country Sweden. The concept album – which is the band’s biggest success to date – charts the rise and fall of the Swedish Empire, in particular the life ofCharles XII (“Carolus Rex”) who ruled it for 21 years. In an amazing coincidence, the album’s quadruple platinum certification comes exactly 300 years after the king’s death in 1718! The band will be presented with their quadruple platinum disc later this year, whenCarolus Rex will take its place as one of Sweden’s most successful home-grown rock albums.

Bass player Pär Sundström said: “Over the past few years we’ve been traveling around the world to perform, while expanding SABATON‘s empire into new countries and meeting incredible new fans along the way.

There’s no place like home though, and it’s humbling to know that people in our native Sweden are still so amazingly supportive of us after all these years. Thank you to everyone who played a role in making Carolus Rex one of the most successful Swedish rock albums ever!”

To celebrate the album’s success, and to commemorate the Swedish king who inspired it,SABATON will release a special 300th year anniversary edition of Carolus Rex on November 30th, 2018, which is the date Carolus Rex was killed in Norway.

Check out a trailer about this upcoming edition

Pre-order Carolus Rex (Platinum Edition) HERE

Who was Carolus Rex?
Charles XII (“Carolus Rex“) was king of Sweden between 1697-1718, taking the throne at the tender age of 15. Despite his young age, he soon became a brilliant military tactician, thwarting invasions by several countries in the early years of his reign – most famously Russia, who the Swedish king defeated at the battle of Narva despite being heavily outnumbered. The Swedish Empire officially ended during Carolus’ reign, after he attempted to invade Russia but suffered a crushing defeat at the battle of Poltava in 1709. In 1718 he invaded Norway and laid siege to the fortress of Fredriksten, but was killed by a mysterious gunshot to the head when inspecting trenches one night. Historians are divided on how the king died, whether he was killed by the enemy or assassinated by his own ranks. Charles spent his whole life at war and never married or fathered children. He was succeeded to the throne by his sister.

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Carolus Rex (Platinum Edition) will be available in the following formats:
2 CD-DIGI
2 LP
3 CD + 2 BLU-RAY- EARBOOK
AWARD EDITION
DIGITAL

Carolus Rex (Platinum Edition) – Track Listing:
CD1 (English Version)
01. Dominium Maris Baltici
02. The Lion From The North
03. Gott Mit Uns
04. A Lifetime Of War
05. 1 6 4 8
06. The Carolean’s Prayer
07. Carolus Rex
08. Killing Ground
09. Poltava
10. Long Live The King
11. Ruina Imperii
Bonus Tracks
12. Twilight Of The Thunder God
13. In The Army Now
14. Feuer Frei
15. Harley From Hell

CD2 (Swedish Version)
01. Dominium Maris Baltici
02. Lejonet Från Norden
03. Gott Mit Uns
04. En Livstid I Krig
05. 1 6 4 8
06. Karolinens Bön
07. Carolus Rex
08. Ett Slag Färgat Rött
09. Poltava
10. Konungens Likfärd
11. Ruina Imperii

CD3 (Swedish Empire Live) – EARBOOK ONLY!
Live @ Woodstock Festival (Poland)
01. The March To War
02. Ghost Division
03. Uprising
04. Gott Mit Uns
05. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
06. The Lion From The North
07. The Price Of A Mile
08. Into The Fire
09. Carolus Rex
10. Midway
11. White Death
12. Attero Dominatus
13. The Art Of War
14. Primo Victoria
15. 40:1
16. Metal Crüe

2LP (33 RPM)
Side A
01. Dominium Maris Baltici
02. The Lion From The North
03. Gott Mit Uns
04. A Lifetime Of War

Side B
01. 1 6 4 8
02. The Carolean’s Prayer
03. Carolus Rex

Side C
01. Killing Ground
02. Poltava
03. Long Live The King
04. Ruina Imperii

Side D (Bonus Tracks)|
01. Twilight Of The Thunder God
02. In The Army Now
03. Feuer Frei
04. Harley From Hell

BLU-RAY1 – EARBOOK ONLY!
Live @ Woodstock Festival (Poland)
01. The March To War
02. Ghost Division
03. Uprising
04. Gott Mit Uns
05. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
06. The Lion From The North
07. The Price Of A Mile
08. Into The Fire
09. Carolus Rex
10. Midway
11. White Death
12. Attero Dominatus
13. The Art Of War
14. Primo Victoria
15. 40:1
16. Metal Crüe
17. Panzer Batallion

Swedish Empire Tour Mix
1.The March To War
2.Ghost Division
3. Gott Mit Uns
4. Poltava
5. Talvisota
6. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
7. 40:1
8. Swedish Pagans
9. The Carolean’s Prayer
10. The Lion From The North
11. The Hammer Has Fallen
12. Attero Dominatus
13. The Art Of War
14. En Livstid I Krig
15. Primo Victoria
16. Metal Crüe
The Great Orchestra Of Christmas Charity Foundation (Short Movie)

BLU-RAY2 – EARBOOK ONLY!
Live In Gothenburg
01. The March To War
02. Ghost Division
03. Gott Mit Uns (Swedish Version)
04. Carolus Rex (Swedish Version)
05. White Death
06. Poltava (Swedish Version)
07. 40:1
08. Karolinens Bön
09. Into The Fire
10. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
11. Lejonet Från Norden
12. The Hammer Has Fallen
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. En Livstid I Krig
16. Primo Victoria
17. Metal Crüe
Live In Oberhausen
01. The March To War
02. Ghost Division
03. Gott Mit Uns
04. Poltava
05. Carolus Rex
06. 40:1
07. Cliffs Of Gallipoli
08. Swedish Pagans
09. The Hammer Has Fallen
10. Attero Dominatus
11. The Art Of War
12. Primo Victoria
13. Metal Crüe

SABATON live:
w/ BABYMETAL
28.10. J Tokyo – Saitama Super Arena
30.10. J Kobe – World Hall
31.10. J Kobe – World Hall
12.12. S Baltic Sea – Sabaton Cruise *SOLD OUT*
01. – 03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air

Pre-Order The Special Edition Here: https://www.nuclearblast.com/sabaton-carolusrexplatin

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