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Bio:In ancient Ireland, in the year 998 A.D. Mael Mórdha, King of the province of Leinster, began a bloody rebellion against the High King of Ireland, Brian Ború. The hostilities culminated in a mighty 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 their 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 agreeing an alliance with German record label, Grau. Away from the battlefield Mael Mórdha has released three 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, was released in May 2010.