SABBAT Plays Warm-up Show For CRADLE OF FILTH Tour: Photos, Review Available

U.K. thrashers SABBAT played a reunion show at Rock City in Nottingham last night (Saturday, Dec. 16) as a warm-up for their support slot on the CRADLE OF FILTH U.K. tour. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. A Cautionary Tale
02. Hosanna In Excelsis
03. The Clerical Conspiracy
04. Behind The Crooked Cross
05. I For An Eye
06. The Best Of Enemies
07. For Those Who Died
08. The Church Bizarre

A review and photos can be found at

A short video clip of SABBAT being interviewed and rehearsing for their upcoming U.K. tour dates has been posted online at A Quicktime version can be found at this location.

As previously reported, SABBAT will release remastered versions of their first two albums — "History of a Time to Come" (1988) and "Dreamweaver" (1989) — sometime next year via Sanctuary. "We've made a small bit of progress on this one," stated guitarist Andy Sneap. "I've been speaking to Sanctuary about reissues, and it looks as though we are doing remastered versions of 'History' and 'Dreamweaver', with a few bonus bits if possible. They (Sanctuary) have the multi-tracks to the first album and the live show in Berlin from the video, so again, possiblities there, and the BBC also has the session we did digitally archived."

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on September 8, SABBAT has reformed to support CRADLE OF FILTH on their upcoming U.K. tour in December. The reunion came about "due to many a conversation with Dani [Filth, CRADLE frontman] and Paul [Allender, COF guitarist] whilst mixing the [new] CRADLE album," SABBAT guitarist-turned-producer Andy "Undie" Sneap told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "It was put to us that they'd love to see it happen (Dani still has his stolen copy of 'Dreamweaver' [1989] on cassette), and the more we've talked about it, it just seemed like opening for CRADLE on these shows would be a great way of getting the five of us together again for a bit of fun. It's not a long-term thing, [and we don't have] any delusions about the future — [it's] just a chance to play some of the old songs and have a blast."

SABBAT 2006 reunion lineup (same as that on 1989's "Dreamweaver"):

Martin Walkyier - Vocals
Andy Sneap - Guitar
Simon Jones - Guitar
Fraser Craske - Bass
Simon Negus - Drums


Dec. 17 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
Dec. 18 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
Dec. 19 - London, UK @ Astoria


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