Sodom ‎– In The Sign Of Evil

Devil's Game ‎– DG-Nr. 001
Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album, 33 ⅓ RPM

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Printed inner sleeve with lyrics and thank list.
SPV/SPV Vertrieb Mini-LP 60-2120 on edge and back cover, DG-Nr. 001 on labels.
Recorded Oktober 1984
Published by Edition Jumar Music.
© 1984 Devil's Game is a trademark of SPV GmbH/-all rights reserved.
℗ 1985 Devil's Game.

"... the sin of Sodom is the sign of evil ..."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): DG 001 A mastered by SNB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): DG 001 B mastered by SNB
  • Label Code: LC 8862
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1553 Sodom In The Sign Of Evil(Cass, MiniAlbum, Unofficial) Deck 1553 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
SHC 4004 Sodom In The Sign Of Evil(Cass, MiniAlbum) Steamhammer SHC 4004 US 1988 Sell This Version
SHE 4004, SHE-4004 Sodom In The Sign Of Evil(12", MiniAlbum) Steamhammer, Steamhammer SHE 4004, SHE-4004 US 1986 Sell This Version
72049-4 Sodom In The Sign Of Evil(Cass, MiniAlbum, Whi) Enigma Records (3), Metal Blade Records 72049-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
VMLP017 Sodom In The Sign Of Evil(12", MiniAlbum, Ltd, Pic) Vinyl Maniacs VMLP017 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version


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June 12, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
It seems to be a common misconception that this EP was released in 1984, but all evidence and credible sources points to 1985 being the actual release year:

* This original first pressing by Devil's Game has "1985" printed on the labels as phonographic copyright date.

* The SPV distribution code 60-2120 is higher than, for instance, Destruction - Sentence Of Death EP (which was released in November 1984 and has distribution code 60-1838). This points to a 1985 release date.

* Earliest album reviews found are from Kerrang #91 (april 1985) and German version of Metal Hammer (03.09.1985).

* Books by credible music researchers also state 1985 as release year: M. Ahlers & C. Jacke's Perspectives on German Popular Music (2016), J. McIver's Extreme Metal II (2010), and D. Ekeroth's Swedish Death Metal (2008).

* Sources (unverified, but supposedly based on interviews with band members) claim the album was recorded in October 1984. SPV were not happy with the result, and the songs were scrapped until the band finally released them through Devil's Game instead, months later (i.e. 1985).

Current (wrong) release date found on Wikipedia and Metal Archives are fantasy dates (e.g. "May 5, 1984") with no sources, and clearly a result of edit wars and years of general internet confusion/misinformation.


August 25, 2014
iI have this one on its first press, is exactly the same as posted in the pictures and it sounds absolutely beautiful. I haven not find the stamp 001 on the inner sleeve.


June 15, 2014
i have this one as a white label pressing. The plain inner sleeve has a stamp that reads 001.


July 18, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

I have a version of this 12" which looks identical with this one. Supposed to be Brazilian but releasing label looks to be Devil's Game. The differences with the original are: (i) a small horse logo on the lower right corner of the back-side of the sleeve, and (ii) the label on the vinyl which has different design than the original, has black/greenish photocopy-like letters barely readable, is really messed-up, roughly cut and bootleg-like. Does anybody has more info on this? Bootleg? Thanks in advance.