Finnish Masters of Deathly Horror, HOODED MENACE, have returned with “Darkness Drips Forth”, their fourth full-length and most gruesome work to date. Recorded and mixed by Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Primordial) and the band´s usual sound engineer Mikko Saastamoinen, and graced by decrepit artwork from Justin Bartlett, the band employ a new approach on their latest effort, expanding their writing across four cataclysmically dense tracks, nearly all of which exceed ten minutes apiece. Cavernous vocals preside over mastermind Lasse Pyykkö‘s rumbling riffs, while the rest of the band’s unshakable rhythmic core provides a grim backbone for the record.
The hint of melody HOODED MENACE sought back in their earliest days has fully blossomed into an essential element of the band’s music; “Darkness Drips Forth” is as melodic as it is devastating and as emotionally disquieting as it is thematically stirring. Funereal, deliberate, and methodical, “Darkness Drips Forth” is sure to be an essential acquisition for fans of Winter’s crushing doom, the old-school death metal of Bolt Thrower and Asphyx, and the cruel, apocalyptic atmospheres of Dead Congregation and Coffins alike. Just in time for Halloween, HOODED MENACE delivers a gruesome treat to chill your bones and crack open your coffin.
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The record is slated for an October 30, 2015 release via Relapse Records, and will be available on digital, CD, and vinyl formats. Preorder the album on CD or special edition vinyl here, or preorder the digital version from Bandcamp here.
1. Blood For The Burning Oath / Dungeons of The Disembodied
2. Elysium of Dripping Death
3. Ashen With Solemn Decay
4. Beyond Deserted Flesh
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Eindhoven Metal Meeting has issued that NAPALM DEATH, CARPATHIAN FOREST, GOTHMINISTER and MORGOTH are among the latest acts to have been confirmed for this year’s Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival set to take place December 12 – 14, 2013 at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
ABORYM, ARCTURUS, ARKONA, BELPHEGOR, CARPATHIAN FOREST, CORONER, DESTRÖYER 666, THE DEVIL, GOTHMINISTER, HOODED MENACE, IMPALED NAZARENE, THE MONOLITH, DEATHCULT, MORGOTH, NAPALM DEATH, NARGAROTH, THERION
More bands will be announced soon.
For the very first time, the festival will last for three days instead of two days as there will be a Heavy Metal / Thrash Metal party on Thursday evening on the main stage. Regular two-day combitickets are available from now on via the official website.
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official website: http://www.eindhovenmetalmeeting.com
KORPIKLAANI, SUFFOCATION, and FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING are the latest acts confirmed for the 2013 edition of Germany’s Party.San Open Air festival, scheduled for August 8th – 10th in Bad Berka.
Band’s confirmed so far include: ALCEST, ALCHEMYST, ANAAL NATHRAKH, ATTIC, BOMBS OF HADES, CARCASS, CARPATHIAN FOREST, COFFINS, DESERTED FEAR, DESTRÖYER 666, DESTRUCTION, DR.LIVING DEAD, DYING FETUS, FARSOT, FRAGMENTS OF UNBECOMING, GRAND SUPREME BLOODCOURT, HELRUNAR, HOODED MENACE, IMPALED NAZARENE, JIG-AL, KORPIKLAANI, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SUFFOCATION, TSJUDER, UNLEASHED andVENOM.
For more info visit the festival’s Party-san.de.
CARCASS and HELRUNAR are the latest acts confirmed for the 2013 edition of Germany’s Party.San Open Air festival is scheduled for August 8 – 10 in Bad Berka.
All band’s confirmed so far are: ALCEST, ALCHEMYST, ANAAL NATHRAKH, ATTIC, BOMBS OF HADES, CARCASS, CARPATHIAN FOREST, COFFINS, DESERTED FEAR, DESTRÖYER 666, DESTRUCTION, DR.LIVING DEAD, DYING FETUS, FARSOT, GRAND SUPREME BLOODCOURT, HELRUNAR, HOODED MENACE, IMPALED NAZARENE, JIG-AL, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, TSJUDER, UNLEASHED andVENOM.
For more info visit he festival’s Party-san.de.
LEGION OF THE DAMNED, GRAND SUPREME BLOODCOURT and ATTIC, are the latest acts confirmed for the 2013 edition of Germany’s Party.San Open Air festival is scheduled for August 8 – 10 in Bad Berka.
All band’s confirmed so far are: ANAAL NATHRAKH, ATTIC, BOMBS OF HADES, CARPATHIAN FOREST, COFFINS, DESERTED FEAR, DESTRÖYER 666, DESTRUCTION, DYING FETUS, GRAND SUPREME BLOODCOURT, HOODED MENACE, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, TSJUDER, UNLEASHED and VENOM.
For more info visit he festival’s website.
Relapse Records has announced the signing of Finnish death/doom bringers HOODED MENACE.
HOODED MENACE, which takes influence from CANDLEMASS, CATHEDRAL, PARADISE LOST, ASPHYX, and BLACK SABBATH, previously released two full-length albums as well as split releases with COFFINS, ASPHYX, ILSA, and more. The band played its first U.S. live shows this past spring at Maryland Deathfest (Baltimore), Chaos In Tejas (Austin), and Doom In June (Las Vegas) festivals.
Commented HOODED MENACE guitarist Lasse Pyykko: “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 seven-inch singles 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 an appearances at the Ilosaarirock and Tuska festivals in July. The band will also open for doom legends SAINT VITUS in Helsinki on August 27. Source: Blabbermouth.net