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

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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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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

In Extremo
Hammerfall
Hatebreed
Bolt Thrower
Tarja
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
J.B.O.
Suicidal Tendencies
Kataklysm
Sodom
Caliban
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Marduk
Sonic syndicate
Primordial
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Turisas
Crowbar
Enslaved
Comeback kid
The haunted
Moonsorrow
Vader
Hayseed dixie
Destruction
Einherjer
Smoke blow
Neaera
Týr
Emil bulls
Witchery
Melechesh
Decapitated
Skeletonwitch
Devil sold his soul More...

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Sunday Old School: BMHM Part 1. Sodom

As many people are aware, February is Black History Month in the United States of America. Always one to respect cultures and take part in something, we here at MetalUnderground.com are dedicating this month to the history of Black Metal. We will be looking at some of the biggest names in the genre, those who helped to shape it and some of the promising younger black metal bands in the underground.

While American thrash metal has it’s Big Four, with constant debate among fans as to who belongs there and who should be added to expand the number, German thrash metal has always had their Three Kings, who’s reign will never be challenged. We’ve already looked at Destruction, so this week we’ll be examining Sodom, who along with Destruction, proved to be a major influence on black metal as it is known today. The band was formed in 1981 by Tom “Angelripper” Such as an attempt to escape from his job as a coal miner and took much of their inspiration from New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands such as Venom, Tank and Saxon. After going through a few members, they eventually signed to SPV/Steamhammer Records and released their debut EP, “In The Sign Of Evil,” with a full length album, “Obsessed By Cruelty” following shortly afterwards. The album was widely panned by critics, dismissing the group as a second rate Venom and criticising their occult themed lyrics. More...

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Former Sodom Guitarist Passes Away

Dirk Strahlimeier, the former guitarist of German thrash metal legends Sodom, has passed away. Sodom frontman Tom Angelripper has posted the following statement online regarding Strahlimeier's death:

"As I learned from a reliable source, our ex-guitarist Dirk 'Strahli' Strahlmeier died this month in a hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany. Currently we don't know the exact circumstances of his death. Strahli played on the album Masquerade In Blood which was released in 1995 on SPV. After that we had lost contact with him. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

"R.I.P. Brother!"

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Onslaught Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught have been added to the bill for this year's edition of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival. Also newly confirmed is Venomin James. The event will take place in the town of Wacken, Germany from August 4th-6th 2011.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accuser
Alberlour's
Apocalyptica
As I Lay Dying
Avantasia
Battle Beast
Blaas Of Glory
Blind Guardian
Blowsight
Bulent Ceylan
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Devildriver
Excrementory Grindfuckers
Exodus
Hail Of Bullets
The Haunted
Hayseed Dixie
Heaven Shall Burn
Hellsaw
Horch
Iced Earth
In Solitude
Judas Priest
Khold
Knorkator
Kreator More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Confirms Festival Date

American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has confirmed that it will be appearing at the Austrian edition of Metalfest 2011, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The event will be taking place at Mining am Inn, Austria.

The confirmed line-up includes:

AMON AMARTH
SABATON
CRADLE OF FILTH
ARCH ENEMY
WINTERSUN
SAXON
AMORPHIS
EQUILIBRIUM
ENTOMBED
SODOM
WATAIN
PRIMORDIAL
RAGE
EISREGEN
DESTRUCTION
ARKONA
BELPHEGOR
SUICIDAL ANGELS
KALMAH
MERCENARY
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT
SECRETS OF THE MOON
KRISIUN
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
THAUROROD
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI
ALCEST
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER
NEAERA

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Sodom Posts "The Art Of Killing Poetry"

Sodom has posted another song online from its new album "In War and Pieces." The new track "The Art of Killing Poetry" can be heard via Decibel Magazine at this location. "In War And Pieces" will be released in North America on January 11, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. In War And Pieces
2. Hellfire
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

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Hatebreed To Play Summer Breeze 2011

Hatebreed has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze Open Air. The festival is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, and additional details can be found here. The organizers of the festival commented:

