Nabat

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Nabat is an Oi! Punk band from Bologna formed in 1979 by Steno on vocals (ex-R.A.F. Punk), Stiv on guitar, Giulio on bass and Davide on drums.
The same year Nabat played their first gig in the anarchist centre "C.Bernieri".
They appeared on stage at the same time as a few other punk groups of Bologna like R.A.F. Punk, Stalag 17, Bacteria, Anna Falks, Irha, EHX and many others.
The first steady line up showed Steno on vocals, Abbondante on bass, Ui Ui on drums and Stiv on guitar. Just with that line up they recorded together with Rip Off (an Oi! band of Bologna) a demotape in 1981. After the recording session had been over, Abbondante left the crew to be replaced by Riccardo.
In June of 1982 Nabat released their first and unforgettable single "Scenderemo Nelle Strade" (We'll Go Out Into The Streets"), with 5 great Oi! songs. It was one of the first independently produced punk EPs in Italy. In very short time Nabat became one of the most beloved italian Oi! bands.

1983 was then the year their second EP "Laida Bologna" ("Ugly Bologna") was recorded and released.

The same time showed Nabat as the protagonists (if not the promoters) of the first and second national rallies of Monza and Bologna which got very good recensements by the independent italian music press.
But forget about the third and last one of these rallies, the Certaldo one in May 1983 which ended up after a number of incidents and provocations of fascist type done by RIPP-OFF and a part of the audience.

About this time they also founded the record label "C.A.S. Records" the one that produced and released all their records plus the compilations "Skin + punk= TNT" with Nabat, Dioxina, Armm and Rappresaglia and later the LP "Quelli Che Urlano Ancora" with some legendary Italian bands like Fun, Klaxon,SS20, Cani...

The pearl of their discography is the LP "Un Altro Giorno Di Gloria" ("Another Glorious Day"), 1985, dedicated to Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Moloise, the poet of Soweto, killed by the racist government of South Africa and to Martò of Judas (1960s Bolognese band). A great album of 10 pieces not only out of Oi. The LP was recorded with a new guitarist, Red (ex Dioxina).

After this work, in 1987, they all decided to call it a day, even though the band's fame was spreading all over the world: a bootleg of Nabat was released during this times in the U.S.!!!.

In 1994 the CD "Steno and the Stab - Live alla Morara" was released on Twins Records. This CD is a live recording of a concert held in Bologna by Steno plus the Stab (punk band with two ex Nabat members) in January 1992. This record, with a few songs among the best of Nabat, gives a good idea about Nabat's live impact. The band decided to rejoin in 1995, after the death of Tiziano Ansaldi in the summer of 1994, their manager before disbanding.

The second Album, "Nati Per Niente" ("Born For Nothing"), was recorded at the end of 1995 and released in February 1996 by Banda Bonnot Records(an independent Rome based label). It contains 12 trax plus one bonus and gives the true vision of the Nabat of the 90's.
The album was recorded with the new line up composed by Steno (vocalist), Riccardo (guitarist) Romano (2nd guitarist), Abbondante (bass) and Toppi (drummer).

line-up:
Steno, vocals
Riccardo Pedrini, guitar
Marco, guitar
Genio, bass
Alessio, drums

past members:
You, guitar
Nando, drums
Cesare, drums
Joe Randazzo, guitar
Frank Freccero, guitar
Romano, guitar
Pugnaro, bass
Toppi, drums
Abbondante, bass
Uiui, drums
Red Raggini, guitar
Stiv Iena, guitar
Hopi, drums
Gianni Squilibrio, bass
Davide Lacrima, drums
Giulio, bass
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