||Irish celtic doom metal act Mael Mórdha has signed a deal with Candlelight Records. The band has already written the follow up to the 2010 album Manannán, which will be their fourth full-length release. Other details about the album will be announced in the near future.
The label comments: "Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Celtic Doom Metal masters Mael Mórdha. 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."
The band adds: "We are really looking forward to working with the guys at Candlelight. They are enthusiastic about our music and get what it's about. We've written what we consider to be our best album so far and it's great to be getting the opportunity to work with people who can help us get it heard by a wider audience. It is also important for us to be able to get this next album released in the United States, which Candlelight will do, as we've always had people over there who are seriously passionate about the band, but have had trouble getting their hands on our releases. The next chapter starts here. Tá Mael Mórdha ag Teacht!"