Latest News

MYRKUR Premieres “Onde Børn” (Mausoleum Version) via Bloody Disgusting

IMG_2388

Photo credit: Stormvild

MYRKUR (aka Danish composer Amalie Bruun) has unveiled a live recording of “Onde Børn” via horror outlet Bloody Disgusting. The website described the track as “stunning” and a version “which takes the aggression and ferocity of the original and transforms it into a sublime and ethereal offering.”

Bruun elaborates,

“Onde Børn (Wicked Children)” is a song that I wrote as a tribute to my supporters and it feels powerful to play it live, for them, with them. Performing it with the girls choir in the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum was a beautiful experience, the dark mood in the cold tomb, the crystal clear voices of the girls. There is room for very few people in the Mausoleum, but my whole Norwegian “family” was there, people who worked on ‘M’ and so forth. A night I will never forget and which I’m excited to share with you.”

Read the article in full and hear “Onde Børn” now at this location.

Additionally, you can hear the first EP single “Jeg er guden, I er tjenerne” now below or here, and check out MYRKUR‘s take on the Bathory classic “Song To Hall Up High” here.

On the one-year anniversary of her critically-acclaimed, masterful debut full-length, M, Danish black metal artist MYRKUR unveils a captivating live recording from the historic Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. Aptly titled Mausoleum, the album features beautifully dramatic & stripped-down acoustic reinventions of seven songs from plus one brand new song and a Bathory cover; all accompanied by the Norwegian Girls Choir and Håvard (ex-Ulver) on guitar. Captured in a cold, dimly-lit tomb covered in morbid frescos that depict the circle of human life from conception til death, Mausoleum is an incredible showcase of MYRKUR’s sublime yet haunting voice in a truly chilling, unrivaled atmosphere.

Mausoleum is due out this August 19 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse. Physical pre-orders are available at this location, and digital versions can be pre-ordered via MYRKUR‘s Bandcamp here.

Info/Bio:
From the darkness of Scandinavia emerges MYRKUR. Hailing from Denmark, the one-woman project signed to renowned independent label Relapse Records in 2014 off the strength of just one EP, its eponymous debut (released September 2014). Envisioned and realized by classically-trained multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Amalie Bruun, MYRKUR combined the rawness of second-wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural, ethereal sonic beauty. MYRKUR introduced a wholly unique perspective on the genre of black metal––one that immediately put her on the map and caught the attention of listeners and publications worldwide.

Though the word “myrkur” means “darkness” in Icelandic, Bruun’s music is far from monochromatic. With its distinct sense of Nordic isolation, MYRKUR‘s compositions are at once brutal and delicate. Choral and folk elements abound, lending the music a mystical, legendary quality and an untouchable equilibrium between dark and light. MYRKUR’s influences range from nature to traditional Scandinavian folklore to Norse mythology and far beyond. Bruun elaborates, “I always dreamed about becoming a Huldra, an Elver girl, a Valkyrie, the goddess Freja. These powerful women in Norse Mythology have an element of beauty and mystique, but they are also deadly.”

That power was more than evident on MYRKUR’s debut EP, but fully came into its own on Bruun’s first full-length, M, released by Relapse in August 2015. Featuring production and guest appearances from renowned metal legends such as Krystoffer “Garm” Rygg (Ulver), Teloch (Mayhem/Nidingr) and Christopher Amott (Arch Enemy), M showcases Bruun’s learned and mature perspective on black metal alongside her prodigious compositional and vocal talents. In its 8/10 review, Decibel Magazine characterized M as “a black metal record that respects tradition without drowning in it.” Publications including NPR, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Spin and dozens of other outlets worldwide have shared this sentiment, hailing M and MYRKUR as the very thing they stand for – not a drastic reinvention, not an atavistic homage, but a unique, timeless, and true expression of black metal. With two acclaimed releases, US and EU tours with Behemoth and Deafheaven, and a number of worldwide festival appearances under her belt, MYRKUR is ready to help her homeland reclaim its role as a global leader in extreme music.

