Dour Festival 2023


USA (Sacramento)

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. They have toured North America and Europe many times and can be considered as one of the hardest working bands out there. Hoods have released several albums on a number of independents and the long-awaited new album Pit Beast was released in May 2009.


  • hardcore
  • beatdown
  • straight edge
  • oldschool hardcore
  • metalcore
  • hardcore punk