Special Performances at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade & St. Vitus
MYRKUR’sstunning 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.
“Ulvinde” debuted via NPR / Quote. It is the second single from MYRKUR’simpending album ‘Mareridt’ coming September 15 on Relapse. Watch the video AT THIS LOCATION.
“Ulvinde” features Amalie Bruun on violin, guitar, piano, Wolves In The Throne Room’s Aaron Weaver on drums, alongside Andreas Lynge and William Hayes on guitars plus choir singers Veslemøy Heyerdahl and Ida Sandberg Motzfelt.
Additionally, hear the previously released track “Måneblôt” now via YouTube AT THIS LOCATION.
MYRKUR’sis renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Amalie Bruun. Her sophomore album ‘Mareridt’ (translation: Nightmare) is a rich juxtaposition of the dark and the light; the moon and the mother earth; the witch and the saint. MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 tracks that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies, dark folk passages, choral arrangements and superb, horrific beauty.
Further taking MYRKUR to new artistic heights are 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). ‘Mareridt’ is a profound manifestation of nightmares that demonstrates MYRKUR as one of the truly exceptional artists of our time.
Like a marriage of King Diamond’s ‘Them’ with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Mareridt’ is a carefully composed concept freed from genre. The compositions sweep into one another like a soundtrack designed to guide the listener through emotional turmoil. One minute the songs are fighting back, the next lulling you to submission. Timeless, triumphant, powerful and hypnotic, ‘Mareridt’ is a sonic nightmare that you never want to escape.
Photo Credit: Daria Endresen
MYRKUR Tour Dates:
Aug 14 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar
Aug 19 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas
Oct 26 Stockholm, SE Close-Up Baten Cruise
Nov 4 Leeds, UK Damnation Festival
— All Dates Nov 17 to Dec 20 with Solstafir —
Nov 17 London, UK Heaven
Nov 18 Leeuwarden, NL Neushoorn
Nov 19 Lille, FR Beaulieu
Nov 20 Paris, FR Alhambra
Nov 21 Rennes, FR Antipode MKC
Nov 23 Bilbao, ES Santana27
Nov 24 Madrid, ES Caracol
Nov 25 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz2
Nov 27 Milan, IT Circolo Magnolia
Nov 29 Munich, DE Theaterfabrik
Nov 30 Salzburg, AT Rockhouse
Dec 1 Bologna, IT Locomotiv
Dec 7 Budapest, HU A38
Dec 8 Vienna, AT Arena
Dec 11 Prague, CZ Roxy
Dec 12 Berlin, DE Heimathafen
Dec 13 Cologne, DE Kantine
Dec 15 Rotterdam, NL maasSilo
Dec 16 Brussels, BE VK
Dec 18 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Dec 20 Stockholm, SE Debaser Strand