For Those Who Tried

last edited 9/4/21

Inspired by this from an 89 Tour Itinerary –

I want to give credit to those who have played other roles, both significant and peripheral, in the SABBAT story.
This will of course be a very incomplete list but that isn’t a reason not to have one.

If you know of people who you think should get an honourable mention, just drop me a quick email with ‘Sabbat credit’ in the title and the names of as many that you can remember and, if possible brief info on how/when they were involved.

Entries in green are those credited on the bands releases, those in white are others who are mentioned in the various sources I’ve used to assemble this site.

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

MYSTIC WYTCH:

ADAM ‘GROTCH’ FIRMAN
SIMON GORDON

HYDRA:

ADAM ‘GROTCH’ FIRMAN
RUSS ALLCOCK
MARK DALEY

 

ERICA JONG – AUTHOR OF ‘WITCHES’

JOS A SMITH – ILLUSTRATOR OF ‘WITCHES’

MAGICK IN THEORY AND PRACTICE DEMO:

HELL

[DAVE HALLIDAY, KEV BOWER, TONY SPEAKMAN, TIM BOWLER]

KEV JACKSON – P.A.

STEVE – ROADIE

DANDY – ROADIE

ROB – [ARTWORK?]

DAVE ‘FUCKING METAL’ WARD

MCK RECORDING STUDIO

DON KAYE – JOURNALIST KERRANG!

PAUL “CIRIT UNGOL T-SHIRT” MILLER – JOURNALIST KERRANG!

GEOFF BARTON – KERRANG!

FRAGMENTS OF A FAITH FORGOTTEN DEMO:

GLYNN HATHER – RECORDING, PRODUCING, MIXING

ROB – ARTWORK

STEVE – LOYAL ROADIE

DANDY – LOYAL ROADIE

IAN – LOYAL ROADIE

GASSER – LOYAL ROADIE

BBC RADIO ONE FRIDAY ROCK SHOW SESSION:

PHIL – DRIVER

MAIDA VALE STUDIOS LONDON

TONY WILSON

TOMMY VANCE

DAVE AND MIKE AND EVERYONE AT THE BBC FOR MAKING US SO WELCOME

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD:

JOHN BLANCHE

YEW TREE FARM STUDIOS

KEV BOWER – PRODUCER

PETE TATERSHALL – ENGINEER

AVIS BLANCHE

BRYAN ANSELL

DIANE

AND EVERYBODY AT GAMES WORKSHOP AND WHITE DWARF MAGAZINE

HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME:

NOISE RECORDS

HORUS SOUND STUDIO HANNOVER

ROY ROWLAND – PRODUCER & 1ST ENGINEER

STEVE ‘THE ROCK’ RISPIN – 2ND ENGINEER

ADEPTUS GRAPHIKUS – ART & GRAPHICS

JOHN BLANCHE – ILLUSTRATION

MALDOROR MUSIKVERLAG – PUBLISHER

WINTRUP MUSIC AMERICA INC – PUBLISHER [USA]

‘ THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING MAGAZINES AND WRITERS:

MALCOLM DOME

AND EVERYBODY ELSE AT KERRANG! WHO HAVE HELPED US SO FAR

GERRY SHARPE

JEFF KITTS

WIM BAELUS AND REMCO

JON “METALION” KRISTIANSEN FROM SLAYER “FAMILY” MAGAZINE

FRANCIS LEDUC

THE ORGAN

GOTZ AND BUFFO AT METAL HAMMER

STACK ATTACK

LYNN GUY AND THE REST AT “A DOSE OF THE HEAVIES”

ESCAPE

FOREARM SLASH

WHIPLASH

HEAVY (UK)

SCOOP

AND ALL THE OTHER MAGS THAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN TO MENTION AND ALSO THE ONES THAT HAVE ASKED US FOR OUR DEMO ETC AND HAVE SO FAR NOT RECEIVED ANYTHING (SORRY!)

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE:

ROY ROWLAND

STEVE RISPIN FOR THE MILK AND SKINS

FRANK BOMEMANN AND EVERYBODY AT HORUS STUDIO

KARL-ULRICH WALTERBACH AND EVERYBODY ELSE AT NOISE

KEV BOWER

PETE “IT’S SECOND HAND NOW Y’KNOW” TATERSALL

SPYDER

KEV JACKSON

DAVE MARRIOT

ENGINE

HELL

SATAN (ESPECIALLY STEVE AND SEAN)

TONY AND CAROLYN YOUNG

GLYNN HATHER

MARK HALEY

PHIL BOOT FOR GUITAR REPAIRS

BOB AT THE MUSICIANS UNION

PETE SADLER AT RADIO DERBY

MICK AND JOHN AT WAY-A-HEAD RECORDS

LAWRENCE HARRISON

AND ALL THE INDEPENDENT RADIO STATIONS THAT HAVE PLAYED US

AND OLIVER AND HEIKO FOR BRINGING THE ‘KAVOOM’

A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR FANS

AND TO OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FOR ALL THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT.

THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO DAVE HALLIDAY FOR ALL THE ADVICE, TUITION AND FRIENDSHIP. YOU ARE SADLY MISSED”

MARKKI MASSACRE – SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE MAG

GOTZ KUHNEMUND – JOURNALIST METAL HAMMER

RAY PALMER – PHOTOGRAPHER KERRANG!

TONY MOTTRAM – PHOTOGRAPHER

DAVE LING – JOURNALIST METAL HAMMER

ROB CLYMO – JOURNALIST METAL FORCES

BERNARD DOE – METAL FORCES

‘THE UNKNOWN OWNER OF A PINK VW BEETLE WITH THE SABBAT LOGO PAINTED ACROSS THE BONNET SEEN DRIVING AROUND NOTTINGHAM’

THORSTEN HANL – ROAD MANAGER UDO TOUR

J HOTTEN – © ‘DESTITUTE IN DUSSELDORF’

CANDLEMASS

RONNY EIDE – MORBID MAGAZINE

HORROR INFERNAL MAG

FRANK GOHRINGER – MORTAL SIN MAG

CURT KING – DEMOLISH MAG

CHRIS WHEATLEY – PYROTECHNIC ABUSER

 

 

HEAVY SOUND FESTIVAL, EISSPORTHALLE, BRAUNSCHWEIG MARCH 88:

LUTZ HERRMAN – KAMERA

CHRISTIAN NOLON – KAMERA

HELMUT BLEICH – KAMERA

RALPH SCHRADER – LIGHT

UTZ ROSCHER – TON

UDO ESTY – MAZ

FRANK LANGER – BILOTECHNIK & REGIE

MIKE HANTELMANN – REGIE

MUSIC ON TELEVISION FERNSEHPRODUKTIONS GMBH

 

 

DREAMWEAVER:

BRIAN BATES – AUTHOR OF ‘THE WAY OF WYRD’

NOISE RECORDS

ROY ROWLAND – PRODUCER, ENGINEER & MIXER

STEVE THE ROCK – STUDIO SLAVE

GERDI – STUDIO SLAVE

SKY TRAK STUDIO – RECORDING

HORUS STUDIO – MIXING

MOSES MEISTER DUDE – ASSISTANT MIX ENGINEER

KARL “OH, NO… OH REALLY, GODAMN” ULRICH WALTERBACH – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

MALDOROR MUSIKVERLAG – PUBLISHER

WINTRUP MUSIC AMERICA INC – PUBLISHER [USA]

JAIL BREAK PRODUCTIONS LTD – MANAGEMENT & BOOKING

NICK PEDGRIFT – LEGAL REPRESENTATION

TIM BEER – ARTWORK

‘A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FOR PUTTING UP WITH US OVER THE PAST YEAR AND A BIT SINCE HISTORY.

ALSO A BIG THANKS TO YOU, OUR FANS. WE DO APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT’

 

 

SAL “EARL OF EARACHE” TREPPIEDI – DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY & VIDEO PRODUCTIONS [NOISE USA]

MARTIN BECKER – PHOTOGRAPHER

GRANT – DEADLY SPEED CONVOY TOUR MANAGER

PRINCIPAL SECURITY

JENS REIMNITZ – JOURNALIST

 

CURING THE DEAF, LOURDES SEP 89:

TONY HENDERSON – TOUR MANAGEMENT & ULCER

ROG PATTERSON – SOUND WIZARDY & BOOK ON QUANTUM PHYSICS

PETE CARSS – LIGHTS & PIPE

DAVE FORREST – GUITARS AND THOSE TROUSERS

JEFF WILLIAMS – DRIVING, DRUMS AND WONDERING “WHAT THE HELL DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS?”

THE WEASEL PATROL:

TONY HENDERSON

DAVE FOREST

JEFF WILLIAMS

SIMON DICKINSON

REG HALSALL

JOHN STEWART

EUROPEAN TOUR NOV/DEC 89:

DANTI ARRIGO – PROMOTER & PRODUCTION MANAGER [SPAIN]

JEAN GEMIN – PROMOTER [PARIS]

PHILIPPE VENTADOUR – HALL MANAGER [PARIS]

JEAN-PIERRE POMMIER – PROMOTER [LYON]

JULIEN – VENUE STAGE MANAGER [LYON]

CLAUDIO TROTTA – PROMOTER [TORINO]

HARRY SPRENGER – PROMOTER [ZURICH]

PIET DONKER – PROMOTER [TILBURG]

PAT KING – PROMOTER [UK]

DAVID ELLIOTT – MANAGER [HAMMERSMITH ODEON]

JAN WILLEM STICHTING – PROMOTER [AMSTERDAM]

