WHIPLASH Pays Tribute To Late SODOM Drummer

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have released a video message (see below) honoring late SODOM drummer Chris Dudek (a.k.a. Witchhunter), with whom they toured Europe for the first time back in 1988.

SODOM headlined the "Chris Witchhunter Tribute Concert" this past Saturday (April 11) at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany.

The event, which honored late Chris Dudek, featured performances from the following artists:

SODOM
DESTRUCTION
TANKARD
ARTILLERY
DARKNESS
HOLY MOSES
THE PROTECTORS
(feat. Protector)
ASSASSIN
BLACKFIRE
(feat. Frank Blackfire)
PARADOX
WORTMORD
(feat. Grave Violator)

Chris Dudek reportedly died on September 8, 2008 around 6:00 a.m. due to vital organ failure.

WHIPLASH will hold a listening party for their new album, "Unborn Again", on April 17 and April 18 at the Brutz & Brakel Pub at Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany.

For more information, visit the Brutz & Brakel MySpace page.

WHIPLASH recently completed tracking "Unborn Again" at Mozart Studio with world-renowned engineer/producer Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, HELLOWEEN, SEPULTURA). The band mixed and mastered the CD at Spiderhouse Studio.

"Unborn Again" is scheduled for release on July 15 via Pulverised Records.

WHIPLASH is a three-piece power trio hailing from New Jersey. The band was assembled back in 1984 when Tony Portaro (guitar, vocals) and Tony Scaglione (drums) joined forces, recruited Tony Bono on bass and released their first CD, "Power and Pain", in 1985 on Roadrunner Records. The debut CD was followed up by their first live performance at Ruthie's in Berkley, California with POSSESSED and DEATH ANGEL.

WHIPLASH's current lineup:

Tony Portaro - Guitar/Vocals
Joe Cangelosi (ex-KREATOR) - Drums
Rich Day Bass (ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) - Bass

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whiplashusa.

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