Amalie Bruun

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Amalie Bruun
Bruun performing with Myrkur at Roskilde Festival 2015 in Denmark
Bruun performing with Myrkur at Roskilde Festival 2015 in Denmark
Background information
Birth nameAmalie Bruun
Also known asMyrkur
Born (1985-01-06) January 6, 1985 (age 35)
Copenhagen, Denmark
GenresBlack metal, rock, indie pop, nordic folk
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist
InstrumentsGarageBand®, Vocals, piano, guitar, Nyckelharpa, Mandola
Years active2006–present
LabelsRelapse, Downtown
Associated actsMyrkur, Ex Cops,[1] Billy Corgan,[2] Moh Denebi, Gaspard Ulliel, Ingrid Schram, Vinnie Paz, R.A. the Rugged Man

Amalie Bruun (born January 6, 1985) is a Danish musician and actress.



Amalie Bruun released her debut album in 2006. She wrote the record with her father Michael Bruun. She is a pianist and guitarist and also writes songs with other composers, including Moh Denebi. In 2008 she created the title song for the reality show Paradise Hotel, entitled "If You Give It Up". Amalie Bruun went to New York later in 2008 and won the New York Songwriters Circle international award.[3]

In 2010 she released The EP Branches which was recorded at Pirate Studios in New York in partnership with Watt White. In spring 2012 she released the single "Siren", written and produced in collaboration with Mark Saunders on A:Larm Music. In 2013, Amalie also appeared on R.A. the Rugged Man's album Legends Never Die, providing background and chorus vocals for track 3, "Definition of a Rap Flow". Bruun has also released two albums with her band Ex Cops, 2013's True Hallucinations and 2014's Daggers.[4] Ex Cops broke up in 2015.

A self-professed "black metal girl at heart",[5] Bruun was revealed to be the writer, performer and producer of Relapse Records black metal project Myrkur in 2014.[6] Both Ex Cops and Myrkur have garnered Bruun critical acclaim from publications including Pitchfork,[7] Spin,[8] and NPR Music.[9] Bruun has also appeared with Myrkur and Ex Cops at renowned music festivals such as Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Wacken Open Air in Germany and South by Southwest in Texas.


In August 2010 she appeared in a commercial for Chanel perfume Bleu de Chanel, directed by Martin Scorsese, along with Gaspard Ulliel and Ingrid Schram. She also appeared in the 2011 music video for The Lonely Island's "Jack Sparrow" as Forrest Gump's wife Jenny, alongside Michael Bolton.

Personal life[edit]

In 2018, Bruun married the American drummer and personal trainer Keith Abrami, known for playing drums in death metal bands Artificial Brain and Shredded.[10] She currently resides in her home country of Denmark. On May 4, 2019, Bruun announced via Instagram that she is expecting her first child. Bruun gave birth to her son Otto on September 21, 2019.[11]


As Amalie Bruun

  • Amalie Bruun (2006)
  • Housecat (EP) (2008)
  • Branches (EP) (2010)
  • Crush (EP) (2012)

With Ex Cops

  • True Hallucinations (LP) (2013)
  • Daggers (LP) (2014)

As Myrkur

  • Myrkur (EP) (2014)
  • M (2015)
  • Mausoleum (2016)
  • Mareridt (2017)
  • Folkesange (2020)

External links[edit]


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  3. ^ "New York Songwriters Circle Launches 2008 Contest". 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  4. ^ "Ex Cops Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  5. ^ "7 Questions with Amalie Bruun". Thursday's Journal. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  6. ^ Marshall, Wyatt (16 September 2014). "Shedding Light on the Darkness of Myrkur". Bandcamp. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  7. ^ ""Hævnen" by Myrkur Review | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  8. ^ "Stream Ex Cops' Sharp New Album 'Daggers' | SPIN". Spin. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  9. ^ "Viking's Choice: Myrkur, 'Skøgen Skulle Dø'". Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  10. ^ "Myrkur Talks Power of Dreams and Nightmares, Upcoming Folk Album". Revolver. 2019-01-02. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
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