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Andy Sneap

Andy Sneap

Real/full name:
Andy Sneap
46 (born Jul 18th, 1969)
Place of origin:
United Kingdom


Andy Sneap is a guitarist and songwriter, though mostly known these days as a producer. He founded Sabbat at the age of 16, wrote all the music and released three albums with them, producing the latter two himself. After the initial splitting up of Sabbat and failing to achieve similar success with Godsend, he decided to focus on a career as a producer and has found great success in this field, ...


He owns, runs and is the resident producer at Backstage studios in Derbyshire, UK, which he founded in 1994. Backstage studios currently have Megadeth's old live set-up as one of the studio kits. Hell's "Curse and Chapter" was recorded using that equipment.

He received a (Swedish) Grammy for his work on Opeth's "Deliverance" album, and a (US) Grammy nomination for his work on Megadeth' ...


Guitars (2008-present)

2011 Save Us from Those Who Would Save Us / On Earth as It Is in Hell (Single) Guitars
2011 Human Remains Guitars
2013 The Age of Nefarious (EP) Guitars
2013 Curse and Chapter Guitars
2014 End ov Days (Single) Guitars



1994 Godsend (EP) Guitars


Guitars (1985-1991, 2006-2010)

1985 Magick in Theory and Practice (Demo) Guitars
1986 Fragments of a Faith Forgotten (Demo) Guitars
1987 Stranger Than Fiction (Demo) Guitars
1987 Blood for the Blood God (Single) Guitars
1988 History of a Time to Come Guitars
1988 A Cautionary Tale / And the Brave Man Fails (Split) Guitars
1989 Dreamweaver Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic)
1989 Wildfire / The Best of Enemies (Single) Guitars
1990 The End of the Beginning (Video) Guitars
1990 Thrashing East (Split video) Guitars
1990 Doomsday News III - Thrashing East Live (Split) Guitars
1991 Mourning Has Broken Guitars
(show all)

Dimmu Borgir

2010 Gateways (Single) Guitars (lead)
2010 Abrahadabra Guitars (lead) (tracks 3, 9)

Face of Anger

1999 Faceless Vocals (backing), Guitars


2000 Fozzy Vocals (additional)
2002 Happenstance Guitars (as "Lord Edgar Bayden Powell")

Iron Monkey

As Sneap:

1999 We've Learned Nothing (EP) Guitar Solo (3)
1999 Iron Monkey / Church of Misery (Split) Guitar Solo (1)

Killswitch Engage

2004 The End of Heartache (Single) Guitars
2005 The End of Heartache Guitars (additional) (track 15)
2005 The End of Heartache Guitars (additional) (track 15)


1997 Perfect Life? Slide guitar and last solo in "Always Never"

The Clan Destined

2004 In the Big Ending... (Demo) Guitars (lead)


2010 The Abyss (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
2010 Blood of the Nations Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
2012 Stalingrad: Brothers in Death Engineering, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2014 Blind Rage Producer, Mastering, Mixing

Amon Amarth

2013 Deceiver of the Gods Mixing, Engineering, Producer, Mastering


2007 Metal Engineering

Arch Enemy

2001 Wages of Sin Mixing, Mastering
2003 Anthems of Rebellion Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2004 Dead Eyes See No Future (EP) Producer, Engineer, Recorded live tracks & Mixed
2005 Doomsday Machine Mastering, Mixing
2006 Live Apocalypse (Video) Mixing
2008 Tyrants of the Rising Sun: Live in Japan (Live album) Mixing, Mastering
2008 Tyrants of the Rising Sun: Live in Japan (Video) Mixing, Mastering
2009 The Root of All Evil Mastering, Mixing
2011 Khaos Legions Mixing, Mastering


1999 B.A.C.K. Mixing
2000 Jester (Single) Mixing

As I Lay Dying

2005 Shadows Are Security Mixing, Mastering
2006 The Darkest Nights (Single) Remixing
2006 A Long March: The First Recordings (Compilation) Mixing
2007 An Ocean Between Us Guitar re-amping


1998 Grind Bastard Producer
2001 Organised Chaos Producer


2005 The Empires of the Worlds Co-Producer, Mixing, Mastering


2000 Silicon Messiah Mixing, Engineering, Producer
2002 Tenth Dimension Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Photography
2004 Blood & Belief Mastering, Producer, Mixing, Photography, Engineering

Blaze Bayley

2007 Alive in Poland (Video) Producer


1994 Extracting the Knowledge (Demo) Recording, Mixing
1994 Death Twitch (Demo) Producer


2004 The Opposite from Within Mixing, Mastering
2006 The Undying Darkness Mixing, Mastering


2013 Captive Bolt Pistol (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2013 Surgical Steel Mastering, Mixing
2013 Zochrot (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2014 Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel (EP) Mixing, Mastering


2007 Resurrection Engineering, Mixing


1998 Breakfast at Pappa's (EP) Engineering, Mixing
1999 Hit for Six Producer, Recording, Engineering, Mixing
2002 Pistols at Dawn Producer, Engineering, Mixing

Cradle of Filth

2006 Thornography Mixing, Mastering
2008 Honey and Sulphur (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
2008 Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder Engineering, Producer, Mastering, Mixing
2010 Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Engineering

Dearly Beheaded

1996 Temptation Engineering

Despised Icon

2007 The Ills of Modern Man Mixing, Mastering


2007 The Last Kind Words Mixing, Mastering
2009 Pray for Villains Additional guitar production, mix advice
2011 Dead to Rights (Single) Mixing
2011 Beast Mixing


