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SABBAT

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Extremely Primitive and raw Black Metal band. In keeping with Japanese stereotypes, Kuwana's SABBAT are seemingly armed with an inexhaustible work ethic that has spawned a vast catalogue of works. However, their prodigious industry is tempered by the fact that most of their releases are issued in strictly limited amounts as low as 100. Indeed, SABBAT's first four albums were restricted to a mere 500 copies.

SABBAT formed in 1983 with a line up of frontman Gezol, guitarists Elizaveat and Ozny with drummer Valvin. The band had previously been titled EVIL with singer Toshiya but upon his departure the title SABBAT was adopted. In 1985 Valvin departed to be superseded by Samm (sometimes known as 'Gero'). Ozny left the following year trimming SABBAT down to a trio.

In 1989 SABBAT united for a one off gig and tried out the services of vocalist Possessed Hammer and guitarist Barraveat. Further ructions witnessed the departure of Samm in 1990 being replaced by Zorugelion. Temis Osmond took the guitarists position in 1991 in time for the 'Bloody Countess' demo sessions.

The 1994 compilation of re-recorded early material 'Black Up Your Soul' included a version of 'Satan's Serenade' by English NWoBHM band QUARTZ. The same year SABBAT contributed a bilingual version of 'Black Fire' and a remix of 'Satanic Rites' to the compilation 'Far East Gate In Inferno'.

1995 saw SABBAT revisiting more old songs for the album 'For Satan And Sacrifice'. They also chose another NWoBHM cover version, this time 'Kiss Of Death' by SATAN. The band proved that they had a sense of humour by re-recording their earlier 'Panic In The Head' retitled and with new lyrics as 'Baby Disco Is Fuck' as part of their contribution to the infamous 'Headbangers Against Disco' EP alongside GEHENNAH, BESTIAL WARLUST and INFERNO.

SABBAT are noted for their run of international flavoured 'Harmageddon' series of singles which comprise songs in different languages including rather novelly a Swahili version of 'Black Fire'! The 'South American Harmageddon' outing was made up exclusively of cover versions of fellow Japanese artists JURASSIC JADE and SACRIFICE.

The 1999 'Live Panica' and 2000's 'Live Revenge' albums were both limited to 100 copies. 2000 also saw SABBAT cutting their take of Italian 80's Thrash act BULLDOZER's 'Whisky Time' on a split tribute single shared with IMPERIAL. The Iron Pegasus 2003 double album 'Fetishism', limited to 666 copies, combined the 1994 EP ''Sabbatical Devilucifer' with the ''Sabbatical Demon' demos along with exclusive tracks. The first 222 pressings would be made available in a mixture of red and gold vinyl. Also surfacing that year would be the studio album 'Karmagmassacre', also on Iron Pegasus, and the archive live album 'Live Hamagurism', recorded in October of 1999 through HMSS Records. Naturally a limited edition, only 100 green vinyl copies of 'Live Hamagurism' were released.

Somewhat of an ultimate collectors piece came with the 'Live Wacko' box set. Comprising the CD singles 'Gezonslaught', 'Valvinosnlaught', 'Elizaveatosnlaught', 'Perfect Wacko', 'Perfect Kindergarden' and 'Perfect Revenge' also featured would be T-shirt, Booklet, Badge and even a Sabbat Doll. Only 25 were manufactured. That same year the split cassette 'Kamikaze Splitting Roar' would be issued in union with ABIGAIL.

SABBAT's collectability would be heightened by the January 2004 release of 'Sabbatical Satanichrist Slaughter' by Nuclear War Now! Productions. Only 1000 of this 6" vinyl box set would be manufactured, with 200 of these being the 'die hard' version. The elaborate sleeve packaging folded out into a 28" inverted crucifix. Although all variants came with poster and inserts the 'die hard' version added colored vinyl, poster, extra insert, a 4" embroidered patch, sticker, textured sleeve, obi strip, and a differently colored foil stamp on the cover. Another rarity would be the Assaulter Productions 'Hamaguri Resurrection' single. Of the 1000 pressed a special 100 would be honoured with coloured vinyl Sabbatical Otaku status in a custom Screen printed felt sleeve with poster, sticker and a bonus CD-R 'Live Grilling'.

