Primo Victoria
Primo Victoria is the second album
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 by Swedish power metal
Power metal
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 band Sabaton
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Sabaton is a Grammis-nominated power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are those of historical wars. This is heard in albums Primo Victoria, Attero Dominatus and Coat of Arms where all of the songs, except final tracks, take inspiration from historical...

. This was the first album they released for their new label, Black Lodge Records.

Track listing

  1. "Primo Victoria" – 4:10 - About D-Day
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     of Operation Overlord
    Operation Overlord
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  2. "Reign of Terror" – 3:51 - About Operation Desert Storm and Saddam Hussein
    Saddam Hussein
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  3. "Panzer Battalion" – 5:09 - About Operation Iraqi Freedom, the follow-up to "Reign of Terror".
  4. "Wolfpack" – 5:55 - About the Battle of the Atlantic, specifically Wolfpack Hecht's
    Wolf pack Hecht
    Hecht was a "wolfpack" of German U-boats that operated during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic from 8 May to 18 June 1942...

     attack on convoy ONS-92.
  5. "Counterstrike" – 3:48 - About the Six-Day War
    Six-Day War
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  6. "Stalingrad" – 5:18 - About the Battle of Stalingrad
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  7. "Into the Fire" – 3:25 - About the Vietnam War
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  8. "Purple Heart" – 5:07 - About the recipients of the award the Purple Heart
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  9. "Metal Machine" – 4:22 - About heavy metal
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    , the lyrics are built up around song titles from bands like Iron Maiden
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    , Manowar, Judas Priest
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    , Rainbow
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    , Dio
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    , Metallica
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    , W.A.S.P.
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    , Accept
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    , Helloween
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    , Pink Floyd
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     and Black Sabbath
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Re-Armed Edition (2010) bonus tracks:
  1. "The March To War" - 1:21
  2. "Shotgun" - 3:14
  3. "Into The Fire (Live In Falun 2008)" - 4:08
  4. "Rise Of Evil (Live In Falun 2008)" - 8:03
  5. "The Beast (Twisted Sister Cover)" - 3:11
  6. "Dead Soldier's Waltz" - 1:21

Album line-up

  • Joakim Brodén - Vocals & Keyboards
  • Rickard Sundén - Guitars & Backing vocals
  • Oskar Montelius - Guitars & Backing vocals
  • Pär Sundström - Bass
  • Daniel Mullback - Drums


  • The band was commissioned by members of the Norwegian Army Second Battalion
    Norwegian Army 2nd Battalion
    2nd Battalion is an infantry unit of the Norwegian Army, based at camp Skjold in Troms county in Northern Norway. It serves in the mechanized infantry role as part of Brigade Nord; the battalion is one of three that Norwegian battalions performing this role, along with being Telemark Battalion and...

    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".
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