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Hetroertzen is a black metal band formed in 1997 by Deacon D. The band originated in Puerto Varas, southern Chile and by 2009 had relocated to Västerås, Sweden.
Hetroertzen was initially a solo project until Deacon D. decided to make a band of it and so joins guitarist Åskväder in September 1999.
During their first years of existence, a couple of albums were recorded and a handful of gigs were performed. The band had a brief hiatus for various reasons, but in 2009 after resurfacing in Sweden, the band recorded ‘Exaltation Of Wisdom’, which was released in 2010 by Lamech Records.
In November 2011 Hetroertzen performed ‘Exaltation of Wisdom’ in its entirety in what it was their first live appearance since 2006; the event was called ‘Arosian Black Mass’ and it was held in Västerås, Sweden. This show received highly positive critique from all attendants.
At the beginning of 2012 Hetroertzen went on to record new material for a split album together with Norwegian devotees Dødsengel. The split, under the title ‘Capax Infiniti’, gained a great response from the audience from all around the world.
In October 2013, the band went out on their first ever tour, alongside black metal legends Troll and Dødheimsgard.
During 2014 Hetroertzen recorded material for a new full-length album which allowed them to stretch the boundaries of their already unique sound. ‘Ain Soph Aur’ saw the light in December 2014.
In the fall of 2015 Hetroertzen conquered USA for the first time and performed two very exclusive shows in New York and Baltimore. Also in 2015 the band confirmed to do their second European tour.
During 2016 Hetroertzen focused on the composition of their latest album 'Uprising of the Fallen' which was released in early 2017 by Listenable Records.
During 2017 the band performed various hand-picked live shows which included countries never conquered before. They also had a short tour in the summer throughout Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
At the beginning of 2018 the band returned to their homeland Chile to perform 7 exclusive dates along the country. Also in this year, their debut album 'Flying Across the Misty Gardens' was released by Lamech Records as a special anniversary edition reissue. Hetroertzen also managed to tour Europe in autumn together with LvxCaelis and Sektarism.
During 2019 and 2020 the band focused on the composition and recording of their new album.
At the end of 2021 the band parted ways with Ham and he was replaced by Kfzl, which was Hetroertzen´s former live bassist a decade ago.
Hetroertzen will release their 7th full-length " Phosphorus Vol I", out September 16th, 2022 via Listenable Records.
Deacon D. – Drums
Åskväder – Guitar
Anubis – Guitar & Vocals
Kfzl – Bass (live)