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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.


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:

Joakim Brodén: "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


  • The song ended every Sabaton concert from 2012 to 2016. It was replaced by To Hell and Back in 2017.


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



SABATON - Metal Crue (Official Live Video)