Gott Mit Uns 04. "Carolus Rex", the new album from Swedish metallers SABATON, will be released in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records.The lyrics for the CD, which will be made available in both English and Swedish, deal with the Swedish Empire (referring to the Kingdom of Sweden between 1561 and 1721). Karl was shot in the head when visiting the trenches outside Fredrikshald in Norway where the castle Fredriksten was under siege from the Swedish army. 06. It is the last album to feature guitarists Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mullback and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr. I was entirely unaware there was a time when Sweden rocked the world with something other than death metal. The dead Caroleans would become prey twice after their deaths: first came the looting of their supplies and clothing by Norwegian troops and locals, then finally the bodies became food for the wolves, wolverines and foxes of the mountains. SABATON bassist Pär Sundström was forced to sit out several shows on the Canadian leg of the band's most recent North American tour due to a knee injury. The first stage in the journey was to the village of Ås in the Tydal region, a distance of 30 kilometres or roughly one day’s march in good conditions. 06. Only 2,100 men survived the march, and about 600 of those would be crippled for life. Dominium Maris Baltici A special 300th year anniversary edition of Sabaton concept album »Carolus Rex« will be released this November 30th, the same date as Charles XII was killed in Norway back in 1718. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. White Death 4. 10. To comment on a The king was famously shot in the head by an unknown assailant at the siege of Fredriksten in Norway on 11 December 1718. A one-minute video clip in which SABATON singer Joakim Brodén takes fans on a short history lesson by visiting the site where Charles XII (Carl of Sweden - Latinized to Carolus Rex) was killed … Only in recent times has his memory been tarnished by intellectually and moral ly … Jun 1, 2019 - Explore Al Ge's board "Carolus Rex" on Pinterest. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. An ill-fated decision to march 6,000 defeated troops across the Norway’s Tydal mountains resulted in almost two thirds of the men freezing to death on their journey. By the end of 1718, Sweden and its king Charles XII (Carolus Rex) were on a significant losing streak in the Great Northern … There was only just over 50 kilometres between them and their destination, the village of Handöl in Jämtland County, northern Sweden. A one-minute video clip in which SABATON singer Joakim Brodén takes fans on a short history lesson by visiting the site where Charles XII (Carl of Sweden - Latinized to Carolus Rex) was killed in 1718 near Fredrikshald can be seen below. Gott Mit Uns Killing Ground Ruina Imperii. The biggest group, led by Armfeldt, managed to reach the Swedish border and reportedly cut a hole in the ice covering the river Ena to see which way the water flowed and ensure they were going in the right direction. "Carolus Rex", the new album from Swedish metallers SABATON, will be released in Europe on May 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. Brought by soldiers hand, back to the fatherland, long live Carolus Even then, the ordeal was not over for the Caroleans – another 700 men died as they made their way to their lodgings in the village of Duved. 1 6 4 8 In good conditions this would be a two-day march for a properly-equipped army. Figures Collection', GRETA VAN FLEET's 'My Way, Soon' Tops BILLBOARD's 'Mainstream Rock Airplay' Chart, OZZY OSBOURNE's Daughter AIMÉE Was Surprised By Success Of 'The Osbournes' TV Show, SALIVA's Reunion With Original Singer JOSEY SCOTT 'Has Been Put On Hold', QUEEN's ADAM LAMBERT To 'Curate' PRIDE LIVE's 'Stonewall Day' 2021 Event. Long Live The King is a song about the death of Charles XII of Sweden, also referred to as Carolus Rex. Charles XII of Sweden was born on June 17, 1682, in Tre Kronor, Sweden, to Charles XI of Sweden and Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark. 05. The news reached Armfeldt on 7 January 1719 and he resolved to leave the very next day via the shortest route – straight over the Tydal mountain range to reach the fort of Hjerpe. 08. Metal Ripper. Carolus Rex (English) 2. En Livstid I Krig. After Carolus Rex was killed, Carolean soldiers were ordered to retreat home to Sweden. However, after only a few hours on the road a storm struck, with temperatures plummeting and snow reducing visibility, forcing Armfeldt to set up camp where the army stood – the northern mountainside of Øyfjellet. Many of this ghost army were huddled or collapsed in the snow, but others had frozen where they stood, including drivers still sitting on loaded sleds pulled by dead horses, holding the reins in their frozen fingers. Fellow Falun-based metal band Follow The Cipher, which includes Carolus Rex contributing songwriter Ken Kängström, covered "Carolus Rex" on their 2018 self-titled debut album. The Carolean Death March (Karolinernas Dödsmarsch) was one of the most tragic losses of life ever to befall the Swedish Army and is an important milestone in the downfall of the Swedish Empire. 