Myrkur

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Myrkur
Amalie Bruun 2015.jpg
Amalie Bruun performing as Myrkur at Roskilde Festival in 2015
Background information
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Folk rock, black metal,[1] gothic metal[2]
Years active 2014–present
Labels Relapse
Associated acts
Website www.myrkurmusic.com
Members Amalie Bruun

Myrkur is the black metal musical project of Danish musician Amalie Bruun.[3] Initially the real-life identity of the person behind the project was kept unknown, however her identity has since been made public.[4][5] Myrkur has released two full-length studio albums to significant critical acclaim, as well as a live album and one EP.[6] Her most recent album, Mareridt, was released on September 15, 2017 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.[3] 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 August 21, 2015 via Relapse Records to critical acclaim.[7][8] 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 September 15, 2017.[9] The album won Album of the Year Award at Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Awards.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Mausoleum (2016)

EPs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Myrkur". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Toland, Michael (14 August 2015). "Myrkur - M (Relapse)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Wyatt Marshall (16 September 2014). "Shedding Light on the Darkness of Myrkur". Bandcamp. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Ax Rosenberg (16 July 2014). "Meet Your Myrkur". Metal Sucks. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "THE MYRKUR MYSTERY". No Clean Singing. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Myrkur". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  7. ^ Relapse Records (12 June 2015). "Myrkur announces new Album "M"". Relapse Records. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for M by Myrkur - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ Records, Relapse. "Out now on CD/LP/Deluxe 2XLP/Digital". Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  10. ^ Zukowski, Zenae. "Winners revealed for 2018's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards including Judas Priest, Lacuna Coil and more". Metal Insider. Metal Insider. Retrieved 26 July 2018.