Five For Friday: November 10, 2023

November 10, 2023

Pretty soon it’ll be time to pre-emptively reveal our Top 40 albums of the year. But before any of you finalize your own list, keep coming here every Friday to see who shuffles in at the last minute.

Interview: Sodom’s Tom Angelripper on the “M-16” 20-Year Anniversary Box Set

November 18, 2021

We shoot some questions at Tom Angelripper about Sodom‘s 20-year anniversary box set of the their Vietnam War-themed album, M-16.

For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Sodom, Tombs and Witchwood

November 6, 2020

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on thrash metal legends, U.S. black metal’s unsung heroes and, um, a flute rock.

Track Premiere: Innards — “Night Of The Anthropophagous”

January 8, 2020

Portuguese old school death metal power trio Innards digs deeps into the bowels of repugnance for this nasty splatter platter.

Top Ten Black-Thrash Albums by Steve Jansson (Daeva)

December 6, 2017

Steve Jansson (Crypt Sermon, Trenchrot, Daeva) discusses his top 10 black-thrash albums with Decibel.

Q&A: Sodom’s Tom Angelripper on ‘Decision Day’

September 22, 2016

dB got in touch with Tom Angelripper, bassist and vocalist of thrash heroes Sodomto talk about the legendary band’s new album, Decision Day, and the state of the world today.

Art In Motion: Animated Cover Art With Stephan Dreadford

May 23, 2016

Digital artist Stephan Dreadford accidentally fell into the craft of animating famous heavy metal cover art. The single incident, which involved doing animated cover art for social media for his brother’s band, has now pushed Dreadford down a very cool path. Over a very short time, Dreadford has animated numerous cover paintings, turning them into moving pieces of awesome–by such artists as Ed Repka to Andreas Marshall–from static greatness. Dreadford’s vision has put into–well, actual–motion covers by Judas Priest, Sodom, Blind Guardian, Helloween, Pantera, Kreator, and many more. He sees the art like we all do… Living, breathing covers, but instead of using our imaginations to see where, for example, Mark Wilkinson (cover artist for Painkiller) wanted go, Dreadford does it for us. Read on as we extol the virtues of Dreadford’s GIF prowess.


April 17, 2013

If you were to ask us what the acronym S.O.D.O.M. means, we’d have to be honest with you. We don’t know. Storm of Death of Metal? If Sodom were Czech, it might work. Sacrifice of Dead on Mars? Maybe Giorgio Tsoukalos were involved in the song’s conception, then we’d give it a 86.5% match. Or,…

Tom Angelripper (Sodom) interviewed

October 22, 2012

Thirty years. What does that mean for Sodom to have been doing extreme metal for three decades? That’s a long time for any career let alone a metal band. Tom Angelripper: Yes, I can’t believe that we are still around with touring, recording, and all the activities. When we formed the band in ’82 we…

Fenriz (Isengard, Darkthrone) interviewed

January 25, 2012

How does the commentary track thing work? Are you talking over the music in real-time or is the commentary track spliced in after it’s finalized? Fenriz: Lord have mercy! Just listening to Viking’s Do or Die album from ‘87 on vinyl and starting the interview. Well, it works like a commentary track on a movie—I…

New Sodom Tracks “Knarrhenheinz” & “Styptic Parasite” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

January 11, 2011

All wars must come to an end. For the Deciblog and Sodom, this week is our final week we assault to your sensitive senses in the form of streaming thrash metal madness from our favorite German legacy act. Though Kreator and Destruction get props, too. For week 7, we’re capping off things with a two…

New Sodom Track “The Art of Killing Poetry” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

January 4, 2011

Is is Week 6 already? Time sure does fly. Between Week 1’s double smartbomb drop in “In War and Pieces”, “Hellfire” and Week 5’s god-blessed existential query in “God Bless You“, Sodom shows that despite its members nearing the nifty Fifties they can out-Thrash just about any young buck nu-thrasher in a bootleg Forbidden shirt…

New Sodom Track “God Bless You” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

December 30, 2010

For the last five weeks, we’ve slowly peeled Sodom’s In War and Pieces apart by presenting you, our faithful reader and hopeful subscriber (shameful plug), an advanced audial view of what the German legends have in store for 2011. We used war metaphors (terrible ones, really) and tried our best to come up with sensible…

New Sodom Track “Soul Contraband” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

December 21, 2010

Four weeks ago, dB premiered two tracks, “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire”, from Sodom’s upcoming full-length In War and Pieces. Streamed by millions (well, not that many, but it was significant), thrashers got to hear legends in what appears to be their prime. Yeah, we said it. Then, “Through Toxic Veins” & “Nothing Counts…

New Sodom Tracks “Storm Raging Up” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

December 7, 2010

Over the last two weeks we’ve been fortunate enough to open two cans of Sodom tear gas on your sorry asses. Week 1 we premiered an uncompromisingly intense set of tracks in “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire”. For Week 2, another two cans of Sodom tear gas were ceremoniously launched out of the dB…

New Sodom Tracks “Through Toxic Veins” & “Nothing Counts More Than Blood” Streaming + Vinyl Contest

November 30, 2010

Last week, we here at the Deciblog unfurled two tank-shredding Sodom tunes, “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire”, to much fanfare. Rockets were bursting in air, bombs all red glare, we’re here to prove Sodom’s still gallantly streaming. This week, as previously announced, we have two more daisycutter songs in the form of “Through Toxic…

New Sodom Tracks “In War and Pieces” & “Hellfire” Streaming

November 23, 2010

German thrash beasts Sodom released their debut demo, Witching Metal, in 1982. Holy shit! That was 28 years ago. Few of us can remember what we were doing in 1982* — probably watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or wondering, “Who is Ozzy Osbourne? And why does he like bats so much?”, but…