Sodom to Release ‘40 Years at War – The Greatest Hell of Sodom’

Sodom are undeniable legends of heavy metal. Not just because Tom Angelripper has appeared on Getting It Out Podcast in the past (that doesn't hurt), but because of their output and influence on thrash metal, black metal, and extreme music in general. To celebrate 40 years of existence, they have re-recorded some of their classics. A risky move, but they've earned to right! Check out the official press release below for the full details.

Official Press Release:

40 years of Sodom, 40 years of ruthless thrash metal ‘Made in Germany’.

What came into being in 1982 in Gelsenkirchen-Buer has lost nothing of its authenticity and rawness, not even four decades later. Tom Angelripper and his men still spearhead a music style that draws its energy from pure determination, intransigence and relentlessness.

What’s more, Sodom never fails to surprise their fans all over the world. ‘40 Years at War – The Greatest Hell of Sodom’, is a more than worthy anniversary album that – in various formats – sums up the band`s history in an unusual and highly ambitious way. “Our goal was to re-record one song from each of our previous albums,” Tom explains. “Not necessarily the most obvious ones, we wanted to go for rarities or tracks we`ve never or very rarely played live.” 

The CD and vinyl double LP with their martial cover artwork penned by Eliran Kantor (Kreator, Testament, GWAR, among others) include 17 tracks, all newly recorded by the current Sodom line-up featuring Frank Blackfire (guitars), Yorck Segatz (guitars) and Toni Merkel (drums). Tom“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.”

The band`s 40th anniversary festivities will be carried over into their concerts in the coming fall. “We’ll not only play the Sodom classics, but also consider fan requests. We`re launching a poll about songs we`ve rarely or never played live on a tour to find out which ones the fans want to hear.”

That's exactly what Sodom is about: being close to their fans, full of ideas, burning for action while keeping their eyes on the goal ahead. Tom“If you want to draw a summary of the past four decades, it can only be this: 40 years later, and we’re still here!”


1. Sepulchral Voice   3:55

2. After the Deluge   5:00

3. Electrocution   3:20

4. Baptism of Fire   4:00

5. Better Off Dead   3:40

6. Body Parts   3:05

7. Jabba the Hut   2:30    

8. Gathering of Minds   4:10

9. That's What an Unknown Killer Diarized    4:30

10. Book Burning   2:35

11. Genocide   4:30

12. City of God   4:30

13. Ashes to Ashes   4:20

14. In War and Pieces   4:10

15. S.O.D.O.M.  3:35

16. Caligula   4:15

17. Euthanasia   4:00

"40 Years at War-The Greatest Hell of Sodom" will be released on October 28th, 2022 through Steamhammer/SPV in the following configurations:

=> CD DigiPak incl. poster

=> 2LP, Gatefold, 140 g, cristallo/black vinyl, printed inner sleeves

=> Download / Streaming

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=> Exclusive coloured vinyl editions only at the Napalm shop

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=> Exclusive coloured vinyl edition only at the EMP shop

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

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Dan Craley

Dan started Getting It Out back in 2018 as a stand alone podcast. He’s been writing for music websites for over a decade and finally decided to start his own. Now living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife and kids, he briefly sang for Baltimore’s Pleasant Living.

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