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SPECIAL: Sabaton, The Last Stand

This is the first of this type of “special” episode. Since starting this podcast we’ve all had so many ideas for episodes, but not all of them fit into the mold of what The Coldbow Podcast is. So we’ve decided to experiment with special episodes, which are outside the main body of episodes. This is the first in a series of such special episodes — revolving around the music of Sabaton, a Swedish power metal band.

There are a few of us Coldbros that really like history, and while none of us can claim any real acumen, we’ve been wanting to share our passion with you. I (Scott) just so happened to be listening to another podcast that featured a song by Sabaton and I fell in love with the band. With even a cursory glance at their song titles you’ll notice a pattern, they’re all based on historic events and/or figures.

The first such title in Spotify’s “Popular” list is The Last Stand. A song about a small force of ancient warrior/body guards, tasked with protecting the Pope. This force is The Swiss Guard and they’re still around today in Vatican City. Turns out they have a long history, In 1527 these brave men fought and died against a much superior force. And thanks to a heroic last stand they were able to save the Pope and add to their legacy.

Links:

Lyrics:

https://www.sabaton.net/discography/the-last-stand-lyrics/

 

Swiss Guards:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Guards

 

Vatican City:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_City

 

Vatican City Map:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/00120+Vatican+City/@41.893636,12.457884,963a,35y,358.29h,44.65t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x1325890a57d42d3d:0x94f9ab23a7eb0!8m2!3d41.902916!4d12.453389

 

Sack of Rome:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Rome_(1527)

 

Where the battle was fought:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/00120+Vatican+City/@41.9018809,12.4605804,350a,35y,270h,44.87t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x1325890a57d42d3d:0x94f9ab23a7eb0!8m2!3d41.902916!4d12.453389

 

Passetto di Borgo:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9030687,12.4643049,3a,75y,18.05h,89.3t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAp7XOyDHxCSC67OefRC65w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

Castel Sant’Angelo:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/00120+Vatican+City/@41.8967071,12.4653198,700a,35y,358.29h,44.73t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x1325890a57d42d3d:0x94f9ab23a7eb0!8m2!3d41.902916!4d12.453389

 

Special thanks to:

No Dumb Questions:

https://www.nodumbquestions.fm/

Stuff You Should Know:

https://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/

Hardcore History:

https://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/

Sabaton:

https://www.sabaton.net/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3o2dn2O0FCVsWDFSh8qxgG?si=3ZdflSbTSmWIhWlBRNKxlw

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