Cirith Ungol - Dark Parade (Olive Green Marble Edition) (LP) Cirith Ungol - Dark Parade (Olive Green Marble Edition) (LP)

Cirith Ungol - Dark Parade (Olive Green Marble Edition) (LP)

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Few bands in the history of the heavy metal underground have a story as remarkable, improbable, or uplifting as that of CIRITH UNGOL. Formed in Ventura, California in the early 1970s, rather than passively channeling their influences, the band was driven to forge an altogether heavier, darker, more apocalyptic sound the world had never experienced before. It was obscure and arcane, mysterious and eccentric, epic and expansive, but most of all, unfailingly, bone-crushingly heavy, dark, and doom-filled.
Wasting no time to ride the molten wave they started with their 2020-released studio comeback Forever Black, CIRITH UNGOL started writing songs for Dark Parade as soon as Forever Black was released. Then, like everyone else, they were hamstrung by the global pandemic, struggling through illness, seclusion, grief, and depression in their quest to create dark, vibrant art. But like the greatest warriors, they persevered, working on one song at a time, fueled by personal misery and the tragedy of worldwide collapse.


Track listing

  1. Velocity (S.E.P.)
  2. Relentless
  3. Sailor on the Seas of Fate
  4. Sacrifice
  5. Looking Glass
  6. Dark Parade
  7. Distant Shadows
  8. Down Below