Record Servants of Chaos • Band Cirith Ungol Format compilation, DVD, live • Published Sat 05 May 2001

Credits

Cirith Ungol
324 Estrella Street Ventura,
California 93003-1604
USA

CIRITH UNGOL THANKS
Michael Trengert, Andreas Reissnauer, Martin Purr, and everyone at Metal Blade in Europe, without your faith in the band and promotion of our last 3 re-releases, this album would not have been possible. Brian, Tracy, Kim, and every Metal Blade US who have helped us.

Belgium: Guy De Vos/Mindview Magazine, Edwig Lameire/Hell Spawn Magazine

Germany: Gunther Wicht & Rudolf Schlee for our European Web Site, Sven Sostak/Metal Heart Magazine, Boris Kaiser/Rock Hard Magazine, Thomas/That’s Metal Magazine, Ruediger Abend/Unbroken Metal

Greece: Manos Koufakis/Steel Conjuring Magazine

Italy: Leopoldo Puzielli/Womb of Chaos Web Site, DoomSword, Metal Hammer Magazine

USA: Randy Jackson, Matt Thomas, Perry Grayson, King Fowley, Kevin Sage, Dan Baker, Mark Hull, Larry Nolan, Dave Lawson, Steve Sigmaster

ROB THANKS: Mother and Dad (they provided the band room and loaned us money for our second album! My father is gone now but not forgotten. My parents came to every concert they could!) My beautiful wife Rose, Minky our black cat, My Ferrari Mates: Ken Erwin, Wade Williams, Harold Lovinger, Mary and all my friends at Ferrari of Atlanta, Mark Spencer, Tony Palladino, Garry Reed and Steve Jenkins for the 308QV dyno file. Enzo Ferrari – my inspiration, and Dino, my brother across the timestream, and everyone on the Ferrari List, and of course the tifosi! Grazie!!!

GREG THANKS: Mom and Dad, Angela my darling girl, my sister Stephanie, Squeaky, Cat, and Fluffy the Destroyer, Rob for his never-ending quest to spread the word, Neal Watson (for the models), Russ ‘Weird Al’ Chadwell (for more models), Tony O. (Keeper of the Iceman), Mike ‘Sugar’ Shimizu, Nick Charalambous, my Boeing team (Anthony, Joey, Tom, Bijan, Richard (John Thomas), Kest Felipe, and Elbert), Jose Hernandez, Cleave ‘Serotta Crusher’ Law, Jose Romero, Alex ‘Axe’ Sarrouf, Stan at Bike Builders, Johnny at Record Heaven, Dana Madore, Ampeg for cool basses, and Schuey for finally bringing the championship back to Ferrari. RIP: Michele Alboreto, Bob Wollek, pedal on!

NO THANKS TO:
Well you probably know who you are, so it would be crass to mention names.
However, if you are one of the record companies that did nothing for us, or our last lawyer, who told us that the contract that signed away all the rights to our songs and NO THANKS music on our 4th album was a good deal, it is a pretty good bet you belong here!!

This album is dedicated to our fallen comrade Jerry Fogle, Rest in Peace.

