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Yes, a Cirith Ungol song was played live by Dexter Ward at the Up The Hammers Festival in Greece last week. Dexter Ward is a quite new band formed last year that features two former members of Battleroar. The cover they played was Go It Alone from the Paradise Lost album. It was performed at the warmup show 04 Mar 2010.
Update 22 Mar 2010: Comments by the band below!
Its one of our favourite band of all times. I speak with Greg and Robert from time to time trying to convice them to play at Up the Hammers festival something that can't work. We chosen the song for many reasons. One of them and the most important is that we love the song as every Cirith Ungol song ever written. The song has also a lyrical theme that is what me and Marco wanted to express after our departure from battleroar. We were born with a 6 string in our hands and we'll go it alone hehe.
-Manolis "Barraza" Karazeris (guitarist and organizer of the festival), 19 Mar 2010
We had been wanting to play a Cirith Ungol cover for quite a long time, and although it's indeed an anusual choice we found out "Go It Alone" was the right one for us, for many different reasons. Our guitar player Akis loves it for its Van Halen feel, and the vocal melodies used by Tim Baker on this one are more "standard" and less complex to pull out for me compared to what he does on most of the other Cirith Ungol songs. Since it is an up tempo rocker with a big chorus it worked well live and certain parts of the lyrics reflect exactly what we are now doing, being back with Dexter Ward. I also have to say I liked this song from the first time I listened to Paradise Lost. The six strings in my hand thing, some might call it clichè, I call it the rock and roll way and fighting for your dreams ... can you get more pure and more honest than this, and most of all, more american? We are reaching our middle 30s now but for us this dream is more alive than ever.
-Marco Concoreggi (vocalist), 22 Mar 2010
Great coversong! Probably my least favourite song from Paradise Lost, but it seems it works out much better live than on the flat studioversion. Enjoyable feelgood song!
Here is another recording of the same performance.
Good to see some bands bringing some elements of the legends of Cirith Ungol to their current audiences. Not my favorite track from CU but, it does sound pretty cool.
very cool-sounds great also
marco concoreggi for president!!!!