Hooded Menace stream the first single »Blood Ornaments« taken from their sixth full-length album »The Tritonus Bell«
Finnish death/doom metal outfit Hooded Menace stream the first single »Blood Ornaments« taken from their sixth full-length album, »The Tritonus Bell«, which will be released worldwide on August 27th, 2021 via Season Of Mist.
Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö comments on the new album and track: “It is with utter excitement that we premiere the first track off our new album »The Tritonus Bell«! There’re definitely some new flavours added to the mix, and »Blood Ornaments« comes with some of our most intriguing ingredients yet – and a bloody side taste. There’s a contrast between death/doom misery and head-bangable heavy metal riffs like never heard before in Hooded Menace’s music, making »Blood Ornaments« my favourite track from the album.
Obviously a lot of inspiration for »The Tritonus Bell« comes from the usual suspects Candlemass, Paradise Lost, and Trouble, but also classic 80’s heavy metal such as Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Dio, and Ozzy Osbourne. Even if you can’t always put your finger on it, they all definitely played a big role in why »The Tritonus Bell« turned out the way it did. When it comes to mixing and mastering, we had the pleasure of working with King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque/Sonic Train Studios, who made sure everything would sound great, and I can honestly say I’ve never been more satisfied with the results sound- and music-wise.”
01. Chthonic Exordium
02. Chime Diabolicus
03. Blood Ornaments
04. Those Who Absorb The Night
05. Corpus Asunder
06. Scattered Into Dark
07. Instruments Of Somber Finality
08. The Torture Never Stops (W.A.S.P. cover) (Bonus Track)
From Season Of Mist:
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«!
With their upcoming sixth album »The Tritonus Bell«, Hooded Menace threw in more classic 80’s Heavy Metal influences, 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!
Recorded at Horrisound Studios, SF Sound Studio, The Underground Crypt and Sonic Train Studios.
Produced by Hooded Menace and Andy LaRocque.
Drum recording sessions engineered by Kimmo Perkkiö.
Mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque at Sonic Train Studios.
Hooded Menace was formed by Lasse (also known from the cult Finnish death metal band Phlegethon and death/grinders Vacant Coffin) in the summer of 2007. The band is looking to spread their music to fans of totally heavy and ultra-crushing doom and old school early 90’s style death metal.
Hooded Menace is:
Harri Kuokkanen – Vocals
Lasse Pyykkö – Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Teemu Hannonen – Rhythm Guitar
Pekka Koskelo – Drums
Photo by Mikko Saastamoinen
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well