Record Dark Parade • Band Cirith Ungol Format Album • Published Fri 20 Oct 2023

Credits

Cirith Ungol Is:

About This Album:
After our last studio album “Forever Black” was released, the worldwide pandemic hit causing disruption to many of our lives in our secret lair we wove this audio tapestry of pain and suffering! Enjoy!

Credits:

 

  • Personal Management: Jarvis Leatherby for Iron Grip
  • U.S. Booking: Nathan Carson for Nanotear Booking
  • Product Manager US: Katherine Thurman
  • Product Manager EU: Markus “Bart” Grasseck

 

  • Cover Painting ©2023 by Michael Whelan
  • Gatefold Photo: Peter Beste
  • Cover & Poster Layout Design: Rob Garven
  • CD Layout and Design: Markus “Bart” Grasseck

 

  • All songs written, arranged, and performed by Cirith Ungol
  • All songs published by Leather Wings Music (BMI)

 

  • Additional background vocals: Jimmy, Rob, Tom, Matthew, Leila (Tatlonghari), Leilani (Basila) and Sophia (Ferreria).

Novel by Michael Moorcock


  • Phonographic Copyright ℗–Metal Blade Records Inc.
  • Copyright ©–Metal Blade Records Inc.
  • Published By–Leather Wings Music
  • Recorded At–The Captain’s Quarters
  • Glass Mastered At–Sony DADC– A0103451163
  • Pressed By – Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH – 62666
  • Pressed By – Memphis Record Pressing – MRP 5069
  • Lacquer Cut At – SST Brüggemann GmbH
  • Lacquer Cut By – Kr (Daniel Krieger)
  • Mastered At – GZ Media – 265656E

SPECIAL THANKS:
BAND WOULD LIKE TO THANK: “THE CAPTAIN” ARMAND JOHN ANTHONY FOR HIS PATIENCE AND EXPERTISE! BRIAN SLAGEL, TRACY VERA, STEPHANIE SHOULDERS, MIKE FALEY AND ALL AT THE METAL BLADE RECORDS US, MARKUS “BART” GRASSECK, ANDREAS REISNAUER, ARMIN STEINER AND THE ENTIRE CREW AT METAL BLADE RECORDS EUROPE, MICHAEL WHELAN AGAIN FOR THE BEST ALBUM COVERS WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED, OLIVER WEINSHEIMER, MANOLIS
KARAZERIS, MATTHER BAKER, TOM MALONE, OUR STAND IN THE BASS PLAYER WHEN JARVIS IS ON THE ROAD, WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU! ALL OF OUR FANS FRIENDS, PROMOTERS AND PRESS FOR THE AMAZING RESPONSE TO “FOREVER BLACK” AND “HALF PAST HUMAN”! LAST BUT NOT LEAST, JARVIS LEATHERBY THE HARDEST WORKING MAN IN METAL FOR RESURRECTION THE BAND, MANAGEMENT, PLAYING BASS AND EVERYTHING ELSE! THE REST OF THE
MIGHTY “NIGHT DEMON”, ARMAND JOHN ANTHONY AND DUSTY SQUIRES FOR US AND SHARING SOME PRETTY AMAZING TIMES.

ROB: MY SOULMATE THROUGH THE STREAMS OF TIME ROSE LATOURELL, HEATHER AND BOB SANDERS. THE LATOURELL FAMILY AND MY PARENTS BILL & MARYYEVANS GARVEN WHO LET US PRACTICE AT THEIR HOUSE FOR YEARS, AND SUPPORTED THE BAND IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY! JERRY FOGLE, DR. ISHU RAO, DR. NOLAN MAYER, AND ENZO, DINO AND PIERO FERRARI, RANDALL L. JACKSON, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN MY FRIEND, GUITAR PLANET, CASA DE SORIA, TONY’S PIZZA, GLORIAS KITCHEN AND ALL OUR MANY FRIENDS AND FANS ACROSS THE GLOBE! MY FELLOW BANDMATES, IT IS STRUGGLE TO FORGE TRUE METAL, BUT YOU WERE THERE HAMMERING IT OUT WITH ME TO PERFECTION. WHEN THE BAND FIRST GOT TOGETHER IT WAS MY GOAL TO PLAY THE HEAVIEST MUSIC KNOWN TO MAN WITH THIS ALBUM, I THINK WE HAVE COME CLOSE, TO ALL ABOVE, AND DOWN BELOW, THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO MAKE THIS DREAM A REALITY.
ROB PRODLY USES PAISE CYMBALS AND GONGS, DW DRUMS, LP COWBELL AND DEL SUR CASTANETS.