SABBAT arranged a debut North American tour for September 2005. Novelly, SABBAT funded this enterprise directly from proceeds generated by sales of the 'Live Sabbatical Hamaguri Queen' album. A show recorded in New York was subsequently issued, albeit as a restricted run of just 150 copies in clear vinyl, as the 'Brooklyn Blackfire' album. Closing a 14 year tenure, guitarist Temis Osmond bowed out in November. Time Before Time records put out the 'Geionslaught 1986' album in 2005, a recording of a June 8th, 1986 concert.

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Discography

Album


LIVE AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! 2009

CHARISMA 2009

SABBATICAL SIAMESE CHRIST BEHEADING 2006

TRIBUTE TO TEMIS 2006

GEIONSLAUGHT 1986 2005

LIVE SABBATICAL HAMAGURI QUEEN 2005

BROOKLYN BACKFIRE 2005

SABBATICAL GORGONSLAUGHT 2005

LIVE RESURRECTION 2004

KARMAGMASSACRE 2003

LIVE HAMAGARISM 2003

SATANASWORD 2001

ANTARCTIC HARMAGEDDON 2001

LIVE NUTS 2001

LIVE MELTDOWN 2001

LIVE REVENGE 2000

KARISMA 1999

LIVE KINDERGARDEN 1999

LIVE CURSE 1999

SABBATICAL RITES 1999

LIVE PANICA 1999

LIVE 666 - JAPANESE ARMAGEDDON 1996

BLOODY COUNTESS 1996

THE DWELLING: THE MELODY OF DEATH MASK 1996

FOR SATAN AND SACRIFICE 1995

LIVE AT BLOKULA 1995

FETISHISM 1994

BLACK UP YOUR SOUL 1994

DISEMBODY 1993

EVOKE 1992

ENVENOM 1991

Single/EP


Malaysian Demonslaught 2010

Feel Finnish Fire 2008

Musta Tuli 2008

Hamaguri Hihoukan 2007

Icelandic & Greenlandic Demonslaught 2006

Sabbat / Asbestos 2005

Satanas Francisconslaught 2005

Hamaguri Resurrection 2004

Sabbatical Satanichrist Slaughter 2004

F.E.T.U. Tribute 2003

Zorugelionslaught 2003

Live Izumoden - Temisosmonslaught 2003

Elizaveatonslaught 2003

Valvinonslaught 2003

Gezonslaught 2003

Naniwa Tepoddonslaught 2003

Svart Eld - Demonslaught Sverige 2003

Brazilian Demonslaught 2002

Terror Squad / Sabbat 2001

Gorgon / Sabbat 2001

Unholy Grave / Sabbat 2001

Minami-Kyushu Harmageddon - Sabbatical Magichaos EP 2001

Dietsland Harmageddon - Sabbatical Magicrest EP 2001

The Unpure Sabbatical Splitombstone 2001

Whisky Time 2000

Sabbatical Magicrypt - French Harmageddon EP 2000

Sabbatical Magicrucifixion - Iberian Harmageddon EP 2000

Sabbatical Demonslaught EP 1999

South American Harmageddon EP 1999

Sabbatical Magicurse- Baltic Harmageddon EP 1999

East European Harmageddon EP 1998

American Harmageddon EP 1998

Oceanic Harmageddon EP 1998

African Harmageddon EP 1998

Asian Harmageddon EP 1998

Headbangers Against Disco Vol. 1 1997

European Harmageddon EP 1997

Scandinavian Harmageddon EP 1997

The Seven Deadly Sins EP 1990

Sabbatical Devilucifer EP 1990

The Devil's Sperm Is Cold 1989

Desecration EP 1988

Born By Evil Blood EP 1987

Sabbat EP 1985

Compilation


SABBATICAL HOLOCAUST 2004

SABBAT...AND THE SABBATICAL QUEEN 2004

Promotion


LIVE DEVIL 2000