SodomIn The Sign Of Evil

Label:Devil's Game – DG-Nr. 001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Mini-Album, Stereo
Style:Thrash, Speed Metal, Black Metal


A1Outbreak Of Evil
Lyrics ByMetal Giant, Angel Ripper*
A2Sepulchral Voice
Lyrics ByAngel Ripper*
Lyrics ByAngel Ripper*
B2Witching Metal
Lyrics ByAggressor (5)
B3Burst Command Til War
Lyrics ByAngel Ripper*

Companies, etc.



Printed inner sleeve with lyrics and thank list.
Recorded October 1984 (date not mentioned on the actual release).

– Labels
Stereo 33 / Mini-LP
DG-Nr. 001

℗ 1985 Devil's Game

© 1984 Devil's Game, a trademark of SPV GmbH/-all rights reserved

Published by Edition Jumar Music.

– Back cover
SPV Vertrieb
Mini-LP 60-2120

Devil's Game is a trademark of SPV

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

– Spine
SPV Mini-LP 60-2120

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

Other Versions (5 of 22)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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In The Sign Of Evil (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Mini-Album, Test Pressing, White Label, Stereo)Devil's GameDG-Nr. 001Germany1984
In The Sign Of Evil (12", Mini-Album)Metal Blade RecordsMBR 1044US1985
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In The Sign Of Evil (Cassette, Mini-Album)Enigma (4), Metal Blade Records72049-4US1985
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In The Sign Of Evil (Cassette, Mini-Album, White)Enigma (4), Metal Blade Records72049-4US1985
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In The Sign Of Evil (LP, Mini-Album, Test Pressing)Metal Blade RecordsMBR 1044US1985



  • Lugenblatt's avatar
    I want to bootleg this bih I want to bootleg this bih
    • 8Eightcoins8
      How is the sound quality of the 2016 re? I kinda wonder if its gonna sound that good with all songs on the same side.
      • Torger's avatar
        Edited 6 years 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.
        • Magmaro's avatar
          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.
          • DannyDaytona's avatar
            i have this one as a white label pressing. The plain inner sleeve has a stamp that reads 001.


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