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Formed: 1980
From: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sodom News

Below is our complete Sodom news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Second Round of Bands Confirmed For MDF 2015

The second round of band have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XIII, which takes place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.

Refer to the bottom of this list for bands playing at Soundstage. All other bands announced so far will be playing at Edison Lot or Rams Head.

The latest confirmations include:

Sodom (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
Demilich (Finland) - Exclusive US appearance!
Napalm Death (UK) - Headlining one of the nights at Soundstage.
Anaal Nathrakh (UK) - Exclusive US appearance!
Primordial (Ireland) - Most likely an exclusive US appearance. If not, MDF will be one of only a few US shows.
Martyrdöd (Sweden)
P.L.F.
Noxa (Indonesia)
Water Torture
Early Graves
Fulgora
Mother Brain
Pizzahifive

The full list of bands confirmed for MDF 2015 is as follows: More...

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Kreator To Tour With Arch Enemy, Sodom & Vader

Kreator announced a new headline European tour with Arch Enemy, Sodom and Vader in support. The tour will begin on December 4th in Tilburg, Netherlands. The press release reads:

"Following the release of last year’s highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray "Dying Alive," German thrash metal giants Kreator now announces a tour for November/December 2014, leading the true "hordes of chaos" throughout Europe as headliners, and with them a real high class selection of bands.

"Joining Kreator for the upcoming live shenanigans are Polish label mates Vader, Swedish death metal masters Arch Enemy and German thrash veterans Sodom.

"Frontman and icon Mille Petrozza comments: 'A lot of our European fans voiced their discontent over the fact that the band hardly does European club tours – apart from our festival shows. In 2013 we were mainly busy playing for our fans overseas. We want to change this now. In time for the reissues of 'Endless Pain,' 'Pleasure To Kill' and 'Extreme Aggression' in all kinds of formats – finally on vinyl again too - we'll end the 'Phantom Antichrist' tour cycle in Europe with a massive string of shows. This will be your last chance to see Kreator live in clubs for quite a while, because we'll be busy working on a new album in 2015 and only play carefully selected shows. Right now we're working on a new multimedia stage show and we'll also have a bunch of surprises in the setlist. Our friends of Arch Enemy are part of the trek to present their new album 'War Eternal,' and so will Vader and our old companions Sodom. This tour will be KILLER!!!“

Check out this killer package at the following dates:

KREATOR Tour 2014
Kreator
Arch Enemy
Sodom
Vader

Presented by Metal Hammer, Blast!, Guitar, Slam, Piranha, Musix, Noizeletter, Metalnews.de

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Sodom Cancels Bangalore Show

Sodom has checked in with the following statement about canceling the band's previously scheduled live appearance in India:

"Due to solid problems we are forced to cancel the upcoming show in Bangalore/India. We already had our suitcases packed and were ready to go.

"We are awfully sorry to take these steps and we are deeply disappointed by this situation, but in the end there's the awareness that not everything is done to our entire satisfaction. We are 'only' the musicians, who would have loved to rock India and we owe this to our fans, even more because we never performed over there, of course through no fault of our own.

"The one who botched this up will have to be confronted with the fans and the local scene for his faults. We concluded a contract, which has strictly abided by our booking agency ourselves. In the end, this set of problems redounds upon us, because we're in the front line and have to be answerable to our fans.

"I hope we didn't lose too many fans due to this mess, but all people who know us are aware of the fact, that we would do anything for our fans. We hope for your understanding and keep you informed about the latest facts."

Sodom would have been performing in support of latest album "Epitome of Torture," which is out now. More...

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The Big Teutonic 4 Comment On Beastival

The day the thrash metal world had been waiting for came this past Thursday at the Beastival Open Air in Geiselwind, Germany when The Big Teutonic 4 - Kreator Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard - performed in front of thousands of metalheads.

Now, all four bands share their memories and thoughts of this memorable night. A photo taken after the shows by artist Stefan 'Heile' Heilemann of Heilemania can also be found below.

Kreator's Mille Petrozza comments: "My personal highlight were the fans! We had real bad luck with the weather and during our gig there was not just heavy rain but also a real storm so that it would rain on stage all the time. Our fans once more proved to be the toughest and best in the world and partied with us till the end. Touching and impressive at the same time. Beastival was a KILLER festival overall!"

Sodom's Tom Angelripper states: "Beastival was a special event for Sodom. The Big Teutonic 4 sharing the same stage... this event will go down in history. Aside of that everything else was just classy as well. I've barely experienced a festival as well-organized as this. And a special thank you also goes out to all the metalheads that stuck with us despite the heavy rain and made this festival a memorable and great experience for all of us! We're hoping on a repetition!" More...

