ID 24651 • Edition 40th Anniversary Edition – Digibook 2CD • Record Frost and FireBand Cirith UngolRelease date Fri 17 Dec 2021 • Release label Metal Blade Records • Release number 3984-14252-2

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Frost and Fire, the groundbreaking album where the legend and lore of Cirith Ungol began. The fabled kings of the dead are celebrating this momentous occasion with a special, multiformat deluxe reissue of Frost and Fire via Metal Blade Records on November 26, 2021. You may know the tales that speak of frost and fire, but youโ€™ve never heard them quite like this.

In 1981, a little-known visionary quartet known as Cirith Ungol released their self-financed debut, Frost and Fire, via their own Liquid Flames Records imprint. In that unassuming moment, the course of heavy metal history changed forever. You see, the world had never experienced a sound quite like Frost and Fire before. It was mystical and obscure, epic and expansive, but most of all bone-crushingly heavy, dark and doom-laden. For all its primitive and primordial qualities, Frost and Fire is also timeless, as earthshaking tracks like โ€œIโ€™m Aliveโ€ and the thunderous title cut remain cornerstones of the Cirith Ungol canon to this day.

In the intervening decades, legions of fans worldwide have been enraptured by Cirith Ungolโ€™s bewitching spell and have fallen under the long shadow cast by these masters of the dark arts. Now, Cirith Ungol invites fans to ride the black machine for a fond look back at Frost and Fire in honor of its 40th anniversary.


CD 1 – 40th Anniversary Remix

  1. Frost and Fire
  2. I’m Alive
  3. A Little Fire
  4. What Does It Take (Goldmine Mix)
  5. Edge Of A Knife
  6. Better Off Dead (Goldmine Mix)
  7. Maybe That’s Why

CD 2 – 2021 Remaster From Original Tapes

  1. Frost and Fire
  2. I’m Alive
  3. A Little Fire
  4. What Does It Take
  5. Edge Of A Knife
  6. Better Off Dead
  7. Maybe That’s Why

Barcode: 039841425222
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94K7
Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94K6
Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0102192786-0101 13 A00
Rights Society: GEMA
Label Code: LC 6705

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1 month ago

Hello. Anyone knows why on Disc 1 (remixed album) only “What Does It Take” & Better Off Dead” marked as Goldmine Mix, but the rest of the songs are not ?


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