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HOODED MENACE To Release Fifth Studio Album ‘Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed’ In January
October 26th, 2017

Finnish death / doom metal group Hooded Menace issue fifth full-length studio album Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed on January 26th, 2018 through Season Of Mist.

The track ‘Charnel Reflections’ has been made available for streaming through YouTube and can be accessed below.

Hooded Menace guitarist Lasse Pyykkö issued the following statement: “Initially we had decided not to reveal the horror movie sources behind the lyrics on our new album; to avoid any preconception for the listener, and because none of the lyrics are directly based on any movies but just inspired by movies – a big difference right there. BUT, for the sake of the approaching Halloween, let’s make an exception to our rule and expose the movie that inspired the lyrics of ‘Charnel Reflections’: it’s Demons Of The Mind from 1972.

“The lyrics are very much a flow of consciousness, quite surreal and metaphorical. The movie is just a starting point – an inspiration, so to speak. I guess the underlying lyrical theme is madness. I particularly like how the music glides from one mood to another with a smooth, determined flow to it – it’s calm and also savage – and I think, this reflects the lyrics rather nicely.

“This track is my new favourite in the Hooded Menace catalogue, which is rather cool thing considering that we’ve already reached our fifth album. Hooded Menace has always been all about memorable tunes, but I feel that we have fine-tuned our approach on ‘Charnel Reflections’ – as well as on our entire new album.”

Cover artwork duties fell to Adam Burke.

The track listing is as follows;

01. ‘Sempiternal Grotesqueries’
02. ‘In Eerie Deliverance’
03. ‘Cathedral Of Labyrinthine Darkness’
04. ‘Cascade Of Ashes’
05. ‘Charnel Reflections’
06. ‘Black Moss’

Hooded Menace’s line-up is as follows;

Harri Kuokkanen (vocals)
Lasse Pyykkö (guitars)
Teemu Hannonen (guitars)
Pekka Koskelo (drums)

Fourth studio record Darkness Drips Forth was released in October 2015 via Relapse Records.

Promotional photograph by Pasi Nevalaita.