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Sodom Frontman Slams Celtic Frost, Venom Over Comeback Attempts

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SODOM frontman Thomas "Tom Angelripper" Such has slammed CELTIC FROST and VENOM for their comeback attempts, claiming that neither band is worthy of the attention being given to them by the metal media and fans alike. In a brand-new interview with the German webzine Terrorverlag (web site), Angelripper had the following to say when asked about both bands' upcoming albums and touring plans (translated from German):

On CELTIC FROST:

"I don't know what to think about that. The last few albums they released as CELTIC FROST were crap. OK, I'm sure that they are making a great [new] album, but I can't really trust them, coming back after all these years. . . Now they're getting a huge push, playing as headliners at the Wacken Open Air and Rock Hard Open Air festivals. We in SODOM have been playing and working our asses off non-stop for 25 years and we've never been invited to play the Rock Hard Festival! That really sucks! Maybe we should take a break for 15 years and then come back in wheelchairs. I'm sure then we would get a chance to play at some of those festivals!"

On VENOM:

"I've heard some of the new songs and they do not come close to 'Welcome to Hell', 'Possessed', 'Black Metal' or 'At War with Satan' in any way. Their time is over! The entire thing seems to me to be about making some quick money."

You can read the entire interview (in German) here.

SODOM's new self-titled album is scheduled for release in Germany on April 21, in Europe April 24 and in the USA May 9 via SPV Records.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. slayerdisciple writes:

i dont know if i agree with him bout celtic frost i think they can pull it off, i think venom can put out a good album but not anythin like past albums

# Mar 20, 2006 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Matt writes:

f*** that guy, Venom and Celtic Frost are better than he will ever be.

# Mar 20, 2006 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Emperor4Ever writes:

Matt has obviously never listened to Sodom before. Nothing against Celtic Frost and Venom cuz they are awesome bands and nobody will ever be able to duplicate their music the way they did it, but sometimes bands just need to do a reunion show, if that, play some old songs and retire for good (unlike Black Sabbath who continues to reunite over and over again - before you know it they'll be reuniting with Dio). They have made their mark on metal history along with Bathory, although its not possible for that to ever happen again. I love Emperor to death, but I hope that is all they are doing with the shows they're doing. That's my 2 cents.

# Mar 21, 2006 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Broken Face writes:

Ello people has venom got there original singer back ?

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. sevenchurches writes:

sodom is good but celtic frost and venom own his ass.

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

VVVVEEEENNNNOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slayerdisciple writes:

i dont know im givin it to sodom

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 10:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bradispissed writes:

oh no sir i'm sorry...


if we're going off consistency...sodom wins by such a f***ing long shot

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. blob writes:

ive heard the venom...blaaa. and can you say "jealous"? cripes. maybe the sodom guy should take the hint that his band hasnt been asked to headline any festivals or whatever the hell he is whining about. sodom is fine and all, but celtic frost and venom changed metal...

# Mar 23, 2006 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Spacebeer writes:

You f***s should have posted the whole interview and not just copied the piece someone sent to blabbermouth and was taken totally from it's context.

# Mar 29, 2006 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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