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in picture: Ronnie James Dio (R.I.P. 16 May 2010) and Tim Baker


This is a fanpage for the band  and for all Cirith Ungol fans out there. The Cirith Ungol Webpit will cover all around Cirith Ungol, Falcon and other related acts. All comments are appreciated.



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Robert Garven and Michael Whelan was born (1956-06-29)
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Created 2010-06-02 02:26:26
Last updated 2010-06-07 02:08:31



  • First some website stats from Google Analytics for those who care: The Cirith Ungol Webpit had 33.68 visits/day in May 2010 from 52 countries. Top 10 countries are Norway, United States, Greece, Italy, Germany, Australia, Sweden, United Kingdom, France and Canada.
  • A 2nd pressing of the self-titled Falcon album is right around the corner. "There won't be any embossed foil stamping on the 2nd pressing of the S/T. Too expensive now that I no longer work in the graphics/printing biz." -Perry Grayson.
  • Three fan videos added by Celestiall on youtube. There probably won't be updates on the news page when more fan videos appears. Instead they will just be added or linked to in the section for the appropriate song. So check Last Updates (on the right side, under Last Comments) regulary.
  • Five of the rare pictures photograph Greg Hazard just submitted, can be seen in the photo album "Unsorted live pics". The other five can be seen in "In Studio" album. There will be more photos coming, so check the photo gallery regulary. There probably won't be a new news here every time there's a new pic in the photo gallery.
  • Six live videos has been uploaded by guitarist Jim Barraza. The last one was Atom Smasher.
  • Seven new features added to the website: Poll, Last Comments, Last Updates, Calendar, Search function and Stuff. There will probably be a new poll every months or so, so remember to check back regulary.
  • No. Eight. Did you notice there were no number four?
  • Over 90% will buy the new re-releases of the albums if they come in deluxe editions.
  • 10 pages does the original official Cirith Ungol website contain. The webmaster was Robert Garven himself. The url (website adress) was http://www.cirithungol.org, and it was online 11 Oct 1999 to 30 Sep 2003. Last update was 23 Nov 2002. If you are curious how it looked like, click the link to enter A Churning Maelstrom of Metal Chaos Descending:


The website was later upgraded and maintained by the Polish Heavy Metal promoter Bart Gabriel under the url http://www.truemetal.org/cirithungol, until it suddenly vanished into void.



Update 07 Jun 2010

Notifications about new picture uploads, new and updated items will from now appear in the News Feed/Updates page. That's the only page you need to check regulary to catch everything going on at The Webpit. Even comments and news on this News page will appear in the News Feed!

Created 2010-05-16 23:49:33
Last updated 2010-06-01 03:00:03

Legendary Heavy Metal Vocalist Ronnie James Dio has unfortunately died of stomach cancer this morning, 16 May 2010.

Ronnie has been in the music scene for over 50 years. His works with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio are mandatory in any metal collection. That being at least Ritchie Blamore's Rainbow, Rising and Long Live Rock n' Roll (Rainbow), Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules (Black Sabbath), Holy Diver and The Last in Line (Dio). Cirith Ungol used to warm up for Dio-era Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath's classic LP "Heaven and Hell", is also on Greg Lindstrom Top Thirty list. If you don't have it already, get your copy of the Deluxe Edition of this album.


Also of interest to Cirith Ungol and Falcon fans should be the Holy Dio tribute album featuring Destiny's End covering The Last in Line, where Perry Grayson plays on.


Read more about this tragic loss at Blabbermouth or Black Sabbath. Also be sure to check out the pics of Dio taken by Greg Hazard, Cirith Ungol's official photograph!.


Dio's the best singer on earth.

-Tim Baker, 1982

Picture below: Ronnie James Dio and Tim Baker.

Rest in peace.



Created 2010-05-11 10:05:18
Last updated 2010-05-27 20:33:21

Guitarist Jim Barraza has uploaded some more live videos. They are taken from Ventura Theatre, 31 Dec 1991. Let the videos do the talking.


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Update 27.05.2010: Atom Smasher (1991 version - Dedicated to Jerry Fogle, R.I.P.)

Created 2010-05-12 18:34:44
Last updated 2010-05-12 19:19:14

Frank Frazetta (February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010) was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for work in comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, record-album covers, and other media. Some of the album covers he did was Dust - Hard Attack (1972) and Molly Hatchet - Beatin' the Odds (1980). He didn't paint any of Cirith Ungol's covers, but one of his paintings were supposed to be used on the Frost and Fire LP.


At the time we wanted a "Sword and Sorcery" theme cover called "Berserker" by Frank Frazetta, a famous sword and sorcery artist, but it was taken by the country rock band MOLLY HATCHET!

