Origin: Germany  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: August 30, 2016

Sodom

Sodom are one of a trio of German bands that are acknowledged as pioneers/leaders of the 80's thrash scene in Germany (the other two being Destruction and Kreator), and like those two, continue to perform after more than two decades in the business. In their infancy they had more in common with bands such as Venom and Hellhammer than straight-ahead thrash, with the result being that much of their work is chaotic, frenzied, a bit on the messy side. Despite mixed critical views, the band has continued to maintain a healthy fan base and are still churning out albums. Interestingly, their most recent album, The Final Sign Of Evil, marks a return to the beginning, featuring re-recorded versions of songs from the earliest days, and featuring the original lineup.

Current Members

Tom Angelripper (Thomas Such)

bass/vocals (Onkel Tom)

Frank Blackfire (Frank Gosdzik)

guitars (ex-Kreator)

Yorck Segatz

guitars

Stefan Hüskens

drums (Asphyx, Desaster)

Former Members/Guests

Grave Violator (Josef Dominic)

guitars

Destructor (Michael Wulf)

guitars RIP: 1993, motorcycle accident, age 25

Michael Hoffman

guitars (Assassin)

Andy Brings

guitars

Dirk Strahlmeier

guitars RIP: January 13, 2011, drug overdose

Bernemann (Bernd Kost)

guitars

Witchhunter (Chris Dudek)

drums RIP: September 8, 2008, liver failure, age 42

Atomic Steif (Guido Richter)

drums (ex-Holy Moses, ex-Living Death, ex-Sacred Chao)

Bobby Schottkowski

drums (Tank (Tucker/Evans version))

Markus Freiwald

drums (ex-Despair, ex-Voodoocult)



Discography



In The Sign Of Evil  EP
1984 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In The Sign Of Evil
  2. Outbreak Of Evil
  3. Sepulchral Voice
  4. Blasphemer
  5. Witching Metal
  6. Intro
  7. Burst Command Till War
  8. Outro
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Grave Violator
  • Witchhunter



Obsessed By Cruelty  
1986 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Deathlike Silence
  2. Brundish the Sceptre
  3. Proctelytism Real
  4. Equinox
  5. Obsessed by Cruelty
  6. Fall of Majesty Town
  7. Nuctemeron
  8. Pretenders to the Throne
  9. Witchhammer
  10. Volcanic Slut
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Destructor
  • Witchhunter



(EP Expurse Of Sodomy  
1987 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Sodomy And Lust
  2. The Conqueror
  3. My Atonement
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Frank Blackfire
  • Witchhunter



Persecution Mania  
1987 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Nuclear winter
  2. Electrocution
  3. Iron fist
  4. Persecution mania
  5. Enchanted land
  6. Procession to Golgatha
  7. Christ passion
  8. Conjuration
  9. Bombenhagel
  10. Outbreak of evil
  11. Sodomy and lust
  12. The conqueror
  13. My atonement
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Frank Blackfire
  • Witchhunter



Mortal Way Of Live  LIVE
1988 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Persecution Mania
  2. Outbreak Of Evil
  3. Conqueror
  4. Iron Fist
  5. Obsessed By Cruelty
  6. Nuclear Winter
  7. Electrocution
  8. Blasphemer
  9. Enchanted Lands
  10. Sodomy And Lust
  11. Christ Passion
  12. Bombenhagel
  13. My Atonement
  14. Conjuration
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Frank Blackfire
  • Witchhunter



Agent Orange  
1989 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Agent orange
  2. Tired and red
  3. Incest
  4. Remember the fallen
  5. Magic dragon
  6. Exhibition bout
  7. Ausgebombt
  8. Baptism of fire
  9. Don't walk away
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Frank Blackfire
  • Witchhunter



Ausgebombt  EP
1989 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Ausgebombt
  2. Don't walk away
  3. Incest
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Frank Blackfire
  • Witchhunter



Better Off Dead  
1990 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. An Eye For An Eye
  2. Shellfire Defense
  3. The Saw Is The Law
  4. Turn Your Head Around
  5. Capture The Flag
  6. Cold Sweat
  7. Bloodtrails
  8. Never Healing Wound
  9. Better Off Dead
  10. Resurrection
  11. Tarred And Feathered
  12. Stalinorgel
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Michael Hoffman
  • Witchhunter
1990 Readers' Album #37




The Saw Is The Law  EP
1991 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The Saw Is The Law
  2. Tarred And Feathered
  3. The Kids Wanna Rock
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Michael Hoffman
  • Witchhunter



Tapping The Vein  
1992 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Body Parts
  2. Skinned Alive
  3. One Step Over The Line
  4. Deadline
  5. Bullet In The Head
  6. The Crippler
  7. Wachturm
  8. Tapping The Vein
  9. Back To War
  10. Hunting Season
  11. Reincarnation
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Andy Brings
  • Witchhunter
1992 Readers' Album #69




