Myrkur is the dark folk / 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 15 September 2017 through Relapse Records.
Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun has become one of contemporary black metal’s most vital exponents. Her self-tiled EP and full length debut ‘M’, produced by Ulver mainman Kristoffer Rygg, catapulted Myrkur into the forefront of extreme music, blowing down the doors of the black metal boys’ club. Amalie made her debut live performances opening for some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Wacken and Hellfest, scooping a slew of awards for her efforts. All this success took its toll however, with Amalie feeling drained and plagued by crippling night terrors and sleep paralysis.The Wombat has Rule 5 Monday: Hayley Atwell out on time.