Audio: Sabaton Talks About Six Day War Song And Visit to IDF Base

Joakim Broden of Sabaton speaks about their songs about the Six Day War, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and upcoming visit to Israel.
8/27/2012, 11:43 PM

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Virtually all of Sabaton's music deals with military history, so it should come to no surprise that one of their songs is about the Six Day War. The well-known military success over uneven odds is the subject matter of Counterstrike, the popular track off the band's 2006 break-through album.

Joakim Brodén, the singer of Sabaton spoke with Arutz Sheva's Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast about their upcoming concert in Israel and their visit with IDF soldiers.

"If somebody throws an Israeli flag on stage during the song Counterstrike, we will pick it up, just like a Polish flag or any other flag. I have never seen any bad reaction to this," Brodén stated.

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Plus, Gabriella Licsko, historian and metal expert discusses the significance of Sabaton's visit.

Also, music from Shlomo Carlebach, Erez Yehiel and more.

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Ben Bresky is a music journalist and recording engineer living in Jerusalem. He hosts The Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast interviewing a wide range of Jewish and Israeli musicians from Carlebach to klezmer, from hasidic to trance. For full archives visit
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