Tracklist

CD / LP

title

format

recording /venue

year

time

written / music by

original band

original year

event/record/etc

01 / A01

demo

Sep 1979

2:25

Cirith Ungol

Sep 1979

02 / A02

demo

Sep 1979

4:13

Cirith Ungol

Sep 1979

same as bonus album

03 / A03

demo

Sep 1979

3:55

Cirith Ungol

Sep 1979

same as FaF album

04 / A05

demo

Dec 1979

4:15

Cirith Ungol

Dec 1979

05 / A05

demo

Dec 1979

4:59

Cirith Ungol

Dec 1979

same as FaF album

06 / A06

demo

Sep 1980

3:34

Cirith Ungol

Sep 1980

same as OFiH album

07 / B01

demo

Sep 1980

5:08

Cirith Ungol

Sep 1980

same as FaF album

08 / B03

demo

Jul/Aug 1978

3:42

Cirith Ungol

Jul/Aug 1978

release "The Orange Tape", 1978

09 / B04

demo

Dec 1979

2:21

Cirith Ungol

Dec 1979

10 / C01

demo

Mar 1980

6:30

Cirith Ungol

Mar 1980

same as FaF album

11 / B05

demo

Jul 1980

5:58

Cirith Ungol

Jul 1980

12 / B06

demo

Aug 1980

6:55

Cirith Ungol

Aug 1980

13 / C02

demo

Aug 1980

8:10

Cirith Ungol

Aug 1980

14 / B02

demo

Jul/Aug 1978

1:19

Cirith Ungol

Jul/Aug 1978

release "The Orange Tape", 1978

15 / C03

demo

Sep 1978

2:09

Cirith Ungol

Sep 1978

16 / C05

demo (Lindstrom solo)

Apr 1985

4:36

Greg Lindstrom

Apr 1985

Not exactly Cirith Ungol, but Greg Lindstrom solo guitar, because he quitted from 1982-2015.

01 / C04

Goldmine Studios

1982

3:56

Cirith Ungol

1977

release Metal Massacre 1 (compilation)

02 / D01

demo

1991?

2:52

1968

same as PL album

03 / D02

demo

1991?

6:34

Cirith Ungol

1987?

same as PL album

04 / D03

from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape

01 Jun 1987 or later

7:43

Cirith Ungol

1987?

same as PL album

05 / E01

from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape

01 Jun 1987 or later

6:29

Cirith Ungol

1987?

same as PL album

06 / D04

from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape

01 Jun 1987 or later

6:27

Cirith Ungol

1987?

same as PL album

07 / E02

from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape

01 Jun 1987 or later

4:27

Cirith Ungol

1987?

same as PL album

08 / E03

from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape

01 Jun 1987 or later

3:44

Cirith Ungol

1987?

same as PL album

09 / E04

live

05 Apr 1985

4:01

Cirith Ungol

Jul/Aug 1978

release "The Orange Tape", 1978

10 / E05

live

05 Apr 1985

6:38

Cirith Ungol

1983?

same as KotD album

11 / F01

live

05 Apr 1985

6:58

Cirith Ungol

1983?

same as KotD album

12 / F02

live

09 Nov 1984

4:23

Cirith Ungol

Sep 1979

same as bonus album

13 / F03

live

05 Apr 1985

8:21

Cirith Ungol

1978

same as KotD album

14 / F04

demo

1980?

3:12

1966

15 / F05

demo

1980?

0:23

Cirith Ungol

1980?

Total

DVD

01

09 Nov 1984

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

 

There is slightly different tracklist on the LPs.

CD LP
101/A1 Hype Performance (demo) Hype Performance (demo)
102/A2 Last Laugh (demo) Last Laugh (demo)
103/A3 Frost And Fire (demo) Frost And Fire (demo)
104/A4 Eyes (demo) Eyes (demo)
105/A5 Better Off Dead (demo) Better Off Dead (demo)
106/A6 100 MPH (demo) 100 MPH (demo)
107/B01 I’m Alive (demo) I’m Alive (demo)
108/B02 Bite Of The Worm (demo) Witchdance (demo)
109/B03 The Twitch (demo) Bite Of The Worm (demo)
110/B04 Maybe That’s Why (demo) The Twitch (demo)
111/B05 Ill Met In Lankhmar (demo) Ill Met In Lankhmar (demo)
112/B06 Return To Lankhmar (demo) Return To Lankhmar (demo)
113/C01 Darkness Weaves (demo) Maybe That’s Why (demo)
114/C02 Witchdance (demo) Darkness Weaves (demo)
115/C03 Feeding The Ants (demo) Feeding The Ants (demo)
116/C04 Obsidian (demo) Death Of The Sun (Metal Massacre)
201/C05 Death Of The Sun (Metal Massacre) Obsidian (demo)
202/D01 Fire (demo) Fire (demo)
203/D02 Fallen Idols (demo) Fallen Idols (demo)
204/D03 Chaos Rising (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape) Chaos Rising (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape)
205/D04 Fallen Idols (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape) Paradise Lost (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape)
206/E01 Paradise Lost (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape) Fallen Idols (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape)
207/E02 Join The Legion (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape) Join The Legion (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape)
208/E03 Before The Lash (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape) Before The Lash (from ‘Paradise Lost’ practice tape)
209/E04 Atom Smasher (live 05 Apr 1985) Atom Smasher (live 05 Apr 1985)
210/E05 Master Of The Pit (live 05 Apr 1985) Master Of The Pit (live 05 Apr 1985)
211/F01 King Of The Dead (live 05 Apr 1985) King Of The Dead (live 05 Apr 1985)
212/F02 Last Laugh (live 09 Nov 1984) Last Laugh (live 09 Nov 1984)
213/F03 Cirith Ungol (live 05 Apr 1985) Cirith Ungol (live 05 Apr 1985)
214/F04 Secret Agent Man (demo) Secret Agent Man (demo)
215/F05 Ferrari 308QV (demo) Ferrari 308QV (demo)

