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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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  • tankgenocide

    Gezolucifer is True

    13 Mar 9:20am Reply
  • Evilmantheone

    I guess Satan heard me last time: Sabbat is finally coming to France for the Fall of Summer Festival ! A dream come true !

    10 Mar 12:48am Reply
  • PagannWinterr

    japan and british sucks both

    25 Feb 2:14pm Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx


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  • davidgrinding

    japanese forever...!!

    21 Jan 4:54am Reply
  • sangremuerto

    Тот редкий случай, когда обе группы охуенны. | Both the UK and Japanese Sabbat are awesome, really.[3]

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • emaciated_ape

    japanese sabbat rules

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Glauco_Silva

    Dunno about the Jap, but the British band really surprised me.

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • OkkultaNagelfar

    Japanese Sabbat never disappoints! \\m/

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • nospr

    Both the UK and Japanese Sabbat are awesome, really. [2]

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • JungleEvil


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  • metalkillthekin


    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • BTsGraveland

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

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Jackjss

    I wish 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • MillerGrim

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

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • jasiek10212

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

    22 Oct 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • super_ruben09

    Both the UK and Japanese Sabbat are awesome, really.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Lord_Levi

    Only japanese Sabbat is DARKNESS & EVIL

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
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