Celebrating their 49th year as a band, Cirith Ungol will release a new EP, 'Half Past Human', this May. Once again the iconic cover painting was done by longtime collaborator, Michael Whelan, whose magnificent visuals remain inextricably associated with Cirith Ungol. With 'Half Past Human', Cirith Ungol continues their enduring legacy in the classic metal pantheon, more than four decades after the band's inception. It is a gift to the steadfast and growing legions of fans, old and new, who never faltered in their belief, who coaxed them out of retirement, and who have embraced them during the reunion years. It is a continuation of the Cirith Ungol mythology, a worthy and welcome addition to their daunting musical legacy. And it is a defiant fist to the face of any unbelievers who doubted Cirith Ungol's unshakable resolve and burning dedication to their arcane and mysterious craft.