July 6, 2016 — As the years go by, the original torch bearers of the legendary Norwegian black metal scene travel further down their own unique music journeys. While the spirit, soul, and creativity will always remain intact, the darkness, extremity, and sheer sonic force has often been left in the past.
March 22, 2016 — After four long years, Scandinavian supergroup THE WRETCHED END, featuring Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON, SCUM), Cosmo (MINDGRINDER, SCUM, SOURCE OF TIDE), and Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE), have announced the April 22, 2016 release of In These Woods, From These Mountains.
September 30, 2014 — THE WRETCHED END are currently working on their third album, which is set for a 2015 release. They just posted a video of Nils “Dominator” Fjellström laying down some of his drum tracks.
June 8, 2014 — Black metal kings, EMPEROR, played their first show performing In the Nightside Eclipse as part of the album’s 20th anniversary at the Sweden Rock Festival this past Saturday.
September 19, 2013 — Despite the fact that “Zoo Human Syndrome” is taken off THE WRETCHED END’s 2010 record, Ominous, the band have posted the official video for it. Check it out below.
July 26, 2012 — For today’s Song of the Day, let us revisit one of the greatest underground metal bands of all time, ARCTURUS. Back in 1994, the band released the Constellation EP via guitarist Samoth’s Nocturnal Art Productions.
July 6, 2012 — After making a strong debut with Ominous, Norway’s THE WRETCHED END easily proved their worth. Now, with Inroads, the band have honed and focused their sophisticated, multi-dimensional style of extreme metal to a blacker, more desolate place.
March 26, 2012 — THE WRETCHED END’s new video for “Death By Nature” has been posted online. The song comes off the band’s new album, Inroads, which is scheduled for an April 23, 2012 release via Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records.
November 26, 2011 — THE WRETCHED END, featuring guitarist Samoth (ZYKLON, EMPEROR), have posted a video of the guitar recording sessions for their upcoming album, Inroads. Check it out:
August 15, 2011 — ** THE WRETCHED END**, formed in 2008 as a creative collaboration between Samoth (EMPEROR/ZYKLON) and Cosmo (MINDGRINDER), are currently heading into Strand Studio, Oslo, to record the drum tracks for the follow up to last years debut album Ominous.
May 20, 2011 — Norwegian extreme metal super group, THE WRETCHED END, have just posted a video of the 2009 recording sessions for the band’s debut album, Ominous [read our review here].
October 26, 2010 — It’s been a long four years since we last heard new music from ZYKLON leader/guitarist Samoth. Regrouping anew with MINDGRINDER/SCUM vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Cosmo and Swedish drum beast Nils Fjellström (IN BATTLE, AEON, DARK FUNERAL), THE WRETCHED END prove to be cutting edge extreme metal.
October 9, 2010 — Samoth (THE WRETCHED END, ZYKLON, EMPEROR) will guest DJ The Bunker at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto, Canada on October 9th. On his playlist for the night will be THE WRETCHED END’s upcoming debut album, Ominous.
September 3, 2010 — THE WRETCHED END, the new Scandinavian group comprised of Samoth (ZYKLON, EMPEROR, SCUM), Cosmo (MINDGRINDER, SCUM, SOURCE OF TIDE), and Nils Fjellström (IN BATTLE, AEON), have posted an e-card promoting their debut album, Ominous.
May 26, 2010 — THE WRETCHED END, the new band featuring Samoth (ZYKLON, EMPEROR, SCUM), Cosmo (MINDGRINDER, SCUM), and Nils Fjellström (IN BATTLE, DARK FUNERAL, AEON), have announced their signing to Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records.
January 7, 2010 — Norway’s ZYKLON, lead by EMPEROR guitarist Samoth, have formally announced their disbandment. Here is the statement from the band: “After taking an official 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 formally split up the band, instead of just letting it decent into nothingness.
November 25, 2009 — EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist, Samoth, has assembled a new extreme metal project, dubbed THE WRETCHED END, with Cosmo of MINDGRINDER. Two have previously worked together in SCUM and Cosmo has toured with ZYKLON as their bass player.
April 7, 2009 — EMPEROR/ZYKLON guitarist Samoth recently filled in for MINDGRINDER guitarist Håkon during the band’s performance in Oslo, Norway. Samoth is also continuing work on his new solo album with MINDGRINDER’s Cosmocrator.
January 5, 2009 — ZYKLON/ex-EMPEROR guitarist Samoth has posted a recap of 2008 and offered a glimpse into 2009, including the announcement of a new project. “New year, new challenges… and man, does time go fast!
July 16, 2006 — Blabbermouth.net has reported that no progress has been made to get EMPEROR guitarist, Samoth, the clearance to enter the US; therefore, he will not be joining the band for their final two shows in Los Angeles.
July 13, 2006 — According to Blabbermouth.net, EMPEROR guitarist Samoth will miss tonight’s performance at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York due to problems getting clearance to enter the United States.