Hetroertzen initially started as a a solo project until Deacon D. was joined by guitarist Åskväder in September 1999. After a hiatus Hetroertzen resurfaced in Sweden in 2009 with the release of Exaltation Of Wisdom issued on their own imprint Lamech Records. That album put forth the band's early interest in the occult, gnosticism and illumination. With a few European tours under their belt, they issued the unique Ain Soph Aur album in 2014, a unique brand of utter dark occult and hypnotic black death metal mixed with haunting tenor vocals.
Hetroertzen's new and long expected album Uprising of the Fallen promises to crush legions of fans of the genre. "We wanted to take our music one step further, make it more straightforward and intense, but the concept is based upon the same core," the band comments. "While our last album Ain Soph Aur was intended to form a piece in the Occult, the upcoming Uprising of the Fallen is metaphorically crossing the thresholds of this kind of music and representing it as purest. Taking back the roots...Black, extreme, emotional and creepy."
Adding, "The cover art depicts a faceless angel. Fallen, renegade, in rage... This angel holds the sword of severity and the chains of mercy. The beast has been freed and a new kingdom emerge from Chaos. The concept is inspired in the book of revelations or "the Apocalypse of John" and it´s related to the Fallen Star which will erase the filth from the face of the earth in order to rise a new reign."