Sodom 2018

Sodom mit neuen Bandmitgliedern und erstmals zu viert

Sodom-Frontmann Tom Angelripper schockte Anfang dieses Jahres die Fans mit der offiziellen Nachricht, dass Gitarrist Bernd Kost und Schlagzeuger Markus Freiwald nicht mehr Teil der Band seien. Dieser Meldung voraus ging eine witzigerweise via Whatsapp verschickte Trennung an die beiden immerhin seit 1996 bzw. 2010 aktiven Bandmitglieder. Was da wohl wirklich los war, kann man sich nur ausmalen.


Sodom verkünden neues Band-Lineup

Jetzt lässt Angelripper in einer Pressemitteilung die Nachfolger von Kost und Freiwald verlauten. Neben Drummer Husky (Asphyx, Desaster) gibt es dieses Mal mit Frank „Blackfire“ Gosdzik und Yorck Segatz (Beyondition) auch gleich zwei Gitarristen. Gosdzik kennen eingefleischte Fans der Band bereits als ehemaliges Mitglied, welches von 1987-1990 Teil der Thrash-Metal-Kombo war. Sodom ist somit erstmals zu viert und nicht mehr als Dreigestirn unterwegs. Wir sind gespannt, wie sich das Quartett demnächst live auf der Bühne und im Studio schlagen wird.

Originale Pressemitteilung von Sodom im O-Ton:

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.”

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