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J.R.R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Cirith Ungol (pronounced [ˈkiriθ ˈuŋɡɔl]) is a pass through the Ephel Dúath, the high Read more…

Jarvis Leatherby

Jarvis Leatherby is vocalist and bassist in Night Demon. He has been arranging Frost and Fire Fest since 2015. In 2016 he joined the legion by taking the bass for Cirith Ungol’s comeback, and thereby following Flint’s and Vern Green’s previous positions. He is also Cirith Ungol’s mananger. I have known Robert Garven for Read more…

Jeff Cowan

Goldmine Studios Ventura, who provided at 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. Servants of Chaos   Engineered by Jeff Cowan on Paradise Lost.

Jerry Evans

He is one of the Road Crew and “Guardians of the Pit”. He is being thanked in the cover for King of the Dead and One Foot in Hell. The photo labeled “Guardians of the Pit” is from the back sleeve of King of the Dead album. From left on that Read more…

Jerry Fogle

Guitars 1972-87. Died of liver failure 20th Aug 1998. Jerry quit the band after the release of One Foot In Hell because he was depressed at the fact we had been together for about fifteen years and although we had sold quite a few albums and had lots of fans worldwide Read more…

Jim Barraza

Jimmy Barraza. Guitars 1988 – 1992 and 2015 – now. Birth year unknown.   Jimmy Barraza is a fantastic guitar player Greg Lindstrom   he was one hell of a guitarist We had found a really good guitarist named Jimmy Barraza who we wanted to bring on board so that Read more…

Joe Malatesta

Listed as a additional member on Paradise Lost. He played guitars and wrote The Troll. He quitted the band before the album was released.

John Doane

He was one of the Road Crew and “Guardians of the Pit”. He is being thanked in the cover for King of the Dead and One Foot in Hell. The photo labeled “Guardians of the Pit” is from the back sleeve of King of the Dead album. From left on that photo: Greg Read more…

Jon ‘Metalion’ Kristiansen

Jon Kristiansen aka Metalion, is the editor for the long running fanzine called Slayer Mag that was launched in the early 80’s. He did also run the record label Head Not Found. He was friends with a lot of the well known early heavy and extreme metal bands including the infamous Norwegian Black Read more…

Kevin “Dr. K” Sage

Listed as “Stage Manager” on Frost and Fire and “Road Manager” on Servants of Chaos. Photo can be seen on the cover for Frost and Fire. Kevin is probably to the right. He is being thanked in the cover for King of the Dead and One Foot in Hell.

King Fowley

He is the owner of Old Metal Records and an acquaintance/friend of Robert Garven. The first record to be released on Old Metal Records, was the Live 7″ vinyl. The EP was released with the band’s permission in 1996. He was then asked to do the liner notes for the re-mastered Read more…

Kurt “The Crusher” Grothe

Kurt “The Crusher” Grothe (Bass/ backgound vocals) in Prophecy. Died in an auto accident in 1987. He is being thanked in the cover for Paradise Lost. Rest in peace.

Mark “The Shark” Shelton

He is not related, but he is friend. I’m pretty sure you deserve it. For many metalheads Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol are the kings of underground metal, and both bands are active right now. Metal is living a second youth? Shark: Hell I’ve survived so many metal revolutions that Read more…

Mark Rudolph

Who was the most fun to draw out of all the metal celebs whose likeness you captured for this book? I think it has to be Robert Garven. He has such a unique look and he’s a really sweet guy on top of it.   You were handed a real Read more…

Matt Baker

Matt Baker (Buster Matthews), son of Tim Baker.

Michael “Flint” Vujea

Bass 1980/81-87/88. Michael “Flint” Vujea was bassist with CU roughly 1980-1988. He joined after the recording of Frost & Fire, but before it was released. They guys liked him so much that they decided to include his picture and credit on the album cover despite the fact that Greg Lindstrom played Read more…