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Mael Mórdha


Grau / Soulfood


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, will be released in early 2010.


- Through the lungs of the dead
- The Summoning
- The Doom of the Races of Éire
- Our Ancestors Dwell Here
- Manannán
- A Nation in Ruins
- The Gaedhelic Twillight
- Back to Éire I go with a Heavy Heart


Roibéard Ó Bogail - vocals, piano, whistles, horn
Gerry Clince - guitars
Anthony Lindsay - guitars
Dave Murphy - bass
Shane Cahill – drums


Cluain Tarbh (CD - Karmageddon Media 2005/ Re-release Grau Records 2008)
Cluain Tarbh – Two track split with Primordial (7" Vinyl- Sentinel Records 2005)
Gealtacht Mael Mórdha (CD - Grau Records 2007)

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