Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur unveils two ethereal new studio tracks with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost) at Orgone Studios in Bedfordshire, England.
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.
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
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.
Amalie Bruun - all instruments and composition.
Directed By Mats Ek
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."
"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)
MYRKUR Tour Dates:
MYRKUR's stunning new video "Ulvinde", directed by Mats Ek, beautifully captures her longing for a place in nature, in peace, away from the 'real' world - a world that she explains "often feels I cannot and was never meant to function in." Inner and outer demons all come to life in breathtaking footage captured across Norwegian landscapes and scenery.
We are pleased to announce an exclusive Myrkur show date prior to her new album release "Mareridt" in Brooklyn, NY! It is Myrkur's first ever headline show in NY!
Tickets are on sale starting Friday June 16th @ 10am EST and can be purchased HERE