Andy Sneap

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Andy Sneap
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Sneap onstage with Sabbat, Bradford 2007
Background information
Born (1969-07-18) 18 July 1969 (age 45)
Belper, Derbyshire, England
Genres Thrash metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Producer, engineer, musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1985 - present
Associated acts Sabbat, Hell

Andrew Ian Sneap (born 18 July 1969 in Belper, Derbyshire [1]) is an English record producer, recording engineer, mixer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is best known for producing and mixing many acclaimed heavy metal albums.


From 1985 to 1991 Andy Sneap was the guitarist for the classic thrash metal band Sabbat. During that time he recorded three albums with them, producing two of them himself. After Sabbat disbanded he founded the thrash metal band Godsend, a project that lasted two years before splitting due to lack of success. From 2001 to 2002 he was the guitarist for the heavy metal band Fozzy (featuring wrestler Chris Jericho and Rich Ward from Stuck Mojo). Since their reunion in 2006 he is again a member of Sabbat and since 2008 he's also become the guitarist for Hell, whose album Human Remains reached #46 on the German album chart in 2011.


Currently Andy Sneap works out of his own studio, Backstage Studios, housed in a converted farm in Derbyshire, which he founded in 1994. He received a Swedish Grammy for his work on Opeth's Deliverance album, as well as US Grammy nominations for his work on Killswitch Engage's The End of Heartache, Megadeth's Endgame and Single "Sudden Death". He also produced Accept's reunion album Blood of the Nations, Stalingrad, and their latest release Blind Rage.