-Robert Garven



Here is a review by Robert Garven for Dust's self-titled debut album:

These guys were a great band, not sure what happened to Marc Bell's drumming in the Ramone's, but here it is great. I also like their second album [Hard Attack] better but make no mistake these guys rocked. The band I was in was inspired by Frank Frazetta's paintings on Hard Attack and wanted one on our first album, however a country rock band [Molly Hatchet] got the one we wanted entitled "Berserker" and we got "Stormbringer", which has humbled me to this day.

-Robert Garven, 29 Mar 2008



Dust's second album Hard Attack is also on Greg Lindstrom's Top Thirty list.


Learn more about Frank Frazetta and his artwork here:

Homepage / The Unofficial Frank Frazetta Fantasy Art Gallery

Created 2010-05-02 20:07:40
Last updated 2010-05-03 01:19:51

After a week lost in the pit, Truemetal.org and The Cirith Ungol Webpit are finally back on track. The Truemetal webserver has been down for some reason, and The Webpit has got some minor updates. There might be some technical errors like broken links etc, but they will (hopefully) fade away soon. Just replace "kategori" with "category", "side" with "page" and "avsnitt" with "section" in the address field. If you experience any other issues, please contact me by mail.



Re-releases of all albums?

"in negotiations to re-release all the albums-we'll see.."

-Tim Baker, 30 Apr 2010


Official auctions

I've noticed some new auctions by drummer Robert Garven.


Both original members Greg Lindstrom and Robert Garven have been selling various stuff on eBay for a while including some Cirith Ungol souvenirs. The latest Cirith Ungol additions are:

A signed photo


"This is a one of a kind Cirith Ungol print made from the original negative on Kodak paper. It was taken by Greg Hazard, and is 30.5x20". I think it was taken at the Beverly Theater, in Beverly Hills, CA but not sure. I was a co-founder and drummer for the band for 21 years.
If desired I will sign and personalize. It should be framed and matted and is currently rolled up but in excellent shape. Hard times forces sale. You will never see another one of these  "




A signed Frost and Fire LP



"I was the original dummer and co-founder of Cirith Ungol. After 9 years together we finally released our first album "Frost & Fire". This is a VERY RARE opportunity to obtain the original first copy of this the first album we produced signed by all the original members except myself. If requested I will sign it also, however these signatures were made to me and at the time the record was released. This is especially rare as Jerry our original guitarist  passed away many years ago signature is here also. Hard time makes me offer the rarest piece of Cirith Ungol memorabilia and my most important in my collection. Although I never made any success I am hoping that one of our fans has been successful and can aquire this once in a lifetime piece of rock history. We were the first band in LA to release out own record independently and this was it. The label is even blank! Thanks for looking. I will answer any questions about this item, and include a new never opened copy of the same album to whomever buys this one."



One Foot In Hell poster



I was the original and only drummer and co-founder of the Heavy Metal band Cirith Ungol. There were posters made for our 3rd album "One Foot in Hell" which was released on Metal Blade Records in 1986.  They depicted the amazing illustration of Michael Whelan, which also appeared on the Michael Moorcock book entitled, "The Vanishing Tower". All of them were folded in quarters and sent out with the records for in store displays. However a few example were left unfolded. Here is a perfect example of one of those very rare posters. It measures 28.5 x 22" and is in PERFECT CONDITION! Hard times makes me offer the rarest piece of Cirith Ungol memorabilia and my most of my collection. Although I never had any success I am hoping that some of our fans has been more successful and can acquire this piece of memorabilia of rock  and Heavy Metal history. We were the first band in LA to release out own record independently. Thanks for looking. I will answer any questions about this item, and sign if requested.







Some appealing items, unfortunately the price is not exactly cheap.

To see all items currently being sold by Robert Garven, click here.
To see all items currently being sold by Greg Lindstrom, click here.

Created 2010-03-31 23:33:50
Last updated 2010-05-02 19:43:53


I just received some really cool news that needs to be shared with all Ungolfans out there!

Californian cult metal legends CIRITH UNGOL will release their new live album, "A Little Fire - Live" in December 2010 via Liquid Flame Records. The first live album ever by these metal veterans, will have the classic line-up from Frost and Fire, that is Baker, Lindstrom, Fogle, Flint and Garven. All tracks were recorded between 1979 and '82. As a bonus, it will have two additional, previously unreleased tracks taken from the recording sessions for the unfinished, fifth album. The cover artwork was created by Michael Whelan for the Elric novels.


That will make a great christmas present! Cool Please note that the cover shown here will not necessarily reflect the final work. Read more about a possible Live-album here (information from before this live album was announced).


Update 03 Apr 2010

Don't hold your breathe, this was of course just a 1st April joke!

Created 2010-03-28 21:26:20
Last updated 2010-05-02 19:43:53

dexterwardDexter Ward's cover of the Cirith Ungol song Go it Alone, will be released on vinyl. That will be the first time Go it Alone officially appears on vinyl.

First of all we came to an agreement with the new label Iron on Iron to release our promo on vinyl with a bonus track. The extra track will be the Cirith ungol cover "Go it alone" Live from up the hammers festival. The promo has been remastered by Bart Gabriel (Crystal viper/Lonewolf) at Skol Records studio in Poland. The vinyl will be available for the first time on Keep it true festival!!!



