Ireland’s Darkest Era is set to release their new album, ‘The Last Caress of Light’, on February 15th, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The band has once again teamed up with to debut a new song from the album, “An Ancient Fire Burns”. Along with hearing the new song, fans can also check out a new video studio diary that chronicles the recording of the album. Both the video and the track are available now HERE.

‘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.

‘The Last Caress of Light’ will be available on February 15th via Metal Blade Records in North America, February 14th in the UK and February 11th in the G/A/S territories. The first single, “The Morrigan”, can be heard now on The album can be ordered on Metal Blade’s brand new merch store at THIS LOCATION.

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