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World of Tanks is getting some new in-game music by Sabaton

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World of Tanks audio team together with the heavy-metal band Sabaton and Akira Yamaoka are bringing new music content into the game. A music video directed by Zoran Bihac will drop today and on 17 August, the first ever music-inspired tank, the Strv 81 Primo Victoria, will be available.

Some new tracks will soon appear in World of Tanks. The game will use the occasion to also celebrate the musical talents of its very own community. The heavy-metal band Sabaton has created a music score for the game, and musician Akira Yamaoka has contributed a special vehicle. Both the band and Akira Yamaoka are fans of the game.

An original soundtrack and sound effects for each map, will be provided by the World of Tanks audio team, in collaboration with musicians from around the world. 

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"Music is an important part of the gaming experience and these new soundtracks will inject a burst of life to World of Tanks," said Maxim Chuvalov, World of Tanks Marketing Director. "Working closely with talented musicians like Sabaton and Akira Yamaoka was an awesome experience for us. Yamaoka-san’s track will be added to the OST as a gift to the World of Tanks community and fans will be able to check it out soon. Together with Sabaton, who are keen World of Tanks players, we’re releasing a new, awesome music video, which will drop today."

"We are just as thrilled as Wargaming to release a World of Tanks-style music video for one of our most famous songs - Primo Victoria," said Pär Sundström, bass player of Sabaton. 

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Today, World of Tanks is releasing a drive-style music video created in cooperation with Sabaton. The video was directed by famous German music video and commercial director Zoran Bihac, and features the famous Sabaton song "Primo Victoria".

On 17 August, the first ever music-inspired tank, the Strv 81 Primo Victoria, will be available in-game with some camo and unique features including a Sabaton crew with a captain’s VO.

Wargaming will be bringing Sabaton and Akira Yamaoka to gamescom 2017. The guys will be at the Wargaming booth. While there, Sabaton will also give a live performance.