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Mael Mordha / Bio

In ancient Ireland, in the year 998 A.D. Mael Mórdha, King of the province Leinster, began a bloody rebellion against the High King of Ireland, Brian Ború. The hostility culminated in a colossal battle at Cluain Tarbh (near modern Dublin). In the battle, many of the great warriors and leaders of ancient Ireland met their fate as the green Irish countryside ran red with their blood. 1000 years later, taking inspiration from their forefathers, five new warriors began another rebellion, rising up within the Irish metal scene to craft a truly unique blend of never before heard doom metal and traditional Irish laments, now known as ‘Gaelic Doom Metal’.

Mael Mórdha’s battling spirit lives on in the band and his bloody legacy inspires the ferocious live performances which have won them many followers, allowing them to quickly conquer their homeland and take their fight to continental Europe and beyond. In 2005 Mael Mórdha strengthened its force by agreed an alliance with German record label, Grau. Away from the battlefield Mael Mórdha has released two albums. ‘Cluain Tarbh’, taking its name from the famous battle, was released in 2005 and was followed in 2007 by ‘Gealtacht Mael Mórdha’, an album inspired by the tormented mind of the great warrior that gave the band its name. The third album, ‘Manannán’, which takes its name from the Irish God of the Sea, is out now.

General Info

Band Members
Roibéard Ó Bogail - Vocals/Piano/Tin Whistles, Gerry Clince - Guitars, Anthony Lindsay - Guitars, Dave Murphy - Bass, Shane Cahill - Drums
Artist Name
Mael Mordha
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/maelmordha
Genres
Metal / Doom / Folk

Contact Info

Location
Dublin, IE