Mad Gods and Englishmen (Deluxe Boxset)

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If the post-NWOBHM era threw up very little from the UK metal scene that could scare the world, then Sabbat were a shining, scarifying exception. From Nottingham, they were brave enough to ditch the cliches, and try a little experimentation and individuality in a music style that seemed, at that point, to be predicated on the obvious.

After two well received demos, Kerrang! magazine coverage and a session on BBC Radio 1’s, Friday Rock Show they signed to Noise Records where they produced two landmark albums of their unique, Pagan thrash metal; ‘History of A Time To Come’ (1988) and ‘Dreamweaver’ (1988). The writing duo of vocalist and lyricist Martin Walkyier combined with the song-writing prowess of guitarist Andy Sneap (now a producer in his own right and guitarist in Judas Priest) were ahead of their time and created two of the most significant albums of the late 80’s.

This box set contains both these seminal studio albums plus a recently found Radio 1 session that preceded them, unavailable since its original broadcast in 1987. Completing this collection is their historic performance at the Thrashing East Live concert in East Berlin from 1990, just as the iron curtain fell. It’s presented here on DVD for the first time and also as an album of the show which is released in its entirety for the first time, including songs left off the DVD. This is all finished up with a double sided poster and book containing all of Martin Walkyier’s eloquent lyrics from these songs.

Available As:
Vinyl Box set with 3 x LPs, 1 x 2LP + DVD + 32 page book + poster
Or 4CD + DVD box set + 24 page book + poster

Includes following 5 Albums:
History Of A Time Come 1LP
Dreamweaver 1LP
Live In East Berlin 2LP (Released in its entirety for the first time on vinyl)
BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show Session 1LP (Previously unreleased)
The End Of The Beginning - DVD (First time on DVD)

12” x 12”, 32 page lyric book of photography, and all the lyrics to each song included in the box set.