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Tom Angelripper

Tom Angelripper

Real/full name:
Thomas Such
59 (born Feb 19th, 1963)
Place of birth:
Germany (Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia)


Tom is the founding member and main songwriter of Sodom.

He formed Sodom with guitarist Frank "Aggressor" Testegen and drummer Rainer "Bloody Monster" Focke in 1982, in a desperate bid to get out of working in the coal mines that the three had worked in.

He also founded a band called Onkel Tom Angelripper which plays metal versions of Schlagers, drinking songs and Christmas carols.

In ...


Originally he played with his fingers, but now uses a pick.

Sang on a cover of Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" with acoustic metal band Hellride.

Onkel Tom Angelripper

Vocals (1995-present)

1996 Ein schöner Tag... Vocals, Bass
1998 Ein Tröpfchen voller Glück Bass, Vocals (lead), Vocals (backing)
1999 Ein Strauß bunter Melodien Bass, Vocals
2000 Ich glaub' nicht an den Weihnachtsmann Vocals (as "Santa Tommi")
2004 Bon Scott hab' ich noch live gesehen (EP) Vocals (as "Onkel Tom")
2004 Lieder die das Leben schreibte (Video) Vocals (as "Onkel Tom")
2011 Wacken Hymne - Wacken Will Never Die (Split) Vocals
2011 Nunc est Bibendum Vocals
2014 H.E.L.D. Vocals
2018 Zwischen Emscher & Lippe (EP) Vocals (as "Onkel Tom")
2018 Bier Ernst Vocals
(show all)


Bass (1982-present), Vocals (1984-present)

1983 Witching Metal (Demo) Bass, Vocals
1984 Victims of Death (Demo) Bass, Vocals
1985 In the Sign of Evil (EP) Vocals, Lyrics (tracks A1-B1, B3), Bass (as "Angel Ripper")
1986 Obsessed by Cruelty Bass, Vocals (as "Angel Ripper")
1987 Expurse of Sodomy (EP) Bass, Vocals (as "Tom Angel Ripper")
1987 Persecution Mania Bass, Vocals, Lyrics
1988 Mortal Way of Live (Video) Bass, Vocals
1988 In the Sign of Evil / Obsessed by Cruelty (Compilation) Bass, Vocals (as "Angel Ripper")
1988 Mortal Way of Live (Live album) Bass, Vocals
1989 Agent Orange Bass, Vocals (lead), Lyrics
1989 Ausgebombt (Single) Bass, Vocals
1990 Better Off Dead Lyrics, Bass, Vocals
1991 Live στο Ρόδον (Live album) Bass, Vocals
1991 The Saw Is the Law (Single) Bass, Vocals, Chainsaw
1992 Tapping the Vein Bass, Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 2-5, 7, 9-10)
1993 Aber bitte mit Sahne! (EP) Bass, Vocals, Lyrics
1994 Live in der Zeche Carl (Video) Bass, Vocals
1994 Get What You Deserve Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 4-6, 8-11, 13, 15), Bass
1994 Marooned Live (Live album) Bass, Vocals
1995 Masquerade in Blood Bass, Vocals
1997 'Til Death Do Us Unite Bass, Vocals
1999 Endorama / Code Red (Split) Bass, Vocals
1999 Code Red Bass, Vocals
2001 M-16 Bass, Vocals, Lyrics
2003 One Night in Bangkok (Live album) Bass, Vocals
2005 Lords of Depravity Part I (Video) Bass, Vocals
2006 Sodom Bass, Vocals, Lyrics
2007 The Final Sign of Evil Bass, Vocals
2010 Lords of Depravity Part II (Video) Bass, Vocals
2010 In War and Pieces Bass, Vocals, Lyrics
2012 The Big Teutonic 4 (Split) Bass, Vocals
2013 Epitome of Torture Bass, Vocals, Lyrics
2014 Hellion Rising / Water Boarding (Split) Bass, Vocals
2014 Sacred Warpath (EP) Bass, Vocals
2015 The Big Teutonic 4 - Part II (Split) Bass, Vocals
2016 Days of Retribution (Compilation) Vocals, Bass
2016 Decision Day Bass, Vocals
2016 Inside My Crosshairs / Warmongers (Split) Bass, Vocals
2017 Demonized (Compilation) Vocals, Bass
2018 Partisan (EP) Vocals, Bass
2019 Chosen by the Grace of God (EP) Lyrics, Bass, Vocals
2019 Out of the Frontline Trench / Partisan (Compilation) Bass, Vocals
2019 Out of the Frontline Trench (EP) Bass, Vocals
2020 Sodom & Gomorrah (Single) Bass, Vocals
2020 Indoctrination (Single) Bass, Vocals
2020 A Handful of Bullets (EP) Vocals, Lyrics, Bass
2020 Genesis XIX Vocals, Lyrics, Bass
2021 Bombenhagel (EP) Lyrics, Bass, Vocals
(show all)


