They are probably the hottest band in metal business right now – SABATON – hailing from Sweden. Their current album „Coat of Armsg hit the TOP 20 of the official German album charts and managed to continue the band's huge success. After several years of building their fanbase and releasing albums via a small label, this record was the first one to be released by Nuclear Blast. Afterwards they played several summer festivals such as Metalcamp Slovenia and in September 2010, the band went out headlining on the so-called „World War Tour", which included 66 shows and almost all of them were sold-out! In March 2011 they went on a headlining tour and next week they will headline METALFEST Open Airs before they hit the road again in Fall on the so-called Power Of Metal II tour with Grave Digger, Powerwolf and Skull Fist! As if that wasn't enoughc SABATON now were certified GOLD for their album „Coat of Arms" in Poland! Congrats, boys! WIN – WIN - WIN: Meet SABATON at Metalfest Dessau/Germany! Ever wanted a group pic with the band and a gold disc? Then take part in the competition! All of you who show up for the SABATON signing session and meet Ln greet in Dessau/Germany in SABATON outfit plus national flag of Poland will get to meet the band behind the scenes, so you can already congratulate them for achieving gold status! Just be next to the signing tent at 7.00 PM, right after the SABATON signing! YouLll get picked up by Metalfest staff and be brought to the band! Remember, only those in complete Sabaton outfit PLUS national flag of Poland will have the chance to have a group shot, so youLd better start digging in your closet now! We'lll see you in Dessau! **************************************** The ticket pre-sales will end today, so either order your tickets today online at Metalfest shop or purchase directly at the festival's box office! 3-day ticket: EUR 69,- (incl. Camping, parking* plus pre-sale fee) *GER only! 1-day ticket: EUR 40,- (plus pre-sale fee) Furthermore you can order your tickets through Nuclear Blast - www.nuclearblast.de/mailorder 1-day tickets are available at the box office and via Eventim, Eticket and Ö-Ticket! SECOND METALFEST 2011 TRAILER AVAILABLE – check it out! http://www.youtube.com/MetalfestOpenAirs METALFEST GERMANY again will take place at airport Dessau, METALFEST AUSTRIA will happen in Mining am Inn and METALFEST SWITZERLAND in Z7 in Pratteln, all at the same time from May 27 – 29, 2011.