MYRKUR: Announces New Juniper EP Out December 7th; Unveils Video For Title Track

MYRKUR: Announces New Juniper EP Out December 7th; Unveils Video For Title Track

Today, Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur, unveils her powerful new ballad and video, "Juniper". Director Philippe de Grenade, gorgeously captures her ethereal performance on 16mm film as she stuns listeners with an infectious chorus and lush string arrangements. 

"Myrkur:Folkesange Acoustic Tour Announced"

"Myrkur:Folkesange Acoustic Tour Announced"

I am beyond excited to embark on my Folkesange tour. I will perform traditional Nordic folk songs and acoustic versions of my own compositions, both from my debut and new record ‘Mareridt’. I am bringing a small group of very talented folk musicians and girls' choir singers to perform a handful of exclusive shows in unique and special venues around Europe.

MYRKUR's Mareridt Out Today On Relapse Records

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MYRKUR's Mareridt Out Today On Relapse Records

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Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, finally releases her stunning and highly awaited sophomore album ,Mareridt, today via Relapse Records. 

On 'Mareridt' (translation: Nightmare), MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 songs that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies, dark folk passages, choral arrangements and superb, horrific beauty. The conceptual masterpiece includes lyrics in multiple languages, an unforgettable collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe and an array of special instrumentation including violin, mandola, folk drums, nyckelharpa (an ancient Swedish key harp), and Kulning (an ancient Scandinavian herding call). 

Like a marriage of King Diamond's 'Them' with Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake', 'Mareridt' is a carefully composed concept freed from genre - a profound manifestation of nightmares that demonstrates MYRKUR as one of the truly exceptional artists of our time. The compositions sweep into one another like a soundtrack designed to guide the listener through emotional turmoil.  Timeless, triumphant, powerful and hypnotic, 'Mareridt' is a sonic nightmare that you never want to escape.   

MYRKUR is:

Amalie Bruun - all instruments and composition.

Watch + Share "Ulvinde" via YouTube

Directed By Mats Ek

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Photo Credit: Daria Endresen

"Bruun's singing voice is beautiful... her delivery, full of sustaining notes that subtly decay, is reminiscent of choral music - with all the ritualism, religiosity and awe it entails" NPR

" Myrkur shifts from dreamy to nightmarish with a whip-cracking intensity" FACT

"Your Gothic Folk Black Metal Fix"  NOISEY

"a musically eclectic, haunting journey that combines elements of black metal, Scandinavian folk, doom, goth and soundtrack music in a way that's skewed, scary and seductive" REVOLVER

"Bruun's elegant voice offers a reprieve from the darkness" LOUDWIRE

"It's not specifically black metal and it's not specifically choral music; it's just Myrkur"  METAL INJECTION

"an album that demands your attention. Not since The Satanist has extreme metal presented a vision so ready to stride into metal's wider consciousness. Amalie has created a portal into a world torn apart by light and darkness, and what is left might just be the finest metal album of 2017, and one of the greatest albums of recent times." 
METAL HAMMER

"the voice of a fallen angel, soundscapes as if made to make a full moon disappear...To whom did Myrkur sell her soul for this impressive album?" ROLLING STONE (DE)

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MYRKUR Reveals New Album Title, 'Mareridt' Coming This Fall Via Relapse Records

MYRKUR Reveals New Album Title, 'Mareridt' Coming This Fall Via Relapse Records

Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR unveils her forthcoming album title Mareridt, out this fall on Relapse. It is the follow up to her masterful debut M, released back in 2015 to overwhelming critical acclaim. Mareridt was produced between Seattle and Copenhagen by Randall Dunn who is known for his work with Marissa Nadler, Earth, Sunn O))), Boris, Wolves In The Throne Room and more.