SODOM, DEATH ANGEL and SUICIDAL ANGELS will join forces for the 2018 installment of the “MTV Headbangers Ball” European tour.
DEATH ANGEL commented: “We’re comin’ back, we’re comin’ for you! We’re very proud to announce that we’ll be part of the ‘MTV Headbangers Ball’ tour 2018. SODOM, DEATH ANGEL and SUICIDAL ANGELS comin’ your way. November and December, see you there!”
SUICIDAL ANGELS added: “Here we go again, sharing some wonderful news with all of you! There could be no better way than this, to end the ‘Division Of Blood’ era and head to a new album. The perfect way to end this year and the perfect line up for an absolute thrash metal mayhem! Wait till the announcement of the fourth band, ha! It’s gonna be killer.”
MTV HEADBANGERS BALL EUROPEAN TOUR 2018
Special Guests: SODOM, DEATH ANGEL & SUICIDAL ANGELS
30 – D Leipzig @ Hellraiser
01 – CZ Zlín @ Hala Euronics
02 – H Budapest @ Barba Negra
03 – PL Wrocław @ A2
04 – D Hamburg @ Markthalle
05 – NL Tilburg @ O13
06 – UK London @ Electric Ballroom
07 – D Oberhausen @ Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
08 – D Geiselwind @ Christmas Bash
09 – A Vienna @ Arena
10 – D Ravensburg @ OberschwabenHalle
11 – D Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
12 – D Saarbrücken @ Garage
13 – D Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
15 – CH Lausanne @ Les Docks
16 – D Munich @ Backstage
The new lineup of SODOM made its live debut on May 18 at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
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”.
As he had hinted at the beginning of the year, Tom has opted for a lineup featuring two guitarists, an absolute novelty for SODOM. “Two guitarists allow us much more possibilities live, so we will be able to play tracks in future that we weren’t able to perform as a trio,” Tom said.