Tim Baker: Vocals
Greg Lindstrom: Guitar
Robert Garven: Drummer
Jim Barraza: Guitar
Jarvis Leatherby: Bass
Few bands in the history of the heavy metal underground have a story as remarkable, improbable, or uplifting as that of Cirith Ungol. It is a tale of pioneering innovation, crushing disappointment, self-imposed exile, populist fervor, and, ultimately, global redemption. Formed in Ventura, California, in the early 1970s, Cirith Ungol created a sound the world had never experienced before. Rather than passively channeling their influences, the band was driven to forge an altogether heavier, darker, more apocalyptic sound. It was obscure and arcane, mysterious and eccentric, epic and expansive, but most of all unfailingly, bone-crushingly heavy, dark and doom-filled.
After a 24 year absence from music, against all odds, the slumbering giant awakened. After a full year of rehearsals, 2016 saw the kings of the dead rise from the grave to deliver a legendary performance at the aptly named Frost and Fire Festival in their very own hometown. In the ensuing years, Cirith Ungol have held fast to their objective to bring their music to as many metalheads around the world as possible appearing on several notable festivals spanning the globe.
The time has finally come for the kings of the dead to unveil their triumphant return to the masses! An expansive double-live album and multi-DVD package entitled I'm Alive, will be released worldwide on October 25, 2019 via Metal Blade Records. Capturing Cirith Ungol at the peak of their darkened, mystical powers before a rapturous crowd at the Up the Hammers festival in Athens, Greece, this recording showcases the magic and might of Cirith Ungol onstage. Its accompanied by additional full-length performances recorded at the Hammer of Doom (2017) and Rock Hard Festivals (2018) in Germany. For this monumental release, a special in-depth documentary spanning 2 hours in length was recorded. The documentary features exclusive interviews about the history and legacy of the band, as told by the current and original members.
I'm Alive documents an unforgettable night in the history of a truly legendary band, and will allow fans worldwide to share in the glory of this cult quintet rocking harder than ever, more than four decades after their inception. Long may they reign!