HOODED MENACE and Roadburn are now revealing that the Finnish doom raisers will perform their 2008 debut album, ‘Fulfill the Curse’ in its entirety at the 2018 edition of the festival in Tilburg, the Netherlands on the 19th of April.
HOODED MENACE have already announced that the release show for their forthcoming album, ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’ will be celebrated with special guests KRYPTS at Kuudes Linja in Finland’s capital Helsinki on the 9th of February.
See below for a list of all currently confirmed live-dates.
09 Feb 18 Helsinki (FI) Kuudes Linja (+Krypts)
19 Apr 18 Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival (‘Fulfill the Curse’ show)
28 Apr 18 Glasgow (UK) North of the Wall Festival (exact date tbc)
HOODED MENACE have previously premiered the second track taken from their new album, ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’, which is scheduled for release on January 26th, 2018.
The artwork of ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’, which has been created by Adam Burke (SÓLSTAFIR, PORTRAIT) and can be viewed below.
1. Sempiternal Grotesqueries (10:38)
2. In Eerie Deliverance (7:05)
3. Cathedral of Labyrinthine Darkness (7:23)
4. Cascade of Ashes (6:43)
5. Charnel Reflections (7:48)
6. Black Moss (2:21)
Total playing time: 41:58
Doom has always been a style for a rather select but also very dedicated audience. Among the aficionados, HOODED MENACE have quickly become a household name for authenticity and excellence.
With their upcoming fifth album, ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’, the Finns continue to impress with immaculate songwriting skills and the perfect balance between harsh death metal fuelled outbursts and exquisite melodic melancholy.
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. HOODED MENACE remained in a highly creative mode and delivered ‘Effigies of Evil’ in 2012 and their latest milestone, ‘Darkness Drips Forth’ in 2015. With a penchant for classic vinyl, the Finns also released several split singles and EPs for example with ASPHYX and COFFINS.
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.
Now the time has once again come, when HOODED MENACE unleash skeletal horror and sombre despair onto their craving audience. The dead shall ride on ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’ and the living shall rejoice!