I Scream Records has announced the signing of Sacramento, California's HOODS.HOODS was formed in 1995 by Mike Hood and has grown into a hardcore institution. The band's 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. HOODS has released several albums on a number of independent labels and is preparing to unleash its long-awaited new CD, "Pit Beast", in May. Commented Mike Hood: "14 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 Scream's Laurens Kusters says: "We are excited to join forces with HOODS in the year I Scream Records is celebrating its 15th anniversary. They're one of the hardest-working bands out there and a great addition to our roster." HOODS is on tour in North America in April 2009 and will invade Europe in May. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/sactohoods.
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