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Sodom Reveals More Details On New Album "Decision Day"

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German thrash legends Sodom announced more details on the upcoming new full length album "Decision Day," which is due to drop on August 26th via SPV/Steamhammer Records.

Together with his two comrades-in-arms, guitarist Bernemann and drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald, bassist/vocalist Tom Angelripper spent four months at the studio honing the new Sodom material. The result is a hard-as-nails, diverse thrash metal offering on the subject of D-Day, the day in June 1944 when the troops of the Western Allied forces landed in Normandy to liberate mainland Europe from the scourge of Nazi Germany.

Songs such as "Belligerence," "Decision Day" and "Strange Lost World" present the Sodom front man once more as a historically well-versed contemporary witness and critical observer of current international events. "Decision Day" was produced by Cornelius "Corny" Rambadt, sound engineer and drummer with Angelripper's side project Onkel Tom.

The new release is bound to cause a stir, not least thanks to its impressive artwork courtesy of none other than Joe Petagno. As well as having worked for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Petagno is also Motörhead's favored graphic designer and has created legendary album covers such as Overkill, Orgasmatron and Another Perfect Day. Angelripper: "I was surprised and proud to learn how familiar Joe is with Sodom, immediately bringing up associations of our "Knarrenheinz" when we talked about the artwork. For a Motörhead fan like myself, this cover is an absolute dream come true."

Petagno commented: "After having spoken with Tom about the current state of world affairs and heard some brilliant tracks from the album I wanted to visualize the History of Man from the dawn of creation to the mess we have today. Firstly and rather obviously it's World War 3. However on psychological and symbolic level it's considerably more. I used 'Knarrenheinz' as a symbol for the countless numbers who have soldiered on thru' the centuries in one guise or another just to get us here anno 2016 where we seem to be on the brink of another possible eruption."

The track list for "Decision Day" is:

1. In Retribution
2. Rolling Thunder
3. Decision Day
4. Caligula
5. Who Is God?
6. Strange Lost World
7. Vaginal Born Evil
8. Belligerence
9. Blood Lions
10. Sacred Warpath
11. Refused To Die
12. Predatory Instinct (bonus track for vinyl and iTunes edition)

Catch Sodom live on the following dates:

18.06.D-Gardelegen - Metal Frenzy Open Air
09.07.HU-Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
13.07.D-Balingen - Bang Your Head Festival
16.07.CZ-Trutnov - Obscene Extreme Festival
13.08.D-Schlotheim - PartySan Open Air
20.08.SK-Zvolenska Slatina - More Than Fest
27.08.D-Sulingen - ReLoad Festival
10.09.I-Milan - Live Club
16.09.D-Berlin - Metal Hammer Awards
24.09.ISR-Tel Aviv - Bascula
04.11.RUS-St. Petersburg - Klub Zal Ozhidaniya
05.11.RUS-Moscow - Klub Volta

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