Sodom will release their new record Genesis XIX on November 27, and are now streaming bassist and vocalist Tom Angelripper's favorite song off the record "Friendly Fire".
"So, here it is … my favorite on this album. I can hardly believe or indeed describe how much I love this song," said Angelripper. "I'm pretty sure it sets the direction for our next album. And in the meantime, I'm convinced that it's the clever sequence and combination of notes in our twelve equal system that makes music (generally) so diverse. Lord, I wish we'd known that back then.
"Often in a war situation, soldiers find themselves having to direct their weapons against their own comrades who are holed up close to enemy positions. These victims were accepted as part and parcel of the overall victory. Large numbers of supposed enemy planes were also shot down…"
Genesis XIX is Sodom's first album with guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik since 1989's Agent Orange, and first-ever with guitarist Yorck Segatz and drummer Toni Merkel. Pre-order Genesis XIX here.