1989 SABBAT

1989

JAN 22 – FLEW TO BERLIN TO BEGIN RECORDING DREAMWEAVER AT SKY TRACK STUDIOS

FRAZER:
We did a week’s pre-production in London, where we just played the backing tracks, and we nailed those, then we went to Berlin to record, at Noise’s own studio – because they thought that was best. It cost us £65,000 though, so it was no wonder we never recouped. The advance we got for it we spent on backine and equipment. We also used the advance to move our rehearsal room downstairs, because we had gotten so ridiculously loud and we were getting all these complaints from neighbours, so we did out the downstairs dressing-rooms because they were a bit more sound-proofed.
We had Jack in by then as well, and he is a phenomenal guitarist, so there was lots of creativity flowing musically, but poor old Martin was trying to turn this book into lyrics. We went into the studio and recorded all the backings relatively quickly, and he was still desperately trying to finish off the lyrics, and everyone was falling out with everybody. We got to one point when the band split during recording, and I lost my temper, and basically forced Martin and Andy into a room and wouldn’t let them out until they’d sorted it. It all got very het up, it was a difficult process at times, but we got it done, and we were surprised at how well it was received; it got a great response actually. And the cover was perfect because we didn’t want it to look like all the other thrash albums that were coming out.

ANDY: “To be honest, if I go there again it will be too soon,
I suppose Berlin’s O.K. if you like that sort of thing and speak German, both of which I don’t.”

PHOTO BY TONY MOTTRAM

FRAZER:
“Who else could have done a photo session at Stonehenge and got away with it?” he laughs. ” A few people said, ‘It’s a bit Spinal Tap isn’t it?’ But no, it wasn’t , it was pure Sabbat. They wanted a crazy amount of money to let us do that though, like ten grand, but Noise got them down to £1000 – which was worth it, because you couldn’t get in there in those days. And it was marvellous for us, because we got in there on our own, at sunset – how cool is that? I remember Andy was livid with me and Martin, because when he was having his individual pictures taken, we were peeping around one of the stones trying to put him off..”

MAR 26 – MARTIN + ANDY FLEW TO HANSA STUDIOS BERLIN TO MIX DREAMWEAVER

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MAY – NEWSLETTER NO.8

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[May 1989 – Metal Forces 39 – Interview]

[May 1989 – Metal Forces 39 – News]

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[May 15 1989 – Metal Hammer 9 Vol 4]

METAL HAMMER 11 MAY/JUN [GER]

[May 27 1989 – KERRANG! 240]

KERRANG! Dreamweaver review

ROCK HARD NO. 32 [GER]

1989 GERMAN INTERVIEW UNKNOWN SOURCE

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Isn’t it about time the band got into videos because I would have thought that for a group with such a strong stage presence and who utilise such virulent images within their songs, video as a medium would be an essential realisation. But then the easiest way into that is a single and isn’t Sabbat releasing a single almost a contradiction in terms?

MARTIN: “No, not at all. We actually have plans to do one in the future, sometime after the album is released, and if it does come off there will definitely be a video to go with it because obviously Sabbat visually are a strong band and that’s why we are making plans to branch out into videos at this very moment. The band is considering what we could do and how we could do it within a certain budget. I’ll hand you over to Andy because he knows a bit more about it.”

ANDY: “We are going to film the entire Astoria show in London which is happening on June 1st. I think it’s going to be a five camera affair into which other ‘scene’ parts will be edited later but what those will be has yet to be determined. The single to be released will be entitled ‘Wildfire’.”

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MAY 20 -IRELAND [w Onslaught] CANCELLED

MAY 26 – PIER – PORTSMOUTH – ENGLAND

The Clerical Conspiracy
Hosanna in Excelsis
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
Behind the Crooked Cross
I for an Eye
Wildfire
A Dead Man’s Robe
The Best of Enemies
For Those Who Died
A Cautionary Tale
The Church Bizarre

MAY 30 – ROCK CITY – NOTTINGHAM – ENGLAND

MAY 31 – DUCHESS OF YORK – LEEDS – ENGLAND

JUN 1 – McGONAGLES – DUBLIN – ENGLAND
Intro
A Cautionary Tale
Behind The Crooked Cross
I For An Eye
The Church Bizarre
The Clerical Conspiracy
Do Dark Horses Dream Of Nightmares?
The Best Of Enemies
Hosanna in Excelsis

1/6/89 Dublin CD

JUN 2 – QUEEN’S HALL – BELFAST – N.IRELAND

JUN 4 – VENUE – EDINBURGH – SCOTLAND

JUN 6 – RIVERSIDE – NEWCASTLE – ENGLAND

JUN 7 – WOUGHTON CENTRE – MILTON KEYNES – ENGLAND

JUN 8 – VENUE – GLASGOW – SCOTLAND

JUN 9 – ASTORIA – LONDON- ENGLAND CANCELLED

JUN 11 – VENUE – CARDIFF – WALES

JUN 19 – HALLE

SEP 6 – DYNAMO – EINDHOVEN
A Cautionary Tale
Behind The Crooked Cross
I For An Eye
The Church Bizarre
The Clerical Conspiracy
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
The Best Of Enemies
Hosanna in Excelsis
Wildfire
For Those Who Died

