German thrash metal legends Sodom have released their new digital single "Out Of The Frontline Trench". This song is also the title track of the forthcoming EP, which will be released on November 22.
Tom Angelripper: "Postcards and letters from my granddad, which I discovered among the things he left behind when he died, and some TV documentaries have given me a vague idea of what it must have been like for soldiers back in those days to leave their trenches and face those life-threatening battles."
The close relationship between a metal band and its fans can be measured by - among other things - how long they make their supporters wait for new songs. So looking at it from that perspective, Sodom are definitely exemplary seeing that they’ve always supplied their huge following with new material at regular intervals. The release of their current album "Decision Day" was followed - in time for their major European tour in December 2018 - by the "Partisan" EP.
Now the Gelsenkirchen thrash metal act surrounding figurehead Tom Angelripper (vocals, bass) presents itself from its generous side again: Even before work on their upcoming album is set to commence, Sodom are ready to unleash their brand-new mini-album, "Out Of The Frontline Trench." Tom calls the recording “a sign of life for our fans”, having cut, together with his guitarists Frank Blackfire and Yorck Segatz plus drummer Husky, three new songs as well as two classics (one of them re- recorded, the other one a live number), "Out Of The Frontline Trench" forging an arch between Sodom’s past, present and future.