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 when Zyklon toured Europe as special guest for Morbid Angel in 2001. The two had 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.
Musically THE WRETCHED END can best be described as Extreme Metal, with influences from both black, death and thrash metal. In the summer of 2011 THE WRETCHED END returned to Strand Studio to begin recording their second album, entitled “Inroads”. The album was recorded with the same line-up as “Ominous”. Album tracks include: “Tyrant of the Mountain”, “Deathtopian Society”, “Death by Nature”, “Cold Iron Soul”, “The Haunting Ground”, “Fear Propaganda”, “Blackthorn Winter”, “Hunger” and “Throne Renowned of Old”.