Origin: England
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Sabbat  


Arguably Britain's best thrash band ever, Sabbat had quite an original style, owing much to Martin Walkyier's venomous, rapid-fire vocal delivery, and tight, precise, and often-changing riffing. They released two outstanding albums in the late eighties, but friction between various band members started to develop, some of which was centered around Walkyier's continuation of his pagan lyrical themes. Bassist Frazer Craske left, and then so did Walkyier, who went on to form the highly successful Skyclad. A revamped lineup recorded and released Mourning Has Broken in 1991, but this album lacked almost everything that made the first two albums so unique, and thus is often a forgotten part of the Sabbat story. Sensing that their time had past, the band disbanded in the middle of their UK tour soon after the album's release. Sneap later formed a band called Godsend (not the Swedish doom band Godsend), and is now a highly regarded metal record producer, having produced albums by Skinlab, Exodus, and others.

In 2007 Walkyier, having left Skyclad several years prior, settled his differences with his old mates, and the Dreamweavers-era version of the band officially reunited, though bassist Craske has since decided not to continue.

Note: no relation to Sabbat, a Japanese thrash/death metal band.

Current Members

Martin Walkyier

vocals (Skyclad)

Andy Sneap

guitars (Hell)

Simon Jones

guitars

Gizz (Graham Butt)

bass (English Dogs)

Simon Negus

drums

Former Members/Guests

Ritchie Desmond

vocals

Neil Watson

guitars

Fraser Craske

bass (Ravens Creed)

Wayne Banks

bass (Blaze)


Discography



History Of A Time To Come 
1988 Noise
  1. Intro (instr)
  2. A Cautionary Tale
  3. Hosanna In Excelsis
  4. Behind The Crooked Cross
  5. Horned Is The Hunter
  6. I For An Eye
  7. For Those Who Died
  8. A Dead Man's Rob (instr)
  9. The Church Bizzare
  • Martin Walkyier
  • Andy Sneap
  • Fraser Craske
  • Simon Negus

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Dreamweavers 
1989 Noise
  1. The Beginning of the End
  2. The Clerical Conspiracy
  3. Advent of Insanity
  4. Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
  5. The Best of Enemies
  6. How Have the Mighty Fallen?
  7. Wildfire
  8. Mythistory
  9. Happy Never After
  • Martin Walkyier
  • Andy Sneap
  • Simon Jones
  • Fraser Craske
  • Simon Negus




Mourning Has Broken 
1991 Noise
  1. The Demise Of History
  2. Theological Void
  3. Paint The World Black
  4. Dumbstruck
  5. The Voice Of Time
  6. Dreamscape
  7. Without A Trace
  8. Mourning Has Broken
  • Ritchie Desmond
  • Andy Sneap
  • Neil Watson
  • Wayne Banks
  • Simon Negus


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