SODOM - Better Off Dead 12" Vinyl LP Album

This album "SODOM – Better Off Dead " is the fourth album by Sodom. "Better Off Dead" is the 4th album by the German Thrash Metal band: "SODOM". It has been produced by Harris Johns, who was assisted for the sound engineering by Angelo Plate, Thomas Patsch and David Nash. Recording of this album took place at Music Lab Studios, Berlin, while sound mixing was done at Dierks Studio Pulheim, during August until September 1990. It has been released on the Steamhammer record-label in 1990.

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Essentials of: SODOM - Better Off Dead

Music Genre:

Speed / Thrash Metal

Label & Catalognr:

SteamHammer SPV 008 - 76261

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1990 Made in Germany

Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

This 12" LP vinyl music record comes comes in an album cover which has been embossed

This album included the original custom inner sleeve with on one side an illustration and credits, while on the other side illustration and lyrics of all the songs

Producers:

Harris Johns

  Harris Johns is a European music producer, active since the late-1970s in the heavy metal and punk scene, working for a lot of big-name bands, such as Helloween, Coroner, Tankard, Sodom, Voivod, Kreator, Exumer, Ratos de Porão, Slime, Daily Terror and many others. Most of his productions were recorded at his studio Music Lab Berlin Studio. After 10 years recording in a former guest house in the countryside near Berlin, which he called Spiderhouse, he reopened the Music Lab Berlin in 2007 and gave it up 2016. He is still producing and teaching music production skills. Here is a list of albums (during the 1980s on which Harris Johns has worked.

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Angelo Plate - Sound Engineer

David Nash - Sound Engineer

Thomas Pätsch - Sound Engineer

Recording Location:

Music Lab Studios, Berlin - Recording Studio

Dierks Studio Pulheim - Sound mix studio

Recorded and mixed during August and September 1990.

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Andreas Marschall - Album Cover Artwork

  Andreas Marschall Album Artwork is one of Germany's most popular album cover illustrators and graphics artist and during the 1980s he has illustrated dozens of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal album covers for bands like Destruction, Kreator, Running Wild and many others. Here is a list of album sleeves he has worked on during the 1980s and early 1990's.

 

DE SIGN Gmbh - Album Cover Design


Musicians:
  • Tom Angelripper - vocals/bass guitar
  • Michael Hoffman - guitars
  • Chris Witchhunter - drums
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. "An Eye for an Eye" 4:25
  2. "Shellfire Defense" 4:23
  3. "The Saw Is the Law" 4:11
  4. "Turn Your Head Around" (Tank cover) 3:23
  5. "Capture the Flag" 6:08
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. "Cold Sweat" (Thin Lizzy cover) 3:10
  2. "Bloodtrails" 4:45
  3. "Never Healing Wound" 2:26
  4. "Better off Dead" 3:44
  5. "Resurrection" 4:50
  6. "Tarred and Feathered" 3:02
  7. "Stalinorgel" 4:41

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Photo of Side One: SODOM - Better Off Dead
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Photo of Side Two: SODOM - Better Off Dead
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