CRUACHAN Frontman 'Savagely Attacked' In Dublin

At 3 a.m. Sunday morning, February 20, Keith Fay, frontman of the Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN, was "savagely attacked" by a large gang of males in Dublin.

Here is what Fay had to say about he calls a horrible and unprovoked attack:

"While leaving a nightclub with my brother, sister and a friend, a gang of about 15 men in their early 20s began to verbally abuse my sister and my friend. I shouted back at one of them telling him that is my sister and to leave her alone. I was then hit over the head with an iron bar and knocked unconscious. They all started kicking me while I was on the ground. My sister was thrown to the ground also and had her arm broken. When I came to, they had run off. The whole thing only lasted a minute or two. This was on Dame Street in Dublin city centre, a very crowded area at that time of night. A lot of bystanders came to help also which scared the scumbags off. I was stabbed in the face, had my ribs broken and bruised all over."

CRUACHAN recently inked a deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Blood On The Black Robe", will be released later in the year.

CRUACHAN's fifth album, "The Morrigan's Call", was released in November 2006 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Pagan" was recorded at Sun Studios in Dublin.

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