Myrkur

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Myrkur
Myrkur in 2015
Myrkur in 2015
Background information
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresFolk rock, black metal, gothic metal[1]
Years active2014–present
LabelsRelapse
Associated acts
Websitewww.myrkurmusic.com
MembersAmalie Bruun

Myrkur is a Danish black metal band led by singer Amalie Bruun.[2] Initially, the real-life identity of the person behind the project was kept unknown. Her identity has since been made public.[3][4] Myrkur has released three full-length studio albums to significant critical acclaim, as well as a live album and one EP.[5] Her most recent album, Folkesange, was released on 20 March 2020 through Relapse Records.

History[edit]

Bruun formed the project and signed to Relapse Records in 2014. On September 16 that same year, Myrkur debuted with a self-titled EP on which Bruun provided the vocals, played all guitars and bass and produced the album.[2] Drums were performed by her friend Rex Myrnur. In June 2015, Myrkur announced the release of her debut full-length album, entitled M, which was released on 21 August 2015 via Relapse Records to critical acclaim.[6][7] The album was produced by Kristoffer Rygg of Ulver, and featured Teloch of Mayhem and Nidingr on guitars, with Øyvind Myrvoll of Nidingr and Dodheimsgard on drums. In August 2016, she released a live album titled Mausoleum, which was recorded at the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. The album featured acoustic and choral reinterpretations of her previously released material with the assistance of the Norwegian Girls Choir and Håvard Jørgensen, former guitarist in Ulver. Her second full-length album, Mareridt, was released on 15 September 2017.[8] In 2018, the album won the non-fan voted "Album of the Year" award at Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Awards.[9] Her latest album Folkesange was released on 20 March 2020.[10]

Members[edit]

Bruun in 2019
Current
  • Amalie Bruun – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, piano, organ, violin, nyckelharpa, percussion (2014–present)
Session/live musicians
  • Jeppe Skouv – bass (2016–present)
  • Andreas Lynge – guitars (2016–present)
  • Martin Haumann – drums (2017–present)
  • Om Rex Orale – bass (2018–present)
  • Ojete Mordaza II – drums (2018–present)
  • Rider G Omega –guitars (2018–present)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Mausoleum (2016)

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Skaði" (Demo) (2014)
  • "Nattens Barn" (2014)
  • "Den Lille Piges Død" (2015)
  • "Onde Børn" (2015)
  • "Jeg Er Guden, I Er Tjenerne" (2016)
  • "Två Konungabarn" (2017)
  • "Shadows of Silence" (2017)
  • "Ulvinde" (2017)
  • "Funeral (Feat. Chelsea Wolfe)" (2017)
  • "Juniper" (2018)
  • "Bonden og Kragen" (2018)
  • "Ella" (2019)
  • "Leaves of Yggdrasil" (2020)
  • "Gudernes Vilje" (2020)
  • "Dronning Ellisiv" (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toland, Michael (14 August 2015). "Myrkur - M (Relapse)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Wyatt Marshall (16 September 2014). "Shedding Light on the Darkness of Myrkur". Bandcamp. Archived from the original on 25 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  3. ^ Ax Rosenberg (16 July 2014). "Meet Your Myrkur". Metal Sucks. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  4. ^ "THE MYRKUR MYSTERY". No Clean Singing. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Myrkur". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  6. ^ Relapse Records (12 June 2015). "Myrkur announces new Album "M"". Relapse Records. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for M by Myrkur - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  8. ^ Records, Relapse. "Out now on CD/LP/Deluxe 2XLP/Digital". Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  9. ^ Zukowski, Zenae. "Winners revealed for 2018's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards including Judas Priest, Lacuna Coil and more". Metal Insider. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Myrkur Announces New Album Folksange Coming March 20 On Relapse Records, Reveals Lead Single "Ella"". 14 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.