Cirith Ungol A Metal Band That Could Have Been Big: Why Didn’t They Remain Obscure?
Cirith Ungol was lucky and hailed Ventura, California which was home to Metal Blade Records in 1988. If you’re like me, you might remember the old days, (before the Internet) when you made decisions about what albums you were going to buy by the artwork. That is how I accidentally bought a lot of Molly Hatchet and Nazareth albums.
Such is the case with Cirith Ungol. Now that I listen to it, it’s actually pretty good. At the time, I only like really heavy thrash or black metal bands. Hands the recent resurgence in the popularity of this Cirith Ungol! Listen for yourself, but first for a few facts.
Cirth Ungol Where Are They Now?
- The band broke up in 1992, citing frustrations with their record label.
- In 2001, Metal Blade released in “Germany Servants of Chaos”, a compilation of unreleased demos and live songs.
- Founding guitarist Jerry Fogle died from liver failure on August 20, 1998. RIP
- Lindstrom now plays with Falcon, who perform some Cirith Ungol songs
One Foot In Hell Album Artwork and Sleeve
“Blood & Iron” – 3:52
“Chaos Descends” – 4:55
“The Fire” – 3:37
“Nadsokor” – 4:43
“100 MPH” (Cirith Ungol, Greg Lindstrom) – 3:26
“War Eternal” – 5:12
“Doomed Planet” – 4:38
“One Foot in Hell” – 5:10
Cirith Ungol Line-Up 1988 On One Foot In Hell
Tim Baker – vocals
Jerry Fogle – guitars
Michael Vujea – bass
Robert Garven – drums