Tom Angelripper has split up with guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald. The main man of Sodom is alone right now, but all the live dates, that have been confirmed until now, will take place from April 2018 as announced. And soon the new album of the German thrash legends will be released via Steamhammer/SPV. Let’s take a look at what Mr. Angelripper has said about these line-up changes: “After much thought and reflection I have decided on this difficult step to pave the way for new challenges. Sodom has 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. 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”. “I haven’t really made up my mind in this respect, I’m open to all options. I will now install the band’s new foundation pillars and look around for new musicians. One thing is already clear: Sodom will become even stronger!”. “SPV also look forward to our future collaboration and expect a totally motivated band”.