Fist For Fight is the first official release by Sabaton. It was self-released by the band in 2001. Sometimes indicated as the band's first album, it's actually a compilation of demo recordings from 2000-2001.


  • Recorded in Abyss Studios and Moon Music Studios by Tommy Tägtgren and Mats Brännlund.
  • Endless Nights, Burn Your Crosses, Hail to the King and Shadows recorded in Moon Music Studios, spring 2000.
  • Rest of the songs recorded in Abyss Studios, spring 2001.
  • This first edition is allegedly made in 600 copies.
  • The compilation was re-released in 2002 by Underground Symphony. It featured album cover by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, who among others made album covers for Manowar, KISS and Rainbow.
  • The compilation was included as a bonus disc on Metalizer album.

Lyrical themes

Written before Sabaton adopted the theme of war, the lyrics for this album deal with more typical “metal” themes ranging from Lord of the Rings (Shadows) to the band’s love of metal and its fans (Metalizer, Masters of the World).

Track listing

  1. Introduction – 00:53
  2. Hellrider – 03:45
  3. Endless Nights – 04:48
  4. Metalizer – 04:42
  5. Burn Your Crosses – 05:27
  6. The Hammer Has Fallen – 05:46
  7. Hail to the King – 04:09
  8. Shadows – 03:32
  9. Thunderstorm – 03:07
  10. Masters of the World – 03:57
  11. Guten Nacht (Instrumental) – 01:11



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