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Cirith Ungol


CIRITH UNGOL (1972–92). Tim Baker (vocals), Greg Lindstrom (guitar, replaced by Jerry Fogle, replaced by Jim Baraza), Michael Flint (bass, replaced by Vernon Green), Robert Garvin (drums). Cirith Ungol are an American band from Los Angeles who played a type of hard rock mixed with metal originally, but eventually evolved into a dark progressive band. Their name came from a tower under the dominion of Sauron in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The band played a metal style Read more [...]


BURZUM (1991–PRESENT). Varg (Kristian) Vikernes (vocals/guitar/bass/keyboards/drums). In the realm of black metal, Burzum is one of the key bands who helped to establish the parameters of both music and in living the lifestyle. Burzum was the unholy brainchild of murderous ex-Mayhem bassist Varg Vikernes (aka Count Grishnakh). Vikernes developed Burzum as an ongoing project where he played all the instruments. The band served as a vehicle not only for Vikernes’ idea about expanding the parameters Read more [...]