Coat of Arms (Sabaton album)

Coat of Arms is the fifth studio album by Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton.

Coat of Arms
Cover coat of arms.jpg
Studio album by
Released21 May 2010
RecordedDecember 2009 – February 2010
StudioThe Abyss (Pärlby, Sweden)
GenreHeavy metal, power metal[1]
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerPeter Tägtgren
Sabaton chronology
The Art of War
Coat of Arms
Carolus Rex
Singles from Coat of Arms
  1. "Coat of Arms"
    Released: 17 May 2010
  2. "Screaming Eagles"
    Released: 23 October 2010

Track listingEdit

All music by Joakim Brodén and all lyrics by Brodén and Pär Sundström (except lyrics on "Saboteurs" and "Midway" by Sundström only and lyrics on "Metal Ripper" and "Wehrmacht" by Brodén only).

1."Coat of Arms"The Greco-Italian War during WWII from the Greeks' perspective3:35
2."Midway"The Battle of Midway2:29
3."Uprising"The Warsaw Uprising4:55
4."Screaming Eagles"The 101st Airborne Division and the Siege of Bastogne4:06
5."The Final Solution"The Holocaust4:56
6."Aces in Exile"About foreign pilots during the Battle of Britain4:22
7."Saboteurs"The Norwegian heavy water sabotage at Vemork3:15
8."Wehrmacht"The Nazi war machine and the effects of the Third Reich on an ordinary German soldier4:14
9."White Death"Simo Häyhä, an extremely skilled Finnish sniper during the Winter War4:10
10."Metal Ripper"A tribute to heavy metal as in the songs "Metal Machine" and "Metal Crüe" from previous albums, this time using lyrics and guitar riffs from heavy metal songs. It includes lyrical tributes to bands such as: AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Manowar, Twisted Sister, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, HammerFall, Dokken, Krokus, Yngwie Malmsteen, Accept, Deep Purple, Queensrÿche, Dimmu Borgir, Queen and Heaven's Gate3:51
Digipak edition bonus tracks
  1. "Coat of Arms (Instrumental)" (3:35)
  2. "Metal Ripper (instrumental)" (3:51)
Streaming and digital download bonus track
  1. "White Death (Instrumental)" (4:10)[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Lords of Metal [3](86/100)
Danger Dog [4]     
Allmusic     [1]


  • Joakim Brodén – vocals
  • Rickard Sundén – guitars
  • Oskar Montelius – guitars
  • Pär Sundström – bass
  • Daniel Mullback – drums
  • Daniel Mÿhr – keyboards

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2010) Peak
Hungarian Albums Chart[5] 9
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 2
Polish Albums Chart[7] 9
Finnish Album Charts[8] 17
Austrian Album Charts[9] 71
Switzerland Album Charts[10] 33
German Album Charts[11] 19
Greek Album Charts[12] 10


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[13] Gold 10,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.


  • Because the official translation of "40:1" song from the former album was criticised by Polish fans, a contest was set for the best translation of the "Uprising" lyrics to Polish. The winning translation was chosen as the official.[14]
  • The riff in "White Death" has been borrowed from Ankie Bagger's "Where Were You Last Night".[15]
  • The video for "Uprising" was a re-enactment of Polish resistance during World War II and contained the actor Peter Stormare as well as Polish actors Monika Buchowiec and Mateusz Damięcki.[16]


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  4. ^ "Music Review : Sabaton Call to Arms : Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative Rock Metal, CD Album Music Review". 31 May 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Hungarian Albums Chart". Mahasz. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Swedish Albums Chart Sverigetopplistan". Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Polish Albums Chart - OLiS". Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  8. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Finnish charts portal". Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  10. ^ Steffen Hung (21 May 2010). "Sabaton - Coat Of Arms". Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  12. ^ Steffen Hung (23 October 2010). "Sabaton - Coat Of Arms". Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Wyróżnienia – Złote płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2011 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  14. ^ (Polish) Archived 26 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Sidan kunde inte hittas". Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  16. ^ "SABATON - Uprising (2010) - Official Video". YouTube. 4 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2012.