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Two artists share this name: a Japanese black/thrash metal and a a British thrash metal band. They are listed in order of activity:


1) 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.

2) 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.

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  • JungleEvil

    JAPANESE SABBAT BANZAI!

    10 Nov 11:45pm Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Dreamweaver!!!!!!!!!

    7 Nov 3:34am Reply
  • BTsGraveland

    Japan's answer to Venom and Celtic Frost is fucking awesome. Those riffs... those tasty, tasty riffs.

    4 Nov 1:40pm Reply
  • Jackjss

    I wish Last.fm handled bands with the same name differently.. I prefer the UK one, but it's undeniable that the Japanese one is much more consistent.

    4 Nov 12:09am Reply
  • acidfordinner

    respect to the British dudes, but Japanese Sabbat are legendary. can't wait to see them at the end of the week.

    3 Nov 5:03am Reply
  • MillerGrim

    "Prayer shall offer no protection, from the swords of Blasphemy"

    30 Oct 1:09am Reply
  • jasiek10212

    Japanese Sabbat is fucking evil but both are great ! hail Sabbat

    22 Oct 1:50pm Reply
  • Evilmantheone

    When will the japanese metal gods do a worldwide or at least a european tour ? They got a lot of fans in France, and they came something like 10 years ago or more for the last time (only time ?)... such a shame, they are everything metal lovers need, and we can't see them anywhere outside japan...

    8 Oct 6:06pm Reply
  • super_ruben09

    Both the UK and Japanese Sabbat are awesome, really.

    28 Sep 11:11am Reply
  • Lord_Levi

    Only japanese Sabbat is DARKNESS & EVIL

    16 Sep 7:33pm Reply
  • DARKZSOU7

    Only brack metal Sabbat is real.

    4 Sep 8:20am Reply
  • PrimevalScum

    i fucks with both uk and jpn sabbat heavily

    31 Jul 4:00am Reply
  • Siffie91

    check out this group for exploring and sharing superb Old School Metal! http://www.lastfm.de/group/Underground+Metal+Maniac%C2%B4s

    23 Jun 8:21pm Reply
  • bjornoW12

    DEVIL FUCKING WORSHIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

    6 Apr 7:29am Reply
  • Mithriael

    UK Sabbat is great, I still enjoy Mourning has Broken although its been.... disowned... so to speak. Dreamweaver is still one of my all time favs.

    3 Apr 8:21pm Reply
  • keresaspa

    @Yelyah-Williams The top ten songs are all from the UK Sabbat so how do you make that out?! Brit Sabbat are far better BTW.

    23 Feb 10:19pm Reply
  • Smradd

    Both are great!! (Though I prefer the japanese one)

    12 Feb 10:38pm Reply
  • Elflay

    Like 'em both. But Japanese Sabbat is the superior band in my eyes.

    5 Feb 12:51am Reply
  • noisefiend

    I'm dismayed, even as a black metal fan I feel the UK Sabbat is superior.

    25 Jan 8:13am Reply
  • Pheneks

    Sabbatrinity sounds fantastic.

    2 Jan 2:01am Reply
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