Hoods is a hardcore punk band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1994 by Mike (Hood) Mraz who later added Logan Murray, Tony Goodloe and Billy Gaffney. With influences such as Madball, Sick of it All, Minor Threat and Cro Mags. The Hoods were known as one of the hardest working bands. They released their first EP entitled Once Again in 1996 and concentrated their efforts on live performances. After numerous fights between fans and an altercation between a couple of the band members and a City Police officer the band was more or less forced out of the Sacramento area for some time. Not to be discouraged the band decided to concentrate their efforts on the bay area playing show's with the likes of Powerhouse out of Oakland and Redemption 87 as well as Skin Lab. In 1997 after a disagreement with fellow band mates and his mothers illness Billy felt it was time to move on who was then replaced by Jeremy. Soon after Billy's departure Logan and Tony moved on as well where they were then replaced by Ben and Mario. Mike is the sole member of the band and the only origanal member left. After many attempts the Hoods were dropped from Victory Records, Hoods signed with Eulogy Recordings in 2005 and released The King Is Dead. The group released a new album, Ghetto Blaster, on April 24, 2007. The newest release "Pit Beast" dropped in late May 2009. Mike Hood is no longer in Suicide Krew.