TIM: MI FAMILIA: ANNETTE BAKER, ADAM FERRIERA, MATTHEW BAKER, MIRANDA TATLONGHARI, LEILA TATLONGHARI, LEILANI BASILA AND SOPHIA FERRERIA.
I WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR FRIENDS THAT HAVE COME OUT AND SUPPORTED THE BAND ON OUR FATEFUL JOURNEY.

    JIM: MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER ALISHEA BARRAZA, FALKO BOLTE, SHARON SCHUSTER (MOTHER R.I.P.), GILBERT BARRAZA (FATHER R.I.P.), BOB & RUELLA BOUFFARD (GRANDPARENTS R.I.P.), JIM ENDORSES AND EXCLUSIVELY PLAYS ESP / LTD VIPER SERIES GUITARS.
    SPECIAL THANKS TO TONY RAUSER (DIRECTOR OF ARTIST RELATIONS), RENE GONZALES (GUITAR TECH) AND ERIC GONZALES (GUITAR TECH) AT ESP GUITAR COMPANY IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA FOR THEIR GRACIOUS AND CONTINUING SUPPORT.

    ESP Ltd

    GREG: MANY THANKS TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE ANGELA, MY HANDSOME SON BENJAMIN AND MY WONDERFUL SISTER STEPHANIE.
    MY CU BANDMATES: ARMAND JOHN ANTHONY (THE 6TH CU MEMBER), TOM MALONE (THE 7TH CU MEMBER) AND MY FALCON PALS PERRY GRAYSON, DARIN MCCLOSKY (MYTHOSPHERE!), AND ANDREW SAMPLE (DIRTY KINGS!) ALL MY FRIENDS AT BOEING, AND ALL OUR FANS AROUND THE WORLD. THANKS TO ALL OF THE GREAT BANDS WE PLAYED WITH LAST YEAR BRIAN DOWNEY’S LIVE AND DANGEROUS, JUDAS PRIEST, MYTHRA, MIDNIGHT, SANHEDRIN, WAR HORSE, WYTCH HAZEL, CROBOT, ELDER, AND THE MIGHTY NIGHT DEMON! THANKS TO SVT. SLOAN, SEDUCE, POSIES, SWEET WATER, HARD STUFF, ELVIS COSTELLO, UFO, TRAPEZE, GROUNDHOGS, URIAH HEEP FOR INSPIRATION REST IN PEACE CHRIS KOZLOWSKI (1964-2020)

    Tracklist

    Editions

    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Chaos Reigns / Ward Records, Japan

    ID: 33323
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-%e3%83%80%e3%83%bc%e3%82%af%e3%83%bb%e3%83%91%e3%83%ac%e3%83%bc%e3%83%89/
    title: Dark Parade = ダーク・パレード

    Release label: Chaos Reigns / Ward Records
    Release number: GQCS-91394
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: Japan
    Format: CD

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU

    ID: 32979
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-180g-black-vinyl/
    title: Dark Parade | 180g Black Vinyl

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984-16049-1
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Format: Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 500 copies

    ID: 32980
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-charcoal-marbled-vinyl/
    title: Dark Parade | Charcoal Marbled Vinyl

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-3 / 3984 16049-1
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Limited: 500
    Format: Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU

