Death doom masters HOODED MENACE will be releasing their new full-length album, ‘The Tritonus Bell,’ on August 27 via Season of Mist! The band is now sharing the official music video for the third and final single, “Those Who Absorb the Night” via Inferno Magazine (Finland). The video is also available via the Season of Mist YouTube at THIS LOCATION.
Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö comments on the new track: “We´re excited to unleash the video for “Those Who Absorb The Night” off the new album “The Tritonus Bell”! The rather catchy track has different moods and vibes to it, going from gloomy melancholy to bursts of aggressiveness and back, and I think the atmospheric and spider-webbed visuals support the music quite perfectly.“
Track-list 1. Chthonic Exordium (1:16) 2. Chime Diabolicus (8:10) (LISTEN) 3. Blood Ornaments (9:01) (WATCH) 4. Those who absorb the Night (5:52) (WATCH) 5. Corpus Asunder (7:17) 6. Scattered into Dark (9:05) 7. Instruments of Somber Finality (2:45) Bonus 8. The Torture Never Stops (W.a.s.p. cover) (4:07) Total: 47:40
Death doom outfit HOODED MENACE will be releasing their new full-length album, ‘The Tritonus Bell,’ on August 27 via Season of Mist! The band is now sharing the second new single, “Chime Diabolicus,” which can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö comments on the new album and track: “Just like the lead single ‘Blood Ornaments,’ the second premiere track ‘Chime Diabolicus’ showcases very well where Hooded Menace is in 2021, offering some 80´s heavy metal vibes, catchy and powerful vocals, better crafted solos, and a faster pace while never forgetting the band´s roots in slow death/doom style. Actually, the slower riff, somewhere in the middle of the song where the second solo kicks in, is one of our heaviest.”
Track-list 1. Chthonic Exordium (1:16) 2. Chime Diabolicus (8:10) (LISTEN) 3. Blood Ornaments (9:01) (WATCH) 4. Those who absorb the Night (5:52) 5. Corpus Asunder (7:17) 6. Scattered into Dark (9:05) 7. Instruments of Somber Finality (2:45) Bonus 8. The Torture Never Stops (W.a.s.p. cover) (4:07) Total: 47:40
Death Doom outfit HOODED MENACE will be releasing their new full-length album, ‘The Tritonus Bell,’ on August 27 via Season of Mist! The band has unveiled the cover artwork, tracklist, and additional details below. Moreover, HOODED MENACE is now sharing the pummeling first single, “Blood Ornaments,” which can be heard at THIS LOCATION.
The track may also be pre-saved across all digital streaming services HERE.
Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö comments on the new album and track: “It is with utter excitement that we premiere the first track off our new album ‘The Tritonus Bell!’ There are definitely some new flavours added to the mix, and ‘Blood Ornaments’ comes with some of our most intriguing ingredients yet – and a bloody side taste. There’s a contrast between death/doom misery and head-bangable heavy metal riffs like never heard before in Hooded Menace´s music, making ‘Blood Ornaments’ my favourite track from the album.
“Obviously a lot of inspiration for ‘The Tritonus Bell’ comes from the usual suspects Candlemass, Paradise Lost, and Trouble, but also classic 80´s heavy metal such as Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Dio, and Ozzy Osbourne. Even if you can’t always put your finger on it, they all definitely played a big role in why ‘The Tritonus Bell’ turned out the way it did. When it comes to mixing and mastering, we had the pleasure of working with King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque/Sonic Train Studios, who made sure everything would sound great, and I can honestly say I’ve never been more satisfied with the results sound- and music-wise.“
HOODED MENACE are furthermore unveiling the artwork and album details for ‘The Tritonus Bell’ which can be viewed below.
Track-list 1. Chthonic Exordium (1:16) 2. Chime Diabolicus (8:10) 3. Blood Ornaments (9:01) (WATCH) 4. Those who absorb the Night (5:52) 5. Corpus Asunder (7:17) 6. Scattered into Dark (9:05) 7. Instruments of Somber Finality (2:45) Bonus 8. The Torture Never Stops (W.a.s.p. cover) (4:07) Total: 47:40
With the immaculate songwriting skills and the perfect balance between harsh death metal fueled outbursts and exquisite melodic melancholy, HOODED MENACE unleash skeletal horror and somber despair onto their craving audience with ‘The Tritonus Bell’!
