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Hooded Menace

Formed: 2007
From: Joensuu, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hooded Menace News

Below is our complete Hooded Menace news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Hooded Menace Shooting New Music Video

Death/doom lords Hooded Menace are gearing up to release "Effigies of Evil" on September 11th via Relapse Records. The band is also beginning to work with director Justin Oakey of Burial Offerings (Ulver, Hex Vessel, etc) on a clip for the track "Crumbling Insanity." The video is a concept piece based around the Fall of the House of Usher. A screenshot of the video can be sampled here.

"Effigies of Evil" is available for pre-order now at the Relapse online store. Hooded Menace has already unleashed the title track from "Effigies of Evil" for streaming online at this location.

Hooded Menace has scheduled a few live outings in Europe. Dates are as follows:

August 18 - Helsinki, Finland @ Lepakkomies (w/ Horse Latitude)
August 30 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Kill-Town Death Fest
November 17 - Madrid, Spain @ Sala El Grito (w/ Dead Congregation) More...

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Hooded Menace Streaming New Album's Title Track

Death/doom powerhouses Hooded Menace are gearing up to unleash "Effigies of Evil," their first effort for Relapse Records, on September 11th.

Now, fans have their first taste of music from the record as the band has partnered with AOL Noisecreep to unleash the album's title track, "Effigies of Evil." Click here to listen to the song.

Hooded Menace has scheduled a few live outings in Europe. Don't miss your opportunity to see the band on these dates:

August 18 - Helsinki, Finland @ Lepakkomies (w/ Horse Latitude)
August 30 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Kill-Town Death Fest
November 17 - Madrid, Spain @ Sala El Grito (w/ Dead Congregation) More...

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Hooded Menace Posts New Album Trailer

Finnish death metal act Hooded Menace posted a trailer clip for the new album "Effigies of Evil." The album is scheduled for a September 11, 2012 (EU) and September 25, 2012 (North America) release date through Relapse Records. Preorders for the CD, 2xLP, and digital editions including a special deluxe edition vinyl release (complete with a limited edition 7" featuring covers by Witchfinder General and Eternal Darkness) are available at this location.

The track list for the album is as follows:

1. Vortex Macabre
2. Effigies of Evil
3. In the Dead We Dwell
4. Curses Scribed in Gore
5. Crumbling Insanity
6. Summoned into Euphoric Madness
7. Evoken Vulgarity
8. Retribution in Eternity

Check out the trailer here: More...

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Hooded Menace Reveals New Album Details

Finland's doom/death-lords Hooded Menace have completed work on their new down-tuned masterpiece "Effigies of Evil." Marking their first release for Relapse Records, "Effigies of Evil" will be unleashed upon the masses on September 25th in CD, 2xLP, and digital editions including a special deluxe edition vinyl release, which comes with a limited edition 7" featuring covers by Witchfinder General and Eternal Darkness.

"Effigies of Evil" features artwork by David D'Andrea, which is now available for viewing below, and pre-orders for the album can be found here. Upcoming Hooded Menace live shows are as follows:

August 18 - Helsinki, Finland @ Lepakkomies
August 30 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Kill-Town Death Fest More...

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Hooded Menace Finishes New Album

Finnish death / doom dealers Hooded Menace recently announced their signing to Relapse Records and have now completed work on their first album for the label. "Effigies of Evil" was recorded at the band's own Horrisound Studios and is planned for a Summer 2012 release.

Additionally, the band has added guitarist Teemu Hannonen to the fold for live shows. Current guitarist Lasse Pyykko comments:

"We´re excited and proud to announce that Teemu Hannonen (formerly Phlegethon) joins Hooded Menace as a 2nd guitarist! Finally our live sound will be richer and heavier as it should be! Also it´s very cool to have an old band mate of mine in Hooded Menace!"

Hannonen will make his live debut with the band at the following European shows.

5/11 - Oulu, Finland @ Nuclear Nightclub (w/ Coffins)
5/12 - Helsinki, Finland @ Club PRKL (w/ Coffins)
5/17 - Gollnitz, Thuringen, Germany @ Deathkult Open Air
8/30 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Kill-Town Death Fest

"Effigies of Evil" features cover artwork from the iconic David V. D'Andrea (Sleep, Agalloch, Ulver). More will be revealed soon…

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Deathkult Open Air 2012 Line-Up Revealed

The Deathkult Open Air 2012 Festival will be taking place between May 17th-19th at the Gewerbegebeit Baumarkt Gollnitz on Lindenstrasse 1 in Gollnitz, Germany. You can get directions to the Festival by going here. Below is the line-up and showtimes for all the bands scheduled to play at this three-day event.

