Swedish-language newspaper Dalarnas Tidningar (DT) from SABATON‘s hometown of Falun published a report earlier today (Monday, March 26) claiming that the band’s current incarnation will go its separate ways, with vocalist Joakim Brodén and bassist Pär Sundström planning to continue the group with new musicians.
According to Dalarnas Tidningar, it is not presently clear what caused SABATON‘s most recent lineup to implode, and Brodén, who is also the band’s main songwriter, was tight-lipped about possible personnel changes when reached by the newspaper. “I will not comment on it,” he said.
When pressed further to confirm or deny the rumors, Brodén said, “I can’t say anything as long as the tape recorder is on. But what I can say is that it’s sad that such rumors are being spread.”
SABATON will embark on a North American headlining tour next month. The “Swedish Empire Tour 2012” will kick off on April 10 in Tampa, Florida. Source: Blabbermouth.net
If true this is very sad.