Posted on 6 Comments

Sodom – Persecution Mania LP 1987 Steamhammer – SHLP 7000

sodom German thrash band 1985

Persecution Mania is the second studio album by German thrash metal band Sodom. Persecution Mania was released on 1 December 1987, and it was the first step in moving away from black metal themes into a more traditional thrash sound.

Tom Angelripper – vocals/bass guitar
Frank Blackfire – guitars
Chris Witchhunter – drums (RIP)

Editor’s Note: Chris Witchhunter was the original drummer for the band was in at 22 years. He died from liver failure in 2008 at the age of 42. He also was the drummer on Persecution Mania.

Sodom Band Photos 1987

Persecution Mania Album Art

Persecution mania - SODOM
Sodom – Persecution Mania


  1. “Nuclear Winter” 5:26
  2. “Electrocution” 3:26
  3. “Iron Fist” (Motörhead cover) 2:45
  4. “Persecution Mania” 3:40
  5. “Enchanted Land” 4:01
  6. “Procession to Golgatha” 2:01
  7. “Christ Passion” 6:13
  8. “Conjuration” 3:44
  9. “Bombenhagel” 5:11

6 thoughts on “Sodom – Persecution Mania LP 1987 Steamhammer – SHLP 7000

  1. […] While later albums have a more political edge, Morbid Visions (along with the Bestial Devastation EP) is notable for “Satanic” themes. The band said many lyrics were fashioned […]

  2. […] Sodom – Persecution Mania LP 1988 Steamhammer – SHLP 7000 – 1ST PRESS US […]

  3. […] is another German Thrash Metal act from the 80s. They never got very big, but their raging fast tempos and technical riffing made […]

  4. […] video is from Sodom when there were in their prime ) in the Persecution Mania / Agent Orange era of the band. It was this line-up featuring Frank Blackfire that most old-school […]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.