Thursday 17th of May 2012

INQUISITION 23.00 - 0.00
PURGATORY 22.00 – 22.45
ORDER OF ORIAS 21.00 – 21.35
ALCHEMYST 20.00 – 20.35

Friday 18th of May 2012

URFAUST 23.00 – 0.00
HORNA 21.45 – 22.45
ETERNITY 19.30 – 20.15
SADOMATOR 18.30 – 19.10
VORKREIST 17.30 – 18.10
SVARTIDAUDI 16.30 – 17.10
GOAT TORMENT 15.30 – 16.10

Saturday 19th of May 2012

DESTRÖYER 666 23.15 – 0.15
DIOCLETIAN 21.45 – 22.45
ASCENSION 20.30 – 21.30
HOODED MENACE 19.30 – 20.15
KETZER 18.30 – 19.10
AOSOTH 17.30 – 18.10
VENENUM 16.30 – 17.10
KRATER 15.30 – 16.10

The campsite opens at 12.00 hours and festival site opens 18.00 hours. Running order may still be subject to changes and there will be DJ sets after the shows. Visit the Deathkult Festival official site for more information.


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Hooded Menace Enters The Studio

Finnish death / doom bringers Hooded Menace have entered the studio to record their new album and first for Relapse Records. The new record, entitled "Effigies of Evil," is being self-recorded by the band at its very own Horrisound Studios, the group’s personal compound of stench and decay.

Drums are being tracked at SF Sound and the band plans to complete recording in mid February for a Summer 2012 release.

Hooded Menace, which takes influence from 80’s era Candlemass, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Asphyx, and Black Sabbath, has previously release two full length albums as well as split releases with Coffins, Asphyx, Ilsa, and more.

Hooded Menace guitarist Lasse Pyykko commented on the new recordings: "This album is the catchiest stuff we’ve done so far. On average it’s slightly faster (read: more mid-tempos) and a bit more melodic than the previous records but as always there’s still an unhealthy dose of down-tempo horror hammering. It’s crushingly heavy, dark and graceful music in all its gory glory!"

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Maveth To Play Kill Town Death Fest

Finland's Maveth is the latest act to be confirmed for Denmark's Kill-Town Death Fest 2012, which takes place from August 30th to September 2nd. Further details on the festival can be found at this location.

Other confirmed bands so far:

Incantation (us)
Necros Christos (de)
Hooded Menace (sf)
Esoteric (uk)
Interment (se)
Verminous (se)
Voids Of Vomit (it)
Corpsessed (sf)
Morbus Chron (swe)
Church Bizarre (dk)
Tyranny (sf)
Execration (no)
Ritualization (fr)
Maveth (sf)
Cryptborn (sf)
Pustulation (dk)

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Kill-Town Death Fest Coming To Copenhagen

The 2012 edition of the Kill-Town Death Fest will be held on the 31st of August through the 2nd of September in Ungdomshuset at Dortheavej 61 in Copenhagens Northwest quarter. The festival will be a 4-day event, with a warm up show Thursday 30th August at Loppen in Copenhagens freetown Christiania. The festival will present 25 international acts, metal DJs, good cheap quality beer, vegan foodstalls, horror-movie screenings, distro-area and outdoor hang-out space. For more detailed information, visit Kill-Town's official website. The following is the current line-up of bands scheduled to perform:

VERMINOUS (se) - first show in 8 years!
TYRANNY (sf) - first show outside Finland in 8 years!
PUSTULATION (dk) More...

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Hooded Menace Signs To Relapse

Hooded Menace, which takes influence from 80's era Candlemass, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Asphyx, and Black Sabbath, has previously release two full length albums as well as split releases with Coffins, Asphyx, and more. The band recently made its U.S, live debut this spring with performances as part of Maryland Deathfest (Baltimore), Chaos in Tejas (Austin), and Doom in June (Las Vegas). The band has now officially announced its signing with Relapse Records.

Hooded Menace guitarist Lasse Pyykko commented on the signing: "We're very excited about signing with Relapse Records! This seems like a logical next step for the band. Of course we are still going to release 7"s and such with smaller labels too because we love doing that. As for the full length album, now we're going have all the support, promotion, and distribution we could possibly hope at this stage. It's pretty amazing to be part of the label with such a long and remarkable history. Relapse has released many albums that we are big fans of. We are stoked about leaving our heavily and deeply stamped mark to that long, significant list of great music."

Hooded Menace has confirmed a handful of Finnish tour dates, including performances as part of the Ilosaarirock Festival and Tuska Festival (w/ Killing Joke, At The Gates, Amorphis) in July. The band will also open for doom legends Saint Vitus in Helsinki on August 27th.

Stay tuned for more Hooded Menace news to come shortly.

