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Sabaton storms States with Sennheiser

Swedish heavy-metal act, Sabaton will use a range of Sennheiser microphones throughout its US tour.

Swedish heavy-metal act, Sabaton is embarking on a US tour with American metal band, Iced Earth and Dutch band Revamp. The band will use the tour to promote their latest DVD, which was filmed in front a crowd of over 600,000 people at their headlining performance at Poland’s Woodstock festival. Sebaton will use a range of Sennheiser microphones throughout the tour.

Sabaton monitor engineer Otto Kroymann, says: “Joakim Brodén, our lead singer, has such a wide dynamic range that we have had real problems finding a suitable microphone. However, when we had the chance to test the Sennheiser SKM 2000 wireless system combined with the MMD 945 capsule, we knew that our search was over. The microphone is really well suited to Joakim’s dynamic range and the sonic quality is exactly what both engineers – me on monitors and Elvis [Elfstrom] at FOH – were looking for.”

“The audio quality and tone were just perfect for the whole show,” adds Kroymann. “In fact, we are also using the SK 2000 beltpack transmitters for our guitars and bass in combination with the SKM 2000/MMD 945 microphones – this was a solid choice for us from an audio point of view and also meant that we could benefit from the integrated antenna combiner of the EM 2050 and reduce the problems we had previously with RF interference.”