Record Forever Black • Band Cirith UngolFormat album, box • Published Fri 24 Apr 2020

Credits

The Demos – bonus tracklist:

  1. Legions Arise (demo)
  2. The Frost Monstreme (demo)
  3. The Fire Divine (demo)
  4. Stormbringer (demo)
  5. Fractus Promissum (demo)
  6. Nightmare (demo)
  7. Before Tomorrow (demo)
  8. Forever Black (demo)
  9. Sweet and Steel (early Legions Arise demo)
  10. Nightmare (later demo)

 

  • Recorded at Cirith Ungol’s Secret Lair, Ventura CA
  • Engineered by Tim Baker and Robert Garven
  • Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 mixed by Armand John Anthony
  • Tracks 2, 5, 7 mixed by Robert Garven
  • All songs mastered by Armand John Anthony
  • Tim Baker – Vocals
  • Robert Garven – Drums
  • Jim Barraza – Guitar (Bass on track 1 and 9)
  • Jarvis Leatherby – Bass (track 2, 3, 10)
  • Tom Malone – Bass (Tracks 1, 4, 8)

Tracklist

LP 1 Side A / CD 1

  1. The Call
     
    1:04
  2. Legions Arise
     
    3:19
  3. The Frost Monstreme
     
    5:15
  4. The Fire Divine
     
    3:51
  5. Stormbringer
     
    5:58

LP 1 Side B

  1. Fractus Promissum
     
    4:08
  2. Nightmare
     
    5:59
  3. Before Tomorrow
     
    3:57
  4. Forever Black
     
    5:34

LP 2 Side C / CD 2: The Demos – Bonus

  1. Legions Arise (demo)
  2. The Frost Monstreme (demo)
  3. The Fire Divine (demo)
  4. Stormbringer (demo)

LP 2 Side D / CD 2: The Demos – Bonus

  1. Fractus Promissum (demo)
  2. Nightmare (demo)
  3. Before Tomorrow (demo)
  4. Forever Black (demo)
  5. Sweet and Steel (early Legions Arise demo) – bonus CD
  6. Nightmare (later demo) – bonus CD
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Editions

Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, Limited 1,000 copies

ID: 21410
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/box-deluxe-box-set/
title: BOX – Deluxe box set

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15709-2
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Limited: 1,000

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Hellion Records, Brazil, Limited 300 copies

ID: 24984
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-hel-1405/
title: CD: HEL 1405

Release label: Hellion Records
Release number: HEL 1405
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: Brazil
Limited: 300

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records

ID: 21406
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-mbr-3984-15708-2-jewelcase/
title: CD: MBR 3984-15708-2 – Jewelcase

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-2
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, EU

ID: 25005
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/digipak-cd-eu-mbr-3984-15708-0/
title: Digipak CD EU: MBR 3984-15708-0

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-0
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: EU

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, USA

ID: 21407
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/digipak-cd-us-mbr-3984-15708-0/
title: Digipak CD US: MBR 3984-15708-0

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-0
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: USA

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 700 copies

ID: 21397
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-light-blue-red-marbled-vinyl/
title: LP (Light Blue / Red Marbled Vinyl)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: EU
Limited: 700

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, Germany, Limited 500 copies

ID: 21399
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-de-red-black-marbled-keep-it-true-edition/
title: LP DE (Red / Black Marbled – Keep It True Edition)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: Germany
Limited: 500

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 100 copies

ID: 21404
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-eu-clear-black-dust-vinyl/
title: LP EU: (Clear / Black Dust Vinyl)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: EU
Limited: 100

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 200 copies

ID: 21403
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-eu-white-black-marbled-vinyl/
title: LP EU: (White / Black Marbled Vinyl)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: EU
Limited: 200

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, EU, Limited 300 copies

ID: 21402
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-eu-light-olive-green-vinyl/
title: LP EU: Light Olive Green Vinyl

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: EU
Limited: 300

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, USA, Limited 100 copies

ID: 21401
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-us-purple-black-marbled-vinyl/
title: LP US: (Purple / Black Marbled Vinyl)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: USA
Limited: 100

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, Limited 500 copies

ID: 21398
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-pewter-grey-black-marbled-vinyl/
title: LP: (Pewter Grey Black Marbled Vinyl)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Limited: 500

