Well Swedes are known for being progressive so I don't find it surprising they'd be playing in the only country in the Middle East where same sex marriage is legal
Sabaton always gets a like from me
Sabaton is fvcking awesome 🤘
Good on 'em!
What we must now question is wether or not the person is a anti-Jewish Nazi. Or they are staunchly pro-Palestine
@Blandrice, what’s the difference?
@Blandrice, or they could just not give a f;($ about either of those things and just want to play music.
@Seohn, I meant the person that felt the need to admonish Sabaton for playing in the Jewish state of Israel
If you thought sabaton was anything other than financially motivated then you're truly unaware of how things work these days
@CHICKNUGMASTER, because they care more about their fans than politics?
@Toxia, they care about their fans because they pay money for them to come play. I'm pointing out that although many of their songs have references to epic European martial history, they themselves do not care about the sake of Europe.
@CHICKNUGMASTER, Europe is already collapsing, I doubt having a concert in Israel is going to have any affect on things
@CHICKNUGMASTER, Sabaton is all about the music, their fans and the history. To say otherwise is to not know anything about them. Which means you have no room to open your mouth and blag ignorantly on subjects you armt familiar with. And for your information they sing about great wars and deeds throughout all of human history regardless of country or culture. From America to Japan. You ignorant cunt.
@Toxia, you've missed my point. I'm saying that the person complaining is missing the point of sabaton to begin with.
@LaDarkProphet, I frankly disagree. I think that they do what they do because it is worth it monetarily. Also you've misread or misunderstood my response to toxic. I said "many," not "all." However, I did intend to imply that their success is primarily from singing about European martial history rather than non European, which is true. Also, you shouldn't call people "ignorant cunt" when you disagree with them. All it does is make you look like the bad guy which takes away from the argument on both side.
@CHICKNUGMASTER, I dont know how much they make, but I dont think it's as much as other big name performers. But by that logic, any job someone does or art at least is just motivated by money. Which, while true, people do enjoy what they do sometimes and enjoy making people happy as well as the money
@LaDarkProphet, you seem to know what’s happening what’s wrong with Sabaton playing in Isreal
@eleven, Well that depends. Some people think that Israel shouldn't exist and others are simply anti semitic. Basically whats going on is that a supposed fan of sabatons is angry with them because they volunteered to tour there and somehow thinks thats an afront to Sweden. Chick
arrogantly thinks Sabaton is nothing more then a conglomerate who only cares about the money. Despite dozens of charity concerts and multiple awareness campaigns and funding, with their own money, a historical youtube channel that looks at things often skipped over in history class. From varius battles to brave individuals. They have also turned down concert offers from Neo- Nazis and other white supremacist groups. But Chick still ignorantly thinks they are only in it for the money and nothing else. Smh. Sabaton has been and will always be one of the few bands who actually and genuinely cares about their music, their message and their fans.
@CHICKNUGMASTER, Then you are indeed an ignorant cunt who knows nothing about the band. Maybe do a little research into who they are as a band and as individuals and you would immediately see how asinine and backwards your commemts are. They are on of the few bands out there that has and always will genuinely care about the music, their image and their fans. Stop such a pessimistic cunt ^-^
@LaDarkProphet, that response shows me you don't really care about arguing but instead just complaining about someone hating a band you love.
@Thatbright, exactly. My point wasn't that they are evil for doing so. It was simply that they don't do what they do only for the purpose of spreading a positive message, or at least that profit is one of the main priorities.
@CHICKNUGMASTER, Cant really call it an argument when you clearly do not know what your talking about. Youve done absolutely no research into the band and are just making wild accusations and assumptions about a group you know nothing about. Like or dislike them, i dont care. But spreading lies and misinformation just because you dont like them is unacceptable. Does no one have intellectual honesty anymore? You say they are only in it for the money, blatantly ignoring there dozens of charity concerts, the history YouTube channel that they pay for out of pocket.
Not to mention all the Neo-Nazi and other white supremacist groups that tried to book them only to get turned down. If they really were all about the money as you ignorantly claimed then they wouldnt turn down gigs they disagree with. Thats kinda what this whole post is about you freaking moron. They care about their fans more then practically any other modern band while still maintaining their integrity. Something you dont do
@LaDarkProphet, 1. You're the one who isn't being serious but bringing childlike insults into this.
2. I've listened to sabaton for about 4 years, and I was a huge fanboy back then. I would have defended them in a similar way that you are now, so yes I do understand what you're saying and acknowledge it. That being said, your reasons are actually pretty silly and easy to dispel, as you'll see in a second.
3. Charity concerts and events, from almost all institutions, aren't actually about charity. They're effectively marketing. They improve the image of the band.
That history channel again is marketing, it increases the legitimacy of the band and eventually has financial potential. Not playing for politically hated groups is again marketing. They would look really bad if they played for nazis or other hard right groups (which make up a large chunk of their audience). Also, that is a non argument in the first place because if they cared only about bringing their music to fans then why
@LaDarkProphet, would they essentially shunt such a large portion of their fanbase just for political reasons? Its because they otherwise wouldn't be able to go mainstream.
@CHICKNUGMASTER, Your confusing passion for marketing. Should they just have free concerts then? Should they simply cater to the whims of others and simply play for free, on demand for anyone and anything?
Smh. Just because it looks good doesn't mean its still not a good thing. How many other big name bands, of any genre, actually do as many charity concerts as Sabaton does and as frequently. Sabaton and Five Finger Death Punch are always keen and ready to do charity concerts. If it was such a great marketing ploy then why dont more bands do it? Smh. And im the one with faulty arguments? Easy to dispel? Are you delusional?
And how quaint to label their fan base as white supremacists. Nice wide sweeping generalization. Guess that means all muslims are indeed terrorists and all Catholics are indeed pedophiles, since broad sweeping generalizations are apparently ok in your book. Smh.
Who hurt you to be this pessimistic and ignorant? Smh. This argument is redundant.
@LaDarkProphet, you misread my comment. "Large chunk " does not equal all. Adjust your response
*Six day war tribute concert*
“Keep your politics out of our music!”
@liberachi , I don't know enough about this to refute you, but I also know that you're usually wrong.
@The Freaking FBI, well, 95% of Sabaton’s music is about historic battles so of course liberachi would find something to get butthurt about with them
@liberachi , aint it weird that leftists hate israel, want to control what is said, remove guns, and destroy snyone they hate, dress up in black outfits destroying property for a political agenda?
@liberachi , O wow. Been a while Lib my boy. See your still are stupid as ever. Tell me my dear naive child. DemomBane brings up an excellent point. Care to refute that statement or is the irony lost on such a feeble brain?
@XxDEMONBANExX, it's pretty much the only place in the middle east that has any individual freedom... of course the left hate that.
@XxDEMONBANExX, you mean hate that they are fighting their neighboring country over religious BS? You mean are anti-nazi and want hate speech removed and the spread of nazism limited? You mean they want to stop mass shootings? You mean rioters that aren’t the same people?
@XxDEMONBANExX, ain’t is weird how the right hates blacks and latinos, cant even considered gun control even if it can save children’s lives, mob and harass anyone that doesn’t agree with them, dress up in white and run over protesters while calling for the death of black people?
*Deus Vult intensifies*