Cirith Ungol was a Californian heavy metal band who formed in 1972 and split up in May 1992. They drew influences from
othermetalgroupssuchasBlack Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, as well as Iggy and the Stooges. Their first album, Frost and Fire, was closer to a
hybridbetween1970shard rockandmetal with songs written by then bassist/guitarist Greg Lindstrom and drummer Robert Garven, but from King
of theDeadandonwards theyplayeda progressive rock influenced brand of doom metal with songs primarily written by vocalist Tim Baker.
The band began with Greg Lindstrom, Robert Garven, Jerry Fogle and Pat Galligan (who would later go on to play
guitarforAngrySamoans},wereplaying in their first band