CIRITH UNGOL ‘King Of The Dead’ With Bonuses Coming


The legendary U.S. proto-doom band Cirith Ungol are preparing to play their first ever show on European soil,  the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany the last weekend in April. To coincide with this historic event, Metal Blade Records will release the Ultimate Edition of Cirith Ungol‘s King Of The Dead album, on that same weekend of April 28th.

The King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition digipak CD features a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, five bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a bonus DVD. The LP will be released as part of the Metal Blade Originals series; featuring 400 g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet and an A1 sized poster, the vinyl was also mastered and fully restored by Patrick W. Engel in January 2017. This version reflects the original sound of the 1st vinyl pressing, released on Enigma in 1984.


The King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition tracklist:

01. Atom Smasher
02. Black Machine
03. Master of the Pit
04. King of the Dead
05. Death of the Sun
06. Finger of Scorn
07. Toccata in D minor
08. Cirith Ungol
09. Last Laugh (Live)*
10. Death of the Sun (alt mix)**
11. Master of the Pit (Live)***
12. King of the Dead (Live)***
13. Cirith Ungol (Live)***
* Live 1984 (bonus track on original CD)
** alternative version (taken from Metal Massacre I)
*** Live at Frost & Fire Fest II at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura on October 8th, 2016

Bonus DVD tracklist (Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on January 19th, 1983):

01. Atom Smasher
02. I’m Alive
03. Black Machine
04. Master of the Pit
05. King of the Dead
06. Death of the Sun
07. Finger of Scorn
08. Cirith Ungol

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