    ID: 32978
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-digi-cd/
    title: Dark Parade | DIGI-CD

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-2
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Format: CD

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records

    ID: 32983
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-digi-cd-bundle/
    title: Dark Parade | DIGI-CD Bundle

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-2
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Format: CD

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, USA

    ID: 33011
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-fog-marbled-vinyl/
    title: Dark Parade | Fog Marbled Vinyl

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984-25223-1
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: USA
    Format: Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 300 copies

    ID: 33020
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-gold-black-dust-vinyl/
    title: Dark Parade | Gold/Black Dust Vinyl

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-1 / 3984 16049-9
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Limited: 300
    Format: Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 300 copies

    ID: 33018
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-gold-black-dust-vinyl-bundle/
    title: Dark Parade | Gold/Black Dust Vinyl Bundle

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-1 / 3984 16049-9
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Limited: 300
    Format: Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, USA

    ID: 33012
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-mineral-marbled-vinyl/
    title: Dark Parade | Grey Black Marble (Dark Mineral / Mineral Marbled) Vinyl

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 25223-1
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: USA
    Format: Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 700 copies

    ID: 32981
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-olive-green-marbled-vinyl/
    title: Dark Parade | Olive Green Marbled Vinyl

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-1 / 3984 16049-7
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Limited: 700
    Format: Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 500 copies

    ID: 32982
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-pale-grey-black-smoke-vinyl/
    title: Dark Parade | Pale Grey W/Black Smoke Vinyl

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-1 / 3984 16049-5
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Limited: 500

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 1,000 copies

    ID: 33001
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-vinyl-box-set/
    title: Dark Parade | Vinyl Box Set

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-1 / 3984 16050-1
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Country: EU
    Limited: 1,000
    Format: Bonus, Box set, and Vinyl

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    Fri 20 Oct 2023 Metal Blade Records, Limited 1,000 copies

    ID: 32994
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-vinyl-box-set-bundle/
    title: Dark Parade | Vinyl Box Set Bundle

    Release label: Metal Blade Records
    Release number: 3984 16049-1 / 3984 16050-1
    Release date: Fri 20 Oct 2023
    Limited: 1,000
    Format: Bonus, Box set, and Vinyl

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    Tue 05 Dec 2023 Hellion Records, Brazil

    ID: 33376
    permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/dark-parade-cd-hellion/
    title: Dark Parade CD Hellion

    Release label: Hellion Records
    Release number: HEL 1773
    Release date: Tue 05 Dec 2023
    Country: Brazil
    Format: CD

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    Cult heavy metal outfit CIRITH UNGOL will unleash their sixth full-length, Dark Parade, on October 20th via Metal Blade Records today unveiling the record’s cover art, track listing, and first single!

    Few bands in the history of the heavy metal underground have a story as remarkable, improbable, or uplifting as that of CIRITH UNGOL. Formed in Ventura, California in the early 1970s, CIRITH UNGOL created a sound the world had never experienced before. Rather than passively channeling their influences, the band was driven to forge an altogether heavier, darker, more apocalyptic sound. It was obscure and arcane, mysterious and eccentric, epic and expansive, but most of all, unfailingly, bone-crushingly heavy, dark, and doom-filled.

    Wasting no time to ride their molten wave they started with their 2020 studio comeback Forever Black, CIRITH UNGOL started writing songs for Dark Parade as soon as Forever Black was released. Then, like everyone else, CIRITH UNGOL were hamstrung by the global pandemic, struggling through illness, seclusion, grief, and depression in their quest to create dark, vibrant art. And like the greatest warriors, they persevered, working on one song at a time – distractions be damned. The first track composed was the crushing “Relentless,” which reinforced their confidence and clarity of vision. The rest of the album came naturally, fueled by personal misery and the tragedy of worldwide collapse.

    “Band members lost close relatives and we struggled as best we could through the pandemic which ravaged the earth’s population and economies,” drummer Rob Garven notes. “As horrifying as it was, it was the perfect backdrop for our doom-laden message of a world on the edge of destruction.”

