Sabbat Announce New Bassist
Guitarist Andy "Undie" Sneap of the reactivated U.K. thrashers SABBAT has issued the following update:
"Those of you who have seen us at recent festivals in July/August will have noticed Frazer [bassist Fraser Craske] not quite being himself but doing a great impersonation of our good friend Gizz Butt (ex-PRODIGY / ENGLISH DOGS / current MORE I SEE guitar player). It became obvious to us that Frazer's heart really wasn't into playing and he admitted he didn't want to do all the shows we had planned.
"I first met Gizz in 1988. He actually wanted to audition for SABBAT when we played the Mosley Dance Centre in Birmingham with his band WAR DANCE. He didn't get an audition because he had a pink guitar but we stayed in touch, became great friends, I produced a few records for him and even became God parent for his son. Bit odd seeing as I don't believe in the big man himself, but hey, it was a crackin' party.
"It's a shame Frazer hasn't been more into this, we all wanted this to be the original line up but on the other hand Gizz's playing is amazing and I don't think it's ever sounded quite as tight as when we are on form at the moment. So be sure to welcome Gizz on future dates, as you will find out if you say hello, he's quite a character."
Professionally filmed video footage of reunited British thrashers SABBAT performing at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which took place August 16-18 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England, can be viewed below.
Sanctuary Records recently reissued two classic SABBAT albums: "History of a Time to Come" (1988) and "Dreamweaver" (1989). The remastered CDs contain audio recordings from the band's 1990 concert in East Berlin, which was previously released as the official "The End of the Beginning" video.
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