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The Wretched End

Formed: 2008
From: Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Wretched End News

Below is our complete The Wretched End news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

The Wretched End Checks In From The Studio

Norwegian outfit The Wretched End has been holed up in the studio recording drums for a new album with Dominator from Dark Funeral. The band has now checked in with the following brief udpate:

"Here's the Wretched End at Barnsville Studios, Telemark. The drum session for the new album is done. Thanks to Håkon, Roar, Marius and Trym Torson for assisting and helping with gear."

The band's upcoming album will follow previous full-length "Inroads" (reviewed here), with further details forthcoming. More...

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The Wretched End Working On Album

Norway's The Wretched End - featuring former Emperor member Samoth - recently checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"In regards to the progression of the new album, all the material is now written and we're currently working on fine tuning the pre-production. Early next year we'll have more information about about the recording schedule and a new label partner."

Today Samoth announced that final pre-production and clicktracks have now been sent off to drummer Nils Fjellström aka Dominator. Further details are forthcoming, and this album will follow previous full-length "Inroads" (reviewed here). More...

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The Wretched End Streaming Entire New Album

The Wretched End, which features former Emperor member Samoth, has teamed up with Terrorizer Magazine to stream the entire new "Inroads" album online. Check out the album stream by navigating here.

You can also watch the band's recently posted music video for "Death By Nature" at this location. "Inroads" is due out in Europe on the 23rd of April through Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records.

The "Inroads" album's track listing is as follows:

1. Tyrant of the Mountain
2. Deathtopian Society
3. Death by Nature
4. Cold Iron Soul
5. The Haunting Ground
6. Fear Propaganda
7. Blackthorn Winter
8. Hunger
9. Throne Renowned of Old

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The Wretched End Streaming Song From New Album

The Wretched End, which features former Emperor member Samoth, has posted a song online for streaming off the band's upcoming album "Inroads." Check out the track "Death By Nature" in the player below or by heading over to the band's Reverbnation page.

"Death By Nature" is taken off the band's new album "Inroads," set for release in Europe on April 23rd through Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Tyrant of the Mountain
2. Deathtopian Society
3. Death by Nature
4. Cold Iron Soul
5. The Haunting Ground
6. Fear Propaganda
7. Blackthorn Winter
8. Hunger
9. Throne Renowned of Old More...

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The Wretched End Releases "Death By Nature" Video

The Wretched End, which features former Emperor member Samoth, has posted a new video clip online for the song "Death By Nature." Check out the video clip below.

"Death By Nature" is taken off the band's new album "Inroads," due out in Europe on the 23rd of April through Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The video for "Death By Nature" was produced by Vedi Djokich and The Wretched End, and edited by Vedi Djokic.

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The Wretched End Reveals "Inroad" Art

The Wretched End, which features Samoth (ex-Emperor, Zyklon), Cosmo (Zyklon), and Nils Fjellström in the band's ranks, has now revealed the artwork for the upcoming album "Inroads." The album will be released in Europe on the 23rd of April through Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records.

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The Wretched End Working On New Album

Norwegian act The Wretched End, which features Samoth (ex-Emperor, Zyklon), Cosmo (Zyklon), and Nils Fjellström, is currently in the process of working on the follow-up to the debut album "Ominous." The Wretched end has now checked in with the following brief update via Facebook: "Mixing the new album, editing video, designing artwork... the wheels are in motion!"

You can also check out a video clip of The Wretched End working on guitar parts for the upcoming album below. Previously posted drum footage is available at this location.

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The Wretched End Posts Guitar Session Clip

The Wretched End has posted more footage online of the band working on the follow-up to last years debut album “Ominous." You can check out a guitar session clip with Samoth (ex-Emperor) and Cosmo below. Previously posted studio footage is also available at this location.

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The Wretched End Posts Studio Footage

The Wretched End (featuring ex-Emperor member Samoth) is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to last years debut album “Ominous." The band has now posted a studio clip online featuring drummer Nils Fjellström.

The new album is tentatively titled “Inroads” and confirmed song titles so far include: “Death by Nature,” “Cold Iron Soul,” “Blackthorn Winter,” “Fear Propaganda,” “Hunger,” “Throne Renowned of Old,” “Tyrant of the Mountain,” “Deathtopian Society,” and “The Haunting Ground.”

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The Wretched End Recording New Album

The Wretched End formed in 2008 as a creative collaboration between Samoth (Emperor/ Zyklon) and Cosmo (Mindgrinder). The band is now currently heading into Strand Studio, Oslo, to record the drumtracks for the follow up to last years debut album “Ominous.” Once again Swedish skinbasher Nils Fjellström (aka Dominator from Dark Funeral, Aeon and In Battle) will be behind the kit.

