Thobbe Englund, Gitarrist der schwedischen Power-Metal-Band SABATON, hat verkündet, die Band im August zu verlassen. Zuvor wird er noch den Gig auf dem Sabaton Open Air in Falun spielen, auf dem die Band ihr kommendes Release „The Last Stand“ vorstellen will.
Englund erklärt zu den Gründen:
„Today I have decided to announce my leave from SABATON. Why? …many may ask.
There is this thing that I truly believe in, and that is that one should always follow the heart. I have in recent years become more aware of what would make me feel real happiness and content, and that is to expand my own creativeness in combination with a somewhat stiller life, where I will not tour all year round at the speed of light.
Unfortunately, as a consequence, I will not be able to meet all of you wonderful people out there, which is sad, and I’m really gonna miss you all. But I will still be making music, of course, and as I am writing this I am making plans for the future.
During the many years of touring with SABATON, we have become like brothers. Together with the best crew in the world, we’ve had a true blast and there is a bond between all of us that cannot be broken. Therefore I find no reason to be sentimental, because brothers and sisters are friends for life, and the future is bright!“Zur offiziellen Website » Zur Facebook Seite »