Stormtroopers of Death
Orgin New York, NY, USA
Genres Crossover Thrash
Years Active 1985-2007
Country of origin USA
Labels Megaforce, Nuclear Blast
Associated Acts Anthrax, M.O.D., Nuclear Assault, United Forces, Brutal Truth, Crucifist, Infernal Hellstorm, Venomous Concept, Psychos, The Damned Things
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Stormtroopers of Death, known as S.O.D., was a crossover thrash band formed in New York in 1985.They were one of the first bands to fuse hardcore punk and thrash metal, creating a style called crossover thrash. The song "March of the S.O.D.," from their 1985 debut album, was the Headbanger's Ball intro anthem for many years. The band had some controversy due to the politically incorrect lyrics. Dan Lilker stated: "The lyrics were never intended to be serious, just to piss people off." According to singer Milano, the 24-song extended "EP" of live and unreleased material called Rise Of The Infidels, released in August 2007 on Megaforce Records, is the final release by the band. Milano said, "(the EP) will finally be the last of S.O.D.," laying to rest rumors of another S.O.D. reunion.


Scott Ian - guitar, backing vocals
Dan Lilker - bass, backing vocals
Charlie Benante - drums, additional guitar solos
Billy Milano - lead vocals


Speak English or Die (December 1985, Megaforce Records)
Live at Budokan (March 21, 1992, Megaforce Records)
Bigger Than the Devil (May 22, 1999, Nuclear Blast Records)
Rise of the Infidels (August 21, 2007, Megaforce Records)

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