Long overdue vinyl release of SABATON’s epic ‘Bismarck’

November 25, 2021

You’ve been waiting for it, and now you’ll finally get it:

The first ever vinyl release of the epic 5:13 minute track ‘Bismarck’, exclusive to Metal Department!

After a 2½ year wait it finally sees a release on vinyl and it’s an absolutely stunning one at that!

Single-sided black vinyl 12″ with SABATON etched artwork on the B-side, packaged in a deluxe gatefold-sleeve with artwork and lyrics on the inside of the gatefold. Includes an additional glossy innersleeve with more artwork.

‘Bismarck’ was originally released on May 17th 2019, solely in digital format.

The song was written and recorded in 2018 at the Black Lounge studios with Jonas Kjellgren (who also recorded and mixed the then upcoming album, ‘The Great War’).

Bismarck was a German Battleship and one of the biggest ever built in Europe. Commissioned in August 1940 and sunk in May 1941 after an intense hunt in the North Atlantic.

As the band themselves put it at the time of release:

“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 as a gift to our fantastic fans for our 20th anniversary (in 2019). ‘Bismarck’ is also the most requested topic for a Sabaton song ever!”

Now their legion of fans worldwide can finally enjoy ‘Bismarck’ on their turntables…

While waiting for the delivery of your order of ‘Bismarck’ on vinyl, you can in the meantime (once again) enjoy the fantastic video that was released for the track. The clip was directed by Matthias Hoene and produced by Wargaming, and you can watch it below:


If you get tired of watching the video over and over again, you can of course also check out the official SABATON online game here: