Metal Crüe is the ninth song on Attero Dominatus album by Sabaton.


  • The song lyrics consists of various rock and heavy metal band names and the song is considered a tribute to those bands.
  • Christian Eriksson (also known as Christian Hedgren, ex-Skyride, ex-Twilight Force) is doing the high-pitched scream at the beginning of the song on the album. Live screams were performed by Thorbjörn Englund.
  • The song ended every Sabaton concert from 2012 to 2016. It was replaced by To Hell And Back in 2017.


Pär: "To make things a little bit happier, we made these last songs on the albums, "Metal Machine" and "Metal Crüe". They are there to make us look a little friendlier than we actually are."[1]

About how much time did it take to write the lyrics:

Pär: "To write the text? Maybe 45 minutes while I was on the toilet. I said everyone should think of metal bands and we know a lot of bands. We wrote it on a piece of paper and when I got out of the toilet, the text was ready."[2]

Bands referenced in "Metal Crüe"

Verse 1:

  • Venom
  • Accept
  • Nazareth
  • Rainbow
  • Warrior
  • UFO
  • Gamma Ray
  • Riot
  • Destruction
  • Rockbitch
  • Down
  • Vixen


  • Judas Priest
  • Iron Maiden
  • Metal Church
  • Armored Saint
  • Warlock
  • Slaughter
  • Rage
  • Slayer
  • Pretty Maids
  • Kiss
  • Queen
  • Crimson Glory

Verse 2:

  • Motorhead
  • In Flames
  • UDO
  • Kansas
  • Rush
  • Motley Crüe
  • Annihilator
  • Guns 'N' Roses
  • Status Quo
  • W.A.S.P.


  • Skyride


Take some venom and accept
That you won’t see Nazareth
The rainbow leads you home

Warrior sent to milky way
UFO shooting gamma ray
A riot of destruction

Watch the rockbitch go down, vixen spread

When the priest killed a maiden in the metal church
Armored saints and warlocks watched the slaughter
Rage of the slayer forced the pretty maids
To kiss the Queen in crimson glory

You were born a motorhead
Bike’s in flames you race ahead
U do the Kansas rush

Racing with the motley crew
Annihilator chasing you
With guns and burning roses

Status quo has been reached, wasps unleashed

Take a skyride with me, then you’ll see


  1. (, retrieved 01.02.2020)
  2. (, retrieved 01.02.2020)
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