Sabaton Release Animated Video for “No Bullets Fly,” Reach 1 Million YouTube Subscribers
Sabaton’s YouTube channel recently hit 1 million subscribers, likely shocking to most Americans who think of the band as a mid-sized club act (they headline huge festivals and Europe, and let me tell you, their shows are capital-A AWESOME). To celebrate, they’ve released a new video for a deeper cut, “No Bullets Fly,” from their 2014 album Heroes.
The video tells the story of Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown, two (enemy!) pilots in the second World War. While Charlie’s plane was severely damaged and the pilot hurt, Franz decided instead of shooting him down to risk his own life and escort him into safety. Both survived and over 50 years later they met in person and became close friends.
You can watch the animated video below. It’s a tear-jerker that includes some archival footage of the eventual meet-up between the two pilots, but not before Sabaton’s requisite war imagery bombast.