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Biography

There are two artists under the name Myrkur.

1) Myrkur is the one-woman black metal musical project of Danish musician Amalie Bruun. Initially the real-life identity of the person behind the project was kept unknown, however her identity has since been made public. Myrkur has released two full-length studio albums to significant critical acclaim, as well as a live album and one EP. Her most recent album, Mareridt, was released on September 15, 2017 through Relapse Records.

Though the word "myrkur" means "darkness" in Icelandic, Bruun's music encompasses far more than just that one dimension of music: with its distinct sense of Nordic isolation, MYRKUR is a definitively brutal creation, yet also a delicate and feminine one. 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.”

Bruun formed the project and signed to Relapse Records in 2014. On September 16th that same year, Myrkur debuted with a self-titled EP on which Bruun provided the vocals, played all guitars and bass and produced the album. Drums were performed by her friend Rex Myrnur. In June 2015, Myrkur announced the release of her debut full-length album, entitled M, which was released on August 21, 2015 via Relapse Records to critical acclaim. The album was produced by Kristoffer Rygg of Ulver, and featured Teloch of Mayhem and Nidingr on guitars, with Øyvind Myrvoll of Nidingr and Dodheimsgard on drums. In August 2016, she released a live album titled Mausoleum which was recorded at the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. The album featured acoustic and choral reinterpretations of her previously released material with the assistance of the Norwegian Girls Choir and Håvard, former guitarist in Ulver. Her second full-length album, Mareridt, was released on September 15, 2017.

2) Myrkur is the alias of Rik Kooyman. Myrkur creates Dubstep music, influenced by a variety of experimental artists in Post Rock, Shoegaze, IDM and Ambient. He is, together with dj Nika, founder of the Radical organisation. Myrkur also makes Post Rock and Shoegaze influenced music under the moniker of Thou And Thy Army. Check out the Radical website and the myspace. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tour Dates

Date Venue Location
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Close-Up Baten Cruise in Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Damnation Festival in Leeds, United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Heaven in London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30PM Myrkur @ Neushoorn in Leeuwarden, Netherlands Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Beaulieu in Lille, France Lille, France
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Alhambra in Paris, France Paris, France
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 8:00PM Myrkur @ Antipode MJC in Rennes, France Rennes, France
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ SANTANA27 in Bilbao, Spain Bilbao, Spain
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Caracol in Madrid, Spain Madrid, Spain
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Razzmatazz2 in Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain
Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00PM Myrkur @ Circolo Magnolia in Segrate Mi, Italy Segrate Mi, Italy
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Kiff in Aarau, Switzerland Aarau, Switzerland
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Theaterfabrik in Munich, Germany Munich, Germany
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30PM Myrkur @ Salzburg Rockhouse in Salzburg, Austria Salzburg, Austria
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00PM Myrkur @ Locomotiv in Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Culture Factory in Zagreb, Croatia Zagreb, Croatia
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Dom Omlandine in Belgrade, Serbia And Montenegro Belgrade, Serbia And Montenegro
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Quantic Club in Bucharest, Romania Bucharest, Romania
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Form Space in Cluj-Napoca, Romania Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:30PM Myrkur @ A38 in Budapest, Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30PM Myrkur @ Arena Wien in Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria Bezirk-Landstrasse, Austria
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Roxy in Prague, Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Heimathafen in Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Kantine in Cologne, Germany Cologne, Germany
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Maassilo in Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ VK in Brussels, Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Gruenspan in Hamburg, Germany Hamburg, Germany
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 8:00PM Myrkur @ Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:00PM Myrkur @ Parkeateret in Oslo, Norway Oslo, Norway

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