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SODOM to release new EP ‘1982’ 

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Flashback to spring 1982, Essen, Stauderstraße in the Altenessen district, a small musty rehearsal room in an industrial wasteland area.

Three long-haired hopefuls have tuned their instruments and are hard at work, recording their first demo tape at top volume. The track they’re cutting is called ‘Witching Metal’ and turns into bludgeoning thrash metal of the purest variety.

Basically, we chose the wrong key, but we then weren’t about musical correctness, we were all about attitude. We were against the establishment, were in trouble with our teachers and training supervisors because, in their opinion, we wore the wrong clothes and listened to the wrong kind of music,” remembers Sodom boss Tom Angelripper, looking back at his adolescence.

At vocational college, I was the only one into metal. All the others listened to New Wave or Neue Deutsche Welle.”

That’s 41 years ago, but the influence of that formative era still affects the present, which is why Tom and Sodom wrote the track ‘1982’, recalling the band’s first steps both musically and lyrically. Now, ‘1982’ as well as re-recordings of their early songs ‘Witching Metal’, ‘Victims Of The Death’, ‘Let’s Fight In The Darkness Of Hell’ and ‘Equinox’ have been immortalised on vinyl and some on CD for the first time.

And as any self-respecting, dynamic band would, they’ve also scheduled a tour in the spirit of that early Sodom phase in 2023 and 2024.


01. 1982 (Remix)
02. Witching Metal
03. Victims Of Death
04. Let`s Fight In The Darkness Of Hell
05. Equinox

“1982” will be released on November 10, 2023 through SPV/Steamhammer in the following configurations:

=> CD-EP DigiPak 
=> 12″ Vinyl, 140 g, cristallo vinyl, printed inner sleeve
=> Download / Streaming
Pre-Order Link: https://Sodom.lnk.to/1982

=> 12″ Vinyl exclusive coloured edition only at the Napalm shop
Pre-Order Link: https://napalmrecords.com/english/sodom

=> Exclusive 12″ Vinyl and CD/LP Bundle with a T-shirt only at the Steamhammer shop
Pre-Order Link: https://spv-entertainment.myshopify.com/collections/sodom

From left to right: Toni Merkel (drums), Tom Angelripper (bass, vocals), Yorck Segatz (guitars), Frank Blackfire (guitars)

SODOM live 2023:

03.09. RO- Câmpulung Muscel – Posada Rock Festival
07.09. CHL-Santiago -Teatro Cariola
09.09. BRA-Sao Paulo – Carioca Club
10.09. ARG-Dyn – El Teatro Flores
30.09. DE-Coesfeld – Fabrik
06.10. DE-Hamburg – Kronensaal
07.10. DE-Berlin – ORWOhaus
14.10. ES-Mallorca – Full Metal Holiday
15.10. AT-Kapfenberg – Stadthalle
28.10. DE-Bochum – Turock Fest
03.-05.11. MEX-Toluca – Hell and Heaven Open Air
09.12. NL-Effenaar/Eindhoven – Dynamo Metal Meeting
27.12. DE-Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2
28.12. DE-Heidelberg – Halle 02
29.12. DE-Regensburg – Eventhall Airport
30.12. DE-Erfurt – Central

SODOM live 2024:

29.01.-02.02. US-Miami – 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise
23.-25.03. US-Houston,TX – Hell’s Heroes III
23.05. US-Baltimore,MD – Maryland Deathfest
20.07. DE-Gelsenkirchen – Klash Of The Ruhrpott (with Kreator etc….)
08.-10.08. DE-Schlotheim – PartySan Open Air


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