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Andy Sneap

Andy Sneap

Real/full name:
Andy Sneap
54 (born Jul 18th, 1969)
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Belper, Derbyshire, England)


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's ...



1994 Godsend (EP) Guitars


Guitars (2008-2018)

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 & Chapter Guitars
2014 End ov Days (Single) Guitars


Guitars (1984-1985)


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, Songwriting
1988 A Cautionary Tale / And the Brave Man Fails (Split) Guitars
1989 Wildfire / The Best of Enemies (Single) Guitars
1989 Dreamweaver Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic), Songwriting
1990 Mourning (Demo) 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, Songwriting (tracks 1-8), Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 5-8)
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The Scintilla Project


2014 The Hybrid Guitars

Acid Reign

Guitars (1990)


Guitars (rhythm) (2002-2004)

Judas Priest

Guitars (2018-2022, 2022-present)

Dimmu Borgir

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

Face of Anger

1999 Faceless Vocals (backing), Guitars


2000 Fozzy Guitars (lead) (track 8)
2002 Happenstance Guitars (as "Lord Edgar Bayden Powell")


2015 Feral Guitars (lead) (track 5)

Iron Monkey

As Sneap:

1999 We've Learned Nothing (EP) Guitar Solo (3)
1999 We've Learned Nothing / 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? Guitars (slide, last solo) (track 6)
1998 Ten Miles High Guitars (lead) (second and fourth solo on track 6)


2019 The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live) (Live album) Guitars (20,000 FT.)


1999 Disembody: The New Flesh Vocals (additional)

The Clan Destined

2006 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 Mastering, Engineering, Mixing, Producer
2014 Blind Rage Mixing, Mastering, Producer
2017 Restless and Live (Blind Rage - Live in Europe 2015) (Live album) Mixing
2017 The Rise of Chaos (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2017 The Rise of Chaos Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
2018 Symphonic Terror - Live at Wacken 2017 (Live album) Mixing, Mastering
2021 Too Mean to Die Mixing, Producer

Amon Amarth

2013 Under the Influence (EP) Engineering, Mastering, Producer, Mixing
2013 Deceiver of the Gods Mastering, Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2016 Live at La Laiterie (Video) Mixing
2016 Jomsviking Recording, Mixing, Producer
2016 Jomsviking Mixing (DVD)
2022 Get in the Ring (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering
2022 The Great Heathen Army Producer, Mixing, Mastering


2007 Metal Engineering
2022 Metal II Re-amping (guitars (rhythm))

Arch Enemy

2001 Wages of Sin Mastering, Mixing
2002 Burning Angel (EP) Mastering (tracks 1-2 & 4), Mixing (tracks 1-2 & 4)
2003 Anthems of Rebellion Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2004 Dead Eyes See No Future (Japanese Tour EP 2004) (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
2009 The Root of All Evil Mastering, Mixing
2011 Khaos Legions Mixing, Mastering
2017 As the Stages Burn! (Live album) 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
2008 Grind Bastard / Organised Chaos (Compilation) Producer


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


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

Blaze Bayley

2007 Alive in Poland (Video) Producer


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


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


2013 Captive Bolt Pistol (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2013 Surgical Steel Mixing, Mastering
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 Mastering, Mixing
2008 Honey and Sulphur (Single) Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering
2008 Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Producer
2010 Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa Engineering


2007 The Hinderers Recording (additional)

Dearly Beheaded

1996 Temptation / Between Night and Day (Single) Engineering
1996 Temptation Engineering

Despised Icon

2007 The Ills of Modern Man Mixing, Mastering
2016 Beast Mastering, Mixing


2007 The Last Kind Words Mixing, Mastering
2009 Pray for Villains Producer (additional guitars), Mixing
2011 Dead to Rights (Single) Mixing
2011 Beast Mixing, Mastering


2007 Incinerate Mastering (Disc 2, tracks 1 & 6), Mixing (Disc 2, tracks 1 & 6)
2007 Incinerate Mastering (Disc 2, tracks 1 & 6), Mixing (Disc 2, tracks 1 & 6)
2007 Incinerate Mastering (Disc 2, tracks 1 & 6), Mixing (Disc 2, tracks 1 & 6)
2007 Incinerate Mastering, Mixing

Dimmu Borgir

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

Elegant Weapons

2023 Horns for a Halo Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Engineering

English Dogs

1994 Bow to None Mixing assistant
1995 All the World's a Rage Producer, Mixing
1995 What a Wonderful Feeling... to Be Fucked by Everyone (EP) Mixing, Producer


1997 Another Lesson in Violence (Live album) Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2003 War Is My Shepherd (Single) 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) Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2008 Let There Be Blood Mixing, Mastering
2010 Hammer and Life (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2010 Exhibit B: The Human Condition Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2014 Blood In, Blood Out Mastering, Engineering (drums), Tracking (drums), Mixing
2018 Gathered at the Altar of Blast (Split) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2021 Persona Non Grata Mixing, Mastering
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Face of Anger

