6/12/2018

MYRKUR's 'Mareridt' Wins Metal Hammer's Album Of The Year Award at Golden Gods Ceremony

   
MYRKUR'S 'MARERIDT' WINS METAL HAMMER'S
ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD AT GOLDEN GODS CEREMONY

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Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR's, recent full-length release Mareridt was the recipient of Metal Hammer's prestigious Album Of The Year Award at last night's Golden Gods Ceremony, as chosen by the magazine's editorial staff! A full list of winners is available  here.

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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.
'Mareridt' is a conceptual, hypnotic masterpiece that includes lyrics in multiple languages and an array of special instrumentation including violin, mandola, folk drums, Shaman 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. 

MYRKUR is:
Amalie Bruun - all instruments and composition.



Mareridt
MYRKUR
Relapse Records

NPR  "Bruun's singing voice is beautiful... her delivery, full of sustaining notes that subtly decay, is reminiscent of choral music - with all the ritualism, religiosity and awe it entails" 

FACT "Myrkur shifts from dreamy to nightmarish with a whip-cracking intensity"

DECIBEL "It's this laser-like focus and conucopia of Scandinavian influences - Norwegian folk music, Swedish cow calls, second-wave black metal, her hown Danish upbringing - that defines Myrkur's musical approach" 

REVOLVER "a musically eclectic, haunting journey that combines elements of black metal, Scandinavian folk, doom, goth and soundtrack music in a way that's skewed, scary and seductive"  

ROLLING STONE (DE) "the voice of a fallen angel, soundscapes as if made to make a full moon disappear...To whom did Myrkur sell her soul for this impressive album?"  

NEW NOISE "The music of Myrkur transcends the mortal plane, elevating to a spiritual level of earth and mysticism"
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