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SODOM Announces New EP, '1982'


Flashback to 1982. It is spring in 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 becomes bludgeoning thrash metal of the purest variety.


“Basically, we chose the wrong key, but we weren’t about musical correctness, we were all about attitude. We were against the establishment, we 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, that was 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 immortalized on vinyl, some on CD, for the first time.


Also, as any dynamic, legendary band would, they’ve also scheduled a tour for 2023-24 in the spirit of that early SODOM era.

'1982' Track List:


1. 1982 (Remix)

2. Witching Metal

3. Victims of Death

4. Let`s Fight in the Darkness of Hell

5. Equinox

'1982' will be released on November 10th, 2023

through Steamhammer / SPV

in the following configurations:


=> CD-EP DigiPak

=> 12" Vinyl, 140 g, cristallo vinyl, printed inner sleeve

=> Download / Streaming

Pre-Order HERE

=> 12" Vinyl exclusive coloured edition only at the Napalm shop

Pre-Order HERE

=> Exclusive 12" Vinyl and CD/LP Bundle with a T-shirt only at the Steamhammer shop

Pre-Order HERE


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



SODOM are:

Tom Angelripper - bass, vocals

Yorck Segatz - guitars

Frank Blackfire - guitars

Toni Merkel - drums

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