2007 SABBAT

2007

METAL HAMMER JAN 2007

GERMAN INTERVIEW

[2007 – Metal Chaos Interview]

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FEB 27 – HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME AND DREAMWEAVER EXPANDED EDITIONS RELEASED [ORIGINAL PLANNED RELEASE DATE MARCH 26]

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APR 17 – KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL – GERMANY
A Cautionary Tale
Hosanna in Excelsis
The Clerical Conspiracy
Behind the Crooked Cross
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
I for an Eye
The Best of Enemies
For Those Who Died
The Church Bizarre

FRAZER LEAVES AFTER GIG

FRAZER:
So it was the original band back together for the Cradle Of Filth gigs, and that was bloody rows all the time; Martin and Andy fell out constantly, and it was hard work.
Then we went to Germany to play the Keep It True festival, which was really good, but I was literally stood onstage thinking, ‘I can’t be arsed…’ I’d forgotten half the stuff I was meant to be playing as well. The best thing about the weekend was meeting and talking to everyone.
Then we got offered the Day Of Darkness festival in Ireland, but I was going to Bloodstock that weekend, so they got Gizz Butt in on bass, and he just played bass from there on out. I saw them at Wacken, and that was surreal, hearing the intro and being in the audience instead of backstage.

unfortunately we can’t do any gigs abroad with Frazer as his beard has become too heavy and we can’t afford the excess baggage with Ryan Air. He’s actually having problems standing upright because of the wildlife nesting in it.
Andy Sneap, Aug 5, 2007

The initial reunion of Sabbat was supposed to be a hand full of dates to support Cradle Of Filth on their UK tour and that was it. You’ve then since gone on a bit of a run and the shows have become more wide spread, how did all this come about?
MARTIN:
Well we just got offered it really. When the Cradle thing came up we were aware certain festivals would be interested in us this summer like Wacken and a few others, so we kind of expected to do a little bit more. It was quite apparent that Frazer’s interest in the band had waned after the Cradle shows so we knew we would have to sort that side of things out but I don’t know how much longer we’re going to do it. Of course we’ve got these US shows which we’re going to be doing next year (2008) and the Black Winter Day III in Bradford in December, and so long as we can keep our heads above water and not lose money doing it and have a bit of fun along the way….why not?

What were the reasons for Frazer’s departure and how did Gizz get the gig as his replacement?
MARTIN:
Well he hadn’t played for like twenty or so years and there were a few issues at home which weren’t good for him, also we could just tell he wasn’t into it. He wasn’t rehearsing, he wasn’t focused on it. I mean we’ve all put the time and effort into getting the playing back up to scratch again and it was obvious he was the weakest link. There was no falling out, we all still get on with him. He has a lot of work commitments with his t-shirt company and it just became apparent that he didn’t have either the time or the inclination to put the effort into it. As far as his replacement Gizz, I’ve know him since about 1987. Sabbat played with his old band Wardance years ago and I’ve stayed good friends with him since then. He even crewed for us on the Cradle dates so he knew what the band was about. He is such a talented player he just came in tabbed the music out and went away and learnt it. It was no effort for us and he fits in great as a person as well.

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GRAHAM [GIZZ] BUTT [ex English Dogs / The Prodigy] becomes live bassist

JUL 7 – DAY OF DARKNESS FESTIVAL – COUNTY LAOIS – IRELAND

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AUG 3 – WACKEN OPEN AIR – GERMANY
A Cautionary Tale
Hosanna in Excelsis
The Clerical Conspiracy
Behind the Crooked Cross
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
I for an Eye
The Best of Enemies
For Those Who Died
The Church Bizarre

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AUG 18 – BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR – ENGLAND
A Cautionary Tale
Hosanna in Excelsis
The Clerical Conspiracy
Behind the Crooked Cross
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
I for an Eye
The Best of Enemies
For Those Who Died
The Church Bizarre

18/8/07 Bloodstock Open Air DVD

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AUG 24 – UP FROM THE GROUND FESTIVAL – GERMANY

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AUG 25 – HOLE IN THE SKY FESTIVAL – BERGEN – NORWAY
A Cautionary Tale
Behind the Crooked Cross
The Church Bizarre

OCT 18 – SWEDEN ROCK – CRUISE SHIP IN THE BALTIC
A Cautionary Tale
Hosanna in Excelsis
The Clerical Conspiracy
Behind the Crooked Cross
Do Dark Horses Dream of Nightmares?
I for an Eye
The Best of Enemies
For Those Who Died
The Church Bizarre

NOV 10 – HARD ROCK HELL – BUTLINS – MINEHEAD

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DEC 15 – BLACK WINTER DAY III – BRADFORD UNI – ENGLAND
A Cautionary Tale
Hosanna In Excelsis
The Clerical Conspiracy
Behind The Crooked Cross
Do Dark Horses Dream Of Nightmares?
I For An Eye
The Best Of Enemies
For Those Who Died
The Church Bizarre
Wildfire

15/12/07 Black Winters Day III Bradford DVD