Sodom frontman Tom Angelripper has just released the following statement regarding the death of former Sodom guitarist Dirk Strahlmeier:

"As I learned from a reliable source, our ex-guitarist Dirk "Strahli" Strahlmeier died this month in a hospital in Düsseldorf. Currently we don't know the exact circumstances of his death.

Strahli played on the album Masquerade In Blood which was released in 1995 on SPV. After that we had lost contact with him. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends."

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Posted: 30.01.2011 by worm_is_gloaming


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Troy Killjoy - 30.01.2011 at 20:57  
Okay, whoever the bad luck charm of a metalhead keeps causing this shit to happen can you please GTFO.
Bad English - 30.01.2011 at 21:00  
FUCKING SHIT; its 3th day and each day we have death 3th death this week, what the fuck
Elodie Artour - 30.01.2011 at 21:09  
3rd death in a row... That's just cruel!
Lit. Metalhead - 30.01.2011 at 21:42  
Vitriolic Hate - 30.01.2011 at 22:05  
marzepka87 - 30.01.2011 at 22:07  
Written by ScreamingSteelUS on 30.01.2011 at 21:41

DAMMIT! February alone will probably be worse than all of 2010.

it is looking that way, but I hope you're wrong
Windrider - 30.01.2011 at 22:59  
Holy shit its getting worse and worse... cant count the RIPs... But again R.I.P. as well as to every other glorious metalhead of past, presence and future!
JCJen7 - 31.01.2011 at 01:47  
This is obviously tragic, the death of nearly any person is bad news (don't want to be absolute...). Although I had never heard of this particular musician, nor had I ever heard the album he played on, I wish his family and friends the best. R.I.P.

Now that I have made it clear that I am clearly sorry this fella passed, I would like to do a little internet bitchin'. When the The Rev died (Avenged Sevenfold) about half the people there were either Avenged Sevenfold fans, or people who were just sorry that a musician had died. However, a quick look at that post, and the other half were people pulling out random arguments about how we should not mourn the death. Whether it was "Most people at this website are atheists, yet they say RIP, what hypocrites", or "You guys didn't even know the guy personally, why would you be sad?" I don't see any of that stuff on this post.

Just pointing out the fact that those guys that pretended to be so annoyed when people showed sympathy for a dead musician, were really annoyed that people were showing sympathy for a dead Avenged Sevenfold musician. Ergo, half the people who commented on the A7X sight were jerks who think musicians that don't play their style deserve to be worm food with no sympathy from anyone.
animal71 - 31.01.2011 at 01:56  
Not good at all
Kuroboshi - 31.01.2011 at 02:24  
Seeing how many people there are that have played in metal bands, it's really not a surprise that peoples death reports pop up now and then.

With that said, RIP.
Dark Blood - 31.01.2011 at 04:09  
Thrash666 - 31.01.2011 at 04:47  
SlaytanicGonzo - 31.01.2011 at 04:58  
RIP. I hope '11 is not as bad as '10.
soadbyob - 31.01.2011 at 05:25  
Written by SlaytanicGonzo on 31.01.2011 at 04:58

RIP. I hope '11 is not as bad as '10.

I never could imagine it would be, but seeing the recent deathtoll, I'm reconsidering.
PrimalAntagonist - 31.01.2011 at 06:04  
Not the way to start a day.........R.I.P
Hermann Langke - 31.01.2011 at 08:13  
First Witchhunter and now Strahli!
LeChron James - 31.01.2011 at 08:16  
ViolentPrayers - 31.01.2011 at 08:36  
BloodTears - 31.01.2011 at 11:14  
Written by LeChron James on 31.01.2011 at 08:16


Kass - 31.01.2011 at 11:21  
Angelic Storm - 31.01.2011 at 12:58  
I seem to recall Tom saying something about Strahli becoming homeless or being arrested shortly after he left Sodom, and he never heard from him again after that. "Masquerade In Blood" is a very good album, if badly produced.

RIP Strahli \m/
SODOM666 - 01.02.2011 at 07:55  
WAR - 03.02.2011 at 07:48  
Written by Hermann Langke on 31.01.2011 at 08:13

First Witchhunter and now Strahli!

Is terrible
My deepest condolence from Mexico


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