UPDATE 21 APR 2010

Mini LP can now be ordered. More details here.

Created 2010-03-23 11:56:41
Last updated 2010-05-02 19:43:53

liveThe out-of-print compilation album Servants of Chaos, may be re-released with a bonus DVD of live shows by Metal Blade Records. That will be the first time Cirith Ungol appears officially on DVD.

if all goes well MB in germany may re-release servants with a DVD of live shows........... we are working out the details...
-Robert Garven, 23 Mar 2010

Click here for more information about Servants of Chaos or here for more information about a possible Cirith Ungol DVD.



Update 09 Apr 2010

It has come to my attention that "the re-release of Servants with the DVD was cancelled due to artistic differences between the band members". I can't tell more about this at the moment, but hopefully things will (and should!) work out soon.

Created 2010-03-10 19:18:25
Last updated 2010-05-02 19:43:53

cirith falconWell, the song is not exactly new. It was written already in 1976 by Greg Lindstrom and is actually a unreleased Cirith Ungol-song! Falcon re-recorded this in 2004, but it remained unreleased until today. Read more about the original Cirith Ungol song here and Falcon's re-recording here.

The song is called Bad Scene and is available on the Falcon fanpage on facebook, but you don't need a facebook account to hear it. Flash required though.

Created 2010-02-16 18:10:57
Last updated 2010-05-02 19:43:53

HOA2010It was announced that Falcon would possibly do a special night on Headbangers Open Air-festival, Germany in Summer 2010. This will unfortunately not happen. Read the whole case here.

Created 2010-03-11 02:48:01
Last updated 2010-03-22 15:37:34

Yes, a Cirith Ungol song was played live by Dexter Ward at the Up The Hammers Festival in Greece last week. Dexter Ward is a quite new band formed last year that features two former members of Battleroar. The cover they played was Go It Alone from the Paradise Lost album. It was performed at the warmup show 04 Mar 2010.


Update 22 Mar 2010: Comments by the band below!



Its one of our favourite band of all times. I speak with Greg and Robert from time to time trying to convice them to play at Up the Hammers festival something that can't work. We chosen the song for many reasons. One of them  and the most important is that we love the song as every Cirith Ungol song ever written. The song has also a lyrical theme that is what me and Marco wanted to express after our departure from battleroar. We were born with a 6 string in our hands and we'll go it alone hehe.

-Manolis "Barraza" Karazeris (guitarist and organizer of the festival), 19 Mar 2010



We had been wanting to play a Cirith Ungol cover for quite a long time, and although it's indeed an anusual choice we found out "Go It Alone" was the right one for us, for many different reasons. Our guitar player Akis loves it for its Van Halen feel, and the vocal melodies used by Tim Baker on this one are more "standard" and less complex to pull out for me compared to what he does on most of the other Cirith Ungol songs. Since it is an up tempo rocker with a big chorus it worked well live and certain parts of the lyrics reflect exactly what we are now doing, being back with Dexter Ward. I also have to say I liked this song from the first time I listened to Paradise Lost.  The six strings in my hand thing, some might call it clichè, I call it the rock and roll way and fighting for your dreams ... can you get more pure and more honest than this, and most of all, more american? We are reaching our middle 30s now but for us this dream is more alive than ever.

-Marco Concoreggi (vocalist), 22 Mar 2010

Created 2010-03-03 14:24:56
Last updated 2010-03-19 15:02:48

newsA new feature has been added to The Cirith Ungol Webpit!

This feature gives you the advantage of staying up-to-date by recieving mails whenever a fan or a bandmember submits a post or a comment.

This feature was originally only available for administrators, but has now been made available to the public!

Just enter your name, e-mail and press the button! Join the Legion today!



Update 19 Mar 2010

Because of multiple spam attacks the recent days, ip logging and captcha has been added to the registerform and commentfields. It's no big deal, it only means you have to enter a security code before submitting.

Created 2010-02-24 19:35:57
Last updated 2010-02-24 19:54:22


As soon as Servants of Chaos got out of print, prices started to increase drastically. Some people obviously have an interest in earning money from it. Take a look at some of the prices:

Servants of Chaos was released in 2001 after an idea from Michel Trengert of Metal Blade in Germany. The double album was only released in Europe, and not in USA. Ask Brian Slagel and Metal Blade in USA why they did not release it in the US!

If you know of any better or worse prices, please contact!

Created 2010-02-16 18:01:46
Last updated 2010-02-16 18:04:12

wwwAs the official website is currently down, and who knows when and if it will return, a new webpage is now up. I've always wanted to do one, so finally I took the step to actually realize it. Any comments, corrections and additions are welcomed. In opposite to other Cirith Ungol webpages, this site will not only cover Cirith Ungol, but also related stuff.




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