The new album is tentatively entitled “Inroads” and confirmed song titles include: “Death by Nature,” “Cold Iron Soul,” “Blackthorn Winter,” “Fear Propaganda,” “Hunger,” “Throne Renowned of Old,” “Tyrant of the Mountain,” “Deathtopian Society,” and “The Haunting Ground.”

The recording is scheduled to be completed by the end 2011 and the album is tentatively scheduled for release in the first half of 2012 through Nocturnal Art Productions / Candlelight Records.

You can check out The Wretched End on Facebook by heading over to this location.

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Sunday Old School: BMHM Part 3. Emperor

As many people are aware, February is Black History Month in the United States of America. Always one to respect cultures and take part in something, we here at MetalUnderground.com are dedicating this month to the history of Black Metal. We will be looking at some of the biggest names in the genre, those who helped to shape it, and some of the promising younger black metal bands in the underground.

The Emperor is dead, long live the Emperor! Or at least that’s how the rallying cry goes these days, and with good reason. Bands like Immortal and Marduk may still be churning out albums in our current decade, but if there is one name synonymous with black metal, it is Emperor. In honor of black metal history month, we previously looked at two bands that influenced early black metal (Sodom and King Diamond), and now we’ll delve into the heart of the subject with a band that represents the core ideals and sounds of the genre.

Despite having only recorded four main studio albums, the last of which came out a full decade ago, Emperor is still one of the most widely known, widely respected, and widely requested black metal bands in existence. The group of kids from Norway who became Emperor probably had no idea what they were going to eventually birth when they started putting together rasping screams and freezing cold atmosphere. Emperor has left a lasting mark on the world of extreme metal, and not just for fans of Norwegian black metal. More...

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The Wretched End Streaming Song From New Album

Stereokiller is currently streaming the song "Zoo Human Syndrome" from The Wretched End. The band features ex-Emperor/ex-Zyklon guitarist Samoth, Mindgrinder/ex-Scum guitarist Cosmo and ex-Dark Funeral/ex-Aeon drummer Nils Fjellström. "Zoo Human Syndrome" comes off the band's recently released Candlelight debut "Ominous." You can check out the song here.

Said Samoth of the track: "'Zoo Human Syndrome' is the last song on the album, and it's one of my favorites actually. It's quite melodic and atmospheric with a more epic feel. This one definitely has some black metal influences and I feel at this point that we'll be working more within this territory for newer material. Conceptually, it deals with nature deficit disorder. Basically, it's the soundtrack to zoo-like humans trapped in the digital chaos of the modern world. In today's society we are stuck in small boxes, be it offices, shopping malls, etc. where we get hit by insane amounts of flickering lights of all kinds of so called 'important' information. We are removed from nature."

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The Wretched End Streaming "The Armageddonist"

Decibel Magazine has issued the following announcement about streaming the track "The Armageddonist" online, which is off the debut full-length album from The Wretched End:

"So, two Norwegians — ex-Emperor/ex-Zyklon guitarist Samoth and Mindgrinder/ex-Scum guitarist Cosmo — and one Swede — ex-Dark Funeral/ex-Aeon drummer Nils Fjellström — team up to form The Wretched End. It's pretty damn good if you ask us and that's why were streaming one of their brand new debut tracks 'The Armageddonist' right now over at the deciblog!"

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The Wretched End Issues Recording Update

Norway's The Wretched End, a project with Samoth (Emperor/Zyklon) and Cosmo (Mindgrinder), has issued the following studio update:

"Quick update! Cosmo finished the bass tracks last week. Now we’re finishing up lyrics and working on vocal arrangements. Cosmo will be handling the vocals. The pre-prod arrangements sounds very good. We’ll be back at Stand Studio soon to finalize the recordings."

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Zyklon Calls It A Day

Norwegian metal outfit Zyklon has announced that they have decided to call it a day, after the band had been inactive for some time. A message from guitarist Samoth (also formerly of Emperor) reads as follows:

"After taking an offical break over two years ago, it has now become the reality that Zyklon is no longer a functional band, and thus the decision is made to formaly split up the band, instead of just letting it decend into nothingness. As a final release from the band, Candlelight Records will later this year put out a boxset, entitled The Storm Manifesto, including all three full-length albums with various bonus material. Zyklon played its final show in Tokyo, Japan on September 28th, 2007.

"All members of Zyklon are still active on various fronts. Samoth is currently in the studio working on the debut album for his new project, The Wretched End. Destructhor is still touring with Morbid Angel, and is still planning to complete a new Myrkskog album with Secthdamon. Trym is mainly working in his tattoo shop, but is scheduled to appear in a new music project soon."

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