SEP 7 – VOSSELAAR – BELGIUM
A Cautionary Tale
Behind The Crooked Cross
I For An Eye
The Church Bizarre
The Clerical Conspiracy
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
The Best Of Enemies
Hosanna In Excelsis
Wildfire
For Those Who Died
Mythistory

7/9/89 Vosselaar Belgium CD

DVD

AUG 7 – PHOTOSESSION IN LONDON

SEP 8 – TRAVEL TO LOURDES

SEP 9 – SALLES DES FETES DE LOURDES – LOURDES

SEP 10 – TRAVEL TO LE HAVRE

SEP 11 – RETURN TO NOTTINGHAM

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NOV 11 – WROUGHTON CENTRE – MILTON KEYNES – ENGLAND

NOV 15 – SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY – ENGLAND
[w Xentrix]
SIMON JONES QUITS MINUTES BEFORE GIG

NOV 16 – RIVERSIDE – NEWCASTLE – ENGLAND

NOV 17 – INTERNATIONAL 1 – MANCHESTER – ENGLAND

NOV 18 – ASSEMBLY ROOMS – DERBY – ENGLAND

NOV 19 – THE VENUE -EDINBURGH – ENGLAND

NOV 20 – ROOFTOPS – GLASGOW – ENGLAND

NOV 21 – McGONAGLES – DUBLIN – ENGLAND

NOV 22 – ROSETTA – BELFAST – ENGLAND

NOV 23 – QUEEN’S HALL – BRADFORD – ENGLAND
The Clerical Conspiracy
Hosanna in Excelsis
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
Behind the Crooked Cross
I for an Eye
Wildfire
A Dead Man’s Robe
The Best of Enemies
For Those Who Died
A Cautionary Tale
The Church Bizarre

VIDEO
NOV 24 – BANBURY UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB – ENGLAND

NOV 25 – CORN EXCHANGE – BURY ST EDMUNDS – ENGLAND

NOV 26 – MARQUEE – LONDON – ENGLAND

NOV 27 – MARQUEE – LONDON – ENGLAND
PROMO PHOTOS

NOV 30 – PALACIO DE DEPORTES – BARCELONA – SPAIN

DEC 1 – PABELLON REAL MADRID – MADRID – SPAIN

DEC 2 – VELODROME ANOETA -SAN SEBASTIAN – SPAIN

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FRAZER:
The UK tour finished with two nights at the Marquee, and then we travelled straight to Barcelona and joined the Manowar European tour. I got septic tonsilitis on the last night in the UK, and spent the whole trip sweating in my bunk, and played Barcelona off my head on antibiotics, in front of 5,000 people. That was the first gig I’d played were people were setting off flares in the venue. The next night was in Madrid, in a cycling stadium, with 10,000 people, we had a fabulous response too.

DEC 4 – SALLE MARCEL CERDAN – PARIS – FRANCE

DEC 5 – LE TRUCK – LYON – FRANCE

DEC 6 – PALASPORT – TORINO – ITALY

DEC 7 – VOLKSHAUS – ZURICH – SWITZERLAND

DEC 9 – NOORDERLIGT – TILBURG – HOLLAND

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DEC 11 – NEWPORT CENTRE – NEWPORT – WALES
Intro
The Clerical Conspiracy
Hosanna in Excelsis
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
Behind The Crooked Cross
I For An Eye/ Wildfire
For Those Who Died

DEC 12 – INTERNATIONAL 2 – MANCHESTER – ENGLAND

DEC 13 – THE HUMMINGBIRD – BIRMINGHAM – ENGLAND

DEC 14 – HAMMERSMITH ODEON – LONDON – ENGLAND

DEC 16 – PARADISO – AMSTERDAM – HOLLAND

The Clerical Conspiracy
Hosanna in Excesis
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
Behind The Crooked Cross
For Those Who Died

DEC 17 – SAGA – COPENHAGEN – DENMARK
25MIN AUDIO

DEC 19 – PHILIPSHALLE – DUESSELDORF – W GERMANY
The Clerical Conspiracy
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
Hosanna in Excelsis
Behind the Crooked Cross
For Those Who Died

DEC 20 – HEAVY CHRISTMAS MEETING – EUROPAHALLE – TRIER – W. GERMANY
The Clerical Conspiracy
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
Hosanna in Excelsis
Behind the Crooked Cross
For Those Who Died

DEC21 – ETSV-90-HALLE – LANDSHUT – W.GERMANY
The Clerical Conspiracy
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
Hosanna in Excelsis
Behind the Crooked Cross
For Those Who Died

DEC22 – GREUTHALLE – AALEN – W.GERMANY

DEC23 – STADTHALLE – LICHTENFELS – W.GERMANY