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Hooded Menace (Death Doom)

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Latest news: Tue, Sep 12 2017, HOODED MENACE

HOODED MENACE are announcing changes in their line-up in advance of their next studio album, which will be released via Season of Mist early in 2018.

Bassist Markus Makkonen will now be fully replaced by Antti Poutanen from CHURCH OF THE DEAD and DEVENIAL VERDICT. Furthermore KRYPTS drummer Otso Ukkonen takes over from Pekka Koskelo, who has already recorded all tracks for the forthcoming full-length.

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Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö comments on behalf of HOODED MENACE: "While Markus has left the band earlier to focus on SADISTIK FOREST, we unfortunately have to let you know that or long-time drummer Pekka has also decided to leave. Our decision to relocate our headquarters (read: rehearsal place) from Joensuu to Helsinki has made it impossible for him to continue with us for private as well as professional reasons. We respect his decision and wish Pekka nothing but the best in his future. You can hear his last performance with us on our forthcoming new album. Massive thanks for all these years in HOODED MENACE, Pekka!

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Biography

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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.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Harri Kuokkanen vocals
Lasse Pyykkö lead and rhythm guitar, bass
Teemu Hannonen rhythm guitar
Pekka Koskelo drums

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Apr 28 2018 UK Glasgow The Garage North of the Wall Festival (exact date tbc)
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