1648. Liljegren's previously published works include acclaimed biographies of Adolf Hitler and Karl XII. It is thought that around 200 men – including the army’s local guide – froze to death on that first night. 1 6 4 8 Twilight Of The Thunder God (Bonus Track) In The Army Now In an amazing coincidence, the album’s quadruple platinum certification comes exactly 300 years after the king’s death in 1718! This was: We Charles, by the Grace of God King of Sweden, the Goths and the Vends, Grand Prince of Finland, Duke of Scania, Estonia, Livonia and Karelia, Lord of Ingria, Duke of Bremen, Verden and Pomerania, Prince of Rügen and Lord of Wismar, and also Count Palatine by the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Count of Zweibrücken–Kleeburg, as well as Duke of Jülich, Cleve and Berg, Count of Veldenz, Spanheim and Rav… The Carolean's Prayeris the sixth song on the Carolus Rex album by Sabaton. Karolinens Bön. When the storm had abated on 18 January, Norwegian major Emhausen began his pursuit of the Swedish army, and as his men climbed the mountain they were met with the sight of hundreds of dead Caroleans. BLABBERMOUTH.NET The Carolean Death March (Karolinernas Dödsmarsch) was one of the most tragic losses of life ever to befall the Swedish Army and is an important milestone in the downfall of the Swedish Empire. "The album is produced by Peter Tägtgren who is also doing guest vocals on one song. With the king dead and the empire teetering on the brink of collapse, orders were sent to all Swedish troops serving in Norway to retreat home to Sweden. 04. Lejonet från Norden "During the recording of 'Carolus Rex', we also recorded a song where Joakim [Brodén] sings in German, a cover of 'Feuer Frei' by RAMMSTEIN. See more ideas about sweden, charles, king charles. Ett Slag Färgat Rött. BLABBERMOUTH.NET The band will be presented with their quadruple platinum disc later this year, when»Carolus Rex« will take its place as one of Sweden’s most successful home-grown rock albums. Brought by soldiers hand, back to the fatherland, long live Carolus Rex. It was released with both English and Swedish vocals. The king’s death as depicted by artist Carl Wahlbom in his 1855 painting, Battle of Lützen (1632) An alliance with the major Protestant state of Saxony soon followed, and the combined Swedish-Saxon force secured a landmark victory in the Battle of Breitenfeld in September 1631. Poltava Sabaton - Carolus Rex (2012) shadowdoom9 / June 26, 2019 / Comments 0 / 0 Sabaton is a power metal band from Sweden (finally a band that isn't German) who is known for taking the metal world by storm with their well-written concept albums about different times of war. 07. He also appeared in the popular Swedish TV series "Boston Tea Party". 08. Swedish officer Carl Gustav Armfeldt, defeated by the Russians at the battle of Napue (in what is now Finland), was ordered to take 10,000 of his exhausted and poorly-equipped soldiers to Norway and lay siege to the town of Trondheim. ADVERTISE / It is referred to in the song Ruina Imperii, at the end of Sabaton’s 2012 album Carolus Rex. We have also added some extra time in the studio to find the absolute right sound on 'Carolus Rex', and our producer, Peter Tägtgren, says that this album will mark a brand new standard for how a heavy metal album should sound like!". Long Live the King story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Swedish Pagans 3. The double CD will also feature a different cover artwork. PRIVACY POLICY / The men, mostly from the empire’s Finnish lands, were ill-equipped for a trek across freezing Norwegian mountains though, and by the time the army gathered at Ås on 11 January, 200 men had already died of exposure. 10. Carolus Rex 02. Gott Mit Uns. En Livstid i Krig Previous Historical Fact - 7 January 1988. reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. White Death. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. © 2021 Blabbermouth.net "World War Live: Battle Of The Baltic Sea", the first-ever live album from SABATON, was released on August 5, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Carolus Rex" - Swedish version track listing: 01. Broken dreams so grand, sing of his final stand, long live Carolus. Ah yes, Sabaton. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of 03. "Carolus Rex" - English version track listing: 01. Carolus Rex has always been a hero for the Swedish. Dominium Maris Baltici The "Swedish Empire Tour 2012" will kick off on April 10 in Tampa, Florida. 