MYRKUR is:
Amalie Bruun – All Instruments, Composition


Official links:
Myrkur Official Website
Myrkur on Facebook
Myrkur on Bandcamp
Myrkur on Instagram

Share

MORE NEWS FROM RELAPSE RECORDS


  • TORCHE: Announce New Album Admission Coming July 12; Share First Single “Slide”

    May 28, 2019

    Photo Credit: Keans Llamera Miami’s heavy rock quartet TORCHE release Admission, the band’s fifth album, and first new music since 2015’s critically-lauded Restarter, on July 12 via Relapse Records. “This album is more revealing of who we are. I think the core of the band is happier and more inspired than we have been in […]


  • VICTIMS: Share New Song “The Sea and Poison” via Revolver Magazine

    Stockholm’s hardcore crust-punk veterans VICTIMS share “The Sea and Poison”, the second single off their highly anticipated new album, The Horse and Sparrow Theory. Listen and watch the Chariot of Black Moth directed video HERE. Additionally, VICTIMS have announced Fall European headlining tour dates beginning October 25 and ending on November 2. The band will […]


  • RED FANG LAUNCH HEADBANGING MUSIC VIDEO APP

    Headbanging app from Wieden+Kennedy’s Ansel Wallenfang is one part music video, one part video game Download Red Fang: Headbang HERE: https://www.redfangheadbang.com/ GOOGLE PLAY STORE | APP STORE Portland-based metal band Red Fang has unveiled their latest single, “Antidote,” through an app written and directed by Wieden+Kennedy creative Ansel Wallenfang. It is the world’s first music […]


  • GRUESOME: Announce EU/UK Summer Headline Tour Dates

    May 2, 2019

    Twisted Prayers is out now on CD/LP/CS/Digital Photo Credit: Ryan Tamm Death Metal Defenders of the Old GRUESOME announce the Twisting Europe Part Two headline tour. The first leg of the tour begins July 12 and ends July 27. GRUESOME’s UK portion of the tour begins July 30 and ends August 3. GRUESOME continues to tour in support of the 2018-released Twisted Prayers full-length […]


  • FULL OF HELL: Share New Song “Armory of Obsidian Glass”

    Relapse Debut Album Weeping Choir Coming May 17th “Full of Hell leave a crater no matter where they tread” – Revolver Photo Credit: Reid Haithcock Extreme harsh-grinding quartet FULL OF HELL share the official audio for “Army of Obsidian Glass” off their highly anticipated, new album Weeping Choir. Listen to the new track, featuring the inimitable Lingua Ignota on guest vocals, on […]


  • VICTIMS: Sign To Relapse & Announce New Full-Length Album The Horse and Sparrow Theory

    “For nearly twenty years, Stockholm’s Victims have dished out an onslaught of crusty d-beat, hardcore punk, and Motörhead-quality rock ‘n’ roll” – Noisey Photo Credit: Mia Möllberg Stockholm’s hardcore crust-punk veterans VICTIMS make their Relapse Records debut with their highly anticipated new album, The Horse and Sparrow Theory, coming June 28. Watch the official video for opening track “The Horse and Sparrow […]


  • Levitation Announce Relapse Records Official Showcase

    April 26, 2019

    Relapse Records is proud to partner with LEVITATION in Austin TX for an official label showcase at Empire Control Room & Garage on November 9, 2019. Portland rockers RED FANG will headline with support from Miami’s TORCHE & Sweden’s MONOLORD. More bands will be announced soon. Stream RED FANG’s discography: Bandcamp HERE Spotify HERE Apple Music HERE. Stream TORCHE’s discography: Bandcamp HERE Spotify HERE Apple Music HERE. Stream MONOLORD’s discography: Bandcamp HERE Spotify HERE Apple Music HERE. OFFICIAL […]


