|DARKEST ERA premiere new music video on BloodyDisgusting.com!
UK tour with Alestorm kicks off February 4th
Agoura Hills, CA – January 30th, 2012 – Ireland’s Darkest Era has partnered up with BloodyDisgusting.com to debut their new video for An Ancient Fire Burns. The song comes from their debut album, The Last Caress of Light, which was highlighted in Decibel’s Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2011. The video features a grim story with a surprise ending and is as melancholy and emotional as the band’s music and was directed by Kieran Majury with Fastville Productions.
Watch An Ancient Fire Burns now HERE.
Comments guitarist Ade Mulgrew: “An Ancient Fire Burns is a song about primal instincts and desire; and in this video we used a narrative that we really hope will grip people. It’s an old school buried-alive-in-coffin concept that compliments the themes in the song. We also shot the band’s performance by torchlight in a 1000 year old monastery, once plundered by Vikings. It was a great setting and really adds to the atmosphere in the video.”
Tour w/ Alestorm and Claim the Throne
02/04 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
02/05 Stoke On Trent, UK Green Star UK
02/06 Sheffield, UK Corporation UK
02/07 Bristol, UK The Fleece
02/08 Southampton, UK The Cellar
02/09 Manchester, UK Moho Live
02/13 Leicester, UK The O2 Academy
02/14 Brighton, UK The Haunt
02/15 Wrexham, UK Central Station
02/16 Leeds, UK The Well
02/18 London, UK Islington Academy
02/19 Norwich, UK Waterfront
04/27 Dublin, IE The Pint w/ Mael Mordha
04/28 Belfast, IE The Limelight w/ Mael Mordha
The Last Caress of Light was recorded at Foel Studios in Wales at the end of August 2010 with producer Chris Fielding. The result are eight tracks of dark, stormy, epic Celtic Metal with which mix the melancholy and atmosphere of Irish Folk with the epic might of heavy metal bands such as Warlord, Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy. The album stands out from all else as a record of intense emotional power and honesty; holding the listener within a dark heavy metal storm and not letting go until the last chords have rung out.
DARKEST ERA is:
Krum – Vocals
Ade Mulgrew – Guitar
Sarah Wieghell – Guitar
David Lindsay – Bass
Lisa Howe – Drums