MYRKUR Interprets Traditional Nordic Folk Song “De Tre Piker” – ‘Mareridt’ out on Relapse Sept 15

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MYRKUR Interprets Traditional Nordic Folk Song “De Tre Piker”

‘Mareridt’  Coming September 15 via Relapse Records

Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, unveils her interpretation of traditional Nordic Folk song, “De Tre Piker” today.  Her third single from upcoming album ‘Mareridt’ includes a stunning, lulling vocal performance alongside nyckelharpa (an ancient Swedish key harp), Shaman drums and guitar.

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.

MYRKUR is:

Amalie Bruun – all instruments and composition.

Photo: Daria Endresen | Download Hi Res Version Here

Directed By Mats Ek

Mareridt

MYRKUR

Relapse Records

September 15, 2017

Pre-order: Digital Physical

  1. Mareridt
  2. The Serpent
  3. Crown
  4. Elleskudt
  5. De Tre Piker
  6. Funeral (featuring Chelsea Wolfe)
  7.  Ulvinde 
  8. Gladiatrix
  9. Kætteren
  10. Børnehjem
  11. Death of Days *
  12. Kvindelil * (featuring Chelsea Wolfe)
  13. Løven *
  14. Himlen blev sort *
  15. Två Konungabarn *

*(Digital / Deluxe 2xLP Bonus Track)

MYRKUR LIVE DATES:

NORTH AMERICA

August 23: Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba In-store (Free, 6PM)

EUROPE

July 21: Katowice (PL) – Metal Hammer Festival

July 22: Sheffield (UK) – Tramlines Festival

October 26: Stockholm (SE) – Close-Up Baten Cruise

November 4: Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival

November 17 – London (UK) – Heaven #

November 18 – Leeuwarden (NL) – Neushoorn #

November 19 – Lille (FR) – Maison Folie Beaulieu #

November 20 – Paris (FR) – Alhambra #

November 21 – Rennes (FR) – Antipode MJC #

November 23 – Bilbao (ES) – Santana27 #

November 24 – Madrid (ES) – Caracol #

November 25 – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz2 #

November 27 – Milan (IT) – Circolo Magnolia #

November 29 – Munich (DE) – Theaterfabrik #

November 30 – Salzburg (AT) – Rockhouse #

December 1 – Bologna (IT) – Locomotiv #

December 7 – Budapest (HU) – A38 #

December 8 – Vienna (AT) – Arena #

December 11 – Prague (CZ) – Roxy #

December 12 – Berlin (DE) – Heimathafen #

December 13 – Cologne (DE) – Kantine #

December 15 – Rotterdam (NL) – maasSilo #

December 16 – Brussels (BE) – VK #

December 18 – Copenhagen (DK) – Pumpehuset #

December 20 – Stockholm (SE) – Debaser Strand #

# – w/ Solstafir

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