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Sabaton [ˈsæbəˌtɑn] is a Swedish heavy metal band from Falun. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles—the name is a reference to a sabaton, knight's foot armor. The armor and battle theme is heard in the albums The Art of War, Coat of Arms, Carolus Rex, Heroes, and The Last Stand in which all of the songs contain these motifs, except final tracks which are tribute songs to influential heavy metal bands. Lyrical content drawn from World War I, World War II and other historical conflicts is prevalent and lyrics often recite stories of heroic deeds by men and armies. In April 2012, guitarists Oskar Montelius and Rikard Sundén, drummer Daniel Mullback, and keyboardist Daniel Mÿhr left the band to form Civil War. Lead vocalist Joakim Brodén and bassist Pär Sundström continued with new members, with Brodén on keyboards.