Cirith Ungol

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

November 14, 2017 Daniel Lake

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 Chris Dick

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 Jeff Treppel

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…