Genre: Death Metal | Status: Active | Viewed: 3045 times
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It all started in June of 2007 when three doom/death -loving freaks got together to jam some Candlemass cover songs but using old school death metal style vocals instead. They were having so much fun that they decided to start writing their own material, very much influenced by the first Cathedral album, Winter, and Asphyx. They wanted to do play really doom-laden death metal that combined crushing and somber riffs with just a slight hint of melody that comes from their love for the early Candlemass albums from the 80's.
The band continued to jam but still didn't have a band name yet. The guitarist and vocalist Lasse (also known from the cult Finnish death metal band Phlegethon and death/grinders Vacant Coffin) was a big fan of the Blind Dead zombies from the classic 70's Spanish horror series that included the films "Tombs of the Blind Dead", "Return of the Evil Dead", "Horror of the Zombies", and "Night of the Seagulls". The rotting, eyeless Templar knights who rode on horses and drank the blood of their victims had a big influence on the music. The name HOODED MENACE was chosen by Billy Nocera of Razorback Records and the band was now officially born!
The band recorded a 2-song promo demo, titled "The Eyeless Horde" and quickly began promoting it in the underground. The band is now currently writing songs for their debut album to be titled "Fulfill The Curse", which will be released sometime in 2008 on Razorback Records!
HOODED MENACE are looking to spread their music to fans of totally heavy and ultra-crushing doom and old school early 90's style death metal