1999 Faceless Engineering, Mixing, Producer


2006 Eradication (Demo) Engineering

Fear Factory

2015 Genexus Mastering, Mixing
2021 Aggression Continuum Mixing, Mastering


2000 Fozzy Mastering, Mixing
2002 Happenstance Mixing, Mastering


1994 Godsend (EP) Producer


2011 Save Us from Those Who Would Save Us / On Earth as It Is in Hell (Single) Engineering, Producer, Mixing
2011 Human Remains Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2013 Curse & 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 Mixing, Producer, Recording
1998 Our Problem Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1999 We've Learned Nothing (EP) Engineering, Mixing, Producer (as "Andy "The Rock And Roll Doctor" Sneap")
1999 We've Learned Nothing / Church of Misery (Split) Engineering, Mixing, Producer

Job for a Cowboy

2007 Genesis Mixing, Mastering

John Petrucci

2020 Terminal Velocity Mixing, Mastering

Judas Priest

2018 Firepower / Breaking the Law (Single) Producer (Side A)
2018 Firepower Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering


2009 Cybion Engineering (guitars)


2015 Of Ghosts and Gods Mixing, Mastering

Kill II This

1996 Kill II This (Demo) Producer, Mixing
1998 Deviate Mastering, Digital Editing, Mixing
2000 Trinity Producer, Mixing, Mastering

Killswitch Engage

2002 Roadrunner Roadrage 2002 (Split) Mixing (tracks 1 & 2)
2002 Alive or Just Breathing Mixing, Mastering
2004 The End of Heartache Mixing, Mastering
2013 Disarm the Descent Mixing, Mastering
2019 Atonement Mixing, Mastering
2020 Atonement II: B​-​Sides for Charity (EP) 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 Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2008 At the Pulse of Kapitulation - Live in East Berlin 1990 (Video) Remixing
2020 666 - World Divided (Single) Producer
2020 666 - World Divided / Checkmate (Split) Producer

Lawnmower Deth

1987 It's a Lot Less Bover than a Hover (Demo) Producer
1988 Mowdeer (Demo) Producer

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... Engineering, Mixing
2000 Year of the Dragon: Tour Diary Japan (Compilation) Mixing (tracks 2, 4, 5)


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 Washington Is Next! (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2007 À tout le monde (Set Me Free) (Single) Mixing, Mastering
2007 United Abominations Producer, Mixing, Engineering, Mastering, Recording
2007 Warchest (Boxed set) Mastering, Mixing
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
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1997 Perfect Life? Producer, Mixing
1998 Ten Miles High Arrangements, Producer


2020 Pach krvi (EP) Engineering, Producer

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
2005 Enemies of Reality Remixing, Remastering
2005 Enemies of Reality Remixing, Remastering
2005 This Godless Endeavor Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2008 The Year of the Voyager (Live album) Mixing
2010 The Obsidian Conspiracy Mixing, Mastering
2011 Enemies of Reality Remixing, Remastering


1998 Dead (Live album) Mixing


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


2002 Deliverance Mixing
2003 Lamentations - Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire (Video) Recording, Mixing
2006 Lamentations - Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire (Live album) Recording, Mixing


2016 Mean, Green, Killing Machine (Single) Mixing
2017 The Grinding Wheel Mixing, Mastering
2019 The Wings of War Mixing, Mastering (track 11)

Pissing Razors

1998 Pissing Razors Producer, Engineering
1999 Cast Down the Plague Mastering, Producer, Engineering

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


2007 Dreamweaver Remastering
2007 History of a Time to Come Remastering


2013 Sacrifice Producer
2013 Unplugged and Strung Up (Compilation) Mixing (tracks 6, 8), Mastering, Remixing (tracks 1-4)
2014 St. George's Day Sacrifice - Live in Manchester (Live album) Mixing, Mastering
2015 Battering Ram Mastering, Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2016 Let Me Feel Your Power (Live album) Mixing
2018 Thunderbolt Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2019 Thunderbolt: The Singles (Boxed set) Engineering, Mixing
2021 Inspirations Technical adviser
2022 Carpe Diem Mastering, Producer, Recording (guitars), Mixing

Skin Limit Show

1995 Walking Knife (EP) Producer


1997 Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1999 Disembody: The New Flesh Producer, Mixing
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) 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
2005 Live in London (Live album) Mixing
2005 Live in London (Video) Mixing
2008 The Formation of Damnation Recording, 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
2016 Brotherhood of the Snake Mastering, Mixing
2018 The Gathering Remastering
2018 The Gathering Remastering
2018 The Gathering Remastering
2020 Titans of Creation Mixing, Mastering
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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 Mastering, Producer, Mixing


2005 Ascendancy Mixing, Mastering


2008 The March Mixing, Mastering


2001 Infectious Hazard Mixing, Mastering


2016 In His Infernal Majesty's Service Recording (Nicholas Barker's vocals)


2017 Revelation Mastering


2019 Bury the Pain Mixing, Recording (drums), Producer
2022 Seven Words Mastering, Mixing
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