New addition: Sodom


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, ex-Desaster) is set to man the drum kit, Frank Blackfire (ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, Assassin) and Yorck Segatz (Beyondition) have been enlisted on guitars. 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 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 live. 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 on a personal level. The new band members are all dyed-in-the-wool SODOM fans and all live in Essen”. 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. “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”. Check out the new EPs “Partisan” (2018) and “Out Of The Frontline Trench (2019) and enjoy this cult thrash metal band and their classics at Kaltenbach Open Air 2020.