THE WRETCHED END was formed in 2008 as creative collaboration
between Samoth (Emperor/ Zyklon) and Cosmo (Mindgrinder). Samoth
and Cosmo have previously worked together on the infamous deathpunk
project Scum. Cosmo has also played with Zyklon on bass when Zyklon
toured Europe as special guest for Morbid Angel in 2001. The two
have long spoken about collaborating on an extreme metal project.
Most of the material for the debut album was composed throughout
2008, and by spring 2009 a full pre-production consisting of 11
tracks was recorded.
In the summer of 2009, Swede Nils Fjellström (Dark Funeral,
In Battle, Aeon) was confirmed as the drummer. The drums were
successfully recorded in Strand Studio, Oslo, September 2009.
The album recording continued through the end of 2009 and was
completed in the first half of 2010. The recording line-up consists
of Samoth on lead and rhythm guitar, Cosmo on lead and rhythm
guitar, bass and vocals and Nils Fjellström on drums.
The debut album, tentatively entitled “Ominous,”
will be released through Samoth’s own imprint label, Nocturnal
Art Productions and marketed and distributed worldwide by Candlelight
Records. Album tracks include "Zoo Human Syndrome,"
"Red Forest Alienation," "Residing in Limbo,"
"Human Corporation," "Numbered Days," "Of
Men and Wolves," "The Juggernaut Theory," “Fleshbomb,”
“The Armageddonist,” “With Ravenous Hunger”
and "Last Judgement." The album is scheduled for release
Musically THE WRETCHED END ranges from old-school to a more modern
Death/ Thrash Metal sound.