The band will be promoting their new album, which has just been teased by the band in the following update. Scroll down to see the dates.
6 in the books. 4 more tracked today. 3 more tomorrow. bass is complete on 4 songs vocals to follow. were about 80+ hours. It’s doing amazing cool cats and people that are cats(or your animal of choice). #PUSCAVERN#GATONEGRO #SACRAMENTO #HOODS
On August 19th, the band’s mainman added:
I’m hoping to get some final mixes tonight for gato negro. we have been at this for weeks. it’s gonna feel good to have this album complete. this album was completely done in sacramento. the mixing and mastering was done at Pus Cavern Recording as well as when we master. the cover art was done by Andy Campoy and Charles Hamilton many many people came into the studio and layer their hearts out on the vocals. and thanks to my boo boo honey child for sticking by me till 3 am last night while I wrote vocals and did weirdo mike hood shit. Sacramento this album is all us. And for the rest of the world this is SACRAMENTO!
09.10. Osnabrück – Bastard Club (Germany)
10.10. Ilsenburg – Café am Heizhaus (Germany)
11.10. Chemnitz – AJZ (Germany)
12.10. Wroclaw – Cinema Strona Miesta (Poland)
13.10. Katovice – Prokultura Club (Poland)
14.10. Wien – Das Bach (Austria)
15.10. München – Backstage (Germany)
16.10. Tongeren – Rock Café Sodom (Belgium)
17.10. Leuven – Room 66 (Belgium)
18.10. Lokeren – Brakfest (Belgium)
19.10. Goes – de Pompe (Netherlands) + THELL BARRIO
20.10. Paris – The Buzz (France)
22.10. Marseille – Le Molotov (France)
23.10. Montpellier – Secret Place (France)
24.10. Bordeaux – Heretic Club (France)
25.10. Nantes – La Scène Michelet (France)
26.10. London – Ninja Fest (Great Britain)
Hoods founded in Sacramento, CA, in 1995 by Mike Hood have grown into a Hardcore institution. Their music is a call to arms for all of those who have grown tired watching Hardcore be exploited and bastardized. Mike Hood has used his years of experience to craft one of the most brutal and honest West Coast Hardcore bands ever.
“17 years and we’re still here. Still playing Hardcore, still having fun and bringing the mosh. I had no idea when I started Hoods if we would even last a year. With so many ups and many more downs we definitely made our mark. Not only for West Coast Hardcore but all over the world. I live, eat, and breathe this music. I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Hardcore and this band I truly love. In today’s the music industry there’s still the same fakes and cut throats. They can rip us off; lie, cheat, steal. They will never conquer us. This love of music outweighs their world of greed and lies. To me this is our best album Hoods has ever made. There’s the typical anger/hate filled songs, songs of passion, and songs in pain, and naturally a few fun songs. This album is like a roller coaster of emotion and always heart felt. I’ve given more than half of my life to the scene and I have no regrets. I give you all my love and passion in this album.”
“I didn’t find Hardcore – Hardcore found me.”