Hooded Menace


Hooded Menace
Lasse (aka Leper Messiah) (Vocals [since 2007], session member, Claws (FIN), Ruinebell, Phlegethon, Swarming, The Skeletal, Vacant Coffin, ex-Acid Witch, ex-Coffins Of Cyst, ex-Sarnath), Pekka Koskelo (Drums [2009-2010] [since 2011], Emulgator, Ruinebell, Vacant Coffin, ex-Phlegethon), Markus Makkonen (Vocals, Bass [since 2012], Entrail Tension Experiment, Farewell, Sadistik Forest, Se, Josta Ei Puhuta), Teemu Hannonen (Guitar [since 2012], live member, ex-Phlegethon), Anton (aka the Hunchback) (Drums [2007-2009]), Robert (aka Crimson Executioner) (Bass [2007-2009]), Antti Salminen (Bass [2010-2012], ex-Cast Iron), Jori Sara-aho (Drums [2009-2011], Death Toll 80k, Scent Of Flesh, Speedtrap, ex-Deadarling, ex-Irritate, ex-Marttyyrioperaatio, ex-Nailgunner, ex-Skullfuck), Oula Kerkelä (Vocals [2010-2012], Death Toll 80k, ex-Cronus, ex-Grotesk, ex-Locadre, ex-Marttyyrioperaatio, ex-Verenperintö,)

Hooded Menace are 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 "Darkness Drips Forth" in 2015.

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. They have toured Europe and the US, opened for legendary bands such as Candlemass and Saint Vitus, and played festivals like Roadburn, Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest, California Deathfest, Netherlands Deathfest, Tuska, Party.San Open Air, Obscene Extreme and many more. 2016 saw the band signing to Season of Mist who released "Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed" in early 2018.