 

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Editions

Archaic Temple Productions

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title: 3LP: (Archaic Temple Productions)

Release label: Archaic Temple Productions
Format: Unreleased

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Wed 05 Sep 2001 Metal Blade Records, Germany

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Release date: Wed 05 Sep 2001
Country: Germany

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title: 3LP: black

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Release number: 3984-15064-1
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2012 Metal Blade Records, Germany

ID: 231
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2012 Metal Blade Records, USA

ID: 25945
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title: 2CD+DVD: 2012 (Metal Blade; 3984-15064-2) US

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Release number: 3984-15064-2
Release date: 2012
Country: USA

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As you now join the swelling ranks of the Legion of Chaos,
together we will drive before us the cringing herd of False Metal,
crush their spineless lackeys,
and purge the world of their mutant plague …
This album is dedicated to our fallen comrade Jerry Fogle, Rest in Peace

This is an compilation album of 31 unreleased and rare tracks recorded between 1978 and 1990. It was only released in Europe, not in America. Artwork and layout was done by Michael Ewerhard who also has done some covers for Steel Prophet, among others. It is a great addition if you already have their four ordinary studio albums, even though the sound quality is not always top-notch. It is my no means a complete compilation of their unreleased stuff, but a good introduction to it. Hopefully there will be a follow-up or a box set of more unreleased songs some day. The booklet is nice with pictures and liner notes by Rob and Greg.

The original is long out of print, but was re-released in 2011, ten years after the original edition. It was re-released on both CD and 3LP gatefold vinyl. The CD was a digipak featuring a bonus DVD containing live footage from Wolf & Rissmiller’s Country Club, 09 Nov 1984. On vinyl, it came in three different colours and with a A2 poster. It also has a slightly different cover – the title is written at the bottom of the cover.

WhiteWolf-whelan-195x300 Servants of Chaos

Original painting: White Wolf (1977)

  • Michael Whelan: whose paintings of Elric graced our first 4 albums and have indelibly linked us to ‘The White Wolf and gave us world class recognition, we are indebted to you for life. Not only are you the greatest artist of all time, but I am proud to consider you a friend.
  • Greg Hazard: Our loyal photographer who stood by us for 22 years without pay, to give us the most unbelievable photos.
  • Jeff Cowan: Goldmine Studios Ventura, who provided a bandroom for 11 years, showed up and mixed about every live show for free and practically donated the two studio tracks on this album.
  • Brad Vance: DNA Mastering, who single handedly rescued all this material from the edge of the abyss.
  • Michael Ewerhard: The very talented Michael Ewerhard did all the artwork and layout. I know he has done some covers for Steel Prophet, among others. (Greg L, Dark Tales)
  • Michel Trengert and Andreas Ressinauer: Metal Blade in Germany however, is run by a very cool guy, Michel Trengert. He has been a good friend to the band. We have never made much money from either group, but he was the guy that suggested that we put out our “Servants of Chaos” CD, which contained all our old and unreleased material, without him it never would have happened. (Robert, Sleazegrinder). Michael Trengert and Andreas Ressinauer in Germany have been the greatest and if it weren’t for them you would have never seen the last double CD. (Robert, Blood of the Ancients 2002). Rest in peace, Michel Trengert.

