Record One Foot In Hell • Band Cirith Ungol Format album • Published Tue 12 Aug 1986

Credits

Credits

Tracklist

CD / LP

title

vote

time

written / music by

year

earliest live

earliest cover

earliest various

event/record/etc.

01 / A01

 

03:50

1986?

Live 13 Dec 1991

02 / A02

 

04:58

1985 Nov

Live 13 Dec 1991

03 / A03

 

03:36

1986?

2005, October 31 (possibly not recorded)

04 / A04

 

04:44

Garven

1985 Nov

Live 1991

1999, DoomSword

lyrics is about Elric of Melniboné / Nadsokor (band)

05 / B01

 

03:25

Lindstrom

1980 Sep

lyrics is about Ferrari

06 / B02

 

05:15

1986?

Live 07 Oct 2017

07 / B03

 

04:38

Garven

1985 Nov

Live 08 Oct 2016

08 / B04

 

05:10

1985 Nov

Total

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Editions

(self-packaging)

ID: 29926
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/making-cover-ofih/
title: making cover OFiH

Release label: (self-packaging)
Format: Unreleased

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Thu 12 Jun 1986 Metal Blade Records, USA

ID: 19093
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-us-mbr-1062-promo/
title: LP: US (MBR 1062) promo

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: MBR 1062
Release date: Thu 12 Jun 1986
Country: USA

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Tue 01 Jul 1986 Restless Records

ID: 302
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/mc-restless-mbr-72143-4/
title: MC: (Restless/MBR 72143-4)

Release label: Restless Records
Release number: 72143-4
Release date: Tue 01 Jul 1986

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Jul 1986 Restless Records, USA

ID: 16821
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/mc-us-restless-mbr-72143-4-2/
title: MC: US (Restless/MBR 72143-4) [2]

Release label: Restless Records
Release number: 72143-4
Release date: Jul 1986
Country: USA

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Tue 12 Aug 1986 Metal Blade Records, USA

ID: 24966
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-metal-blade-records-mbr-1062/
title: LP: (Metal Blade Records; MBR 1062)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: MBR 1062
Release date: Tue 12 Aug 1986
Country: USA

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Tue 12 Aug 1986 Roadrunner Records, Netherlands

ID: 303
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-1986-roadrunner-records-rr-9681/
title: LP: (Roadrunner Records; RR 9681)

Release label: Roadrunner Records
Release number: RR 9681
Release date: Tue 12 Aug 1986
Country: Netherlands

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Tue 12 Aug 1986 Restless Records, USA

ID: 301
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-usa-restless-records-rr-72143-1-mbr-1062/
title: LP: USA (Restless Records; RR 72143-1 / MBR 1062)

Release label: Restless Records
Release number: RR 72143-1
Release date: Tue 12 Aug 1986
Country: USA

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Tue 12 Aug 1986 Restless Records, USA

ID: 16840
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/mc-us-restless-mbr-72143-4-3/
title: MC: US (Restless/MBR 72143-4) [3]

Release label: Restless Records
Release number: 72143-4
Release date: Tue 12 Aug 1986
Country: USA

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Fri 12 Sep 1986 Enigma Records

ID: 840
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-1986-metal-blade-records-72143-wl/
title: LP: (Metal Blade Records; 72143) [wl]

Release label: Enigma Records
Release number: 72143
Release date: Fri 12 Sep 1986

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Wed 01 Jan 1992 Reborn Classics, Liechtenstein

ID: 304
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-de-reborn-classics-rc-1009/
title: CD: DE (Reborn Classics; RC 1009) w/Armored Saint

Release label: Reborn Classics
Release number: RC 1009
Release date: Wed 01 Jan 1992
Country: Liechtenstein

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Tue 09 Mar 1999 Metal Blade Records, Germany

ID: 305
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-de-mbr-3984-14203-2/
title: CD: DE (MBR 3984-14203-2)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-14203-2
Release date: Tue 09 Mar 1999
Country: Germany

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Tue 09 Mar 1999 Metal Blade Records, USA

ID: 24969
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-us-mbr-3984-14203-2/
title: CD: US (MBR 3984-14203-2)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-14203-2
Release date: Tue 09 Mar 1999
Country: USA

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2006 "Enigma Records"

ID: 182
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-enigma-records-bootleg/
title: LP: “Enigma Records”

Release label: "Enigma Records"
Release date: 2006

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Wed 13 Aug 2008 Metal Blade Records, Germany, Limited 500 copies

ID: 16830
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-de-mbr-3984-14203-1pd/
title: LP DE: (MBR 3984-14203-1PD)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-14203-1PD
Release date: Wed 13 Aug 2008
Country: Germany
Limited: 500

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Fri 12 Jun 2015 Metal Blade Records, Germany, Limited 500 copies

ID: 307
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-de-mbr-3984-25021-1-black/
title: LP: DE (MBR 3984-25021-1) black

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-25021-1
Release date: Fri 12 Jun 2015
Country: Germany
Limited: 500

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Fri 12 Jun 2015 Metal Blade Records/High Roller Records, Germany, Limited 200 copies

ID: 309
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-de-mbr-clear-red-splattered/
title: LP: DE (MBR clear/red splattered)

Release label: Metal Blade Records/High Roller Records
Release number: 3984-25021-1
Release date: Fri 12 Jun 2015
Country: Germany
Limited: 200

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Fri 12 Jun 2015 Metal Blade Records, Germany, Limited 300 copies

ID: 308
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/lp-de-mbr-dark-purple-marbled-vinyl/
title: LP: DE (MBR Dark purple marbled vinyl)