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Dark Tranquility Replaces Soilwork At Dong 2013

Germany's Dong Open Air 2013 will take place during this upcoming July 11th - 13th, with full details available at the festival's website.

Fans wanting to see Soilwork perform in support of latest album "The Living Infinite" (reviewed here) will be disappointed to know the band has now pulled out of the festival.

However, the organizers of the fest have announced Dark Tranquility will be stepping in to replace Soilwork. Dark Tranquility's new album "Construct" is due out on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records.

The currently announced lineup for the Dong Open Air fest features: More...

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Sodom Releases New Music Video

Sodom is preparing for the release of new album "Epitome of Torture" May 7th in North America. A video clip for the song "Stigmatized" was also shot recently in Berlin.

"Sodom haven't had an official video clip for some time, so it's about time we did one," Tom Angelripper confesses. "That's why the mini film will be uncompromising, a shocking clip which our fans can look forward to!" Today the video is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting.com. Get a first look at the video right here.

The new album will be available worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer in four different formats: as a limited-edition DigiPak including two bonus tracks and a poster, in a regular jewel case, as a double gatefold colored vinyl with three bonus tracks, and for download.

The cover artwork featuring Sodom's popular "Knarrenheinz" logo was developed by graphic designer Meran Karanitant, who has caused a stir with his work for Six Feet Under, Hatebreed and Dimmu Borgir, among others. More...

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Sodom Streaming New Song

Sodom is preparing for the release of new album "Epitome of Torture" on May 7th in North America.

Today Sodom has unleashed another new track from "Epitome of Torture." The song "S.O.D.O.M." is being premiered by Decibel Magazine here, or you can listen to the track below.

The new album will be available worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer in four different formats: as a limited-edition DigiPak including two bonus tracks and a poster, in a regular jewel case, as a double gatefold colored vinyl with three bonus tracks and for download. The cover artwork featuring Sodom's popular "Knarrenheinz" logo was developed by graphic designer Meran Karanitant. More...

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Sodom Premieres New Track "Stigmatized"

German thrash legends Sodom have premiered the new track "Stigmatized" over at NPR at this location. The track appears on the band's upcoming new album "Epitome of Torture," which is scheduled for release on April 26th 2013 (G/A/S), April 29th 2013 (EU) and May 7th 2013 (North America).

The track listing for the album is:

1. My Final Bullet
2. S.O.D.O.M.
3. Epitome Of Torture
4. Stigmatized
5. Cannibal
6. Shoot Today – Kill Tomorrow
7. Invocating The Demons
8. Katjuscha
9. Into The Skies Of War
10. Tracing The Victim
11. Waterboarding (Bonus Track)
12. Splitting The Atom (Bonus Track)

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Sodom Posts "Epitome Of Torture" Trailer

German thrash legends Sodom posted a preview clip for the upcoming release of "Epitome Of Torture." The album drops in Germany on April 26th 2013, Europe on April 29th 2013 and USA/Canada on May 7th 2013.

In addition, a video clip for the new song "Stigmatized" was shot over this past weekend in Berlin with director Ronald Matthes and the ROAX Team (Sodom: Lords of Depravity Vol 1+2/Volbeat). Vocalist Tom Angelripper commented: "Sodom haven't had an official video clip for some time, so it's about time we did one. That's why the mini film will be uncompromising, a shocking clip which our fans can look forward to!"

The track listing for "Epitome Of Torture" is:

1. My Final Bullet 04:40
2. S.O.D.O.M. 03:46
3. Epitome Of Torture 03:31
4. Stigmatized 02:56
5. Cannibal 04:19
6. Shoot Today – Kill Tomorrow 04:01
7. Invocating The Demons 04:25
8. Katjuscha 03:43
9. Into The Skies Of War 03:51
10. Tracing The Victim 04:46
11. Waterboarding 05:06 (bonus track)
12. Splitting The Atom 04:28 (bonus track)

Check out the trailer here: More...

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Sodom Unveils "Epitome Of Torture" Album Artwork

Sodom unveiled the artwork for the band's upcoming LP "Epitome of Torture." The album drops on April 26, 2013 (GER), April 29, 2013 (EU) and May 7, 2013 (US) via SPV/Steamhammer. The artwork featuring Sodom‘s popular “Knarrenheinz” logo was developed by graphic designer Meran Karanitant, who has caused a stir with his work for Six Feet Under, Hatebreed and Dimmu Borgir, among others.

