Best Of 2012: Musicians Best Of List Part 3

2012yearWe here at American Aftermath are readying our very own year end lists, to be unleashed this Friday. We have asked some friends and musicians to submit their very own Best of 2012 List, which we will be posting throughout the week and here we go. Read on to find out what members of Tombs, Hooded Menace, Call Of The Void, Jungle Juice and Encrust were jamming to this year.     Continue reading

Some Fast, Some Slow: Reviews Of New PIG DESTROYER And HOODED MENACE

When it comes to my favorite grindcore bands, Pig Destroyer definitely rank in my top five of all time. This band is fucking ferocious around every turn and when word about their highly anticipated (and finally released) new album Book Burner, a lot of bloggers all over the world jizzed and out heads exploded. I have read a lot of reviews about the new Pig Destroyer record and some have been negative. Some have been very positive and since it’s my turn to tell you folks what I thought about the new album. Continue reading

Burning Churches: HOODED MENACE Debut Video For “Crumbling Insanity”

Combining the gloomy and drudging sensitivities of doom metal with the horror movie atmosphere of death metal, the Finland-based fiends in Hooded Menace have been conjuring demons and possessing souls with their hypnotic brand of miserable sound since 2007 and their latest album, Effigies of Evil(out now on Relapse Records, order here), does no different. Recently crafted into video format is the track “Crumbling Insanity”. Directed by Justin Oakey AKA Burial Offerings, the video is based off of the Edgar Allen Poe classic, “The Fall of The House of Usher”. I can’t say that I’m familiar with the story but the video is pretty sweet, There are some crows, anti-christian images, hooded figures, cemeteries  creepy tomes, and fire, all shown with a killer soundtrack to boot, a jolly good time for the whole family. Peep the video below. Continue reading

Preview The New HOODED MENACE Record

The doom laden death metal outfit Hooded Menace will release their new record, Effigies of Evil, on the 11th via Relapse Records. For those dying for taste of cold blooded brutality, the band has uploaded an audio preview of the entire record which can be viewed below. Check it out you goons.

-Lane Oliver

Summoned Into Euphoric Madness: HOODED MENACE Streaming New Song

About two weeks ago I posted about a new song that Finland’s doom demons Hooded Menace released off of their upcoming album Effigies Of Evil which Relapse Records will release on September 11th. Well guess what? I am here to inform you all that these monsters of deathdoom are streaming another new track titled “Summoned Into Euphoric Madness” over at Brooklyn Vegan. I have embedded the track below for your listening pleasure, and trust me you want to hear this. This is a wicked slab of dooming madness, so check it out. Enjoy.

Effigies Of Evil: HOODED MENACE Streaming New Album’s Title Track


Almost two weeks ago I posted about the details of Hooded Menace‘s forthcoming album Effigies Of Evil and now the band has released a stream of the album’s title track over at Noisecreep and holy fucking shitballs is it amazing. Anything that Hooded Menace touch is considered gold to me. I fucking love this band and I have been a fanboy since the release of their debut album Fulfill The Curse when it was released in 2008. You can stream a teaser of the song “In The Dead We Dwell” at the top of this post and stream “Effigies Of Evil” here. Do not let this song go unheard. You will regret it. Hooded Menace will release their Relapse debut on September 11th. Enjoy.

Effigies Of Evil: HOODED MENACE Release Details Concerning New Album

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It’s been over a year since I told you that Swedish deathdoomers Hooded Menace had signed to Relapse Records and it still blows my mind. I love Relapse and 98% of their catalog and I fucking adore Hooded Menace (and Coffins, who also signed to Relapse last year). Crushing OSDM-inspired doom is something that I definitely endorse, so getting a few deets on Hooded Menace‘s forthcoming album Effigies Of Evil made me giddy.

Effigies Of Evil will be released on September 25th on CD, Double LP and Digitally. Their will also be a special deluxe edition vinyl that comes coupled with a 7″ featuring a Witchfinder General cover and an Eternal Darkness cover. Yep. I just came. You can see the artwork for the album at the top of this post and get your pre-orders here. Yeeeeeeah.

Creatures Of The Night: HOODED MENACE Mourning Jam

Hello, faithful Aftermathletes. How are we all feeling today? By the time this post goes up I will be long gone. No, I won’t be dead, you crazy kids. I’ll be at work. You see, I have to work in order to pay to keep this website going, you know? If any of you would wish to donate to American Aftermath, you can contact me and discuss it. Of course, we will remain a free website regardless of you donating or not, but sometimes a little extra cash can help.

This isn’t the point of this post, however. No, this post is to start you fuckers off with something to listen to. Today I thought Hooded Menace seemed like an amazing idea for morning tunes. Am I right? You can bet your ass I am. Check out a stream of the Finnish doomster’s sophomore album Never Cross The Dead below. Get fucking fuzzy.

The Shit’s About To Get Real: HOODED MENACE Sign To Relapse Records!


I learned last night that one of my favorite dealers of death/doom, Finland’s Hooded Menace have signed to Relapse Records. I think this will be great for the band seeing as how amazing Relapse’s back catalog is along with their current line-up. Relapse have been signing a lot of killer acts lately. Coffins, Spawn of Possession, Christian Mistress and now Hooded Menace! The remainder of 2011 and early 2012 should be very interesting for the label. Guitarist Lasse Pyykko had this to say about the band’s signing (via Noisecreep): [Continue Reading]