"Summer Breeze has already survived a few tremors over the last few years, but the most severe eruption of them all is yet to come. Hatebreed are gearing up to utterly destroy Dinkelsbühl in 2011 with their killer songs. No other band out there combines the attitude and aggression of hardcore and the uncompromising heaviness of metal in such a perfect way. Scene icon Jamey Jasta and his wrecking crew are the epitome of unleashed energy, the embodiment of credibility, the essence of groove, the purest form of brutality, the rulers of all pits and the blueprint for a whole generation, all rolled into one. Please welcome one of the most important and influential bands of the last decade for the first time at Summer Breeze! Hard, harder, Hatebreed!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows: Arch Enemy, Tyr, Kvelertak, Suicidal Tendencies, Bolt Thrower, J.B.O., Witchery, Farmer Boys, Kalmah, Hail of Bullets, Corvus Corax, Hammerfall, Skeletonwitch, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Kampfar, Hayseed Dixie, Turisas, Marduk, Sonic Syndicate, Decapitated, Moonsorrow, Sodom, and Hatebreed.

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Sodom Posts "Soul Contraband" Online

Decibel magazine has posted another new track online from Sodom's upcoming album "In War and Pieces." The new song "Soul Contraband" can be heard here. January 11th, 2011 is the North American street date for Sodom's new album. The track listing is as follows:

1. In War And Pieces
2. Hellfire
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

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Sodom Posts Another Song From New Album

Decibel magazine has premiered a new track from Sodom's forthcoming release "In War and Pieces" on the Deciblog. The new song "Feigned Death Throes" can be heard at this location. "In War and Pieces" is set for release on January 11th, 2011 and the track listing is as follows:

1. In War And Pieces
2. Hellfire
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

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Onslaught Posts New Music Video Online

British thrash metal veterans Onslaught has posted their new music video online, for their cover of the classic Motorhead song, "Bomber." You can check it out below. The song features guest appearances from Sodom frontman Tom Angelripper and Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell. The track is expected to appear on the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Sounds Of Violence." More...

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Sodom Posts Another Song From New Album

Decibel has premiered a new track from Sodom's forthcoming release "In War and Pieces" on the Deciblog. The new song "Storm Raging Up" can be heard at this location.

January 11, 2011 is the North American street date for Sodom's new album, "In War And Pieces." The album is will be available in the following formats: regular CD, two-CD digipack, double vinyl, two-CD digipack with lanyard. "In War And Pieces" was produced by Waldemar Sorychta, who has previously worked with Tiamat, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil and Sentenced, among many others. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with Testament, Sigh, Anacrusis and GWAR.

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Sodom Streaming More Songs From New Album

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming two new songs from the upcoming Sodom album "In Ware and Pieces" via the Deciblog. The songs "Through Toxic Veins" and "Nothing Counts More Than Blood" can be heard through this location. January 11, 2011 is the North American release date for the new album, which will be available in the following formats: regular CD, two-CD digipack, double vinyl, and two-CD digipack with lanyard.

"In War And Pieces" was produced by Waldemar Sorychta, who has previously worked with Tiamat, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil and Sentenced, among many others. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with Testament, Sigh, Anacrusis and Gwar.

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Sodom Parts Ways With Drummer

German thrash metal legends Sodom has announced that they have parted ways with drummer Bobby Schottkowski as a result of several problems. A message from the band reads as follows:

"After personal and private problems between Tom (Angelripper) and Bobby, it was decided, by mutual agreement, the end of the cooperation between Sodom and drummer Bobby Schottkowski.

"Tom and Bernemann (guitar) will announce as soon as possible a replacement drummer. The shows from January will be performed as planned and the upcoming tour in February will take place in any case. Until then we will have incorporated the new drummer.

"We thank you for your understanding and your loyal support."