The following is the track listings for the various formats of "Epitome Of Torture":

Limited Edition Digipak:

1. My Final Bullet 04:40
2. S.O.D.O.M. 03:46
3. Epitome Of Torture 03:31
4. Stigmatized 02:56
5. Cannibal 04:19
6. Shoot Today – Kill Tomorrow 04:01
7. Invocating The Demons 04:25
8. Katjuscha 03:43
9. Into The Skies Of War 03:51
10. Tracing The Victim 04:46
11. Waterboarding 05:06 (bonus track)
12. Splitting The Atom 04:28 (bonus track) More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Beastival Open Air

Essence, Hellish Crossfire, Bleeding Red, and Justice have been newly confirmed for the Beastival Open Air 2013. NoiseArt Records also comments on the fest:

"The three-day headbanger's feast will take place May 30th to June 1st in Geiselwind / Germany and will get you a perfect start into your very own heavy summer!

"The line up that will enter two stages already looks like a wet dream come true. Beside Sabaton, Wintersun, Kataklysm, Satyricon, and many other bands the 'Big Teutonic 4' Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard have been announced.

"More info about Beastival, the bands and how to get your tickets including limited fan packs (ticket, T-Shirt + NoiseArt CD of your choice) at the festival's website or through Hardticket.eu." More...

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Sodom Reveals More "Epitome Of Torture" Info

Sodom has posted another update of information related to the forthcoming LP "Epitome of Torture." The release drops on April 26, 2013 (GER), April 29, 2013 (EU) and May 7, 2013 (US) via SPV/Steamhammer.

In the latest update, the track list is revealed and mainman Tom Angelripper talks about some of the songs:

"'The devil is in the detail,' as the old saying goes. Translated to Sodom vocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper’s sharp-tongued and highly critical powers of observation, you might also say: the worst perversions often hide behind seemingly harmless terms. What are we referring to? For example to ‘Katjuscha’, one of twelve hard-as-nails songs which Sodom present on their latest studio album, Epitome Of Torture. After all, Sodom’s ‘Katjuscha’ has little to do with the same-named folk song by Mikhail Isakovsky, but is about the Russian rocket launcher which has been responsible for death and destruction thousandfold. 'The Katjuscha' has been produced since World War II and is still used today,' the Sodom frontman explains. 'It’s been responsible for the death of more people than Stalin’s organ. To name such a deadly weapon after a girl is as grotesque as giving the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima the code name ‘Little Boy’.' It’s obvious that Sodom 2013 haven’t changed their scornful view of the world, presenting an album in Epitome Of Torture that is as uncompromising as ever in musical as well as lyrical terms. 'Unfortunately there’s still plenty of inspiration for angry lyrics around,' says Angelripper.

"The bitter thrash metal attack ‘Waterboarding’, which deals with torture methods, fits perfectly into this context. 'It always surprises me how inventive – in the most negative sense of the word – people can be when it comes to torturing others,' states the vocalist, who recorded Epitome Of Torture together with guitarist Bernemann and new drummer Markus 'Makka' Freiwald. 'At the same time, 'Epitome Of Torture' features not only typical Sodom numbers, like the title track, our new hit ‘S.O.D.O.M.’ and ‘Stigmatized’, the toughest Sodom number in ages, but also two or three recordings which are slightly more moderate and melodic than what people have come to expect from us,' Tom Angelripper points out. He is referring to songs such as ‘Cannibal’ and ‘Tracing The Victim’, which allow guitarist Bernemann to present his impressive musical skills, as well as ‘Into The Skies Of War’, on which Angelripper allowed himself to be inspired by icons such as Motörhead and Tank: 'Luckily, it’s impossible to hide my influences.' More...

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Sodom Issues More Details On New LP

German legendary thrash act Sodom recently announced the impending drop of the band's new studio album "Epitome Of Torture" on April 26, 2013 (GER), April 29, 2013 (EU) and May 7, 2013 (US). Now the band reveals a little more about the release:

"In recent months, vocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper, guitarist Bernemann and their new drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald recorded a total of twelve new tracks (plus a Motörhead cover) which present Sodom as more diverse and multi-faceted than ever. 'Epitome Of Torture features not only your typical Sodom fare, but also two or three numbers which are slightly more moderate and melodic than what people have come to expect from us,' Tom Angelripper explains, 'so wait and see!'

