Posted in metal | music on August 9, 2012

Hooded Menace at Union Pool (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Hooded Menace

It's been more than a year since Hooded Menace sat atop a stacked bill of Negative Plane, Ilsa and Anhedonist at Union Pool, but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was just one of those shows that sticks with you. Hooded Menace's crawling death-doom was booming, larger-than-life and just plain stunning on that gorgeous June evening.

Hooded Menace's focus was on their then-recent LP Never Cross the Dead but now the Finnish band has a new one: the forthcoming Effigies of Evil LP out via Relapse on September 11. Check out two new tracks from the LP, including "Summoned into Euphoric Madness" which makes its debut here. Both are below.

Speaking of that show at Union Pool, don't miss Ilsa when they team with Gehenna, Young and In The Way, Psychic Limb and Skin Like Iron at Acheron on Friday 8/10.

So far no US dates scheduled for Hooded Menace, but hopefully that will change soon. Until then, stream the two new songs below.

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Comments (24)

This is f-ing great. Old school doom sound. Like, slowed down Entombed. Awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 12:12 PM

Got to check them out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 1:45 PM

this guy's head looks like a penis.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 1:56 PM

this guy's head looks like a sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 2:26 PM

I get the idea that both of you are REALLY familiar with penises.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 2:33 PM

Still pissed that I missed their show with Negative Plane. Had tickets but went to see Tragedy instead.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 2:37 PM

So glad you checked in with us on that 2:37. You know, we were wondering what you ended up doing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 2:51 PM

Hooded Menace? pfftttt...try Hooded Broke-ass Suspended Adolescent.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 2:52 PM

2:52- That was original.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 4:28 PM

You don't need originality when you've got empirical reality, sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 5:07 PM

Shoving your buddy's scarf into your mouth will get you a few puzzled looks, but that's about it.

Shoving your buddy's sausage into your mouth will get you a bit more than than, esp. with the happy ending amirite

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 5:40 PM

2 sausages one stage

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 6:27 PM

That sausage really does look like a little penis.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 6:35 PM

Beard:check
Black & white t shirt: check
Chain wallet hanging down: check
Drummer who looks like Jesus: check
very unique!

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 7:00 PM

Muted Hummus

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 8:29 PM

he is a literal dickhead.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2012 9:45 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 3:44 AM

amazing band. relapse is a strange label for them though.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 10:11 AM

The band is named 'hooded menace' and the dude wears a hood all the time? What a clever little sausage...

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 11:52 AM

"trite anonymous comment"

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2012 12:54 PM

"Fulfill The Curse" was amazing, but "Never Cross The Dead" was utterly boring and tame as fuck. The new shit sounds pretty good so far; hopefully it'll be a lot better than the 2nd album.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2012 5:23 PM

"Black & white t shirt: check"

It is Voivod's Rrröööaaarrr shirt in color, you hipster moron.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 8:31 AM

win win vs kristeen young would go 12 round but there would be no winner... cause everyone in the crowd would have killed themselves by round 3... including judges and coaches.

Posted by two way radios | March 8, 2013 1:07 AM

great music all the way.

Posted by jordon | July 24, 2013 3:29 PM

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