Joakim Brodén, Sabaton's singer, spoke with Arutz Sheva's Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast about their upcoming concert in Israel and their visit with IDF soldiers.
For a full audio interview and to hear music samples, click here.
Speaking from his
native Sweden, the singer said the most memorable comment regarding the song, which appears on their 2006 break-through album Primo Victoria, was from a soldier in the Israel Defense Force.
said that he's
never afraid of going into battle, but listening to that song before going into battle gives him extra strength," Brodén
"It's hard for us Swedish people to realize, because we haven't seen it around here in 200 years.
We've been neutral and blessed in that sense.
But where you come from, the climate is so much closer.
We can't even realize what kind of connection a song like that gives to someone who's been through what an Israeli soldier might have been though."
Before their Tel Aviv concert this week, the band is scheduled to visit Givat HaTachmoshet, or Ammunition Hill, Brodén
I have never seen any bad reaction to this," Brodén
We've played in about 40 or 50 countries and I can honestly say that," Brodén