German thrash metal veterans a href=””>SODOM have entered the studio with producer Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., ENEMY OF THE SUN) to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. The band’s bassist/vocalist Thomas “Angelripper” Such states, “Makka [drummer Markus Freiwald] finished all the drum tracks [last] Wednesday. And believe us, he did a great job and hammered twelve songs in just two days. [This] week, Bernemann [guitarist Bernd Kost] will start the guitar recording sessions.”

Freiwald previously played for the German bands DESPAIR and FLAMING ANGER and was involved with the VOODOOCULT project. In addition, he played percussion as a session musician on the MOONSPELL album “Irreligious” and is featured on the 1996 LP “Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers” by Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST.

SODOM in 2010 parted ways with drummer Bobby Schottkowski due to “personal and private problems between Tom and Bobby,” according to a statement released by the band.

SODOM’s latest album, “In War And Pieces”, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 64.