Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Myrkur posts short film

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
Hailing from Denmark, carrying a distinct sense of Nordic isolation, one-woman black metal project Myrkur combines the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural sonic, ethereal beauty. Myrkur has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre and her debut, eponymous EP (out on Relapse on September 12 in Germany, Benelux and Finland and on September 15 in the rest of Europe) is a feminine yet definitively brutal record that has burst onto the scene like a Valkyrie into battle.


Look further into the concepts and elements of Myrkur in her short film as she shares: "Nature is a big part of the reason black metal even exists. And all types of pure music that comes from a pure place. The word 'Myrkur' means 'darkness' in Icelandic. The place where there are no boundaries, where no one can hurt me. And when I have sung the screams it, physically hurts but it feels like something is leaving my body. I can't remember it afterwards.”

Click the screenshot below to watch the short film on YouTube, courtesy of Ravelin Magazine or click here to watch it on Vimeo or here on Dailymotion.

"Her work greatly recalls Ulver's Bergtatt album, emphasizing the influence of ambient music on black metal. The riffs stay true to the all-consuming enchantment that accounts for the continued relevance of Norway's classics." - Pitchfork

"One of the best atmospheric black metal albums of the year so far... a killer collection of expertly crafted second-wave style atmospheric black metal songs with gorgeous vocals" - Brooklyn Vegan

"One of the best collections of atmospheric black metal I've heard this year" - Stereogum

Mykur EP
Relapse Records
September 16, 2014
Pre-Order: LP / CD / DIGITAL

1 - Ravnens Banner
2 - Frosne Vind
3 - Må Du Brænde i Helvede
4 - Latvian Fegurö
5 - Dybt i Skoven
6 - Nattens Barn
7 - Ulvesangen


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