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records

ID: 21412
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-mbr-3984-15708-1-black/
title: LP: MBR 3984-15708-1 – Black

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, USA, Limited 400 copies

ID: 21400
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-us-ice-blue-black-marbled-vinyl/
title: LP: US (Ice-Blue / Black Marbled Vinyl)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-1
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: USA
Limited: 400

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Fri 24 Apr 2020 Metal Blade Records, Germany, Limited 250 copies

ID: 21405
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/mc-mbr-3984-15708-3-red-metallic/
title: MC: MBR 3984-15708-3 – Red Metallic

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-15708-3
Release date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
Country: Germany
Limited: 250

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Fri 04 Mar 2022

ID: 25823
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/forever-black-demos-test-pressing-vinyl/
title: Forever Black Demos Test Pressing Vinyl

Release date: Fri 04 Mar 2022
Format: Promo and Vinyl

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Fri 04 Mar 2022

ID: 25829
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/forever-black-test-pressing-vinyl/
title: Forever Black Test Pressing Vinyl

Release date: Fri 04 Mar 2022
Format: Promo and Vinyl

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LEGIONS ARISE!
First new album 3 decades in the making!
THIS ALBUM WAS MADE TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME!

     

    Cirith Ungol was formed in Ventura, California in the early 1970s, first appearing on the scene with their self-financed debut album, Frost and Fire, via their own Liquid Flame Records imprint in April 1981. It was obscure and arcane, mysterious and eccentric, epic and expansive, but most of all unfailingly, bone-crushingly heavy, dark and doom-filled.

    Cirith Ungol went on to release two additional studio albums – King of the Dead and One Foot in Hell – now regarded as stone-cold classics. However, by the early 1990s, the musical climate was shifting away from traditional metal. The band was plagued with lineup instability and then came an unsatisfying studio experience during the recording of the 4th full-length album, Paradise Lost, that left them profoundly disappointed. Finally, after years of frustration took their toll, Cirith Ungol was laid to rest in May 1992.

    As the years passed, the fervent clamor for Cirith Ungol‘s return would not be silenced. Then, in late 2015, the sleeping giant awakened. The quartet of drummer Robert Garven, vocalist Tim Baker, and guitarists Greg Lindstrom and Jim Barraza began to knock the rust off and rediscover the magic. With Michael “Flint” Vujea unavailable to rejoin them on bass, Cirith Ungol recruited Night Demon bassist Jarvis Leatherby to fill that slot. As a seasoned musician, lifelong fan, and one of the driving forces to reanimate Cirith Ungol, Leatherby was the logical choice.

    On October 8, 2016, Cirith Ungol officially returned to the stage by headlining the Frost and Fire II festival at the Majestic Ventura Theater, playing to a packed house of metal fans and friends who had converged in the band’s hometown of Ventura, California to witness the Kings of the Dead rise from the grave. In the ensuing years, Cirith Ungol have held fast to their objective to bring their music to as many fans around the world as possible, performing select high-profile festival gigs spanning North America, Europe and South America.
    Now, as their resurrection enters its fifth year, the band proudly presents Forever Black: a classic Cirith Ungol album in every sense of the word. The trademark dark and foreboding riffs, pounding rhythms, and soul-searing vocal attack are instantly recognizable as the Kings of the Dead. Simply put, Forever Black is a testament to Cirith Ungol‘s continuing vitality and enduring primacy in the classic metal pantheon, more than four decades after the band’s inception.

    The street date of April 24th coincides with the band’s historic double-headliner appearance at the Keep It True Festival in Germany. Cirith Ungol will have an exclusive Keep It True vinyl color (red/black marble) ONLY available at those shows! See below for all upcoming dates.

    Even though we are only at the beginning of the 2020s, but the album, which will be released on April 24th, 2020, can already be described as one of the hottest Heavy Metal Come Backs:

    29 years after their last studio album “Paradise Lost”, CIRITH UNGOL are finally back with a new album, and this one is called “Forever Black”.

    This is Heavy Metal !!

      Exclusive bundles with shirts and merch items, plus digital options are also available! Vinyl are also Gatefold Jacket, A1 Size Poster (~23.4″ x 33.1″) and Digital Download Card.

      The cover

      The cover is Michael Whelan from “Elric in Exile” (“Elric in the Deadlands“?) 2017 or earlier.

