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Bismarck is the stand-alone single by Sabaton. It was released on 17th May, 2019.

Information

  • The song was first released 22.04.2019 on YouTube with a video.
  • The single was released on all major streaming platforms almost a month later.
  • The story of Bismarck was one of the most requested topic for a Sabaton song.
  • The band wanted to include a song about Bismarck for a long time, but it didn't fit any album.
  • The song was released as a gift from the band to the fans for the band's 20th anniversary.
  • The video for the song was created with Wargaming, and the ship itself is available to play in game World of Warships.
  • On the 16th July 2019, Sabaton announced that the video for the song reached over 10 million views.

Background

"The most requested topic for a Sabaton song ever! The fate of the ship Bismarck is a fascinating story we wanted to write about for a long time, but could not fit into any album. So we decided to make it as a single release, and as a gift from us to you for being fantastic fans for the past 20 years."

"The song Bismarck was written over a year ago (2018) and we recorded it last summer in Black Lounge studios with Jonas Kjellgren."[1]

Tracklist

  1. Bismarck

Video

SABATON - Bismarck (Official Music Video)

SABATON - Bismarck (Official Music Video)

"The talented team at Wargaming could ensure the historical accuracy of the scenes thanks to the models from their award winning game World of Warships, and the director Matthias Hoene, who won a Golden Lion at Cannes, were able to bring the band and story together."[2]

Lyrics

From the mist a shape, a ship is taking form
And the silence of the sea is about to drift into a storm

Sign of power
Show of force

Raise the anchor, battleship plotting its course
Pride of a nation, a beast made of steel
Bismarck in motion
King of the ocean

He was made to rule the waves across the seven seas
To lead the war machine
To rule the waves and lead the Kriegsmarine
The terror on the seas
The Bismarck and the Kriegsmarine

Two thousand men, and fifty thousand tonnes of steel
Set the course for the Atlantic, with the allies on their heel

Firepower
Firefight
Battle stations, keep the targets steady in sight

Into formation, the hunt has begun
Death and damnation, the fleet is coming

He was made to rule the waves across the seven seas
To lead the war machine
To rule the waves and lead the Kriegsmarine
The terror on the seas
The Bismarck and the Kriegsmarine

At the bottom of the ocean the depths of the abyss
They are bound by iron and blood
The flagship of the navy the terror on the seas
His guns have gone silent at last

Pride of a nation, a beast made of steel
Bismarck in motion
King of the ocean

He was made to rule the waves across the seven seas
To lead the war machine
To rule the waves and lead the Kriegsmarine
The terror on the seas
The Bismarck and the Kriegsmarine

To lead the war machine, rule the waves and lead the Kriegsmarine
The terror on the seas, Bismarck and the Kriegsmarine

To lead the war machine, rule the waves and lead the Kriegsmarine
The terror on the seas, Bismarck and the Kriegsmarine

References

  1. Sabaton.net
  2. Sabaton.net
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