    With all eight demos finished — which are included on the expanded edition of the album — CIRITH UNGOL started recording Dark Parade in October 2022. The end result is an unrelenting triumph of pessimism and pain; a charred vista rooted in the crunch-and-crash templates of classic doom metal and NWOBHM but delivered with contemporary production and perspective. The album is propulsive and insistent, reflecting the band’s love for metal, instinct to destroy, and disgust for mankind.

    From the majestic eight-minute-long “Sailor On The Seas Of Fate,” which starts with a reflective arpeggio and builds into a pounding, near-tribal volley before segueing into a bleak, slow burn of retribution and agony, to the final three movements of the “Dark Parade” saga (comprised of “Dark Parade,” “Distant Shadows,” and “Down Below“), CIRITH UNGOL‘s latest album offers a metallic soundtrack of societal decay and environmental collapse that foreshadows nothing less than total extinction.

    The first single from Dark Parade is opening track “Velocity (S.E.P.),” a compact, mid-paced blast of crunching riffs and deft hooks that act as a microcosm for much of the doom-laden album. “While talking with [vocalist] Tim [Baker] and Rob about what kind of song was needed, a decision was made to stop doing the galloping chugs, as done many times on previous albums, and start doing down-picking chugs while keeping some sort of tie to the CIRITH UNGOL sound,” reveals guitarist Jimmy Barraza. “Straying toward a Sabbath or Priest vibe is not far off and happens subconsciously.“

    The track is about promises made and debts paid. Faust and Robert Johnson both knew what to expect on their visit to the Crossroads – great rewards and great loss. A bit of suffering in Dante’s Inferno will always remind us that the earthly pleasures we seek always come at a price. Sell your soul, take the deal, suffer the consequences.

    “It’s about what happens when we sell that which we hold dear,” Baker notes. “Our soul — if such a thing exists — our dignity, pride, and whatever else we have that will help seal the deal in an endless pursuit of money, power, glory and dominion over others.”

    Watch CIRITH UNGOL‘s “Velocity (S.E.P.)” visualizer at THIS LOCATION.

     

    Dark Parade will be available on digipak-CD, digitally, and LP in the following color variants:

    Addition:

    CIRITH UNGOL will play a special record release show on October 20th at The Roxy in West Hollywood, marking the band’s first Los Angeles live appearance in thirty-five years. The performance will commemorate The Roxy’s 50th anniversary and find the band playing Dark Parade in its entirety followed by a full set of classic material. Additionally, the set will be filmed and recorded for a future live release.

    Cirith Ungol: Cult Heavy Metal Outfit to Release New Full-Length, “Dark Parade”, October 20th on Metal Blade Records

     

    “…The black air was alive with the cloudy, semi-visible bulk of shapeless elemental things with eyes…A naked phosphorescent thing which swam into sight, scrambled ashore, and climbed up to squat leeringly on a carved golden pedestal.” – “The Horror at Red Hook” H.P. Lovecraft

    The passage above was written in 1925, yet almost 100 years later, it epitomizes the timeless terror and apocalyptic gloom of Ventura, California band Cirith Ungol, and the colossal power of their new album Dark Parade. “Like the best horror writers, our main goal has always been to make something totally dark and doomy all the way through — an unrelenting journey into the particular chaos which is Cirith Ungol,” says vocalist and lyricist Tim Baker.

    “Near the end of ‘The Horror of Red Hook,’ there is a subterranean grotto connected to the sea, and along a dark, dank dock there’s a parade of unspeakable monstrosities that reminds me so much of the vibe of The Dark Parade,” says drummer and band founder Rob Garven. Dark Parade is a charred vista rooted in the crunch-and-crash templates of classic doom metal and NWOBHM, but delivered with contemporary production and perspective. The Dark Parade, their sixth release to date, taps into metaphors of the past to create a sobering vision of the future.

