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Sabbat

Sabbat

Sabbat Biography

Biography

More than one artist share this name; a british Thrash Metal band and a japanese Black/Thrash Metal band. 1.)The british Sabbat is a thrash metal band formed out the ashes of two previous high-school bands, 'Hell' and 'Hydra', in May 1985, when vocalist Martin Walkyier and bassist Fraser Craske of Hydra ditched their guitarist (who wished to concentrate on a more melodic style of metal) and hooked up with guitarist Andy Sneap and drummer Simon Negus to form the first Sabbat line-up. After rehearsing for nearly a year they released the "Fragments of a Faith Forgotten" demo, which was very well received, with immediate interest from several record companies and a two-page spread in Kerrang! magazine. After releasing a Warhammer-inspired Flexi-disc on the front cover of White Dwarf magazine, the band penned a deal with German Noise Records in mid 1987 (signing had previously been delayed because Andy Sneap was under 18 years of age and not legally an adult). The band travelled to Hanover in September 1987 to record their debut album, "History of a Time to Come". It was well received, as was the follow-up effort "Dreamweaver", however, tensions within the band began to mount, Some of the tensions related to Martin Walyier's folk music direction and Andy Sneap's long drawn out songwriting - 2 facts documented in terrorizer magazine,and Metal Hammer - However, the biggest pressure was simply financial - the band were broke, and completely unmanaged by their record label Noise.Simon Jones was first to leave in November 1989 during the Dreamweaver tour, Martin Walkyier left in 1990 along with Craske, with Walkyier going off to form Skyclad, with a group of others who shared his more folk orientated direction. Though the band recorded one more album, "Mourning Has Broken", they could no longer regain the essential chemistry that had made them what they were, and they split up in the middle of a supporting tour. Andy Sneap went on to form the group Godsend but is now best known as a producer. Martin Walkyier tried to reform Sabbat in 2001 - however he was blocked from using the name Sabbat by Andy Sneap for legal reasons, Martin formed "Return to the Sabbat" with Simon Jones on guitar, Frazer Craske on bass and Steve Watson on drums. This line up eventually broke up in 2003. Sabbat have since reformed with various line-up changes and continue to tour. 2.) The japanese Sabbat is a Black/Thrash metal band from Japan. It can be said that the story of Sabbat started in 1983 when a band called EVIL consisting of Gezol (bass), Ozny (guitar), Elizaveat (guitar), Valvin (drums) and Toshiya (vocals) was formed. Except for Ozny the rest of the guys had been playing together since 1981 in high school bands like ABURAMUSHI, HOT ROD and BLACK BEAST. With the high school bands the name of the game was mostly playing covers of NWOBHM acts like Iron Maiden and Demon but with EVIL the aims were immediately set higher. The band started to write material of their own and the first gig was played in August 1983. Sabbat is still active. Released numerous ep's, splits, albums, live gigs etc. They were so much appreciated that fans made their own label called evil records which releases older stuff of Sabbat on vinyl.

Sabbat Metal Albums

Dehumanizer Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Dehumanizer is seen by many metal aficionados as a ’lost classic.’ Released after a decade-long hiatus, its highlights include ’I’,’Computer God,’ and ’TV Crimes.’ This remastered [...]

Live at Last Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

1996 reissue on Castle of their 1980 live album recorded inManchester & at The Rainbow in London. Digitally remastered,it also features the original sleeve artwork and [...]

Cross Purposes Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

1994 Irs Label Release. The Tony Iommi Led Ozzy-less Version of the Sabbs.

Live at Last Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Includes 2 tracks not on the US version: ’Ave Maria No Morrow’ and ’Hit Between The Eyes.’

History of a Time to Come Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

Third album reveals the next step in the evolution of Static-X – a teaming with producer Josh Abraham (Staind, Limp Bizkit). Warner Brothers. 2003.

Paranoid Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Japanese only SHM-CD paper sleeve (Super High Material CD – playable on all CD players) pressing. Universal.Though most of Black Sabbath’s classic material from this album [...]

Black Sabbath Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: BLACK SABBATH Title: BLACK SABBATH Street Release Date: 04/26/1988<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METALSome might claim that this 1970 debut is the definitive Black Sabbath record. [...]

Master of Reality Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Japanese digitally remastered reissue of 1971 album packaged in a miniature LP sleeve.Black Sabbath’s first two releases, Black Sabbath and Paranoid, were more than groundbreaking, they were earth-shattering, [...]

Black Sabbath, Vol.4 Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: BLACK SABBATHTitle: VOL. 4Street Release Date: 04/26/1988<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METAL

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

No Description AvailableNo Track Information Available Media Type: CDArtist: BLACK SABBATH Title: SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH Street Release Date: 02/02/1988<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: HEAVY METALAs if their dark lyrics and wall-of-sludge sound didn’t already have an [...]

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