Hooded Menace – Darkness Drips Forth (Relapse Records, 30 October 2015)
Solothus – No King Reigns Eternal (Doomentia Records, 18 March 2016)
Ever Circling Wolves – Of Woe or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Gloom (
record label and release date TBD Cimmerian Shade Recordings, 27 January 2017)
Last week, President Obama made headlines when he made a reference to Finnish heavy metal while speaking at a summit of visiting Nordic leaders.
In that same spirit, today we’re going to talk about a handful of bands from Suomen tasavalta, the Republic of Finland: Hooded Menace from Joensuu, Solothus from Turku and Helsinki, and Ever Circling Wolves, also from Helsinki.