2007 Incinerate Mastering, Mixing

Dimmu Borgir

2010 Gateways (Single) Mastering, Mixing
2010 Abrahadabra Mixing, Mastering

English Dogs

1995 All the World's a Rage Producer, Mixing


1997 Another Lesson in Violence (Live album) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2003 War Is My Shepherd (EP) Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering
2004 Tempo of the Damned Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering
2005 Shovel Headed Kill Machine Mixing, Mastering
2007 The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2008 Riot Act (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2008 Let There Be Blood Mixing, Mastering
2010 Hammer and Life (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2010 Exhibit B: The Human Condition Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering
2014 Blood In Blood Out Mixing, Mastering, Engineering (drums), Tracking, (drums)

Face of Anger

1999 Faceless Engineering, Producer, Mixing


2006 Eradication (Demo) Engineering

Fear Factory

2015 Genexus Mastering, Mixing


2000 Fozzy Mixing
2002 Happenstance Mastering, Mixing


2011 Save Us from Those Who Would Save Us / On Earth as It Is in Hell (Single) Engineering, Producer, Mixing
2011 Human Remains Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2013 Curse and Chapter Engineering, Mixing, Producer


2010 Damnation's Wings Engineer, Mastering, Mixing, Producer


2015 Hell House Mastering

Into Eternity

2006 The Scattering of Ashes Mixing, Mastering

Iron Monkey

1997 Iron Monkey Recording, Producer, Mixing
1998 Our Problem Producer, Mixing, Engineering
1999 We've Learned Nothing (EP) Engineering, Producer, Mixing (as "Andy "The Rock And Roll Doctor" Sneap")
1999 Iron Monkey / Church of Misery (Split) Mixing, Engineering, Producer

Job for a Cowboy

2007 Genesis Mixing, Mastering


2009 Cybion Engineering (guitars)


2015 Of Ghosts and Gods Mixing, Mastering

Killswitch Engage

2002 Alive or Just Breathing Mixing, Mastering
2004 The End of Heartache Mixing, Mastering
2013 Disarm the Descent Mixing, Mastering


2001 Violent Revolution Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2003 Live Kreation (Live album) Engineering, Mixing
2003 Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory (Video) Engineering, Mixing
2005 Enemy of God Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2008 At the Pulse of Kapitulation - Live in East Berlin 1990 (Video) Remixing

Living Sacrifice

2002 Conceived in Fire Mixing, Mastering
2010 The Infinite Order Mixing

Lock Up

1999 Pleasures Pave Sewers Producer, Engineering
2011 Necropolis Transparent Mixing, Mastering

Machine Head

1997 The More Things Change... Mixing, Engineering


2002 Enlighten Me (EP) Producer (1-5), Engineering (1-5), Mixing (4)
2003 Masterplan Recording, Producer
2004 Back for My Life (EP) Producer, Engineering
2005 Aeronautics Producer, Engineering


2006 Gears of War (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2007 A Tout le Monde (Set Me Free) (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2007 Washington Is Next! (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2007 United Abominations Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering, Recording
2007 Warchest (Boxed set) Mixing, Mastering
2009 Head Crusher (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
2009 Endgame Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2010 Sudden Death (Single) Engineering
2010 The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria (Split video) Mixing
2011 Never Dead (Single) Engineering
2011 Public Enemy No. 1 (Single) Engineering
2011 Th1rt3en Engineering
(show all)


1997 Perfect Life? Producer, Mixing

Napalm Death

1997 Inside the Torn Apart Mixing
1997 Breed to Breathe (Split) Mixing


2000 Dead Heart in a Dead World Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2003 Enemies of Reality Remixing (2005)
2005 This Godless Endeavor Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2010 The Obsidian Conspiracy Mixing, Mastering


1998 Dead (Live album) Mixing


2007 Killing Peace Producer, Mixing
2009 Live Damnation (Live album) Mixing


2002 Deliverance Mixing

Pissing Razors

1999 Cast Down the Plague Engineering, Producer, Mastering

Race Against Time

2015 Time Waits for No Man (Compilation) Executive producer


2011 Stay Down (Single) Mastering
2011 Revenge for the Ruthless Mastering

Rise to Addiction

2004 Rise to Addiction (EP) Producer
2007 A New Shade of Black for the Soul Producer, Recording, Mixing


2013 Sacrifice Producer
2014 St. George's Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester (Live album) Mixing, Mastering
2015 Battering Ram Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering


2002 The Way I Am Mixing


1997 Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded Mixing, Engineering, Producer
1999 Disembody: The New Flesh Producer
2002 Revolting Room Additional tracking, Mixing


2005 Dark Ages Mixing (on "Seek'n'Strike (live)")
2008 Conquer Mixing

Spiritual Beggars

2002 On Fire Mixing (tracks 2, 3, 6)
2005 Live Fire! (Video) Audio mixing

Stampin' Ground

2003 A New Darkness upon Us Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering


2009 Sovereign Mastering


1999 The Gathering Mixing, Engineering (additional), Mastering
2001 First Strike Still Deadly Mixing
2008 The Formation of Damnation Engineering, Mixing
2012 True American Hate (Single) Producer, Mixing, Recording, Engineering, Mastering
2012 Native Blood (Single) Producer, Mixing, Recording, Engineering, Mastering
2012 Dark Roots of Earth Recording, Engineering, Producer, Mixing, Mastering

The More I See

2003 Don\'t Look Now...I\'m Living (EP) Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2004 The Wolves Are Hungry Mixing, Mastering
2008 The Unholy Feast Mixing, Mastering, Tracking

The Scintilla Project

2014 The Hybrid Producer, Mastering, Mixing


2005 Ascendancy Mastering, Mixing


2008 The March Mixing, Mastering
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