Former Sodom guitarist Dirk Strahlmeier has passed away from unknown circumstances. Strahlmeier played with Sodom from 1995 to 1996. Sodom’s bassist/vocalist Thomas “Angelripper” Such confirmed the news in the following statement:
“As I learned from a reliable source, our ex-guitarist Dirk ‘Strahli’ Strahlmeier died this month in a hospital in Düsseldorf, Germany. 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.”
This comes shortly after the passing of former drummer Chris “Witchhunter” Dudek, who died from vital organ failure on November 8, 2008. Our condolences go out to Strahlmeier’s family and friends.