DISCOGRAPHY: "Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed" CD/LP/CASSETTE/DIGITAL Season of Mist 2018 Hooded Menace/Algoma Split 12" EP Doomentia 2017 "Darkness Drips Forth" CD/LP/Digital Relapse 2015 "Gloom Immemorial" Compilation CD/Digital Doomentia 2014 CD BOX Doomentia 2015 Hooded Menace/Loss Split "A View from the Rope" 12" EP Doomentia 2014 "Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze" 12"EP Doomentia 2014 "Effigies of Evil" CD/2LP/Digital Relapse 2012 "Necrotic Monuments" 7"EP Relapse 2012 Hooded Menace/Horse Latitudes Split 12"EP Doomentia 2012 Hooded Menace/Ilsa Split 12"EP Contagion Releasing 2011 Hooded Menace/Asphyx Split 7"EP Doomentia 2011 Hooded Menace/Coffins Split 7"EP Doomentia 2010 "Never Cross The Dead" CD Profound Lore 2010 2LP Doomentia 2010 Hooded Menace/Anima Morte Split 7"EP Doomentia 2010 "Fulfill The Curse" CD Razorback 2008 2LP Doomentia 2008 CD Doomentia 2010 "The Eyeless Horde" 7"EP Doomentia 2008 "The Eyeless Horde" Demo CD-R Self-Released 2007 TAPE Witchhammer Productions 2008 TAPE Rusty Crowbar 2011 PAST GIGS: 2018 Apr - North of the Wall Festival at The Garage Glasgow UK 2018 Apr - Roadburn Festival at Cul de Sac Tilburg The Netherlands 2018 Apr - Roadburn Festival at 013 Tilburg The Netherlands 2018 Mar - w/ Electric Wizard and Tombstoned at The Circus Helsinki Finland 2018 Feb- Record Release Show w/ Krypts at Kuudes Linja Helsinki Finland 2017 Mar - Doom Over Brixia at Circolo Colony Brescia Italy 2017 Mar - Netherlands Deathfest at 013 Tilburg The Netherlands 2017 Feb - Ritual Dreadfest at Temple of Boom Leeds UK 2016 Oct - w/ Demilich and Vastum at The Red Room Vancouver Canada 2016 Oct - w/ Demilich and Vastum at Highline Seattle USA 2016 Oct - w/ Demilich and Vastum at The Raven Portland USA 2016 Oct - w/ Demilich and Vastum at Elbo Room San Francisco USA 2016 Oct - w/ Demilich and Vastum at Complex Los Angeles USA 2016 Oct - w/ Demilich and Vastum at The Merrow San Diego USA 2016 Oct - California Deathfest Oakland USA 2016 Jun - Ruttokäräjät Vol.5 at La Barre Joensuu Finland 2016 Mar - Doom Over London at the Dome London UK 2016 Feb - Blackened Gatherings II at Glazart Paris France 2015 Dec - Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven The Netherlands 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth, Shores of Null and Calliophis at Bandhaus Leipzig Germany 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth and Shores of Null at Ciemna Strona Miasta Wroclaw Poland 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth and Shores of Null at Modrá Vopice Prague Czech Republic 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth and Shores of Null at Club Gromka Llubljana Slovenia 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth, Shores of Null, Fuoco Fatuo and Messa at Titty Twister Parma Italy 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth and Shores of Null at Coq d'Or Olten Switzerland 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth, Shores of Null, Ophis and Cross Vault at Crash Freiburg Germany 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth, Shores of Null and Ophis at Helvete Oberhausen Germany 2015 Dec - w/ Mourning Beloveth, Shores of Null and Cryptic Brood at Hafenklang Hamburg Germany 2015 Oct - Turun Kuolema at Logomo Turku Finland 2015 Aug - Jalometalli Festival Oulu Finland 2015 May - Heavy Days in Doomtown Copenhagen Denmark 2014 Nov - w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, The Wounded Kings, Uncoffined, Resurgency, Decrepid at The Dome London UK 2014 May - w/ Beast Within, Oath at Katacombes Montreal Canada 2014 May - Maryland Deathfest Baltimore USA 2014 May - w/ Haethen, Decap Attak, Buzzherd at Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia USA 2013 Dec - Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven The Netherlands 2013 Oct - Metalheim Festival Helsinki Finland 2013 Aug - Party.San Metal Open Air Schlotheim Germany 2013 Jul - w/ Graveyard, Dehuman Reign at Koma-F Berlin Germany 2013 Jul - w/ Graveyard at Helmeim Leipzig Germany 2013 Jul - Obscene Extreme Festival Trutnov Czech Republic 2013 Jun - Hellfest Clisson France 2013 May - Kuritushuone XVII w/ Herem at Club PRKL Helsinki Finland 2013 Apr - w/ Serpent Omega at Debaser Slussen Stockholm Sweden 2013 Apr - Klubb Cronös w/ Undergang at Debaser Malmö Sweden 2012 Nov - Summon The Dead Madridfest Madrid Spain 2012 Sep - Kill-Town Death Fest Copenhagen Denmark 2012 Aug - Evil Eruption w/ Horse Latitudes, Lurk at Lepakkomies Helsinki Finland 2012 Aug - Jalometalli Festival After Party w/ Wolfshead at Nuclear Nightclub Oulu Finland 2012 July - w/ Weedeater at Kuudes Linja Helsinki Finland 2012 May - w/ Coffins, Solothus at Club PRKL Helsinki Finland 2012 May - w/ Coffins, Solothus at Nuclear Nightclub Oulu Finland 2011 Aug - w/ Saint Vitus, Horse Latitudes, Swallowed at Nosturi Helsinki Finland 2011 Jul - Tuska Festival Helsinki Finland 2011 Jul - Ilosaarirock Festival Joensuu Finland 2011 Jun - Doom in June Las Vegas USA 2011 Jun - Chaos in Tejas Austin USA 2011 May - w/ Ilsa, Anhedonist, Negative Plane at Union Pool New York USA 2011 May - w/ Ilsa, Anhedonist, Oak, High Priest at Blockley Pourhouse Philadelphia USA 2011 May - Maryland Deathfest Baltimore USA 2011 Apr - w/ Ramesses, Eibon at Espace B Paris France 2011 Apr - Roadburn Festival at 013 Tilburg The Netherlands 2010 Nov - Dutch Doom Days IX Rotterdam The Netherlands 2010 Oct - Live Evil Fest at Underworld London UK 2010 Oct - Black Mass Ritual Fest III at Dante´s Highlight Helsinki Finland CONTACT HOODED MENACE: theeyelesshorde@gmail.com .

'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed' (out Jan 26 via Season of Mist), now on pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/HoodedMenaceShop iTunes:http://bit.ly/HoodedMenaceiTunes

'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed' (out Jan 26 via Season of Mist), now on pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/HoodedMenaceShop LHP: http://smarturl.it/HMEuroMerch Holy Mountain: https://holymountainprinting.myshopify.com/collections/hooded-menace


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