World-renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, returns to North America this week for her first full tour since the release of her groundbreaking, sophomore release, ‘Mareridt’. MYRKUR will be backed by a full band on Decibel Magazine’s 2018 official tour whose lineup also includes performances from progressive metal legends, Enslaved and Wolves in the Throne Room. The tour reaches Montreal’s Corona Theatre on February 18th.
MYRKUR’s ‘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 Amalie Bruun’s own nightmares that demonstrates MYRKUR as one of the most unique artists of our time.
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 cornucopia of Scandinavian influences – Norwegian folk music, Swedish cow calls, second-wave black metal, her own 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”
MYRKUR LIVE DATES:
Feb 15: TLA – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 16: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Feb 17: Royale – Boston, MA
Feb 18: Corona Theatre – Montreal, QB
Feb 20: The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Feb 21: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Feb 23: Metro – Chicago, IL
Feb 24: The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 25: Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
Feb 26: Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
Mar 2: McEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
Mar 3: The Starlite Ballroom – Edmonton, AB
Mar 5: Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
Mar 6: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 7: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Mar 9: Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Mar 10: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Amalie Bruun – all instruments and composition.