Latest news: Thu, Jan 19 2017, HOODED MENACE
HOODED MENACE have laid down the first sounds for their next album. It may come as a surprise, but the Finnish death doom prodigies used only an acoustic guitar for the creation of their first fresh tunes.
No worries, they are not planning on abandoning electricity in regards to their forthcoming masterpiece. Writing, rehearsing, and recording will take its time, but we can all hope for a release in late 2017 - just don't count on it at this stage.
Season of Mist have previously announced the signing of HOODED MENACE. Regarding their signing, HOODED MENACE commented: "We are stoked to join the very diverse roster of Season of Mist. This is a rather logical step onward on our path. New possibilities under new circumstances. We have exciting plans for the next HOODED MENACE album and we are glad we have a strong, forward-thinking label backing us up."
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Hooded Menace is a death/doom band formed in Joensuu, Finland in 2007 by Lasse Pyykkö (also known from the cult Finnish death metal band Phlegethon). Very much influenced by the 80´s Candlemass, early Cathedral and Paradise Lost, Autopsy, Asphyx and Winter, the band wanted to play really doom-laden death metal that combined crushing and somber riffs with a hint of melody. Many of their lyrics are inspired by the classic 1970s Spanish horror series The Blind Dead that included the films "Tombs of the Blind Dead", "Return of the Evil Dead", "Horror of the Zombies", and "Night of the Seagulls".
In 2007 Hooded Menace recorded a 2-song demo titled "The Eyeless Horde" and the following year the demo was pressed on 7" by Doomentia Records. The band unleashed their debut album "Fulfill the Curse" in 2008 on Razorback Records with Doomentia handling the LP version. Doomentia also reissued the album on CD in 2010. After "Fulfill the Curse" the band signed to Profound Lore to release the much acclaimed second full-length "Never Cross the Dead" in 2010. Once again, Doomentia took care of the vinyl version. Decibel Magazine listed "Never Cross the Dead" on their Top 100 Doom Metal Albums of All Time -list as well as Top 30 Finnish Metal Albums of All Time -list. The group got a new record deal with Relapse Records and went on releasing two albums on the label; "Effigies on Evil" in 2012 and their latest "Darkness Drips Forth" last year. Hooded Menace have also released several vinyl splits (with Asphyx and Coffins to name a few) and EP´s, most of them via Doomentia Records.
|Lasse Pyykkö||lead and rhythm guitar, bass|
|Teemu Hannonen||rhythm guitar|
|Fri, Mar 03 2017||NL||Tilburg||O13||Netherlands Deathfest II|
|Sat, Mar 25 2017||IT||Brescia||Circolo Colony||+ Candlemass +Shores of Null +L'Impero delle Ombre|