Sabaton - Trivia
The Song "Metal Ripper", from the album "Coat Of Arms", is a tribute to heavy metal as in the songs "Metal Machine" and "Metal Crüe" from previous albums, this time using lyrics from heavy metal songs. It includes lyrical tributes to bands such as: AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Twisted Sister, Ozzy, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, HammerFall, Yngwie Malmsteen, Accept, Deep Purple, Queensrÿche, Dimmu Borgir and Queen.
The track "A Secret", from the album "The Art Of War", contain a humorous message to the listener, informing them that an illegal download has been detected, and spyware has been released onto their machine.
To date, the Swedish national anthem from Sweden Rock '09 (found on the Re-Armed edition) is the only song on which bassist Pär Sundström has contributed vocals.
The song "Metal Crüe", from the album "Attero Dominatus" talks about heavy metal.It is built up entirely by famous band names such as Kiss, Queen, In Flames, Iron Maiden, Accept, Venom, Unleashed, Slayer, Kansas, etc...
The band was commissioned by members of the Norwegian Army Second Battalion to make an alternate version of Panzer Battalion. The alternate version was called Second Battalion, and the songs are exactly the same except that in the remade version the chorus goes "Second Battalion" where the original goes "panzer battalion"
The song "Metal Machine", from the album "Primo Victoria" talks about heavy metal. The lyrics are built up around song titles, bands and song's patch from bands like Iron Maiden, Manowar, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Dio, Metallica, W.A.S.P., Accept, Helloween, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath.
Their backup live singer (who also performs on Attero Dominatus), Christian Eriksson, was participating in the Swedish version of the TV-show Idol. He made it to the last 50 singers.