    The first single from Dark Parade is the opening track “Velocity,” a compact, mid-paced blast of crunching riffs and deft hooks that act as a microcosm for much of the doom-laden album. “While talking with Tim and Rob about what kind of song was needed, a decision was made to stop doing the galloping chugs, as done many times on previous albums, and start doing down-picking chugs while keeping some sort of tie to the Cirith Ungol sound,” says guitarist Jimmy Barraza. “Straying toward a Sabbath or Priest vibe is not far off and happened subconsciously.”

    “It’s about what happens when we sell that which we hold dear,” Baker says. “Our soul — if such a thing exists — our dignity, pride, and whatever else we have that will help seal the deal in an endless pursuit of money, power, glory and dominion over others.” From the majestic eight-minute-long “Sailor on the Seas of Fate,” which starts with a reflective arpeggio and builds into a pounding, near-tribal volley before segueing into a bleak, slow burn of retribution and agony, to the final three movements of the “Dark Parade,” saga (comprised of “Dark Parade,” “Distant Shadows,” and “Down Below“), Cirith Ungol’s latest album offers a metallic soundtrack of societal decay and environmental collapse that foreshadows nothing less than total extinction.

    Baker’s inimitable, scorched nails-on-chalkboard voice has earmarked all of the band’s albums across the canyons of time, from their audacious 1981 debut Frost and Fire to their triumphant 2020 comeback Forever Black, which was released in 2020 and followed a 29-year-long recording hiatus. “The title harkens back and draws from all of our previous efforts — all the various paths of our catalog,” the singer explains. “Shadowed in the lineage of songs like “Nightmare” [from 2020’s Forever Black], and “Before the Lash [on 1991’s Paradise Lost] all the way back to “Death of the Sun” [from the band’s 1981 debut Frost and Fire], the similar threads have been woven to tell the tale of the ever-malignant curse of mankind’s dominion.”

    One of the album highlights, “Relentless,” mixes early Mercyful Fate-style interplay with Middle Eastern guitar touches, courtesy of Barraza. “The Egyptian and Hindu guitar scales have always intrigued me for their exotic sound,” he says. “I wanted to come up with a sort of snake charmer melody. It fit well and stuck, so we built the song from there.”

    Baker countered the song’s otherworldly sound with fatalistic lyrics. “We all have many treacherous demons thwarting our every effort to stay sane in an insane nightmare,” he says. “Prayers? Fealty? To whom and why? I see a twisted path to our inevitable downfall, despite frail attempts at avoidance. The future leads nowhere? As of now it seems likely. Eternal and black.”

    Up-tempo but still moody, “Looking Glass” begins with a shattering mirror and gains steam with trenchant riffs that slither between a multitude of muted chugs. During the understated midsection, the tone turns dusky, and as the tune reaches its pinnacle, with lengthy, blues-based leads. Garven’s drums match the shifting mood beat for beat. “It has the quintessential Ungol slowed down middle section, like ‘Join the Legion‘ [from 1991’s Paradise Lost] and ‘War Eternal‘ [from 1986’s One Foot in Hell],” says Garven. “I spent quite a lot of time to get the drum fill at the beginning of the solo just perfect.”

    “Looking Glass” marks the beginning of a conceptual four-song sequence that introduces listeners to “The Dark Parade,” a visceral and poignant multi-song presentation that leaves little room for happy endings. “Is it a nightmare tale of self-reflection or just another journey through the cracks in our reality and the curse of broken dreams?” asks Baker, shedding a little light on the “darkness” within. “It’s not quite what Lewis Carroll had in mind, but an even more bleak and deadly vision. Alice found that her visions were the complete opposite of her dreams, but here they are one and the same. Will waking dispel the nightmares, or are our waking hours just the extension of them? Once we smash the mirror, there is no turning back.”

