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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Vintage Era UK Thrashers Sabbat to Play U.S. For the First Time, Reissues Two Albums

Sabbat's press wranglers reports that "UK thrashers Sabbat will be making their US debut this April in select cities across the country. Featuring producer extraordinaire Sabbat co-founding member and guitar player Andy Sneap; known for his production prowess on timeless metal classics by Testament, Killswitch Engage, Megadeth and Machine Head.

Sabbat is looking forward to delivering old-school thrash to their American fans. The lineup includes co-founders Andy Sneap guitar, Martin Walkyier (vocals) and Simon Negus (drums), and is rounded out by Simon Jones (guitar) and former Prodigy guitarist Gizz Butt (bass).

Sanctuary Records has also recently re-issued Sabbat’s 1988 debut, History of a Time to Come and their follow-up, 1989’s Dreamweaver. The two classic albums are available now.

Formed in Nottingham, England in 1985, from the very beginning it was recognized that Sabbat had a special kind of talent. Disillusioned with the state of British Heavy Metal, which for several years had become increasingly more commercial and predictable, the band endeavored from the outset to provide metal fans with music of the quality and originality that they personally would like to hear.

Too technical to be dubbed mere thrash, too thought provoking to be labeled black metal, Sabbat are their own masters. Their sound is built upon the blackened fury of early Venom, the chaotic orchestration of Mercyful Fate, and the razor riffing of classic Metallica, Exodus and Slayer.

After splitting up in 1990, with Walkyier leaving to form Skyclad and Sneap concentrating on production, Sabbat reunited in 2006. The band has most recently opened for fellow Brits Cradle of Filth, and played several European festivals in 2007."

U.S. Tour Dates:

April 13th - BB King’s - New York, NY
April 15th - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
April 17th - Whiskey A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
April 19th - Jaxx Nightclub – W. Springfield VA


dschalek said...

Ah, The Whisky! Ray, you'd really get a huge kick out of that place. It's actually smaller than you'd think. Lemmy is referred to as "furniture" there.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm coming your way, dude, whenever that is, just to see it! The Strip is on my "must do" list in life, and I guess it better be soon before no one cares about rock 'n roll, punk and metal, much less the famous places they hold them in....luckily we're in a boom so I have time :)

Cody said...

Oh these guys really need to hit up New England and play the Metalfest. It will be around that time this year.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Yeah, bro, I'm a little surprised their US tour isn't more expansive, but I guess that's just a booking issue....welcome, Cody, thanks for reading!