Andy Sneap (born 18 July 1969) is a British musician, songwriter, guitar player and record producer. He is best known as a Grammy winning producer with over 100 albums produced at his Backstage Recording studios in rural Derbyshire and as guitar player of British heavy metal band Hell and thrash metal band Sabbat.
He is one of the most active music producers in the metal music genre and has worked with bands such as Judas Priest, Accept, Blaze Bayley, Saxon, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Megadeth, Kataklysm, Kreator, Nevermore, Testament, Carcass, Fear Factory and DevilDriver. Of his production career, Sneap holds the distinction of having been credited as a producer, mixer or engineer on all five of Testament's albums since The Gathering (1999) – including the collection of re-recorded material First Strike Still Deadly (2001) – as well as all seven of Exodus' releases since the live album Another Lesson in Violence (1997). He also mixed the DVD The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria, featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.
In February 2018, he joined Judas Priest as a touring guitarist following Glenn Tipton's announcement that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and that he would no longer be able to tour.
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