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
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):
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.