The Last Stand is the eighth studio album by Swedish power metal band Sabaton. It was released on 19 August 2016. It was produced by Peter Tägtgren in Abyss Studios. Like Sabaton's previous album Heroes, The Last Stand is a concept album and takes inspiration from "last stand" military battles. On 10 June 2016 the first single "The Lost Battalion" was released, followed by "Blood of Bannockburn" on 15 July and "Shiroyama" on 12 August. A lyric video for the title track was released on 25 January 2018. The Last Stand is the final Sabaton album to feature guitarist Thobbe Englund, who played his last concert on the band's own Sabaton Open Air festival on 20 August 2016, the day after the album's release.