Hail Horror! There’s a New Hooded Menace Record on the Way
I’m pretty vocal about my love for Finnish doom-death quartet Hooded Menace. My review of their last full-length was complimentary as Hell, and their two-song vinyl-only EP from last year ranked high on my Best of 2014 list. Given that they’re horror-drenched riff-worshippers who theme their songs after the Blind Dead movies, I don’t really understand how you can NOT adore this band.
So it was with no small amount of excitement that I received a promo e-mail today announcing that the Menace will be dropping a new album this October. Titled Darkness Drips Forth (fuck yes), the record will contain four horror-drenched epics, and has a wicked cover by Justin Bartlett (known for his work on albums by Dragged Into Sunlight). Fans of Mortician, Electric Wizard, and Malachi should all get ready to download this sonic bloodbath in a couple of months.
Darkness Drips Forth shuffles into the world via Relapse on October 30th, so you can blast it the next day while scaring the shit out of trick-or-treaters. Pre-order it here and watch the album trailer below.