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Mael Mordha

Formed: 1998
From: Dublin, Ireland
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Mael Mordha news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mael Mórdha Streaming New Track

Dublin folk/doom act Mael Mórdha is streaming the new track "All Eire Will Quake." The song appears on the band's forthcoming new album "Damned When Dead," which will be released on September 16, 2013 via Candlelight Records. The album is the band's fourth and first since signing with Candlelight Records.

The track listing for "Damned When Dead" is:

1. Laudabiliter
2. King of the English
3. Dawning of the Grey
4. All Eire will Quake
5. Bloody Alice (of Abergavenny)
6. The Sacking of the Vedrafjord
7. A Dirge
8. Damned When Dead

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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Mael Mordha Signs With Candlelight Records

Irish Celtic Doom act Mael Mordha has signed on with Candlelight Records. The band has written the follow up LP to the 2010 release "Manannán," which will be the fourth full length release. No details or release date for the new album have been announced.

The press release reads as follows:

"Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Celtic Doom Metal masters Mael Mordha (pronounced MAIL MOOR-AH)

"Mael Mórdha’s sound is a unique fusion of traditional Irish folk laments and elegies with the crushing power of doom metal. The band views its music as conduit between this world and the spirit world and its songs provide a dark, melancholy and epic soundtrack to historical and mythological tales of ancient Ireland.

"Formed in Dublin in 1998 by Roibéard Ó Bogail, whose unusual ‘Sean-nós’ inspired traditional Irish vocal style gives the band its distinctive sound, Mael Mórdha takes its name from a former King of Leinster, who met a bloody end in battle in the year 1014 A.D.

"The band endured a number of line-up changes while self-releasing three EP’s between 1999 and 2003, before signing to Hammerheart Records/Karmageddon Media who released the band’s debut full-length album ‘Cluain Tarbh’ in 2005.

"Later that year the band moved to ‘Grau Records’ and went on to release two new album’s; 2007’s ‘Gealtacht Mael Mórdha’, and 2010’s ‘Manannán’ through the German label which also re-released an extended version of ‘Cluain Tarbh’ in 2008. More...

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Mael Mordha Recording New Album

Irish doom metal outfit Mael Mordha has announced that the band has entered Foel Studios in Wales to begin recording a fourth album. The record will be produced by Chris Fielding and feature seven new songs.

Guitarist Gerry Clince stated: "We are looking forward to recording at a location like Foel. It’s very secluded, miles from anywhere and that means we’ll be completely free from distractions and can live and breathe this album 24/7 for the two weeks we are here. We are excited about working with Chris too. He has some great ideas about how to do this one differently and we can’t wait to get started."

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Unearthing The Irish Metal Underground

Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. This week we'll dig into three rocking outfits all hailing from The Republic of Ireland.

Great Britain may be more well known for their heavy metal, but a short trip West finds that the Republic of Ireland has just as strong a heavy metal background. One could even argue that the Irish metal underground is much more varied than the British, boasting a large number of thrash, black, death and in particular doom metal bands. This week we’ll be taking a look at three of the country’s lesser known bands.

Mael Mordha

Proudly claiming themselves to be the world’s only Gaelic doom metal band, Dublin’s Mael Mordha, who take their name from the King of Leinster who led a gruesome rebellion against the High King of Ireland, Brian Ború in 998, formed exactly one thousand years after their namesake’s revolt. They signed with German label, Grau in 2005 and released their first full length album, "Cluain Tarbh" the same year, along with a split record with fellow Irishmen Primordial. Since then, the band has released two more studio albums, with the most recent being, "Manannan" in 2010.

Mael Mordha - "The Serpent And The Black Lake"

Mael Mordha - "Godless Commune Of Sodom"

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Mael Mordha Updates Tour Schedule

Ireland's Mael Mordha has checked in with the following update about a headlining show in Dublin:

"Mael Mordha will play a special headline show in Dublin on September 25th to celebrate the release of Manannán. Very special guests on the night will be Darkest Era and Sirocco. Tickets can be purchased on-line from Tickets.ie or from The Sound Cellar and City Discs, Dublin and Cork Tickets in Cork."

The upcoming Mael Mordha tour dates are as follows:

9/25 2010 The Academy 2 Dublin, IRELAND
10/30 2010 Madrid is the Dark MADRID, SPAIN
10/31 2010 Bracara Extreme Fest Braga, PORTUGAL
11/6 2010 Doom Over Vienna 5 Vienna, AUSTRIA
12/17 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

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Mael Mordha Announces Festival Appearances

Ireland's Mael Mordha has issued the following update about two upcoming festival appearances in Spain and Portugual:

"We’ll play our first ever shows in Spain and Portugal this October. We hit Mardrid, Spain first for the Madrid is the Dark festival on October 30th where we’ll play alongside our friends in Primordial. The following day we hit the road for Braga, Portugal where we play Bracara Extreme Fest. We hope to see you there!"

The upcoming Mael Mordha tour dates are as follows:

10/30 2010 Madrid is the Dark MADRID, SPAIN
10/31 2010 Bracara Extreme Fest Braga, PORTUGAL
11/6 2010 Doom Over Vienna 5 Vienna, AUSTRIA
12/17 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

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