To make their record release party in Hollywood a memorable one, Sweden’s epic metal specialists SABATON are inviting all their Southern California fans to attend their May 23rd show at the Key Club dressed in World War I- or World War II-period regalia to celebrate the release of their sixth studio album, Carolus Rex. Any female or male in period dress can pick up their FREE Nuclear Blast grab bag at SABATON’s merch table after the show. Those interested in putting an outfit together can visit The Supply Sergeant on Hollywood Boulevard or California Surplus Mart on Santa Monica Boulevard. Creating music documenting historical wars of other countries, SABATON decided to stay close to home with their new album and make the Swedish Empire the theme of Carolus Rex. The band collaborated with well-known Swedish historian Bengt Liljegren to create lyrics about the Kingdom of Sweden between 1561 and 1721. View the official lyric video for SABATON’s “Lifetime Of War” on YouTube in English and in the band’s native Swedish. SABATON are currently winding down their 30-show North American ”Swedish Empire” tour. Remaining dates include: 05/18/12 Vernon Club - Louisville, KY 05/19/12 Kingdom - Richmond, VA 05/20/12 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD 05/21/12 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA 05/23/12 Key Club – Hollywood, CA *OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY* 05/25/12 Circo Volador - Mexico City, D.F. – MÉXICO Tickets for all remaining shows (except México) can be purchased online at Carolus Rex can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop and includes an exclusive album artwork t-shirt. Download the exclusive SABATON SongPier app for Smartphones here. Download SABATON wallpapers for your desktop from this location.