Year Artist Album Produced Mixed Mastered Engineered
1987 Lawnmower Deth It's A Lot Less Bover Than A Hover (Demo)
1988 Sabbat History of a Time to Come
1989 Sabbat Dreamweaver
1994 English Dogs Bow to None
1995 English Dogs All The Worlds A Rage
1995 English Dogs What a Wonderful Feeling to Be Fucked By Everyone (EP)
1995 Iron Monkey Iron Monkey
1996 Dearly Beheaded Temptation
1997 Acrimony Tumuli Shroomaroom
1997 Exodus Another Lesson in Violence
1997 Machine Head The More Things Change...
1997 Mindfeed Perfect Life?
1997 Napalm Death Inside the Torn Apart
1997 Napalm Death Breed to Breathe (EP)
1997 Skinlab Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded
1998 Benediction Grind Bastard
1998 Cathedral Caravan Beyond Redemption
1998 Consumed Breakfast at Pappa's
1998 Earth Crisis Breed the Killers
1998 earthtone9 lo-def(inition) discord
1998 Iron Monkey Our Problem
1998 Kill II This Deviate
1998 Obituary Dead
1998 Pissing Razors Pissing Razors
1998 Stuck Mojo Rising
1999 Artillery B.A.C.K.
1999 Consumed Hit for Six
1999 Entombed Monkey Puss (Live in London)
1999 Face of Anger Faceless
1997 Hecate Enthroned The Slaughter of Innocence, a Requiem for the Mighty
1999 Pissing Razors Cast Down The Plague
1999 Skinlab Disembody: The New Flesh
1999 Stuck Mojo HVY1
1999 Testament The Gathering (Bonus Track)
1999 Yellow Machinegun Build & Destroy
2000 Blaze Bayley Silicon Messiah
2000 earthtone9 arc'tan'gent
2000 Fozzy Fozzy
2000 Nevermore Dead Heart in a Dead World
2000 Stuck Mojo Declaration Of A Headhunter
2001 Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
2001 Benediction Organised Chaos
2001 El Caco Viva
2001 Kill II This Trinity
2001 Kreator Violent Revolution
2001 Testament First Strike Still Deadly
2002 Blaze Bayley Tenth Dimension
2002 The Blueprint zero*zero*one
2002 Consumed Pistols at Dawn
2002 Fozzy Happenstance
2002 Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
2002 Living Sacrifice Conceived In Fire
2002 Opeth Deliverance
2002 Sickspeed The Way I Am
2002 Skinlab reVolting Room
2002 Spiritual Beggars On Fire
2002 Squealer Under The Cross
2002 Vacant Stare Vindication
2003 36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
2003 Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
2003 Blaze Bayley As Live As It Gets
2003 The Blueprint Ecliptic
2003 Kreator Live Kreation
2003 Masterplan Masterplan
2003 Nevermore Enemies of Reality (Remix)
2003 The More I See Don't Look Now...I'm Living (EP)
2004 Arch Enemy Dead Eyes See No Future
2004 Blaze Bayley Blood and Belief
2004 Caliban The Opposite From Within
2004 Exodus Tempo of the Damned
2004 Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
2004 Sick Speed The Way I Am
2004 Stampin' Ground A New Darkness Upon Us
2004 The More I See The Wolves Are Hungry
2005 As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
2005 Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
2005 Biomechanical The Empires Of The Worlds
2005 Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
2005 Kreator Enemy of God
2005 Kreator Enemy of God Revisited (DVD)
2005 Masterplan Aeronautics
2005 Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
2005 Soulfly The Song Remains Insane (DVD)
2005 Soulfly Dark Ages (Bonus Tracks)
2005 Testament Live In London
2005 Trivium Ascendancy
2005 V.A. Roadrunner United
2006 36 Crazyfists Rest Inside The Flames
2006 Arch Enemy Live Apocalypse (DVD)
2006 Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
2006 Caliban The Undying Darkness
2006 Chimaira Resurrection
2006 Cradle of Filth Thornography
2006 DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand (live tracks on Special Edition)
2006 Exit Ten This World They'll Drown (mini-album)
2006 Into Eternity The Scattering of Ashes
2006 Opeth Lamentations (Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2003) (DVD)
2007 Annihilator Metal
2007 Despised Icon The Ills Of Modern Man
2007 DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
2007 Dew-Scented Incinerate
2007 Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A
2007 Job for a Cowboy Genesis
2007 Megadeth United Abominations
2007 Megadeth Warchest (boxset)
2007 Onslaught Killing Peace
2007 Panic Cell What Doesn't Kill Us
2007 Rise To Addiction A New Shade of Black for the Soul
2008 36 Crazyfists The Tide and Its Takers
2008 Arch Enemy Tyrants of the Rising Sun (CD & DVD)
2008 Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
2008 Exodus Let There be Blood
2008 Kreator At the Pulse of Kapitulation: Live in East Berlin, 1990
2008 Megadeth Blood in the Water: Live in San Diego (DVD)
2008 Nevermore Year of the Voyager (CD & DVD)
2008 Soulfly Conquer
2008 Testament The Formation of Damnation
2008 The More I See The Unholy Feast
2008 Unearth The March
2008 V.A. Gigantour 2 (CD & DVD)
2009 Arch Enemy The Root of All Evil
2009 DevilDriver Pray For Villains (Bonus Track)
2009 The Hi-Nobles Shake
2009 Megadeth Endgame
2010 36 Crazyfists Collisions and Castaways
2010 Accept Blood of the Nations
2010 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
2010 Exodus Shovel Headed Tour Machine (CD & DVD)
2010 Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
2010 Living Sacrifice The Infinite Order
2010 Megadeth Sudden Death
2010 Nevermore The Obsidian Conspiracy
2010 V.A. The Big 4 Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Megadeth)
2011 DevilDriver Beast
2011 Arch Enemy Khaos Legions
2011 Revoker Revenge for the Ruthless
2012 Accept Stalingrad
2012 Testament Dark Roots of Earth
2013 Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
2013 Saxon Sacrifice
2013 Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
2013 Carcass Surgical Steel
2014 Accept Blind Rage
2014 Carcass Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel (EP)
2014 Exodus Blood In, Blood Out

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