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Sodom Streaming Songs From New Album

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming two new songs online from the upcoming Sodom album "In War and Pieces." The songs "In War and Pieces" and "Hellfire" are available to be heard at this location. The "In War And Pieces" track listing is as follows:

1. In War And Pieces
2. Hellfire
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

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Onslaught Reveals New Single Guests

In a recent update, Onslaught founder and guitarist Nige Rockett revealed that the band's forthcoming new single release, "The Sound Of Violence/Bomber" will feature guest appearances from Sodom frontman Tom Angelripper and Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell. The message reads as follows:

"We're really stoked to finally be getting some new material out in the public domain, its been such a long time since the Killing Peace album and this will be a great little sampler for the upcoming album release in early 2011. The Sound Of Violence' track is a cool representation of things to come, its got a real old school Onslaught feel but its very contemporary at the same time. A real angry no nonsense thrasher.

"Regarding the 'Bomber' cover: "Motörhead have always been a huge influence on Onslaught and our relationship goes back a long long way. So when we decided to have some fun and do a cover song in the studio, this track immediately sprang to mind, especially as its relative to the theme of the new album. We've given it a pretty aggressive Onslaught slant and thrashed it up little, but still very much retaining the original identity of the song. To make things a little more interesting, we thought we would like to add some very special guests into the mix. We asked Phil (Campbell) if he would like to come and thrash out with us and play some guitar on the track - the answer was an undoubted 'Yes'. Things we're sounding pretty cool in rehearsal but just missing that tiny piece of magic/the icing on the cake. Then Phil came in and played that awesome riff in his style and everything just fell right into place.

"We also had the idea that our friend Tom Angelripper (Sodom) would sound perfect sharing the vocal duties with our own Mr Keeler, we knew Tom Was in the studio recording the new Sodom record so the timing was perfect. We sent over the tracks and Tom did the rest, he laid down some great fucking vocals as you will hear and its really added something special to the final result.

"As you can tell really I'm buzzing about all this... its an exciting time to be in Onslaught right now." More...

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Kivimetsan Druidi Confirmed For Metalfest Open Air

The 2011 edition of the Metalfest Open Air Germany is set to take place on May 27th - 29th, 2011. Finnish metal act Kivimetsan Druidi is the latest act to be confirmed for the festival. Additional details on the Metalfest can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Sabaton, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Sodom, Watain, Belphegor, Kalmah, and more.

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Sodom Announces CD Release Party

German thrash metal veterand Sodom have announced a signing session and release party for its new album "In War And Pieces." The concert event will be held on November 19 in Dortmund, Germany at the Musicatweb Store located at Martener Hellweg 30, 44379 Dortmund with the signing session taking place at Hoher Wall 43, 44137 Dortmund.

"In War And Pieces" will be released in North America on January 11, 2011 and in Europe on November 22, 2010 via SPV/Steamhammer.

Here is the "In War And Pieces" tracklisting:

1. In War And Pieces
2. Hellfire
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

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Sodom Confirms Festival Appearance

German thrash icons Sodom have announced its participation in the forthcoming edition of
Germany's "Metalfest" festival, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011 at Dessau. Other big name metal acts such as Cradle of Filth and Arch Enemy have also been confirmed. The confirmed festival line-up can be found below, with more acts expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Metalfest Confirmed Line-Up:
ARCH ENEMY
ARKONA
BELPHEGOR
CRADLE OF FILTH
DESTRUCTION
EISREGEN
EQUILIBRIUM
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
KALMAH
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
SABATON
SODOM
SUICIDAL ANGELS
THAUROROD
WATAIN

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Sodom Posts New Song Online

German thrash metal icons Sodom has posted the title track for its forthcoming studio album "In War And Pieces" to its official myspace page. "In War And Pieces" is set for release in Europe on November 22, 2010 and in North America on January 11, 2011 both through SPV/Steamhammer Records.

You can listen to the new song at this location.

Here is the "In War And Pieces" tracklisting:
1. In War And Pieces
2. Hellfire
3. Through Toxic Veins
4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
5. Storm Raging Up
6. Feigned Death Throes
7. Soul Contraband
8. God Bless You
9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
10. Knarrenheinz
11. Styptic Parasite

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