This album "SABBAT - History of a Time to Come" is the debut full-length album by the British thrash metal band Sabbat.


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Music Genre:

Thrash Metal 

Album Production Information:

This album was recorded at: Horus Sound Studio, Hannover, Germany, in September 1987

Roy "Macaroni" Rowland - Sound Engineer
Steve Rispin - Sound Engineer
John Blanche - Artwork

Roy Rowland aka "Roy Macaroni" Rowland is a sound engineer, who during the 1980s engineered a dozen important heavy metal albums. Some of the bands he has worked for are: Kreator, Lääz

Steve Rispin is a British Sound Engineer, during the 1980s he has produced records for bands like: Coroner, Sabbat, Satan and others.

Horus Sound Studio is located in Hannover, Germany and has been the recording and sound mix studio for sound engineers like: Tommy Newton, Jan Nemec, Tommy Hansen. During the 1980s this studio has been used by bands like: Celtic Frost, Helloween, Rage, Sodom, Victory and many others

Record Label Information:

ACCORD 100.801

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1988 Made in France
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SABBAT - History of a Time to Come
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Andy Sneap - lead guitar
  • Martin Walkyier - vocals
  • Simon Negus - drums
  • Frazer Craske - bass
Complete Track-listing of the album "SABBAT - History of a Time to Come"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SABBAT - History of a Time to Come" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. "Intro" – 2:00
  2. "A Cautionary Tale" – 4:15
  3. "Hosanna in Excelsis" – 4:00
  4. "Behind the Crooked Cross" – 6:00
  5. "Horned Is the Hunter" – 8:08
  6. "I for an Eye" – 5:22
  7. "For Those Who Died" – 6:25
  8. "A Dead Man's Robe" – 4:48
  9. "The Church Bizarre" – 5:07
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Sabbat's Dark and Powerful Discography: Pioneers of Black and Thrash Metal

Sabbat Band Information:

Sabbat is a heavy metal band that was formed in Nottingham, England, in 1985. The band has been considered one of the pioneers of black metal and thrash metal, and their music has influenced many other bands in the genre. Sabbat has released several albums over the years, and their unique sound and style have made them a favorite among metal fans.

The band was founded by vocalist Martin Walkyier and guitarist Andy Sneap, who met through a mutual friend. Walkyier had previously been a member of the band Pariah, while Sneap had been playing in a local thrash band called Hydra. They decided to form a new band that would combine the aggression and speed of thrash metal with the darkness and occult themes of black metal.

Sabbat's first album, "History of a Time to Come," was released in 1988. The album was well received by both fans and critics, and it established Sabbat as a major force in the metal scene. The album's title track is considered one of the band's signature songs, and it features a mix of fast and slow sections, along with Walkyier's powerful vocals.

Sabbat's second album, "Dreamweaver," was released in 1989. The album was even more ambitious than the first, featuring longer songs and more complex arrangements. The album's epic title track, which is over 23 minutes long, is considered one of the band's masterpieces. It features a mix of acoustic and electric sections, along with Walkyier's spoken word passages.

Sabbat continued to release albums throughout the 1990s, including "Mourning Has Broken" and "The Dwelling." The band's sound evolved over time, with the later albums featuring more of a power metal influence. However, the band never lost its dark and occult themes, and their music remained unique and powerful.

One of the reasons why Sabbat has been so influential in the metal scene is their willingness to experiment with different styles and sounds. The band has always been open to incorporating elements from other genres into their music, and they have collaborated with musicians from different backgrounds. For example, on their album "Karmagmassacre," the band worked with a choir and a string section to create a more orchestral sound.

Sabbat has also been known for their engaging and theatrical live shows. The band often wears elaborate costumes and uses props and pyrotechnics to create a visual spectacle. Walkyier is an engaging frontman, and he has a unique stage presence that has made him a favorite among metal fans.

Despite their success, Sabbat has always been a somewhat underground band. They have never achieved the same level of commercial success as some of their peers, and they have always remained true to their underground roots. However, this has only added to their mystique, and their fans have remained dedicated to the band over the years. 

SABBAT - Dreamweaver 12" LP

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Noise International – N 0132-1 , 1989 , Germany

"Dreamweaver" is their second and before last official full-length record and was released in 1989.

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SABBAT - History Of A Time To Come ( Accord )

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ACCORD 100.801 , 1988 , France

This is the ACCORD Records release of Sabbat's debut full-length album.

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SABBAT - History Of A Time To Come ( NOISE )

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NOISE International N 0098 , 1988 , Germany

Sabbat's debut album, "History of a Time to Come," emerged in 1988 after the British thrash metal band secured a contract with Germany's NOISE Records. Recorded promptly, the album showcases Sabbat's aggressive energy, intricate guitar work, and intellectual lyrics.

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