Megaforce Records and metal/hardcore pioneers S.O.D. will release Rise Of The Infidels, on August 21st, 2007. It is an extended EP (perhaps the longest in the music biz) with four unreleased S.O.D. songs, plus a live concert from Seattle included.
One of the crucial bands in the musical chain linking hardcore punk with metal, the Stormtroopers Of Death - known as S.O.D. - were actually intended to be a one-off side project, done as a lark.
S.O.D. began in the mid-1980's during a break in the recording of ANTHRAX's Spreading The Disease. What started out as a quick, satirical release for Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Dan Lilker, and the infamous Billy Milano, S.O.D. has turned into a seminal band influencing countless hardcore, metalcore, and post-hardcore bands. Their first album, Speak English Or Die, has sold over 400,000 and remains an underground classic. S.O.D. was always about brutal satire, but done with complete honesty. Anyone who has witnessed their severe, yet astonishing live show, knows that S.O.D. is like no other band on the planet.
Tracklisting: 'Stand Up And Fight', 'Java Amigo', 'United And Strong', 'Ready To Fight'. Live At The Fenix - 'Ballad Of Nirvana/March Of The S.O.D.', 'Sgt D And The S.O.D.', 'Kill Yourself', 'Milano Mosh', 'Speak English Or Die', 'Fuck The Middle East', 'Douche Crew', 'Ballad Of Jimi Hendrix', 'Ballad Of Jim Morrison', 'Ballad Of INXS', 'Ballad Of Frank Sinatra', 'Ballad Of Nirvana', 'Ballad Of Freddy Mercury', 'Cromatic Death', 'Fist Banging Mania', 'No Turning Back', 'Milk', 'Pussywhipped', 'Freddy Krueger', 'United Forces'.