 

In the band’s own words

Fans had been asking for years about unreleased live and studio songs, so a few years ago Rob and I got to talking about the stacks of unreleased songs we had laying around, and we decided that at least some of it was good enough to be released. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the finished product. The sound quality isn’t always the greatest, but Brad Vance at DNA did a great job of saving and cleaning up our old tapes, some of which were 25 years old. The fan reaction has been great, and everyone seems to have a different favorite song. We keep getting asked when Volume 2 will come out, and there is still some more material we haven’t unearthed yet.

Greg Lindstrom, BallBuster interview

Rob came up with the idea and Metal Blade Europe was very receptive, so we both spent weeks going through our respective stacks of tapes. What ended up on the CD is a small fraction of what we have on tape.

Greg Lindstrom, Tombstone interview 9/2001

There had been a lot of requests from our fans for some new CU material, so Rob and I spent a couple of months going through our old demo and practice tapes. Rob pitched the idea to Metal Blade, and the European side was very interested. Unfortunately, MB in the US did not release it, so the CD is rather hard to find over here in our own backyard! We would like to get a US label to release “Servants” over here.

If “Servants” generates enough interest, you could hear from us again. We still have at least 20 songs that have never been released, like “Brutish Manchild” and “Route 666”. I would like to resurrect some more old tapes that have Jerry’s guitar magic.

Greg Lindstrom, True Metal magazine 07/02 interview

Greg and I were actually the two original members so it was only natural that I turn to him to help work on the project. The other remaining members either did not want to participate or were totally against the project thinking that the music was inferior to our studio work. I was just interested in getting the music released before it was destroyed by time as so much of the other material was. Since our other albums had been released I thought that this was the best possible time and I knew that our good fans would enjoy hearing some of the early and live versions of some of the songs.

Robert Garven, True Metal magazine 07/02 interview

 

The only money we got to release Servants of Chaos went to the mastering lab, the few hundred dollars we had left over Greg and I agreed to send to Michael Whelan. In fact Greg and I spent some of our own money to get the project out and as soon as we signed the contract with Metal Blade it had a hidden clause in it that combined all the other re-release royalties guaranteeing that we would never make a cent on the deal. On a lighter note royalties that were made on Servants of Chaos were supposed to be deducted from the monies owed on the re-releases but never were. I contacted Metal Blade and Brian said he would look into it. I never heard back from them. People asked me if I was upset that bootleg albums existed of some of our material. My reply has been that since we have never made any money from our legitimate record companies why should we be upset at someone who would promote our music by releasing a bootleg?

Robert Garven, Diabolical Conquest interview 

Metal Blade in Germany however, is run by a very cool guy, Michel Trengert. He has been a good friend to the band. We have never made much money from either group, but he was the guy that suggested that we put out our “Servants of Chaos” CD, which contained all our old and unreleased material, without him it never would have happened. Brian our old friend did not release it in America for whatever reason.

He [Trengert] suggested the idea to me and Greg and I got all the material together that we could find in hopes of releasing allot of stuff that no one had heard before. There are some real gems in there, including some great instrumental work by Greg, and a version of “Fallen Idols” that showed what the album “Paradise Lost” would have sounded like if we would not have had a producer destroy the musical compositions and arrangements.  All in all, I was very happy with it, even though Metal Blade saw fit not to release it in the US. Tim was opposed to it, as he thought there was going to be some questionable material on there, but since the tapes were deteriorating, it was then or never. I decided that since the tapes were legally either Greg’s or mine that I was going to go for it for our fans. Unfortunately, it seemed to have cost our friendship.

Robert Garven, Sleazegrinder interview 

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