Death doom masters HOODED MENACE have been nominated for an Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy)! The band’s new album, ‘The Tritonus Bell,’ has received the prestigious nomination in the metal category. The ceremony will take place on February 5, 2022 at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki [FI] where winners will be revealed! The full nominations for the Metal category are as follows:
· Beast In Black – Dark Connection
· Bloodred Hourglass – Your Highness
· Bodom After Midnight – Paint the Sky with Blood
· Hooded Menace – The Tritonus Bell
· Korpiklaani – Jylhä
‘The Tritonus Bell’ is out NOW and can be streamed, downloaded, and ordered HERE.
The artwork and album details for ‘The Tritonus Bell’ can be viewed below.
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)
8. The Torture Never Stops (W.a.s.p. cover) (4:07)
Style: Death Doom
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!
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
Cover artwork artist: Wes Benscoter
CD Clamshell Box
12″ Vinyl Gatefold Black
12″ Vinyl Gatefold Crystal Clear & White Marbled (250 copies)
12″ Vinyl Gatefold White, Purple & Blue Marbled (200 copies)