Sodom Begin Recording New Album

Sodom have officially entered Woodhouse Studio in Hagen, Germany to begin the recording process for their new album “Genesis XIX.” The effort is expected to be released later this year.

[via Blabbermouth]

Sodom Recruit Drummer Toni Merkel

Sodom have officially welcomed Toni Merkel to the band as their new drummer. He was recruited as a replacement for Stefan “Husky” Hüskens, who recently exited the group. Sodom commented:

“Flying under the radar for a long time, it’s a dream coming true for [Toni]. Brace yourself to get your face smashed by his awesome drumming!”

Merkel added:

“I am very proud to anounce that I am the new Sodom drummer and really looking forward to work and rehearse with these awesome guys for the next album and live shows. See you soon!!!”

Drummer Stefan “Husky” Hüskens Exits Sodom

Stefan “Husky” Hüskens has announced his departure from Sodom. The drummer is leaving the group “due to some changes at [his] full-time job and “a few other matters.”

Husky said the following:

“Unfortunately I have to tell you that I have to leave SODOM. Due to some changes at my full-time job, as well as a few other matters, I do not see any chance of continuing to crush the skins for SODOM in the future. I had a great time, I am proud of what we have achieved and I thank Tom, Yorck and Frank, and the entire crew for many extremely awesome moments. It was an honour to be part of one of my two all-time fave bands during the last two years.

There are always important decisions in life and this is one of them! Thanks for everything …

Lunatic Aggression of hardcore power!

Husky
January 2020”

Sodom added:

“We sincerely regret his decision, but we respect the inducing circumstances.

Sometimes even we have to admit that musical achievements are not everything in life. Against all odds of the modern music business, this music will forever enrich our lives. That has always been his motto.

We are looking back at two successful and crucial years, which have not only added to the history of our band, but will also shape it for years to come.

We wish him all the best for his musical, professional and private endeavours. He will of course remain a loyal colleague and trusted friend, backing us in word and deed with his musical expertise and vast knowledge of the metal scene.

Glückauf, dear Husky, as we use to say in the Ruhr Area!

See you soon

SODOM

All upcoming shows will take place as scheduled, a new drummer will be announced shortly.”

Sodom Premiere “Down On Your Knees” Lyric Video

Sodom have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Down On Your Knees.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Out Of The Frontline Trench,” which will be released on November 22. Thomas “Angelripper” Such commented:

“Postcards and letters from my granddad, which I discovered among the things he left behind when he died, and some TV documentaries have given me a vague idea of what it must have been like for soldiers back in those days to leave their trenches and face those life-threatening battles.”

Sodom To Release “Out Of The Frontline Trench” EP In November

Sodom have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Out Of The Frontline Trench” on November 22. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Genesis 19” (new song from upcoming 2020 album)
02. “Down On Your Knees” (new song exclusive to this release)
03. “Out Of The Frontline Trench” (new song exclusive to this release)
04. “Agent Orange” (re-recorded version)
05. “Bombenhagel” (live in Gelsenkirchen 2018)

Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Mercyful Fate, Etc. Set For 2020 Wacken Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been announced for the 2020 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany on July 30 – August 1 and it will feature: Judas Priest (50th anniversary show), Amon Amarth, Sodom (“Agent Orange” show), Mercyful Fate, Hypocrisy, Death Angel, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” show), Venom, Sick Of It All, Cemican, Beast In Black, and Nervosa.

Ex-Sodom, Assassin, Etc. Members Join Forces In New Band Bonded

Bernd “Bernemann” Kost (ex-Sodom), Markus “Makka” Freiwald (ex-Sodom), Ingo Bajonczak (Assassin), Chris Tsitsis (ex-Suicidal Angels), and Marc Hauschild have joined forces a new band called Bonded. You can find a video for the demo version of the group’s new song “God Given” below:

Sodom Premiere “One Step Over The Line” Live Video

Sodom have premiered a new live video for their song “One Step Over The Line.” The track was recorded live at the Rock Hard Festival and it will be included as a bonus track with the digital version of the band’s new EP “Partisan” (out November 23).