Hooded Menace was formed by Lasse (also known from the cult Finnish death metal band Phlegethon and death/grinders Vacant Coffin) in the summer of 2007. Very much influenced by the first Cathedral album, Winter, and Asphyx the band wanted to do play really doom-laden death metal that combined crushing and somber riffs with just a slight hint of melody that comes from their love for the early Candlemass albums from the 80's.
Lyric-wise the band drew inspiration from the classic 70's Spanish horror series the Blind Dead that included the films "Tombs of the Blind Dead", "Return of the Evil Dead", "Horror of the Zombies", and "Night of the Seagulls". The rotting, eyeless Templar knights who rode on horses and drank the blood of their victims had an influence on the music as well. Slow, heavy pacing of the Knights Templars is right there... in the riffs.
Hooded Menace are looking to spread their music to fans of totally heavy and ultra-crushing doom and old school early 90's style death metal.