Aber Bitte Mit Sahne  EP
1993 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Aber bitte mit Sahne
  2. Sodomized
  3. Abuse
  4. Skinned Alive '93
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Andy Brings
  • Atomic Steif



Get What You Deserve  
1994 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Get What You Deserve
  2. Jabba The Hut
  3. Jesus Screamer
  4. Delight In Slaying
  5. Die Stumme Ursel
  6. Freaks Of Nature
  7. Eat Me
  8. Unbury The Hatchet
  9. Into Perdition
  10. Sodomized
  11. Fellows In Misery
  12. Tribute To Moby Dick
  13. Silence Is Consent
  14. Erwachet!
  15. Gomorrah
  16. Angel Dust
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Andy Brings
  • Atomic Steif



Marooned Live  LIVE
1994 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Intro
  2. Outbreak Of Evil
  3. Jabba The Hut
  4. Agent Orange
  5. Jesus Screamer
  6. Ausgembombt
  7. Tarred And Feathered
  8. Abuse
  9. Remember The Fallen
  10. Eye For An Eye
  11. Tired And Red
  12. Eat Me!
  13. Die stumme Ursel
  14. Sodomized
  15. Gormorrah
  16. One Step Over The Line
  17. Freaks Of Nature
  18. Aber bitte mit Sahne
  19. Silence Is Consent
  20. Wachturm/Erwachet
  21. Stalinhagel
  22. Frantricide
  23. Gone To Glory
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Andy Brings
  • Atomic Steif



Masquerade In Blood  
1995 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Masquerade In Blood
  2. Gathering Of Minds
  3. Fields Of Honour
  4. Braindead
  5. Verrecke!
  6. Shadow Of Damnation
  7. Peacemaker's Law
  8. Murder In My Eyes
  9. Unwanted Youth
  10. Mantelmann
  11. Scum
  12. Hydrophobia
  13. Let's Break The Law
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Dirk Strahlmeier
  • Atomic Steif
1995 Readers' Album #63




Ten Black Years  COMPILATION
1996 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Sepulchral Voice (Rehearsal, 1984)
  2. Obsessed By Cruelty (Recorded Live In Belgium, 1985)
  3. After The Deluge (Recorded Live At Metallize Festival, 1986)
  4. Conjuration (Recorded Live At Scum, Holland, 1987)
  5. Proselytism Real (Recorded Live At Metallize Festival, 1987)
  6. Conqueror (Recorded Live In Holland, 1987)
  7. My Atonement (Recorded Live At Scum, Holland, 1987)
  8. Outbreak Of Evil (Recorded Live In Germany, Zeche Bochum, 1988)
  9. Persecution Mania (Recorded Live In Switzerland, Sargans, 1988)
  10. Magic Dragon (Recorded Live In Germany, Braunschweig, 1989)
  11. Shellfire Defense (Pre-production, 1990)
  12. The Saw Is The Law (Pre-production, 1990)
  13. Bloodtrails (Pre-production, 1990)
  14. Body Parts (Recorded Live In Japan, 1992)
  15. Skinned Alive (Recorded Live At WDR Festival, 1992)
  16. Sons Of Hell (Demo Version)
  17. Burst Command 'Til War
  18. Brandish The Sceptre
  19. My Atonement
  20. Electrocution
  21. Christ Passion
  22. Tired And Red
  23. Baptism Of Fire
  24. The Saw Is The Law (Splatting Version)
  25. Shellfire Defense
  26. Tarred Anf Feathered
  27. The Crippler
  28. Reincarnation
  29. Sodomized
  30. Delight In Slaying
  31. Into Perdition
  32. Gathering Of Minds
  33. Unwanted Youth
  34. Politoximaniac
  35. That's What An Unknown Killer Diarized
  36. Warlike Conspiracy
  37. Spiritual Demise
  38. Book Burning
  39. Minejumper
  40. Genocide
  41. Where Angels Die
  42. Hatred Of The Gods
  43. Lords Of Depravity
  44. Kamikaze Terrorrizer
  45. In War And Pieces
  46. Hellfire



To Death Do Us Unite  
1997 Gun
  1. Frozen screams
  2. Fuck the police
  3. Hanging judge
  4. No way out
  5. Polytoximaniac
  6. Hazy shade of winter
  7. Suicidal justice
  8. Wander in the valley
  9. Sow the seeds of discord
  10. Master of disguise
  11. Schwerter zu Pflugscharen
  12. Hey, hey, hey rock`n`roll star
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Bobby Schottkowski
1997 Readers' Album #90




Code Red  
1999 Drakkar
  1. Intro
  2. Code Red
  3. What Hell Can Create
  4. Tombstone
  5. Liquidation
  6. Spiritual Demise
  7. Warlike Cnspiracy
  8. Cowardice
  9. The Vice Of Killing
  10. Visual Buggery
  11. Book Burning
  12. The Wolf And The Lamb
  13. Addicted To Abstinence
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Bobby Schottkowski
1999 Readers' Album #61




