Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead Ultimate Edition Coming

Metal Blade Records is reissuing Cirith Ungol’s King of the Dead in an “Ultimate Edition”. The “Ultimate Edition” of King of the Dead is being remastered by Patrick W. Engel and Metal Blade is including a DVD of a 1983 Cirith Ungol live show too for bored time wasters. The original CD release from the late 90s sounded fine.

King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition track-listing:
1. Atom Smasher
2. Black Machine
3. Master of the Pit
4. King of the Dead
5. Death of the Sun
6. Finger of Scorn
7. Toccata in D minor
8. Cirith Ungol
9. 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 track-listing (Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on January 19th, 1983):
1. Atom Smasher
2. I’m Alive
3. Black Machine
4. Master of the Pit
5. King of the Dead
6. Death of the Sun
7. Finger of Scorn
8. Cirith Ungol

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13 thoughts on “Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead Ultimate Edition Coming”

  1. thewaters says:

    Man, I need to stop visiting this site. The possibility of a Brett Stevens review keeps me coming back, but otherwise….well…….

    1. Horst Fuchs says:

      We don’t like your kind around here anyway

    2. old DLA > nü-DMU says:


    3. GGALLIN1776 says:

      Have fun with metalsucks homo.

      1. BlackPhillip says:

        You know, there’s nothing wrong with admitting that the content here has been in decline since Brett Stevens turned it over. It deserves criticism, just like many of the bands Daniel rips apart. And just as Daniel suggests from time to time in his SMRs, there is content here that shows promise.

  2. Necronomeconomist says:

    Cirith unLOL.

    The music is dope; will that guy’s vokillz grow on me? haha, so ballistic yet almost whimsically playful. Playfully whimsical?

    1. ugh says:

      The vocals fit perfectly. It’s a really decent album. Like Dan said, the original CD sounds fine and can be found for pretty cheap I think.

  3. Don't stop believing says:


  4. Anthony says:

    King Fowley actually called these guys the first death metal band. Supposedly Tommy G. is a big fan too

    1. canadaspaceman says:

      Deceased was cool until a point.
      The 1986 Evil Side of Religion Demo was pure metal only for maniacs into Bathory, Sodom, Discharge, Septic Death could understand.

      Fuck that drummer Deceased guy. especially since he gypped me out of a chrome tape when I sent him back the fuckin blank normal tape he sold me at the Buffalo death fest,…fuck that drummer fagola. yeah. Quote me on that. Ripoffs like him are fags like so called Evil wonder these shitheads a re all surrounded with relapse records, which should be retitled prolapse.

      cuz I wrote him back then, and that was when mail NEVER went missing.

      yeah, been pounding back 3 or 4 litres of Max Ice (7%) for 2 hours, and felt like venting.

      1. Relapse never sent shit I bought from them a couple years ago. Some things never change.

  5. canadaspaceman says:

    Cool, very cool…. the DVD makes it interesting as we had to wait A GAWDAWN 20 years for any official concert video (finally. on the Metal Blade Cirithc comp digi-boxset)

  6. Rob says:

    This album is actually really damn good and I implore you all to pick it up if you have not already. It’s no cheesier than King Diamond.

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