    Dark Parade is a head-over-heels, Lovecraftian tumble into an abyss of horror and despair, and it’s arguably the most vitriolic expedition Cirith Ungol has undertaken to date. Despite the fantasy-inspired art on the band’s albums and their Tolkien-derived name — Cirith Ungol stopped exploring sword and sorcery-related themes in the mid-’80s. Most of the subjects they’ve addressed since then have been far more real and frightening than any ravenous make-believe creatures fighting sword-wielding warriors.

    “Truth be told, I haven’t cracked open a sword and sorcery novel since the late ’80’s,” says Baker. “The songs I do write that have a fantasy theme are metaphorical tales couched in the general tropes of that genre. But I really detest the fact that everything and every band has to have a certain label put upon them. Usually, the label is just a lazy excuse to either condone or condemn the band or the type of music they play. We have always just thought of ourselves as a heavy metal band.”

    Wasting no time to ride their molten wave they started with their 2020 studio comeback Forever Black, Cirith Ungol started writing songs for Dark Parade as soon as Forever Black was released. Then, like everyone else, Cirith Ungol were hamstrung by the global pandemic, struggling through illness, seclusion, grief, and depression in their quest to create dark, vibrant art. And like the greatest warriors, they persevered, working on one song at a time – distractions be damned. The first track composed was the crushing “Relentless,” which reinforced their confidence and clarity of vision. The rest of the album came naturally, fueled by personal misery and the tragedy of worldwide collapse.

    “Band members lost close relatives and we struggled as best we could through the pandemic which ravaged the earth’s population and economies,” Garven says. “As horrifying as it was, it was the perfect backdrop for our doom-laden message of a world on the edge of destruction.”

    With all eight demos finished (which are included on the expanded edition of the album), Cirith Ungol started recording Dark Parade in October 2022, beginning with the basic tracks, and then adding the guitars and vocals. “I was totally immersed in the writing and execution of this album,” Garven says. “I realized that as our career is reaching its zenith, this had to be perfection of the Cirith Ungol tome. I think it’s pretty clear we have truly been on a lifelong crusade to raise the banner of true metal, as a beacon for all to follow, and as chaos descends.”

    On Dark Parade, Cirith Ungol have created an unrelenting triumph of pessimism and pain. The album is propulsive and insistent, reflecting the band’s love for metal, instinct to destroy, and disgust for mankind. “The band has always had the dual personality torn between fantasy and doom related themes,” furthers Garven. “As the world spirals out of control, the doom side of this personality has ascended — an unrelenting cacophony of Tim’s prophetic view of mankind’s twisted future.” Annihilation has rarely sounded so good.

    Metal Blade

     

    Heavy/Power Metal with epic lyrics of the brand new release👴🤘

    Oliver Weinsheimer of Keep it True: new Ungol demos are incredibly good 😉(Nov 2022)

    Recording new Cirith Ungol album, it will be released later this year on Metal Blade Records, and will not disappoint those who have “Joined the Legion”…. This is truly a “Churning Maelstrom of Metal Chaos Descending” and in my opinion the heaviest metal we have ever forged!!! (Rob, 17 Jan 2023)

    Shadow Nation: Are Cirith Ungol preparing anything new after Forever Black?

    Rob Garven: We are finishing up the material what will be our sixth studio album. We are not sure of the timetable for its recording or release, but the plan is to make it as heavy as our last studio album, “Forever Black”, which heavy metal fans across the globe received quite favorably!

    Psychedelic Baby Magazine: Are you working on something new?

    Rob Garven: We are currently working on what will be our doom laden ultra-heavy sixth studio album, to be released in 2023 on Metal Blade Records. The songs were written during the pandemic, and the cover will feature another masterpiece by Michael Whelan.


    metalkaoz

    We just finished up the final touches on our 6th studio album to be released in October 2023, on Metal Blade Records. I think it’s the heaviest and darkest material we’ve ever written, or recorded, and the proper successor to “Forever Black”. Once again it features the incomparable art of Michael Raymond Whelan, and I predict it will be the heaviest album of 2023!! (Rob, 28 Mar 2023)

     

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