SABATON – “History Rocks” project hits important milestone


The countdown begins. With just over one month left until SABATON’s “History Rocks” museum initiative kicks off, the band’s project has reached a significant milestone. Over 100 museums from 27 territories have now confirmed their participation in the worldwide premiere of “The War To End All Wars – The Movie” this November, and the list keeps growing. See the full list of participating museums below.

Unveiled on June 12 of this year, “History Rocks” is a result of the band’s urge to help museums around the world. The mission of this charitable initiative is to amplify the visibility of museums worldwide and to encourage a fresh, untapped audience of metalheads and history enthusiasts to contribute to their local museums.

Another fundamental objective of this project worth noting is that it aims to place World War I and its significance to mankind in the spotlight.

Band manager and bassist, Pär Sundström comments: “Reaching over 100 museums is an important milestone. We wanted to create something that makes our fans visit and help their local museums, and I’m beyond happy to see that it’s working. We’re grateful to anyone who suggested a museum to us by using our “Suggest a museum” form on our movie’s website. The form is now closed following thousands of suggestions, but museums are still urged to contact us if they wish to participate. It means a lot to us to see how many involved have been enthusiastic, both fans and museums.”

The global premiere of “The War To End All Wars – The Movie” will take place between November 4-19, 2023, in the two weeks surrounding the 105th anniversary of Armistice Day. Museums worldwide are gearing up to showcase this film in their own way – some have opted for single screenings, some will be hosting multiple, and others will be combining their screenings with World War 1-related exhibits and events. The beauty of this project is that those participating have the creative freedom to shape their event any way they deem fit, and all revenue generated from ticket sales goes straight back to the museum hosting the screening.

As the “History Rocks” project surges forward with over 100 museums on board, it stands as a testament to the profound impact of the unification of music and history to inspire and educate audiences worldwide.



  • Army Museum of South Australia


  • Plugstreet 14-18
  • Talbot House


  • Завичајни музеј Градишка / Homeland Museum of Gradiška


  • Museu do Expedicionário
  • Museu Militar do Comando Militar do Sul


  • Pazardzhik Regional Museum


  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence
  • Millet & District Museum, Archives & Visitor Services
  • Rocky Mountain House Museum


  • Gradski muzej Varaždin
  • Muzej vojne i ratne povijesti
  • SIsak Municipal Museum


  • Military Muzeum Generála Sergěje Jana Ingra
  • Muzeum a vzdělávací centrum čs. legií/Československých legií
  • Patton Memorial Pilsen
  • Vojenské muzeum Chuchelná


  • Mosede Fort, Danmark 1914-18
  • Museum Skanderborg
  • Sønderborg Castle


  • The Parola Armour Museum
  • Tornionlaakson museo – Tornedalens museum


  • Carrière Wellington: Mémorial de la Bataille d’Arras
  • Hôtel national des Invalides Musée de l´Armée
  • Historial franco-allemand du Hartmannswillerkopf
  • Musée des blindés et de la cavalerie
  • Musée Pierre-Noël de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges


  • Anti Kriegs Museum
  • Festung Königstein
  • Flandernbunker / “Mahnmal Kilian” e.V.
  • Garnisonmuseum Ludwigsburg


  • HM Hadtörténeti Intézet és Múzeum


  • Vytautas the Great War Museum


  • Nationaal Militair Museum Soesterberg


  • Whanganui Regional Museum


  • Tirpitz Museum Alta


  • Museum of Military Technology / Muzeum Techniki Wojskowej
  • Muzeum Górnośląskie / Upper Silesian Museum
  • Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej / Naval Museum Gdynia
  • Muzeum Techniki Wojskowej GRYF
  • Muzeum Techniki Wojskowej w Zabrzu
  • Muzeum Twierdzy Kostrzyn / Fortressmuseum of Kostrzyn
  • Muzeum Wojsk Lądowych w Bydgoszczy/Army Infantery Museum
  • Rzeszowskie Piwnice / Resov Cellars


  • Museu do Ar


  • “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Palace of Ruginoasa
  • MNIR / National History Museum of Romania
  • National Military Museum
  • Palace of Culture / Complexul Muzeal Național „Moldova” Iași


  • Museum of Rudnik and Takovo Region (Музеј рудничко-таковског краја)
  • National Museum in Leskovac
  • National Museum of Serbia/Народни музеј Србије
  • Zavičajni muzej Župe


  • Múzeum Slovenského Národného Povstania
  • Slovakia Bytča The Wedding Palace in Bytča – administrated by Považské múzeum
  • Spiš castle administered by Slovak National Museum – Spiš Museum


  • City Museum of Ljubljana / Mestni muzej Ljubljana
  • Park vojaške zgodovine Pivka / Park of Military History


  • Museo Histórico Militar de Canarias


  • Aeroseum
  • Arsenalen – Swedish Tankmuseum
  • Garnisonsmuseet Skaraborg
  • Hässleholms Museum
  • Jamtli Museet
  • Maritiman – Göteborgs maritima centrum
  • Miliseum


  • Black Country Living Museum
  • Bodmin Keep – Cornwall’s Army Museum
  • CMSM Combined Military Services Museum
  • Heugh Battery Museum
  • Military Museum Scotland
  • Royal Armouries Museum
  • Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
  • South Wales Aviation Museum
  • Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
  • Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
  • The Staffordshire Regiment Museum
  • The Tank Museum
  • York Army Museum


  • 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
  • American Heritage Museum
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • General Robert W. Cone NTC & 11th ACR Heritage Center
  • Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
  • Howard County Historical Society
  • Hutchings Museum Institute
  • Las Vegas-Clark County Library District: Sahara West Library
  • Maryland Veterans Musuem at Patriot Park
  • Mesa Public Library – Red Mountain Branch
  • Michigan’s Military Heritage Museum
  • Military Aviation Museum
  • Military Heritage Museum
  • Military History Center of the Carolinas
  • Museum of the American G.I
  • National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
  • Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial
  • The National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • The William C. Lambert Military Museum and Archive
  • Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum
  • Woodman Museum
  • Wright Stuff Squadron Living History Museum

It’s not too late. If your museum is interested in becoming part of this unprecedented global initiative, you can apply by visiting Simply complete the dedicated museum form and the “History Rocks” team will be in contact. The only prerequisite is that your institution possesses the necessary facilities for hosting a screening, including audio/visual equipment and a suitable event space with seating.

Following years of hard work and research, SABATON has created “The War To End All Wars – The Movie” in partnership with Yarnhub, an animation studio focused on historical content. This is a 67-minute-long animated musical motion picture that is being released in English but will be made available with subtitles in a number of languages to cater to global audiences. The film vividly tells the World War 1 tales from SABATON’s most recent studio album, “The War To End All Wars.”

Referring to the movie, Lora Vogt, National, Vice President of Education and Interpretation, from the WWI Museum and Memorial (Kansas, US) declares: “Certainly, there is artistic licence taken in the movie, but what I found so extraordinary was the team’s choice of stories. What a wonderful vehicle Sabaton has made to show the diversity of individuals and engagements of the war. Really fantastic! We look forward to sharing it with our audiences.”