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Sunn O))) Announces First Bands For Roadburn

Legendary doom pioneers WINTER, along with EARTH, SCORN, BEAVER, ALUK TODOLO, MENACE RUINE, HOODED MENACE, THE SECRET and Atilla Csihar’s VOID OV VOICES, have been confirmed for SUNN O)))’s curated event at Roadburn Festival 2011, set for April 15th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.

As curator, SUNN O))) (Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley) are personally selecting the bands that will play during their special event, as well as performing a headlining show. SUNN O))) is Roadburn’s fourth curator, following David Tibet in 2008, Neurosis in
2009 and Triptykon’s Tom Gabriel Warrior at this year’s festival in April.

SUNN O))) comments: “SUNN O))) is honored to present the first part of our guests for the curated day at Roadburn, April 15th 2011. They represent a broad range of bands we are fans of, and in many cases some of our closest friends and collaborators. We hope you appreciate the selection, and look forward to announcing more of our selection and allies…”

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Death Breath Confirmed For Maryland Death Fest

Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Mourning Beloveth To Play Dutch Doom Days

Mourning Beloveth has issued the following announcement about appearing at the Dutch Doom Days festival:

"We are delighted to announce that we will be helping out our old friends at the Dutch Doom Days IX by stepping in to play on the Sunday after the unfortunate cancellation of The Wounded Kings. Lets hope all our bones remain intact until after our show!"

The festival lineup is as follows:

November 6
Revelation (US classic doom)
Hooded Menace (FI doom/death)
Funeral (NO funeral doom)
Bottle Doom Lazy Band (FR classic doom)
Akelei (NL melodic doom)
My Silent Wake (UK melodic doom)
Evadne (ES melodic doom/death)

November 7
Place Of Skulls (US classic doom)
Eternal Elysium (JP stoner/doom)
Mourning Beloveth (IE melodic doom/death)
Ocean Chief (SE stoner/doom)
Hooded Priest (BE classic doom)
Grimpen Mire (UK sludge/doom)
Nephthys (NL melodic doom/death)

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Lineup Announced For Black Mass Ritual III Fest

The Black Mass Ritual III festival will take place in Helsinki, Finland from September 30th - October 2nd, 2010. The lineup is as follows:

DAY I - Thu 30.9
Sadistic Intent (US)
Witchrist (Nz)
Craven Idol (Uk)
Neutron Hammer (Fin)
Vorum (Fin)

DAY II - Fri 1.10
Nirvana 2002 (Swe)
Excoriate (Ger)
Grave Miasma (Uk)
Karnarium (Swe)
Hooded Menace (Fin)
Stench of Decay (Fin) More...

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Hooded Menace Completes Work On New Album

Finland’s HOODED MENACE have completed work on their new album, “Never Cross The Dead.” To be released late March/early April, the tracklisting for “Never Cross The Dead” is as follows:

1. Never Cross The Dead
2. Terror Castle
3. Night Of The Deathcult
4. The House Of Hammer
5. Rituals Of Mortal Cremation
6. As The Creatures Ascend
7. From Their Confined Slumber
8. Theme From Return Of The Evil Dead More...

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Asphyx And Hooded Menace To Release Split

Doomentia Records has issued the following update about releasing a split EP with Asphyx and Hooded Menace:

"Another KILLLLEEERRRRRR!!!!! We are so PROUD to announce this news. ASPHYX / HOODED MENACE split 7"EP to be release on DOOMENTIA RECORDS!!!!!!"

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Hooded Menace Signs To Profound Lore

Finnish horror inspired dirgy down-tuned death doom band HOODED MENACE has signed with Profound Lore Records. Mastermind Lasse Pyykko is currently putting the finishing touches (while conjuring inspiration from the most cult of horror films) on writing the follow up to the masterful “Fulfill The Curse” album. Look for Lasse and co. to enter the studio sometime this fall and if all goes accordingly, look for the new Hooded Menace opus to be released sometime early 2010.

In the meantime, you can check out some of their older songs on their MySpace page.

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Hooded Menace Sign to Razorback Records

Razorback Records issues the following announcement:

"HOODED MENACE has joined up with Razorback Records! The band will release their debut album, to be titled "Fulfill The Curse", sometime in 2008! HOODED MENACE are a crushing, heavy DOOM/DEATH METAL band from Finland that features members from early 90's death metal cult legends Phlegethon and also death/grinders Vacant Coffin! The band's 2-song promo demo, "The Eyeless Horde" can be heard on their myspace page and will be released on 7" EP format soon. The band is currently writing the material for the debut CD on Razorback Records. Keep checking for updates! The Blind Dead will NEVER die! HOODED MENACE Myspace page Razorback Records"

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