Cirith Ungol

Decibel X Record Store Day ‘Completely Extreme’ Compilation Arrives October 30

September 9, 2020

Decibel is honored to collaborate with fellow indie institution Record Store Day to batter your ears with the inaugural installment of our Completely Extreme compilation series.

Five For Friday: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

This week’s new releases include albums from Katatonia, Ulcerate and other luminaries of trad-metal, death metal, and raw black metal.

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Cirith Ungol, (0) and Abysmal Dawn

April 10, 2020

Our cooped up correspondent pecks on classic metal, progressive black and brutal death this week.

Cirith Ungol to Release Exclusive Song “Brutish Manchild” Via the Decibel Flexi Series!

February 27, 2020

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by Monday, March 2 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from heavy doom metal legends Cirith Ungol.

Live Review: Days of Darkness, Part 2 (Sunday, October 29 @ Rams Head Live in Baltimore)

November 14, 2017

Days of Darkness lasted two days. So does our coverage. Come on in for a glance at the damp-weather-enforced second round of doom, etc.

Top 5 Metal Bands With Names Originating With Tolkien

April 10, 2017

Throughout rock ‘n’ roll history (we’re talking proto-metal here), J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have influenced heavily. Whether it’s lyrical references or inspiration — such as Led Zeppelin‘s “The Battle of Evermore” and “Ramble On” or Rush‘s “The Necromancer” and Rivendell” or Black Sabbath‘s “The Wizard” — or bands taking Tolkien-named places, things, persons to call their own, rock, metal, and all their relevant sub-genres owe much to Tolkien. Death metal and black metal, of course, are no exception.

The Lazarus Pit: Cirith Ungol’s King of the Dead

January 21, 2011

Welcome to The Lazarus Pit, a biweekly look at should-be classic metal records that don’t get nearly enough love, stuff that’s essential listening for students of extreme metal that you may not have ever heard of.  Stuff that we’re too lazy to track down the band members to do a Hall Of Fame for.  First…