  • USNEA: Announce U.S. Summer 2019 Headline Tour Dates

    Photo Credit: Orion Landau ‘Portals Into Futility’ Is Out Now And Available HERE Portland doom quartet USNEA announce Summer 2019 headlining tour dates throughout the United States with Chrch. The band continues to tour in support of their 2017 released full-length album Portals Into Futility. The tour commences July 5 in Sacramento, CA and ends July 18 in Denver, CO. […]


  • GATECREEPER: Enter Studio To Record New Full-Length Album

    Photo Credit: Joseph Maddon Arizona’s death metal legion GATECREEPER have begun recording their second full-length album and follow-up to 2016’s Sonoran Depravation. The yet-to-be-titled album is being recorded at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, AZ and will be mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity. The album is expected to be released late 2019. Stay tuned for more information in […]


  • FULL OF HELL: Share New Song “Silmaril”

    Relapse Debut Weeping Choir Coming May 17th “Full of Hell Push the limits of Grind at an accelerated clip” – Dectbel Magazine Photo Credit: Reid Haithcock Extreme harsh-grinding quartet FULL OF HELL share the official audio for “Silmaril” off their highly anticipated, new album Weeping Choir. Watch the accompanying visualizer and listen to the new song on YouTube HERE. FULL OF HELL Comments: “Silmaril […]


  • PINKISH BLACK: Announce 4th Full-Length Album Concept Unification; Share New Song “Until”

      Texas experimental duo PINKISH BLACK will release their 4th full-length Concept Unification on June 14th. Listen to the first single, the slow-burner “Until” on YouTube HERE and all streaming services HERE. Concept Unification is due out June 14th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available HERE. Concept Unification Tracklist: Concept Unification Until Dial Tone Petit Mal […]


  • RINGWORM: Share New Song “Dead To Me”

    Death Becomes My Voice is out May 3rd on CD/LP/Digital Photo Credit: Barb Merritt Cleveland’s metallic hardcore legends RINGWORM share a new song “Dead To Me” less than two weeks before the release of Death Becomes My Voice. Stream the third single from Death Becomes My Voice on YouTube HERE. Additionally, RINGWORM’s Death Becomes My Voice record release weekend is approaching fast on May 3-5. […]


  • INTEGRITY: Digital Catalog Reissues Out Now; Begin April U.S. Tour Dates Next Week

    April 9, 2019

    Photo by Lenoir INTEGRITY’s entire digital catalog has been reissued and is out now via Relapse Records. The band’s highly influential albums, including the 25th-anniversary edition of their landmark Those Who Fear Tomorrow debut full length & 20th anniversary of Humanity Is The Devil, are now available for streaming across all digital platforms. INTEGRITY mastermind Dwid Hellion comments, “I am very proud to […]


  • RINGWORM: Share “Acquiesce” Music Video

    Death Becomes My Voice is out May 3rd on CD/LP/Digital Photo Credit: Barb Merritt Cleveland’s metallic hardcore legends RINGWORM share the official video for “Acquiesce” less than one month before the release of Death Becomes My Voice. Watch the new video, directed by Don Tyler and Human Furnace, HERE and listen on all streaming services HERE. Frontman Human Furnace Comments: “The Acquiesce video […]


  • INTER ARMA: Share “Howling Lands” Music Video

    Sulphur English is due out April 12th on CD/2xLP/DigitalPhoto Credit: Joey Wharton Richmond’s INTER ARMA, reigning masters of the slow build, share the “Howling Lands” video less than two weeks before the official release of Sulphur English. Watch the full music video, directed by Marcos Morales (Dirt City Studio), HERE. Additionally, INTER ARMA will perform at Decibel’s Metal & Beer Fest Pre-Festand celebrate the release […]


  • RED FANG: Announce Summer European Headline Tour Dates

    Photo Credit: James Rexroad Portland rockers RED FANG announce headlining Summer European tour dates throughout June. The tour includes two festival appearances at Download Festival Madrid & Arsenal Festival. Tickets are on sale Wednesday at 10am CET. RED FANG Tour Dates: May 03: Los Angeles, CA Heavy Psych Sounds @ House of Machines May 04: San Francisco, […]


