"Speak English or Die" is the debut album by crossover thrash band Stormtroopers of Death, released in 1985. Parts of their songs "March of the S.O.D.", "Milano Mosh", "Chromatic Death", and "Sargent D and the S.O.D." were commonly used for commercial breaks of MTV's Headbangers Ball in the early 90s. Many point to this album as one of the first to feature a blast beat. The lyrics created some controversy because they addressed homosexuality, women, and foreign cultures.
Stormtroopers of Death (abbreviated to S.O.D.) was an American crossover thrash band formed in New York City in 1985. They are often credited as being among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal into a style sometimes referred to as "crossover thrash." The band is also known for reuniting Anthrax members together into a super-group. The band was the source of some controversy due to their deliberately offensive lyrics but wrote all of it off as "a joke." They disbanded in 2007 after releasing the album "Rise of the Infidels."