Sodom Part Ways With Guitarist & Drummer


Sodom are down two members as vocalist/bassist Tom Angelripper has decided to part ways with guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald. Angelripper commented:

“After much thought and reflection I have decided on this difficult step to pave the way for new challenges. Sodom have always lived off the commitment and passion of everybody involved. Makka was part of the band for almost eight years, Bernemann even for more than twenty.

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To obviate a possible routine setting in which would make it impossible to continue our creative work optimally, I would like to start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians. At the same time I would like to say thank you to Bernemann and Makka for many successful years in which we performed fantastic shows and released a number of real metal manifestos.”

The pair’s replacements will be unveiled during the band’s April live performance at the ‘Full Metal Mountain‘ festival. It’s worth noting that the idea of expanding the band’s lineup to a quartet is also being toyed with. Current live dates include:

04/07 Karnten, AUT – Full Metal Mountain
06/21-23 Kauhajoki, FIN – Nummirock Festival
06/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
07/04-07 Ballenstedt, GER – Rock Harz Open Air
07/14 Gaevle, SWE – Gefle Metal Festival
08/18 Graz, AUT – Metal On The Hill
08/25 Cham, GER – Mosh Club Open Air
08/31 Hamburg, GER – Weltturbojugendtage 2018
10/06 Lichtenfels, GER – Way Of Darkness Festival

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