Relapse Records sign Hooded Menace

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 2:17 PM (PST)

Relapse Records recently inked a deal with Hooded Menace, and made the following statement:

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Finnish death / doom bringers Hooded Menace, who take influence from 80’s era Candlemass, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Asphyx, and Black Sabbath, has previously release two full length albums as well as split releases with Coffins, Asphyx, Ilsa, and more. The band recently made their US live debut this spring with performances as part of Maryland Deathfest (Baltimore), Chaos in Tejas (Austin), and Doom in June (Las Vegas).

Hooded Menace guitarist Lasse Pyykko commented the deal;

“We’re very excited about signing with Relapse Records! This seems like a logical next step for the band. Of course we are still going to release 7”s and such with smaller labels too because we love doing that. As for the full length album, now we’re going have all the support, promotion, and distribution we could possibly hope at this stage. It’s pretty amazing to be part of the label with such a long and remarkable history. Relapse has released many albums that we are big fans of. We are stoked about leaving our heavily and deeply stamped mark to that long, significant list of great music.”

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