      This fantastic painting we chose for the cover, “Elric in Exile”, perfectly reflects the dark and brooding mood of this album. It was painted by Michael Whelan, whose art graces our 4 other studio albums, and our single, “Witch’s Game”. He is a world-renowned artist whose art has been featured on works by bands such as Sepultura, and authors; Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Arthur C Clarke.

      – Robert Garven

      Playlist

       

      Metal Blade Records Podcast – April 15th, 2020

      The Metal Blade Records Podcast is officially being resurrected from the dead! It’s been three whole years since we last dropped an episode and we figured now would be as good a time as any to reignite the fire!
      Hosted by Allegaeon’s Riley McShane and our very own Vince Edwards and Ryan Williams! Diving into all things metal, gaming, science and more!

      First episode tackles the current state of the industry, with special guest Jarvis Leatherby of the mighty
      Cirith Ungol. Additionally, some much needed discussion on Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing.

      The Metal Blade Podcast returns for 2020 with new host Riley McShane of Allegaeon along with Vince Edwards and Ryan Williams of Metal Blade Records to talk about the current state of music during the shutdown with guest Jarvis Leatherby of Cirith Ungol and Night Demon. In video game news the guys talk about, Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing and more!

      Metal Blade Records podcast, April 15th 2020

      Bootleg

      This bootleg (A Tribute To Cirith Ungol / Doomed Planet) was from the year 2017 – three years ago.

      This has updated since 19 Feb 2020. Before in the past:

      Here I will collect any info about an eventually fifth Cirith Ungol studio album.

      Oddly enough, there are some new songs kicking around, but again I think that’s just because we are all having so much fun! The bottom line is Cirith Ungol is band again of today. We will see what the future brings, but right now, we just want to play for the true fans.

      Jarvis Leatherby, 01 Oct 2016

      Source: Jarvis Leatherby

       

      The most important question for the fans is will the band record some new music? Do you feel creative spark burning now?

      Of course! I told Jarvis and Oliver that they had woken a sleeping giant. We almost finished a complete song, Tim has over 10 sets lyrics, and the plan is of course for a new album. Greg has several songs he has written, I have many ideas, and the band has many songs in our archives that we would like to record for the first time or maybe record some very old songs got never seen the light of day! The hope is that we can have a new album out in 2017!

      Robert Garven, 17 Oct 2016

      Source: Interview conducted by Slobodan Trifunovic for Metal-Sound.

       

      I’ve heard through the grapevine that you’re thinking about doing a new album.

      We’d like to! There’s nothing stopping us from doing that. We’ve been practicing and doing all this stuff leading up to these shows, and in the meantime … well, we have been working on stuff. We may go and revisit some old material no one has ever heard. So, we’re really looking forward to doing another record — that’s really the thing we want to do in the next year. So, we’ll see what happens. I can’t talk about what label it would be with or anything like that. Hopefully, though, it’ll be as soon as we can get it going. Right now, though, we’re just enjoying doing what we’re doing and playing places we never got to play back in the day. It’s awesome that finally everything worked out where we could get back together and play as a band again. We never thought that was going to happen again. I never thought … Rob never was going to touch another drum set as long as he lived when the band broke up in ’92. We’re not ancient yet, so we wanna get out there and do this while we still can, and while it’s still fun.

      Tim Baker, 04.11.2016

      Source: Interview conducted by Chris Corry for Clrvynt.

       

      Well, it’s 2018 and Cirith Ungol is alive and kicking! Any chance for some new material, an EP or even a full-length release soon?

      We are working on new material right now and even though there is no schedule, it is no secret we want to do a 5th studio album. I am blown away by some of the stuff and I think our fans will be too. It blends all the elements of Cirith Ungol’s mythical style along with an evolution you would expect from the pent up energy waiting to be released! Our goal is to make it an extension of our past releases in heaviness and style. We are lucky enough to have a few songs in the upcoming very cool animated movie, “Planet of Doom”. We are all very excited about this. Some of the very best fantasy artists are involved with this and it should be killer!

      Rober Garven, 22 Feb 2018

      Source: Interview with Cirith Ungol

       

      A new studio album should come out early next year, along with some more rare but special appearances.

      Robert Garven, May 2019 @ interview

      Check it out: Forever Black

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