Sodom Have Re-Recorded Various Tracks For New Release “40 Years

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German thrash metal vets Sodom will be marking their 40th anniversary with a celebratory album titled “40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom“. Steamhammer/SPV have set an October 28th release date for that effort, which features newly re-recorded tracks from throughout the band’s catalog.

The group’s sole remaining founding member, vocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper, commented of that, “Our goal was to re-record one song from each of our previous albums. Not necessarily the most obvious ones, we wanted to go for rarities or tracks we`ve never or very rarely played live.”

He continued:

“We cover the songs unaltered, that’s to say: in exactly the same key and with the original lyrics. We’re better musicians now than we were back then, of course, so the new versions sound tighter and more up-to-date but the arrangements of the songs were deliberately kept unchanged.”

To that end the group’s current lineup settled upon 17 songs from the band’s extensive catalog.

40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom” track listing:

01 – “Sepulchral Voice
02 – “After The Deluge
03 – “Electrocution
04 – “Baptism Of Fire
05 – “Better Off Dead
06 – “Body Parts
07 – “Jabba The Hut
08 – “Gathering Of Minds
09 – “That’s What An Unknown Killer Diarized
10 – “Book Burning
11 – “Genocide
12 – “City Of God
13 – “Ashes To Ashes
14 – “In War And Pieces
15 – “S.O.D.O.M.
16 – “Caligula
17 – “Euthanasia

Pre-orders are up at this location. The group’s 40th anniversary touring festivities will also extend to the road with the below dates lined up:

08/04 Bergen, NOR – Beyond The Gates
08/14 Gdansk, POL – United Arts Festival
08/20 Spital am Semmering, AUT – Kaltenbach Open Air
08/27 Sardinia, ITA – Rock and Bol Metal Fest
09/03 Merseburg, GER – Merseburger Rocknacht
09/15 Sofia, BUL – Yunak Stadium
09/17 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – MetalItalia Festival
09/23 Monterrey, MEX – Mexico Metal Fest
10/21 Fredericia, DEN – Winter Metal Magic Festival
10/23 Linz, AUT – Tabafabrik
10/29 Salzburg, AUT – Messezentrum
11/18 Weissenhauser Strand, GER – Metal Hammer Paradise
12/02 Dortmund, GER – FZW
12/26 Bochum, GER – Zeche
12/27 Wolfsburg, GER – Hallenbad
12/28 Adernach, GER – JUZ
12/29 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
12/30 Erfurt, GER – Central

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