Mael Mordha has completed work on its fourth full length album, due for release later this year via Candlelight Records. The follow up to 2010’s ‘Manannan’ is the band’s first album as a four piece following the departure of guitarist Anthony Lindsay in 2011. The album was recorded at Foel Studios in Wales, produced by Chris Fielding (Winterfylleth, Electric Wizard, Mourning Beloveth) and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Angel Witch, Primordial).
The album contains eight tracks in total and continues the conceptual themes of the band’s previous work which fuses historical and mythological tales of ancient Ireland.
Frontman Roibeard O Bogail said: “We are really proud of how this one turned out. It took a lot longer than expected but we feel it’s a further evolution in terms of the band’s song writing and the unique Mael Mórdha sound. It’s also a little bit darker and takes our music into some interesting new areas. There is a bleakness to it in places but also some crushing heaviness, galloping riffs and emotive melodies. We’ve already played a couple of the tracks live and they’ve gone down really well, so we can’t wait for people to hear the whole thing and get more of the songs into our live set.”