ERIK THOMSEN – PROMOTER [COPENHAGEN]

RAINER HAENSEL – PROMOTER [WEST GERMANY]

MR HERMANN – HALL MANAGER & ELECTRICIAN [DUSSELDORF]

ERNST LUDWIG HARTZ – LOCAL PROMOTER [DUSSELDORF]

INGO POPP – LOCAL PROMOTER [TRIER]

MR SCHILLING – HALL MANAGER  [EUROPAHALLE]

MR KOPP – ELECTRICIAN [EUROPAHALLE]

MR TREIDL – HALL MANAGER [ETSV-09-HALLE

ROBERT WAGNER – LOCAL PROMOTER [LANDSHUT]

ROLF – LOCAL PROMOTER [AALEN]

MR BERGER – HALL MANAGER [GREUTHALLE]

GABI LANG – LOCAL PROMOTER [LICHTENFELS]

MR DOPPEL – HALL MANAGER [STADTHALLE]

EAST BERLIN 1990

ROG PATTERSON – SOUND ENGINEER

CARL ARNFIELD – GUITAR TECH

STEVE CARSS – LIGHTING TECH

ULSCH – DRUM TECH

PAUL LOASBY – TOUR MANAGER

PAUL MILLER – KERRANG!

DAVE WILLIS – PHOTOGRAPHER

KIRK BLOWS – MUSIC WEEK

LES JOHNSON – DRIVER

BILL NOLAN – DRIVER

THE END OF THE BEGINNING:

NOISE INTERNATIONAL

FOTODISK

MALDOROR MUSIKVERLAG

WINTRUP SONGS LTD

WINTRUP MUSIC AMERICA INC

CHANNEL 5 DISTRIBUTION

TIM BEER – COVER ARTWORK

DAVE WILLIS – PHOTOGRAPHY

JULIA SCHECHNER & JUSTIN SMITH – COVER DESIGN

FERNANDES GUITARS

MARSHALL AMPLIFICATION

PEARL DRUMS

EMG PICK-UPS

SAMSON WIRELESS SYSTEMS

BNG – VIDEO RECORDINGS

DIERKS RECORDING MOBILE – SOUND RECORDINGS

TRIXX MUSIKPRODUCTION – SOUND RECORDINGS

KLAUS KNAPP – SOUND ENGINEER

REINHARD SYDOW – SOUND ENGINEER

SVEN – SOUND ENGINEER

HELICON – GERD HELINSKI – LIGHTS

VEB-CLAN – CATERING

DAGMAR MUNDI – CAMERA

INES BRAUN – EDITOR

PILLE – GRAPHICS

MODERN VIDEO PRODUKTIONS GMBH – PRODUCER

CHRISTOPH ALBERT – DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

KLAUS-DIETER RENTEL – DIRECTOR

Léon VAN GULIK – AUTHOR OF ‘THE WALKYIER READER’

RETURN TO THE SABBAT:

CHRIS ‘SPECS’ DAVIES – CAMERAMAN & VIDEO EDITOR

THE REUNION:

DANI FILTH

REMASTERED ALBUMS ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

STEVE HAMMONDS & JON RICHARDS – RELEASE CO-ORDINATORS

MALCOME DOME – SLEEVE NOTES

IAN WOOLLARD – LIVE AUDIO TRANSFER

NEIL SIMS – CD ON BODY IMAGE

TONY MOTTRAM – ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

NIGEL CRANE – 2006 LIVE SHOTS

CURT EVANS – RE-ISSUE DESIGN

MICHELLE CALLAGHAN & DARREN OWEN – PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATION

MIKE MASTRANGELO

RICHARD JASKERAN

KERRANG!

METAL HAMMER

HUGH GILMORE

SANCTUARY RECORDS GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

This also seems a good place to acknowledge those who have taken the time and trouble to write to me with info and/or content for this site:
IAN RUSHFORTH
MARK DALEY
NAZGUL
ZARKO

I’d especially like to say a huge ‘Thank you!!’
to ADAM ‘GROTCH’ FIRMAN
for very generously taking the time to detail a wealth of previously unknown information and his memories of both
MYSTIC WYTCH and HYDRA

also

GUNTHER & J,

EMIL and EGBERT at heavymetalrarities.com,

BERT at slayerrules.wordpress.com

for sorting me out with some great live recordings

 

I’m sure I’ve forgotten at least a couple more people who should be on here so please forgive me, I should have perhaps done this from the beginning but I never expected this site to still be up ten years after the band died, nor that it would grow so much from just my own collection into virtually an online SABBAT archive =)

Thanks also to everyone who has stopped by and so by page-views has encouraged me to carry on with it.

Apart from the odd new bootleg there perhaps won’t be much more to tell of the SABBAT story from now on,

but who of any of us really knows the history of a time to come…