Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, has been nominated for two GAFFA Awards for Solo Artist of the Year & Best Hard Rock Album (Mareridt)! GAFFA is a prestigious award for popular music in Denmark sponsored by the country’s largest music magazine. Register and vote for MYRKUR at http://gaffa.dk/prisen
Additionally, MYRKUR will embark on her headlining Folkesange tour next week starting on January 19 at Eurosonic in the Netherlands. The tour consists of six total dates throughout the UK, Scandinavia and the Netherlands spanning January and February. MYRKUR will perform traditional Nordic folk songs and acoustic renditions of compositions off M and Mareridt. Immediately following the Folkesange tour, MYRKUR returns to North America for the annual Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room and Khemmis. Additional 2018 tour dates include an April tour with Epica, a brief Russian tour in May and various festival appearances such as Download Madrid and Roskilde Festival.
MYRKUR’s highly acclaimed Mareridt album has received high end of the year praise charting on notable album of the year lists including Metal Hammer (#2), Decibel Magazine (#16), The Independent (#8), MXDWN (#1), Rough Trade and Revolver Magazine among others.
Mareridt is available for purchase via Relapse.com and on all digital retail outlets .
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. The conceptual masterpiece includes lyrics in multiple languages, an unforgettable collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe and an array of special instrumentation including violin, mandola, folk 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. The compositions sweep into one another like a soundtrack designed to guide the listener through emotional turmoil. Timeless, triumphant, powerful and hypnotic, ‘Mareridt’ is a sonic nightmare that you never want to escape.