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Sodom

Sodom is a German thrash metal band formed in 1982. Original line-up were Tom Angelripper, Chris Witchhunter andAggressor.Takinginspirationfrom bands such as Mot?ad and Venom, they released two demos which led to a record deal with Steamhammer.Aggressorleft theband shortlybefore releasing the In the Sign of Evil EP (generally regarded as an important early black metal release), andwasreplaced byGrave Violator, who didnot last long himself. On the debut album Obsessed by Cruelty he was replaced by Destructor.However,after therelease Destructor left the band tojoin Kreator.

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Sodom is a German thrash metal band formed in 1982. Original line-up were Tom Angelripper, Chris Witchhunter andAggressor.Takinginspirationfrom bands such as Mot?ad and Venom, they released two demos which led to a record deal with Steamhammer.Aggressorleft theband shortlybefore releasing the In the Sign of Evil EP (generally regarded as an important early black metal release), andwasreplaced byGrave Violator, who didnot last long himself. On the debut album Obsessed by Cruelty he was replaced by Destructor.However,after therelease Destructor left the band tojoin Kreator.

Thereafter their break-through album Persecution Mania was released with yet another guitarist, Frank Blackfire. A live album MortalWayofLivefollowed. The next album made Sodom famous; Agent Orange was released in 1989. This album managed to sell 100,000copiesinGermany alone.Since then, Sodom is one of the three big names of German Thrash metal; the others are Kreator and Destruction.Againanew guitarist was to befound as Blackfire also left the band to join Kreator. The replacement was found in Michael Hoffman.

In this line-up the Better Off Dead album was released in 1990. During the South American tour however, Hoffman decided to stayinBrazilandtherefore was forced to quit. His replacement was found in Andy Brings and a new album was recorded, titled Tapping theVein,whichwas more deathmetal influenced than before. This proved to be the last album with the drummer Witchhunter who quit because oflackofinterest in metal music.Atomic Steif found his way behind the drumkit.

This line-up now, recorded the next album, Get What You Deserve. Out were the death metal influence, in came thehardcoreinfluences.Despite aterrible album cover, Get What You Deserve was a major step forward for the band artistically although manyfansweredisappointed with the newdirection. Also, this marked the beginning of less international visibility for Sodom as thrash lostit'scommercialviability for the remainder of the1990's. At this time Angelripper also started a solo career doing metal impressions ofdrinkingsongs,German schlagers and even Xmassy Carols.Another live album was recorded of the tour in support of this album calledMarooned -Live.

In the same vein as the previous album, Masquerade in Blood was released in 1995. Again another guitarist was to be found. ThenewaxemanwasSthrahli, but he did not stay very long with the band either; he was fired due to drug problems. Also Atomic Steif leftandagainAngelripper needed tosearch for new members. These were found in the person of Bernemann on guitars and Bobby Schottkowskiondrums.

The album 'Til Death Do Us Unite featured a controversial album cover, depicting the belly a pregnant woman and a beer gut of amanpressingahuman skull together. Apparently this line-up has stabilised the band significantly and is still current. In 1999 Code Redwasreleased andformed areturn to the sound of the 1980s thrash metal. A limited edition featured a bonus CD containing a tribute toSodomalbum calledHomage to the Gods.In the same vein, M-16 was released displaying Sodoms interest in the Vietnam War. The title ofcourserefers to theautomatic rifle M16. A tourfollowed with the other two big German thrash metal bands Kreator and Destruction.

In 2003, a double live album was recorded in Bangkok, Thailand, titled One Night in Bangkok. A new album simply titled Sodom isreleasedin2006, inthe same vein as its precedessors Code Red and M-16. The title was chosen as Angelripper explained because every bandneedsaself-titled album.The album was however delayed because the DVD Lords of Depravity took more time to compose that initiallythought. « hide

Similar Bands: Kreator, Destruction, Sepultura, Venom, Slayer

LPs
Decision Day
2016

3.1
55 Votes
Epitome of Torture
04/26/2013

3.2
140 Votes
In War and Pieces
2010

3.9
297 Votes
The Final Sign of Evil
2007

3.3
146 Votes
Sodom
2006

3.8
227 Votes
M-16
2001

4.2
488 Votes
Code Red
1999

3.8
224 Votes
'Til Death Do Us Unite
1997

3.1
137 Votes
Masquerade in Blood
1995

3.2
138 Votes
Get What You Deserve
1994

2.8
139 Votes
Tapping the Vein
1992

3.8
254 Votes
Better Off Dead
1990

3.3
186 Votes
Agent Orange
1989

4.3
740 Votes
Persecution Mania
1987

4.2
525 Votes
Obsessed by Cruelty
1986

3.6
285 Votes
EPs
Sacred Warpath
2014

3.8
12 Votes
Aber bitte mit Sahne
1993

2.8
13 Votes
The Saw Is the Law
1991

3.3
12 Votes
Ausgebombt (Ep)
1989

3.2
12 Votes
Expurse of Sodomy
1987

4.1
52 Votes
In the Sign of Evil
1984

4
229 Votes
Victims Of Death (demo)
1984

3.8
18 Votes
Witching Metal (demo)
1982

3.1
16 Votes
Live Albums
Lords of Depravity Part 2
2010

Lords Of Depravity: Part I
2006

3.9
8 Votes
One Night In Bangkok
2003

3.6
9 Votes
Live In Der Zeche Carl
1994

3
2 Votes
Marooned Live
1994

2.9
6 Votes
Mortal Way Of Live (DVD, VHS)
1988

3.8
6 Votes
Mortal Way Of Live
1988

3.8
17 Votes
Satans Conjuration (Demo & Live)
1985

3.3
3 Votes
Compilations
Days of Retribution
2016

3
1 Votes
SODOM Official bootleg - The Witchhunter decade
06/22/2012

4
1 Votes
30 Years Sodomized: 1982-2012
06/15/2012

4.5
1 Votes
The Art of Killing Poetry
2010

4
1 Votes
The Sins Of Sodom
2005

3.3
3 Votes
Ten Black Years
1996

3.7
13 Votes

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