"'Epitome Of Torture' was produced by Waldemar Sorychta, whose expertise as a sound engineer and audio magician thoroughly benefited Sodom’s 2010 release 'In War And Pieces.' Tom Angelripper [commented]: 'Waldemar is a true authority. He doesn’t let you get away with anything, he knows all our weak spots. Which occasionally makes working at the studio a little demanding, but at the end of the day it’s all worthwhile, as the result shows.' The Sodom frontman describes the sound on 'Epitome Of Torture' as 'hard-as-nails and contemporary, without ignoring our tried-and-tested old-school attitude.'

"The new album will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition DigiPak including two bonus tracks and a poster, in a regular jewel case, as a double gatefold vinyl including three bonus tracks and for download. The cover artwork featuring Sodom‘s popular 'Knarrenheinz' logo was developed by graphic designer Meran Karanitant, who has caused a stir with his work for Six Feet Under, Hatebreed and Dimmu Borgir, among others. More...

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Big Teutonic 4 Releasing Covers CD

German Legacy magazine included an exclusive 4-track compilation CD of "The Big Teutonic 4" in issue no. 82 that included brand new cover versions of heavy metal classics by Iron Maiden and Motorhead.

Now, Germany’s “Big 4” – namely thrash legends Kreator, Tankard, Destruction, and Sodom - will also release this tribute in the form of a 10” mini LP. It’ll be available in black as well as in red and yellow (the latter two exclusively available via the Nuclear Blast mail order) and will contain a different song by Sodom as compared to the compilation CD. The track listing is as follows:

Side A
Kreator - The Number Of The Beast (IRON MAIDEN)
Sodom - Ace Of Spades (MOTÖRHEAD)

Side B
Destruction - The Hammer (MOTÖRHEAD)
Tankard - The Prisoner (IRON MAIDEN)

Order your copy of this very special limited release right here. Moreover, for the very first time in history The Big Teutonic 4 will share one stage on the same night: at the Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that’ll take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.

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Sodom Announces New Album Release

Sodom will be releasing a new studio album this coming April, and the band has now checked in with the following update:

"As brutal as the production of Waldemar Sorychta is the diverse songwriting on the new studio album 'Epitome Of Torture,' a kind of tour de force through the whole history of thrash metal, featuring harsh arrangements, melodic solos and raging vocal attacks.

"Epitome Of Torture will be released in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in the US/Canada on May 7th through SPV / Steamhammer and will be available in four editions: as a jewel case release, in a digipak and double gatefold LP with coloured vinyl and download. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!"

Further details on "Epitome Of Torture," the follow-up to 2010's "In War and Pieces," will be announced as they become available.

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Darkend To Play Steelfest 2013

After closing the year with a performance at Germany's Satans Convention alongside Taake and Inquisition, Italian obscure horror metallers Darkend have just been confirmed for the Steelfest Open Air 2013.

The extreme metal festival will take place in Hyvinkää, Finland on May 24th - 25th featuring Mayhem, Sodom, Destruction, Belphegor, Tsjuder, and more.

Further details can be found at the festival's Facebook profile here. You can also check out footage of Darkend performing below. More...

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The "Big Teutonic 4" To Play Beastival 2013

Prepare to witness history being written right in front of your eyes – at the first Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.

The "Big Teutonic 4" – the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene – will share the same stage on the same evening. Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard will tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground at the Beastival 2013. Other confirmed bands include:

Sabaton
Wintersun
Kataklysm
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Korpiklaani

More bands are to be announced soon. Secure your tickets for this epic event at the Nuclear Blast web shop here. For further information, visit the festival's website.

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Final Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.

With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.

You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Exodus And More Confirmed For Barge To Hell

The organizers of the Barge To Hell cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Exodus, Seita, Havok, and Necronomicon:

"Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!

"Barge To Hell's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.

"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:

- The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?

- The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.

- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.

"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."

The following 35 bands have now been confirmed: More...

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Killing Joke Added To Hammerfest 4

Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.

Killing Joke
Hatebreed
Saint Vitus
Candlemass
Sodom
Destruction
Enslaved
Napalm Death
Angel Witch
Senser
Iron Saviour
Huntress
Sister Sin
Evil Scarecrow
M-Pire of Evil
Heidevolk
Hark
Viza
Arthemis
Attica Rage
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Chimp Spanner
Abadden
4Arm
Winterfylleth
RSJ
Commander In Chief
Empress
Sacred Mother Tongue
Triaxis
Shear
Undersmile
Serpent Venom
Oaf
Jaguar
Vicsous Nature
Last Witness
Iron Knights
Line of Fire
Flayed Disciple
Bloodshot Dawn
Dyscarnate
Monument
Bull Riff Stampede
Making Monsters
Driven
Black Acid Souls
Sansara
Deadman Sugar
Fire in the Empire
Goddamn Electric


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