Hooded Menace to Record New Album at Skyhammer Studio

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 12th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

Three years seems like a bit of time since the last Hooded Menace full-length, Effigies of Evil, came out, but if like me you saw that and were surprised it had been that long, it’s probably because the band keeps so active. In that three years, they’ve released two splits, two EPs and most recently, a compilation of non-album material called Gloom Immemorial that hit in December on Doomentia Records. So if three years comes seems like a while, it’s not exactly like the Finnish death-doomers have been quiet all that time.

Still, they’re due for a new record, and they’ll do the tracking with Conan bassist/producer Chris Fielding (also engineer for Electric Wizard, Coltsblood, Primordial, etc.) at Skyhammer Studio. Relapse is saying it’ll be out by the end of the year, and that’s cool by me:

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Finnish death/doom horde HOODED MENACE are preparing to enter the studio to record their fourth full-length and first new record since 2012’s Effigies of Evil. The band will be entering Skyhammer Studio in the UK to record with Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Moss, Napalm Death, The Wounded Kings) while Brad Boatright (Yob, Vallenfyre, Beastmilk, Sleep) will be mastering the album at Audiosiege in the US. Justin Bartlett (SUNN O))), Kvelertak, Trap Them), with whom the band worked on their 2010 split 7″ with Anima Morte, will be handling the cover art and layout. Expect the album to drop in the latter half of 2015 via Relapse Records!

HOODED MENACE recently released a compilation of splits and EPs entitled Gloom Immemorial via Doomentia Records. The compilation is available at this location while the band’s last full-length Effigies of Evil, can be streamed via Bandcamp HERE.

Additionally, HOODED MENACE have confirmed a pair of live appearances including Denmark’s Heavy Days in Doomtown and Finland’s Jalometalli Festival. Dates are listed below.

Hooded Menace Live Appearances:
April 30 – May 3 Heavy Days in Doomtown Copenhagen, Denmark
August 7 – 8 Jalometalli Oulu, Finland


Hooded Menace, Effigies of Evil (2012)

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Hooded Menace Unveil New Video for “Crumbling Insanity”

Posted in Bootleg Theater on October 2nd, 2012 by JJ Koczan

Director Justin Oakey, whose videos have been featured here several times in the past (see here, here and here), sends over word of a new clip in favor of Hooded Menace‘s track “Crumbling Insanity” from their new album and Relapse debut, Effigies of Evil. Those who’ve seen his other works — or those who will click the links in the last sentence and see — will note a continuation of pagan themes, underlying dangers and a disparaging of ideologies. Oakey‘s work remains bleak and atmospheric no matter the music accompanying, it seems, though as the church in the clip below crumbles, a Hooded Menace soundtrack only seems appropriate.

Dig it:

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