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 Announce New Lineup, Expand To A Four-Piece

Thomas “Angelripper” Such has officially announced the new Sodom lineup. The band now features him along with guitarist Frank “Blackfire” Gosdzik (ex-Kreator, etc.), who previously performed with the group, drummer Stefan “Husky” Hüskens (Asphyx, Desaster), and second guitarist Yorck Segatz (Beyondition).

The following press release was shared:

“SPV/STEAMHAMMER PRESS RELEASE

TOM ANGELRIPPER ANNOUNCES NEW LINE-UP
German cult thrash act now a quartet, Frank Blackfire returns
New single out in summer 2018, album to follow in spring 2019

While rumours are still flying thick and fast in the media, Tom Angelripper has already announced the new line-up of his band Sodom: Husky (Asphyx, Desaster) is set to man the drum kit, Frank Blackfire (ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, Frank Blackfire, Assassin) and Yorck Segatz (Beyondition) have been enlisted on guitars. Sodom have already released seminal albums such as Persecution Mania, the live cut Mortal Way Of Live and the highly successful Agent Orange with Frank Blackfire. As he had hinted at the beginning of the year, Tom has opted for a line-up featuring two guitarists, an absolute novelty for Sodom. “Two guitarists allow us much more possibilities live, so we will be able to play tracks in future that we weren’t able to perform as a trio,” the Sodom vocalist/bassist explains his motives. In line with these new possibilities, the thrash act has already started to put together a setlist for the upcoming shows with all important classics as well as rare numbers that had never or only rarely been heard at their gigs. Says Tom: “I can promise that we will really let it rip in future.”

In Frank Blackfire, Yorck Segatz and Husky, Tom has consciously gone for musicians from his own background. “It’s common knowledge that all three are exceptional instrumentalists and that heavy metal is their life. But Sodom is also about getting on a personal level. The new band members are all dyed-in-the-wool Sodom fans and all live in Essen. Need I say more?”

While the guys have just moved into their new rehearsal room (Tom: “As it happens exactly where it all started back in 1982!”), the Sodom mastermind is already looking to the future. “We’ll start writing new material as soon as possible and plan to release a single with at least two brand-new numbers and a bonus track to give our fans a taste of our upcoming album,” he promises. “The direction of the new material already stands: ready for action and full of adrenaline, Sodom are set to celebrate the glorious days of the 1980s old school thrash that we all grew up with and that the band has always been celebrated for.”