HOODED MENACE were formed in Joensuu, Finland in 2007 by guitarist Lasse Pyykkö, who had also performed in the Finnish cult death metal band PHLEGETHON. The band has always avowed to the strong influence by early CANDLEMASS and CATHEDRAL as well as PARADISE LOST, AUTOPSY, ASPHYX, and WINTER. Their lyrics are often inspired by the classic 1970’s Spanish horror movie series ‘The Blind Dead’.
HOODED MENACE recorded a 2-track demo, ‘The Eyeless Horde’ in 2007, which was released on 7″ the following year. Their debut album ‘Fulfill the Curse’ was released in 2008 and the highly acclaimed sophomore full-length ‘Never Cross the Dead’ came out in 2010. With a penchant for classic vinyl, the Finns also released several split singles and EP’s, for example with ASPHYX and COFFINS, before delivering their full lengths ‘Effigies of Evil’ (2012) and ‘Darkness Drips Forth’ (2015). HOODED MENACE remained in a highly creative mode during their latest full length ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’ which was released in 2018 via Season of Mist.
Throughout the years, HOODED MENACE toured in Europe and North America, and performed at many major metal festivals such as Hellfest, Roadburn, Maryland Deathfest, Tuska, and Party San Open Air among others.
With their upcoming sixth album ‘The Tritonus Bell’, HOODED MENACE threw in more classic 80´s Heavy Metal, such as KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE, resulting to the most up tempo (but never fast) HOODED MENACE album with the catchiest song material to date!
Line-up: Harri Kuokkanen – Vocals Lasse Pyykkö – Lead and rhythm guitar, bass Teemu Hannonen – Rhythm guitar Pekka Koskelo – Drums
Recording studio: Horrisound Studios, SF Sound Studio, The Underground Crypt, Sonic Train Studios Producer/sound engineer: Hooded Menace, Andy LaRocque. Drum recording sessions engineered by Kimmo Perkkiö Mixing studio and engineer: Sonic Train Studios, Andy LaRocque Mastering studio and engineer: Sonic Train Studios, Andy LaRocque
Finnish doom cultists of HOODED MENACE are about to enter the studio for the recordings of their sixt full length, which will be released in 2021 via Season of Mist.
Guitarist Lasse comments: “We´re excited to announce that we’re entering the studio in November to record our sixth full-length album! As usually, we’re recording in various locations, but when comes to the drums, we chose to go to SF Sound Studio in Kontiolahti, Finland again, where we have tracked drums for our previous albums “Effigies of Evil” and the latest “Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed”. Being longtime, massive King Diamond fans, we´re beyond thrilled to have King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque handling the mixing and mastering of the album at his Sonic Train Studios in Sweden! Stay tuned, stay doomed!”
HOODED MENACE released their previous album, ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’ on January 26th, 2018 and is streaming in full HERE.
MUTILATION PROCESS has welcomed Michael Dorrian (Anatomy of I) to its ranks, who will be in charge of playing bass guitar on the debut album. This is a gathering of people that want to play dirty rotten death metal to the bone.
The ultimate line up of MUTILATION PROCESS is:
Cris Pervertor (SATANIKA)- vocals
Markus Makkonen (HOODED MENACE, SADISTIK FOREST) – vocals and guitars
Michael Dorrian (ANATOMY OF I) – bass
Aeternus (SATANIKA)- drums
MUTILATION PROCESS was born with the intent to pay homage to the early 90’s Death Metal sound. From the sick minds of Markus Makkonen (Hooded Menace, Sadistik Forest) and Cris Pervertor (Satanika, Infektor), MUTILATION PROCESS create something old but still very powerful, with a touch of Doomy atmosphere, raw Thrashing power and a dose of horror/exploitation from 70’s and 80’s. Lyrically inspired by Lucio Fulci art, Umberto Lenzi and John Carpenter, elements from films like Zombie and The Beyond compliment the music perfectly and set a dark tone.
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.
Check out the Trailer:
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