Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton recently released a new single titled Defence Of Moscow, which now has a lyric video. The band released the song around May 9 (The Russian V-Day) to commemorate the Russian soldiers who fought in the Second World War. The original writer of the song, on the other hand, is Russian musician Radio Tapok, who has a pretty good relationship with Sabaton and many other metal bands. Sabaton liked Radio Tapok’s song and decided to cover it in their own style in English. The musician previously covered many songs from Sabaton, which he does with other bands, too. On top of that, Radio Tapok collaborated with Sabaton to perform in a live show. They played The Attack of the Dead Man together, which the fans adored. You can also check out Powerwolf’s latest tease of their new single Beast of Gévaudan. Powerwolf announced the release date of it, too.
Sabaton’s lyric video for Defence Of Moscow
Having released the song alongside a limited vinyl, Sabaton has now given us a new lyric video for the single. It is not your ordinary lyric video, as Sabaton’s new clip has some impressive visual effects. It is set in an empty battlefield in a ghost town that has destroyed tanks and cars. The mise-en-scène is on point for such a song, so to say. You can check out the lyric video of Sabaton’s new single Defence Of Moscow below.
Sabaton’s Pär Sundström on the Defence Of Moscow
Sabaton mastermind and bassist Pär Sundström had some remarks to make when they released the song. The band believed that the song was a pretty strong one by Radio Tapok. Therefore, they decided to cover it in the best way they can. Sundström first stated the historical importance of the day on which they released the Defence Of Moscow.
“May 9 is celebrated as V-Day in Russia, the day to commemorate the victory over the Nazis in WW2.”
After that, Pär Sundström revealed that Sabaton dedicates the song to the brave men who fought in Moscow.
“This year we participate in the memory of this event by releasing a song dedicated to the brave men who fought in the battle of Moscow.”
The bassist also mentioned their friend Radio Tapok, whose song they covered.
“This track was originally written in Russian by our friend Radio Tapok. It’s a very strong song and we thought it made sense that Sabaton should give it a try to make a honourable cover of this song. We love to surprise everyone, and this is a great surprise.”
The band is also going to release one more single just like Defence Of Moscow soon. The new song is going to be an “epic masterpiece” about another turning point in European war history. Given Sabaton’s usual theme, it is not surprising that they’re going to sing about war again. However, we do not know the exact event they’re going to sing about yet. Let’s wait and see.
Radio Tapok’s other works
As we mentioned before in the article, the original owner of Sabaton’s new single is Radio Tapok. He’s a pretty big name in Russia, covering various metal bands and singing their songs in Russian. The musician covered Bismarck and Primo Victoria from Sabaton, Du Hast and Sonne from Rammstein, In The End and Numb by Linkin Park, and many more. Here is Radio Tapok’s Russian cover of an iconic Sabaton song: Primo Victoria. You can check out his YouTube channel for more covers from various bands. He recently shared his reaction to Sabaton’s cover of Defence Of Moscow. The video does not have English subtitles, though.