Thomas “Angelripper” Such On Upcoming Sodom Record: “This Will Be The Heaviest Sodom Album Ever”

During a recent interview with Agoraphobic News, Thomas “Angelripper” Such offered an update on the new Sodom album. According to him, the effort “will be the heaviest Sodom album ever.”

Such said the following:

“We are still working on new material for a new album. We have three [songs so far]. I can tell you this will be the heaviest Sodom album ever.

I don’t know when it’s gonna be released — next year or 2024 — because I wanna work on it without any pressure. It’s very important. When the songs are finished, everything is fixed, we can talk to a record company to get an option to release. That’s also the business.

But, yes, we are always active. During the corona times, we had more time for writing songs and recording an album. That was the only positive in these times. But ‘Genesis XIX’ was a wonderful album ’cause we spent more time recording it.”

Sodom Share Lyric Video For Re-Recorded Version Of “After The Deluge”

Sodom have shared a lyric video for a re-recorded version of their song “After The Deluge.” The updated take on the track is from the band’s upcoming album “40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom.” That effort will be available on October 28 and it will feature re-recorded versions of various songs from the band’s discography. Vocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper commented:

“We dedicate this lyric video to our recently deceased friend and former guitarist Uwe Christoffers. With this fantastic song he wrote for Sodom back in 1985, he stays alive for all eternity. We will forever hold him in our restless and blackened hearts.”

Sodom Premiere New Song “1982”

Sodom have premiered a new song titled “1982.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom.” That effort will be available on October 28 and it will feature re-recorded versions of various songs from the band’s discography. Tom Angelripper commented:

“At first, we just wanted to be a band, the music was almost an afterthought. We were against everything and everyone, wanted to shock the world and the more people hated us, the more motivated we got. Nobody would have expected that 40 years later, we’re still alive and playing. Those 40 years have gone by in a flash, but we continue to look forward.”

Sodom To Release “40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom” In October

Sodom will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a new album titled “40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom.” The effort will be available on October 28 and it will feature re-recorded versions of 17 songs from the band’s discography. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

“40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom” Track Listing:

01. “Sepulchral Voice”
02. “After The Deluge”
03. “Electrocution”
04. “Baptism Of Fire”
05. “Better Off Dead”
06. “Body Parts”
07. “Jabba The Hut”
08. “Gathering Of Minds”
09. “That’s What An Unknown Killer Diarized”
10. “Book Burning”
11. “Genocide”
12. “City Of God”
13. “Ashes To Ashes”
14. “In War And Pieces”
15. “S.O.D.O.M.”
16. “Caligula”
17. “Euthanasia”

Tom Angelripper commented:

“Our goal was to re-record one song from each of our previous albums. Not necessarily the most obvious ones, we wanted to go for rarities or tracks we`ve never or very rarely played live.”

“We cover the songs unaltered, that’s to say: in exactly the same key and with the original lyrics. We’re better musicians now than we were back then, of course, so the new versions sound tighter and more up-to-date but the arrangements of the songs were deliberately kept unchanged.”

On another note, the group also have the following dates booked:

08/04 Bergen, NOR – Beyond The Gates
08/14 Gdansk, POL – United Arts Festival
08/20 Spital am Semmering, AUT – Kaltenbach Open Air
08/27 Sardinia, ITA – Rock and Bol Metal Fest
09/03 Merseburg, GER – Merseburger Rocknacht
09/15 Sofia, BUL – Yunak Stadium
09/17 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – MetalItalia Festival
09/23 Monterrey, MEX – Mexico Metal Fest
10/21 Fredericia, DEN – Winter Metal Magic Festival
10/23 Linz, AUT – Tabafabrik
10/29 Salzburg, AUT – Messezentrum
11/18 Weissenhauser Strand, GER – Metal Hammer Paradise
12/02 Dortmund, GER – FZW
12/26 Bochum, GER – Zeche
12/27 Wolfsburg, GER – Hallenbad
12/28 Adernach, GER – JUZ
12/29 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
12/30 Erfurt, GER – Central

Sodom To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “M-16”

Sodom will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “M-16” on December 10. The effort can be pre-ordered as a 4xLP vinyl boxset, as a 2xLP set, and as a 1 CD mediabook set. The first single, a live version of “Remember The Fallen” from the 2001 Wacken Open Air festival, can be found below. Tom Angelripper commented:

“The recording is definitely one of Sodom’s classics, not least because of its consistent thematic concept. It was also our last collaboration with producer Harris Johns, finalizing an important era for the band. I’m very happy that ‘M-16’ will now be re-released as a ‘20th Anniversary Edition’ with new versions and lots of attention to detail.”

Sodom Share Lyric Video For New Version Of “Bombenhagel”

Sodom have shared a lyric video for a new version of their song “Bombenhagel.” The updated take on the track is featured on the band’s new “Bombenhagel” EP, which was released today (August 20). Tom Angelripper commented:

“I wanted a recording of our old classic by the new lineup. Of course that was really special with a drummer such as Toni [Merkel] and two stringsmen. This new arrangement of our anthem definitely holds a few surprises in store.”

“Harris [Johns] practically insisted on contributing a special kind of solo, in line with his outstanding skill. Naturally, that’s been a real pleasure for us because we’re all aware of what he’s done for us. Without Harris, Sodom wouldn’t be where we are today.”

Sodom Reveal Details For New EP “Bombenhagel”

Sodom have revealed the details for their new EP “Bombenhagel.” The effort will be released on August 20 and it will feature three songs including the title track, “Coup De Grace,” and “Pestiferous Posse.” Tom Angelripper said the following about the effort:

“Originally we had planned to bring out the record in time for this year’s summer festival season, including a sticker with all confirmed tour dates. Of course, the way it looks at the moment, all festivals will be postponed until 2022. But the EP will be released anyway, as a sign of life. As a signal to our fans: We’re still around! The story continues.”

Sodom To Release New EP “Bombenhagel” In August

Sodom have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Bombenhagel” on August 20. The band commented:

“In a period when other bands appear to remain stuck in anguish, 20 August 2021 will see Tom Angelripper and band members Frank Blackfire (guitar), Yorck Segatz (guitar) and Toni Merkel (drums) release their brand-new EP “Bombenhagel” via Steamhammer, available on CD, 12” vinyl and digital. The pre-sale will start on May 21st… stay tuned for more info!”

Sodom Premiere “Friendly Fire” Video

Sodom have premiered a new video for their new song “Friendly Fire.” This track is from the band’s new album “Genesis XIX,“ which will be released on November 27.

Tom Angelripper commented:

“So, here it is… my favorite on this album. I can hardly believe or indeed describe how much I love this song. I’m pretty sure it sets the direction for our next album. And in the meantime, I’m convinced that it’s the clever sequence and combination of notes in our twelve equal system that makes music (generally) so diverse. Lord, I wish we’d known that back then.

Often in a war situation, soldiers find themselves having to direct their weapons against their own comrades who are holed up close to enemy positions. These victims were accepted as part and parcel of the overall victory. Large numbers of supposed enemy planes were also shot down…”