History of a Time to Come is the debut full-length album by the British thrash metal band Sabbat. Sabbat signed to Noise Records in late 1986 but was not allowed to execute the contract until their youngest member (Andy Sneap) turned 18.
History Of A Time To Come was recorded in Germany in 1987. The album never was an underground success and became a cult classic, but it never propelled the band anywhere near the heights reached by many other metal acts in the late 80s thrash heyday. Instead, the lyrics focused on themes of witchery and satanism.
The standout track is “For Those Who Died” which was later covered by the English black metal band Cradle Of Filth.
It’s really hard to find good heavy metal vinyl collections, this is a rare exception. I managed to pick this one up with someone in Pittsburgh who answered my ad seeking vinyl collections. I paid a pretty penny for this collection, but it’s well worth it as is all the vinyl is in near-mint condition and contained many HUGE TILES (most first press). Check out this video of the unboxing.
Since it’s pretty clear many of us (including me) are living in the past (rightfully so)…what is your favorite year for Thrash Metal? You can choose from 1983-1991. Personally, I’m going to have to choose 1986 with classic such as Pleasure To Kill, Darkness Descends and Reign In Blood pulling much of the weight, but what is your pick?
The Ultra-Violence is the first LP by the Bay Area thrash band Death Angel. It was released in 1987. In 1982 the band consisted of 5 members that were al Filipino (and many were cousins). Death Angel was first active from 1982 to 1992. A bus accident started the first period of downtime. The band reformed in 2001 and tours to this day, through guitarist Rob Cavestany member has been the only static member.
“Thrashers” – 7:12
“Evil Priest” – 4:54
“Voracious Souls” – 5:39
“Kill as One” – 5:00
“The Ultra-Violence” (instrumental) – 10:33
“Mistress of Pain” – 4:04
“Final Death” – 6:04
“I.P.F.S.” – 1:56 – *
* Mark Osegueda claimed in a 2003 interview that “I.P.F.S.” stood for “Intense Puke Feeling Syndrome,” but it is unclear if this was meant to be taken seriously.
Mark Osegueda – lead vocals Rob Cavestany – lead guitar, backing vocals, mixing Gus Pepa – rhythm guitar Dennis Pepa – bass, backing vocals Andy Galeon – drums, mixing