Hooded Menace were 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, Asphyx, Autopsy, Winter. Their lyrics are often inspired by the classic 1970’s Spanish horror movie series ‘The Blind Dead’. With their upcoming sixth album 'The Tritonus Bell' (Season Of Mist label) the band threw in more classic 80´s Heavy Metal, resulting to the most up tempo Hooded Menace album with the catchiest song material to date! Welcome them to their first guest DJ special for Gimme!