NewsOctober 12, 2016 2:11 PM ET1,972 views

Hooded Menace signs with Season Of Mist

Official press release: Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Hooded Menace. The Finnish death doom prodigies will release their highly anticipated new album on the label next year. Regarding their signing, Hooded Menace comment, "We are stoked to join the very diverse roster of Season of Mist. This is a rather logical step onward on our path. New possibilities under new circumstances. We have exciting plans for the next Hooded Menace album and we are glad we have a strong, forward-thinking label backing us up." Founded in 2007, Hooded Menace are a death doom metal band formed in Joensuu, Finland, by guitarist Lasse Pyykkö. By citing early Candlemass, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Autopsy, Asphyx, and Winter as influences, the Finns successfully blended a compelling take on doom-laden death metal that combined crushing riffs with somber melodies. Their lyrics are often inspired by the classic 1970's Spanish horror movie series 'The Blind Dead' that included such films as 'Tombs of the Blind Dead', 'Return of the Evil Dead', 'Horror of the Zombies', and 'Night of the Seagulls'. As an active live band, Hooded Menace have toured the world over, appearing at many prestigious metal festivals including Hellfest, Roadburn, Maryland Deathfest, Tuska Open air, and Party San Open Air among many others. The band recently toured Europe as a headliner in 2015 and are about to embark on a North American outing with Demilich and Vastum, kicking off their live dates at California Deathfest this month.

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