Release label: Metal Blade Records
Release number: 3984-25021-1
Release date: Fri 12 Jun 2015
Country: Germany
Limited: 300

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2016 Hellion Records / Nomade Records, Brazil

ID: 16810
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-hellion-records-nomade-records-%e2%80%8e-nrcd0003/
title: CD: Hellion Records – Nomade Records ‎– NRCD0003

Release label: Hellion Records / Nomade Records
Release number: NRCD0003
Release date: 2016
Country: Brazil

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2020 Hellion Records, Brazil

ID: 25107
permalink: https://cirithungol.org/edition/cd-br-hel-1371/
title: CD: BR (HEL 1371)

Release label: Hellion Records
Release number: HEL 1371
Release date: 2020
Country: Brazil

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THE REIGNING KINGS
OF CHAOS PROUDLY
UNLEASH THE FIST POUNDING
GLORY OF THEIR THIRD L.P.

 

One Foot in Hell is the third Cirith Ungol LP. It was produced by Brian Slagel and Cirith Ungol. It was released in August 1986 on Metal Blade Records and re-released in March 1999 by Metal Blade Records on CD.

I think this is their heaviest, most power metalish and most in your face of their albums. This is the last album with the “classic” line-up of Baker, Fogle, Garven and Flint. King Fowley compares this album to Motörhead’s Orgasmatron. No bad comparation – same year and great heavy metal on both!

“Well, this is it– the album NME readers called the worst metal album in history.” Writes an Amazon-reviewer. Unfortunately I cannot find the source for that.

The cover

The cover was painted by Michael Whelan in 1976 and is entitled Urish’s Bane.

It was used for the DAW edition of Michael Moorcock‘s book The Vanishing Tower (The Elric Saga #4). The book was published in June 1977. There are various editions of the book, and not all editions has the same cover.

See more here:

Michael Whelan

Michael Moorcock – Elric 4. The Vanishing Tower

The cover looks almost identical. But there original is from 1981 and the second is 1999. The text is red on original, and the second is red-orange text. The second CD is border. I’ll guess.

 

 

In the band’s own words

It’s a lot different from our last one obviously. Just listen to the songs. it’s so much faster, better and ballsier. I think we were before, especially on our last album… we were to… kinda eccentric. Like it was too different for people to handle. A lot of the stuff on KOTD, the songs are real good, but they were kinda arranged weird. But the new one is pretty consistent, like rockin’. Actually I prefer, myself, the really sloowww, dirge type songs. That’s what I really like. And really, that kind of stuff is technically a lot harder to do. But if you stack up One Foot In Hell to either one of our other albums, it sounds so much better. If sounds like a normal record, sound quality wise. KOTD sounded like it was coming through a tin can. It should be mandatory for Metal fans to purchase, or at least listen to One Foot In Hell and find out what “radical” really means. Shit, just look at the album cover! The music is just as wild, and that’s saying a lot!

Tim Baker, Suck City interview, 1986

 

It’s an excellent album although I thought the songs overall were not as strong as King of the Dead, and Flint’s bass seems to have gotten lost in the mix.

Greg Lindstrom

 

The problem with One Foot in Hell is that Brian Slagel who owned Metal Blade Records wanted to take a large role in the production of the album. I think this was the beginning of where the band started to lose control of our vision and it is evident in this record. There were solos left out or changed, and multi tiered vocals ala Styx “Serpent is Rising” that were removed. I also did not like the final mix. We also recorded the tracks in LA, whereas with the first two albums we recorded them across the street from our band studio, so we had less time and were in a strange location, which did not help the sound or mood. Brian to this day does not like me and I suppose his feelings toward me, which I have tried to unsuccessfully patch up over the years, was taken out on the band. This again probably was my personality, negatively affecting the bands success which I will never forgive my self for.

Robert Garven, Diabolical Conquest

 

You didn’t hear the solo’s of Jerry’s tat were cut on OFIH or the unbelievable four part background vocals I did on ‘Nadsokor’ that never made it to the record. I also feel that it was mixed kind of flat.

Robert Garven, Steel Conjuring, 2000

 

Brian was in complete control of this project and did the final mixdown.  He did a good job but he cut out allot of stuff I wanted in the final mix. There were many great guitar solos and vocal harmonies, which were deleted, which is sad.

Robert Garven, Guardians of Fate 3/02

 

The 17th best Metal Blade Record

One Foot In Hell has been ranked at place 17 on best Metal Blade Records albums of all time.

To commemorate the fine 30th Anniversary of metal’s most venerable and storied label, Metal Blade Records, the writers of BraveWords.com have gotten their metalheads together and come up with a list of the Top 30 coolest, most legendary, rockingest, most influential, most deserving of fame and notoriety, releases founder/CEO Brian Slagel and crew have issued since forging the fire way back in mom’s garage in 1982. As has become tradition ‘round here, we are presenting them – through January and February – in reverse order, leading eventually to the penultimate slab of iron ever to carry an esteemed Metal Blade catalogue number. 

By Greg Pratt 

Man, history has not been kind to Californian heavy metallers CIRITH UNGOL—NO ONE has been kind to Cirith Ungol—but take a listen to One Foot In Hell to get a glimpse of a truly unique band. Cool to see them place on this list at all, those histrionic vocals, the overdramatic songwriting, and general metal-’til-fucking-death being a bit too OTT for even some diehard metal types, the band toiling, toiling, toiling, silent, forgotten, back again for quick reunion, underwhelming, silent, forgotten… but for brief moments of time way back when—like during One Foot In Hell’s duration—Cirith Ungol were doing everything perfectly. 

Source: http://www.bravewords.com/news/176941

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