  • YOB: Share Amoeba Green Room Session; Begin North American Tour Next Week

    Click the image above or follow this link to view Yob’s Amoeba Green Room session: https://youtu.be/jnPu9RU28H YOB, who kick off a new round of North American tour dates on Tuesday, share a recently taped Amoeba Green Room session: https://youtu.be/jnPu9RU28H. The session was filmed during the band’s previous national tour and features the songs “The Lie That is Sin,” “Breathing […]


  • PIG DESTROYER: Share Adult Swim Singles Track “Cameraman”

    Adult Swim Singles have teamed with grindcore luminaries Pig Destroyer for the 31st installment of the current program. “Cameraman” is Pig Destroyer’s first release since last year’s highly acclaimed album Head Cage, which itself was the first album in six years from the prolific outfit. The new single mines a similar territory as the preceding album; an aggressive and sonically rich […]


  • GATECREEPER: Enter Studio To Record New Full-Length Album

    Arizona’s death metal legion GATECREEPER have begun recording their second full-length album and follow-up to 2016’s Sonoran Depravation. The yet-to-be-titled album is being recorded at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, AZ and will be mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity. The album is expected to be released late 2019. Stay tuned for more information in the […]


  • EXHUMED: Enter Studio To Record 7th Full-Length Album; Begin Latin American Tour Next Week

    March 28, 2019

    Gore Metal maniacs EXHUMED are currently in-studio recording their 7th full-length album and follow up to 2017’s Death Revenge. The currently untitled album is being recorded at the band’s home-built studio Darker Corners, a first in EXHUMED’s legendary career. The album is the first to feature new guitarist Sebastian Phillips (Noisem), is being produced by […]


  • FULL OF HELL: Share “Burning Myrrh” Music Video

    March 20, 2019

    Relapse Debut Album Weeping Choir Coming May 17th Extreme harsh-grinding quartet FULL OF HELL make their Relapse debut with their most explosive album to date, Weeping Choir, coming May 17th. Dynamic, pissed, and wholly urgent, the highly anticipated Weeping Choir is a definitive statement of intent by one of the underground’s most dynamic and virulent entities. Watch the official video […]


  • OUTER HEAVEN: Share Digital Single “Cryptic Vision”

    March 15, 2019

    Pennsylvania, death metal legion OUTER HEAVEN share the exclusive new track “Cryptic Visions” via Decibel Magazine’s Flexi Series. Stream the song and subscribe to the physical flexi series HERE. Realms of Eternal Decay was included in various Best Albums of 2018 lists including Decibel Magazine and Exclaim’s Best Metal & Hardcore albums. OUTER HEAVEN is: Austin […]


  • AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Announce West Coast Tour w/ Wear Your Wounds & Xasthur

    Industrial metal visionary Author & Punisher has teamed up with Wear Your Wounds (solo project of Jacob Bannon) and the notorious Xasthur for seven West Coast shows beginning May 26th. Check out the full list below: 05/26: Seattle, WA @ Highline 05/27: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge 05/28: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop 05/29: Los Angeles, CA […]


  • RINGWORM: Announce Album Release; Release Tour Dates

    Death Becomes My Voice is out May 3rd on Relapse Records. 30 years into their storied career, Cleveland’s metallic hardcore legends RINGWORM ascend to new levels of hostility with 35+ minutes and 11 tracks of no-holds-barred aggression on Death Becomes My Voice. Tracks such as “Let it Burn”, “Acquiesce”, and the band’s explosive title track unleash RINGWORM’s visceral urgency, spawning one […]


  • MONOLORD: Begin Recording New Album

    March 13, 2019

    Swedish hard rock trio MONOLORD have entered Let Them Swing Studio to begin recording their soon-to-be fourth studio album and Relapse debut. The yet-to-be titled album is expected to be released Fall 2019. Stay tuned for more updates. Additionally, MONOLORD return to North America this Spring. The headlining tour begins April 19 in San Diego, […]

Share