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Angels Calling is the sixth song on Attero Dominatus album by Sabaton.

Information

  • Played live only a few times in 2008.
  • Around 2010/2011, Sabaton made a strictly limited batch of t-shirts with the song. (see the artwork on the right, which was slightly altered and re-used for the single release.)
  • The song came back into Sabaton's setlist for The Great Tour in Europe in 2020 because of the First World War topic that fit their album theme of The Great War album and by fan demand.
  • When played live during The Great Tour in Europe, Sabaton played the song with Apocalyptica on stage.
  • On 21st November 2019, Sabaton released a video for the re-recorded version of the song on their YouTube channel. *The re-recorded version features Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica. The song was released as a single on 17th January 2020 on all major streaming platforms. (see Angels Calling (single))

Historic fact

On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins (five Serbs and one Bosnian Muslim) coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary’s south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Yugoslavia. The assassins’ motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. The assassination led directly to the First World War when Austria-Hungary subsequently issued an ultimatum against Serbia, which was partially rejected. Austria-Hungary then declared war, marking the outbreak of the WW1.[1]

Lyrics

Sent to kill, to watch no man’s land
Snipers are moving unseen
Fight for land, to lose it again
Shrapnel is filling the air

Hell on earth,
the trenches mean death,
better keep your head down low
Charge their lines,
the ultimate test,
it's a synchronized sacrifice

Get the wounded after dark
Left alone in no man’s land
Maddening chaos at the front

Dream of heaven
Angels are calling your name

Shells and guns, a rifle and scope
Bullets are wearing your name
Losing track of time and of space
Midnight at sanity’s edge

Losing friends to artillery shells,
at the break of dawn
Break their will,
as yours has been broken,
they’re here alone, dream of home

Charge at dawn to gain a yard
Scout at night to guard their lines
Leave your life in fortunes hand

When the bullet hits it's mark
Know your time in hell has been served
You won’t return to home

References

  1. Sabaton.net
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