Hooded Menace release first track and details of “The Tritonus Bell.”


Death Doom outfit HOODED MENACE is now unveiling the brand new song, “Blood Ornaments,” which is taken from the band’s upcoming release “The Tritonus Bell.” The album is scheduled for worldwide release on August 27th, 2021, via Season of Mist. The track can be listened to via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE. Pre-save of the track on other digital platforms is available HERE. The links may be freely spread throughout your channels.

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 are 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 MENACEs 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 ’80s 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.

Pre-orders are now live HERE

HOODED MENACE are furthermore unveiling the artwork and album details for “The Tritonus Bell” which can be viewed below.

1. Chthonic Exordium (1:16)
2. Chime Diabolicus (8:10)
3. Blood Ornaments (9:01)
4. Those who absorb the Night (5:52)
5. Corpus Asunder (7:17)
6. Scattered into Dark (9:05)
7. Instruments of Somber Finality (2:45)
8. The Torture Never Stops (W.a.s.p. cover) (4:07)
Total: 47:40

With the immaculate songwriting skills and the perfect balance between harsh death metal fueled outbursts and exquisite melodic melancholy, HOODED MENACE unleashes skeletal horror and somber despair onto their craving audience with “The Tritonus Bell”!

HOODED MENACE was 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. With a penchant for classic vinyl, the Finns also released several split singles and EP’s, for example with ASPHYX and COFFINS, before delivering their full-lengths, “Effigies of Evil” (2012) and “Darkness Drips Forth” (2015). HOODED MENACE remained in a highly creative mode during their latest full-length, “Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed” which was released in 2018 via Season of Mist.

Throughout the years, 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. 

With their upcoming sixth album, “The Tritonus Bell,” HOODED MENACE threw in more classic ’80s Heavy Metal, such as KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE, resulting in the most up-tempo (but never fast) HOODED MENACE album with the catchiest song material to date!

Harri Kuokkanen – Vocals 
Lasse Pyykkö – Lead and rhythm guitar, bass
Teemu Hannonen – Rhythm guitar 
Pekka Koskelo – Drums