07. The Carolean's Prayer 05. A special platinum edition of »Carolus Rex« is now available, commemorating 300 years since the death of Charles XII of Sweden, whose extraordinary story inspired the album. For their honor, for their glory. 11. 03. The 5,800 remaining Caroleans set off on the next stage of their homeward march on 12 January, accompanied by Norwegian local Lars Bersvendsen Østby, who they forced to act as their guide by taking some of his relatives hostage. The following day the soldiers broke formation and went off in groups in their desperation to get off the mountains. "'Carolus Rex' will be available for purchase on single Swedish CD (Sweden only) and single English CD plus a limited edition which features a double CD with both language versions. Ett Slag Färgat Rött He was the second-born child of his parents and the eldest son in the family, making him the natural heir to the throne. CONTACT, GHOST: PAPA EMERITUS I Figure To Be Released As Part Of Super7's 'Ultimates! This date in the fateful year of 1718 one of the truest died heroically in battle fighting alongside his men. 09. Attero Dominatus 6. By the time the first troops finally arrived in Handöl on the 14 January, the storm was still raging, and exhausted and frostbitten survivors would continue to arrive for the next two days. Konungens Likfärd 09. 02. A soldier from Sweden remembers the dead. Three thousand Caroleans – more than half the original force – never made it to Handöl and remained frozen on the mountain. These were set for release on 30 November 2018, the 300th anniversary of the death of Charles XII. A Lifetime of War BLABBERMOUTH.NET I guess looking for a way to reissue the band’s album that catapulted them into popularity, here we have a platinum edition of Carolus Rex to celebrate the album being certified 4x platinum in their native country of Sweden and to commemorate 300 years since the death of the Swedish king who inspired it. By the end of 1718, Sweden and its king Charles XII (Carolus Rex) were on a significant losing streak in the Great Northern War – a campaign fought by Russia and its allies against Sweden, who until that point had been one of Europe’s major powers with a vast and successful empire. The soldiers burned every piece of wood they could find in a desperate bid to keep warm, including their own rifle butts and sleds. Carolus Rex Carolus Rex is the sixth studio album by Swedish power metal band Sabaton.It is a concept album based on the rise and fall of the Swedish Empire, whose monarch Charles XII gives it its title. As a subscriber to the Sabaton newsletter, you’ll be the first to know when new Sabaton music and tour tickets are available! and Ruina Imperii. Poltava BLABBERMOUTH.NET 11. Commented the band: "The topics of the songs will remain quite the same and deals with the Swedish Empire, from its rise to its fall. Carolus Rex Day of Death. Killed during the Siege of Fredriksten, … does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. ", The band previously stated about "Carolus Rex": "For the first time ever we have had an expert to help us out with the theme, the well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren. The lyrics for the CD, which will be made available in both English and Swedish, deal with the Swedish Empire (referring to the Kingdom of Sweden between 1561 and 1721). Ghost Division 5. Having lost territory in the east to the Russians, Carolus Rex made the ill-fated decision to turn his attention to Norway instead, hoping that an attack on the country and the peace negotiations that would follow would win concessions from that country’s king. "The release is set for Europe and in North America the last week in May, but already now you can pre-order the album. SABATON - »Carolus Rex« platinum edition out now, first trailer revealed! If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). The Lion From the North To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. Carolus Rex. Poltava. TERMS OF SERVICE / Konungens Likfärd. We will also contact you from time to time about new merchandise, exclusive offers, competitions and news about the band. 2018-11-30 - A special platinum edition of »Carolus Rex« is now available, commemorating 300 years since the death of Charles XII of Sweden, whose extraordinary story inspired the album. Ruina Imperii. It is referred to in the song Ruina Imperii, at the end of Sabaton’s 2012 album Carolus Rex. Karolinens bön For the men who fought and bled. Ships worldwide. Charles, like all kings, was styled by a royal title, which combined all his titles into one single phrase. The official Sabaton Store featuring merch, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, music, accessories, and more. The town was found to be well defended and by the time news of Carolus’ death arrived four months later, Armfeldt had lost 40 per cent of his men. SABATON will embark on a North American headlining tour in the spring. album: "Carolus Rex" (2012) Lejonet Från Norden. 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