Bass, Vocals (2007-?)

2008 Hellbassbeaters Bass, Vocals



2000 The Dawn of Dying Vocals

Die Knappen

Vocals (2007-2011)

2008 Glück auf! (Single) Vocals
2010 Auf Kohle geboren Vocals


2012 Limited Signed 3-track CD Single for Live Audiences (Single) Vocals (additional) (track 2)
2013 Of Unsound Minds Vocals (track 3)


2009 The Curse of the Antichrist - Live in Agony (Live album) Vocals (additional) (CD 1 - 5)
2010 A Savage Symphony - The History of Annihilation (Live album) Vocals (additional) (track 6)
2012 Spiritual Genocide Vocals (track 8)


2006 The Legend and the Truth Vocals (tracks 14, 16)
2008 An Eye for an Eye Vocals
2012 Dead Man's Hand Vocals (track 11)
2017 Call of the Wild Vocals (track 8)


2010 25 Years in Rock... and Still Going Strong (Video) Vocals (backing) (DVD1 track 27)
2011 Merry Metal Xmas (Single) Vocals
2016 Strong and Proud - 30 Years of Rock and Metal (Video) Vocals (backing) (DVD1 track 33)


2017 Crawl (Single) Vocals (additional)
2017 Reanimate Vocals (additional) (Track 3)

Final Depravity

2010 Nightmare 13 Vocals (track 9)

Holy Moses

2005 Strength Power Will Passion Vocals (track 11)
2006 Master of Disaster Vocals (track 12)


2010 Upon These Ashes Vocals (track 5)


2010 Bomber (Single) Vocals (additional) (track 1)
2011 Sounds of Violence Vocals (additional) (track 11)


2010 Road to Nowhere Vocals (additional) (track 11)


1988 Golem Vocals (track 10)
2003 Echoes from the Past... (Compilation) Vocals (track 18)


2019 Re-Ignition Vocals (track 2)


2022 Exiled to the Surface Vocals (Track 03)


2021 The Songbook of Filth (Compilation) Bass (CHAPTER ONE - (4 Track).


2010 Wortgeburt Vocals (track 12)


2012 Die gottlosen Jahre (Video) Interviewee (DVD1)


2016 Autopsy: The Years 1985-2014 in Pictures (Video) Interviewee (DVD1)

Onkel Tom Angelripper

1996 Ein schöner Tag... Engineering, Co-Producer
1998 Ein Tröpfchen voller Glück Engineering, Co-Producer
1999 Ein Strauß bunter Melodien Engineering, Co-Producer


1983 Witching Metal (Demo) Cover art
1986 Obsessed by Cruelty Cover design
1995 Masquerade in Blood Producer, Arrangements, Cover concept
2003 One Night in Bangkok (Live album) Cover art, Artwork
2005 Lords of Depravity Part I (Video) Interviewee (DVD1)
2007 The Final Sign of Evil Liner notes, Producer, Graphic design, Layout
2010 Agent Orange Liner notes
2010 Lords of Depravity Part II (Video) Interviewee (DVD1)
2012 Agent Orange Liner notes
2012 The Big Teutonic 4 (Split) Liner notes
2016 Decision Day Lyrics
2017 Demonized (Compilation) Liner notes
2018 In the Sign of Evil (EP) Forward
2020 Genesis XIX Layout
2021 Bombenhagel (EP) Layout
(show all)
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