M-16  
2001 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Among the weirdcong
  2. I am the war
  3. Napalm in the morning
  4. Minejumper
  5. Genocide
  6. Little boy
  7. M-16
  8. Lead injection
  9. Cannon fodder
  10. Marines
  11. Surfin' bird
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Bobby Schottkowski



One Night In Bangkok  LIVE
2003 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Among The Weirdcong
  2. The Vice Of Killing
  3. Der Wachturm
  4. The Saw Is The Law
  5. Blasphemer
  6. Sodomized
  7. Remember The Fallen
  8. I Am The War
  9. Eat Me!
  10. Masquerade In Blood
  11. M-16
  12. Agent Orange
  13. Outbreak Of Evil
  14. Sodomy & Lust
  15. The Morning
  16. Fuck The Police
  17. Tombstone
  18. Witching Metal
  19. The Enemy Inside
  20. Die Stumme Ursel
  21. Ausgebombt
  22. Code Red
  23. Stalinhagel
  24. Among The Weirdcong (Video)
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Bobby Schottkowski
2003 Readers' Album #77




Lords Of Depravity Part I  VIDEO
2005 Steamhammer/SPV



Sodom  
2006 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Blood On Your Lips
  2. Wanted Dead
  3. Buried In The Justice Ground
  4. City Of God
  5. Bibles And Guns
  6. Axis Of Evil
  7. Lords Of Depravity
  8. No Captures
  9. Lay Down The Law
  10. Nothing To Regret
  11. The Enemy Inside
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Bobby Schottkowski
2006 Readers' Album #21




The Final Sign Of Evil  
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. The Sin Of Sodom
  2. Blasphemer
  3. Bloody Corpse
  4. Witching Metal
  5. Sons Of Hell
  6. Burst Command 'Til War
  7. Where Angels Die
  8. Sepulchral Voice
  9. Hatred Of The Gods
  10. Ashes To Ashes
  11. Outbreak Of Evil
  12. Defloration
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Grave Violator
  • Witchhunter
2007 Readers' Album #39




Lords Of Depravity Part II  VIDEO
2010 Steamhammer/SPV



In War And Pieces  
2010 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In War And Pieces
  2. Hellfire
  3. Through Toxic Veins
  4. Nothing Counts More Than Blood
  5. Storm Raging Up
  6. Feigned Death Throes
  7. Soul Contraband
  8. God Bless You
  9. The Art Of Killing Poetry
  10. Knarrenheinz
  11. Styptic Parasite
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Bobby Schottkowski
2010 Readers' Album #23




The Art Of Killing Poetry  COMPILATION
2010 Metal Hammer
  1. In War And Pieces
  2. The Art of Killing Poetry
  3. Feigned Death Throes
  4. Die stumme Ursel
  5. Stalinorgel
  6. Mantelmann
  7. Ausgebombt (German Version)
  8. Wachturm
  9. Verrecke
  10. Bombenhagel (Live at Wacken 2007 feat. Andy Brings and Frank Blackfire)



30 Years Sodomized: 1982 - 2012  COMPILATION
2012 Steamhammer/SPV



Official Bootleg - The Witchhunter Decade  COMPILATION
2012 Steamhammer/SPV



Epitome Of Torture  
2013 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. My Final Bullet ()
  2. S.O.D.O.M. ()
  3. Epitome Of Torture ()
  4. Stigmatized ()
  5. Cannibal ()
  6. Shoot Today - Kill Tomorrow ()
  7. Invocating The Demons ()
  8. Katjuscha ()
  9. Into The Skies Of War ()
  10. Tracing The Victim ()
  11. Waterboarding () (bonus track)
  12. Splitting The Atom () (bonus track)
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Markus Freiwald
2013 Readers' Album #19




Sacred Warpath  EP
2014 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Sacred Warpath
  2. The Saw Is The Law (live)
  3. City Of God (live)
  4. Stigmatized (live)
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Markus Freiwald
2014 Readers' Album #96




Decision Day  
2016 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In Retribution
  2. Rolling Thunder
  3. Decision Day
  4. Caligula
  5. Who Is God?
  6. Strange Lost World
  7. Vaginal Born Evil
  8. Belligerence
  9. Blood Lions
  10. Sacred Warpath
  11. Refused To Die
  12. Predatory Instinct (bonus track)
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Bernemann
  • Markus Freiwald
2016 Readers' Album #16




Days Of Retribution  COMPILATION
2016 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In Retribution
  2. Murder One
  3. Ace of Spades (Motörhead cover)
  4. Kamikaze Terrorizer
  5. Waterboarding
  6. Wachturm (Live)
  7. The Saw Is the Law (Live)



Partisan  EP
2018 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Partisan
  2. Conflagration
  3. Tired & Red (Live)
  • Tom Angelripper
  • Frank Blackfire
  • Yorck Segatz
  • Stefan Hüskens




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