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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.
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.
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...
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...
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…”
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...
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:
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)
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)
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)
Craven Idol (Uk)
Neutron Hammer (Fin)
DAY II - Fri 1.10
Nirvana 2002 (Swe)
Grave Miasma (Uk)
Hooded Menace (Fin)
Stench of Decay (Fin) More...
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...
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!!!!!!"
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.
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"