German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Partisan", on November 23 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as a CD digipak, 10-inch clear vinyl, download and stream.
"Partisan" will contain three tracks, including a live recording from this year's Rock Hard Festival.
03. Tired & Red (live at the Rock Hard Festival 2018)
SODOM bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such is joined in the band's current lineup by guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik (also formerly of KREATOR, ASSASSIN), drummer Stefan "Husky" Hüskens (ASPHYX, DESASTER) and second guitarist Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION). Blackfire previously played with SODOM on the seminal albums "Persecution Mania", "Mortal Way Of Live" and "Agent Orange".
Commented Such: "We're a real family again. We all really enjoy the new lineup. There's a real team spirit again; we're having a great time together, every one of us is interested in everything and — really important! — everybody is there for everybody else. Obviously that kind of atmosphere is bound to have a positive effect on the songwriting."
Former SODOM guitarist Bernd "Bernemann" Kost and drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald released a joint statement in January claiming that they were fired from the band by Tom via messaging platform WhatsApp even before Tom had a chance to hear any of the material the duo had been working on for the group's next album.
SODOM, DEATH ANGEL and SUICIDAL ANGELS will join forces for the 2018 installment of the "MTV Headbangers Ball" European tour in November and December.