Taking their name from Cirith Ungol in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings, heavy metal outfit Cirith Ungol are legendary and their logo patches decorate countless jackets worldwide over 20 years after the band broke up. This is due to the unique, inimitable sound of the Californian quartet which is timeless, yet classic and can be summarized in one word - magical. Cirith Ungol stand for heavy metal with soul and depth, its class is unique and they are considered pioneers of the scene and an inspiration for armies of bands.
1984's King Of The Dead really is the ultimate Cirith Ungol album, a masterpiece of originality which virtually defies description. Hear the very Earth crack beneath your feet; feel the frozen claws of the Northwinds tear at your skin as Pterodactyls soar against a crimson sun. The cornerstone release was newly mastered and fully restored by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony in January 2017. This 180g LP version reflects the original sound of the first vinyl pressing, released on Enigma in 1984. The vinyls feature 400g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet and an A1 sized poster.