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 this location.
Additionally, Myrkur has embarked on her headlining Folkesange. 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 at this location and on all digital retail outlets at this location.
A full collection of Myrkur’s music videos and live performances is available at this location.
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.
Myrkur Tour Dates:
— Folkesange Tour —
Feb 10 Helsinki, FI Konepajo Bruno
Feb 11 Stockholm, SE Sodra Teatern
— Decibel Magazine Tour 2018 w/ Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room & Khemmis —
Feb 15 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Feb 16 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Feb 17 Boston, MA Royale
Feb 18 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
Feb 20 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre
Feb 21 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Feb 23 Chicago, IL Metro
Feb 24 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Feb 25 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Feb 26 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Mar 02 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Mar 03 Edmonton, BC The Starlite Ballroom
Mar 05 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 06 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Mar 07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 09 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Mar 10 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
— All Dates Apr 06 – 13 w/ Epica —
Apr 06 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Apr 07 Glasgow, UK 02 ABC
Apr 08 Bristol, UK 02 Academy
Apr 10 Dublin, IE Tivoli
Apr 12 Manchester, UK 02 Ritz
Apr 13 London, UK 02 Forum
Apr 14 Tilburg, NL 013
Apr 20 Leipzig, DE Doom Over Leipzig
May 10 Minsk, BY Brugge
May 11 St. Petersburg, RU Club Zal
May 12 Moscow, RU Volta
May 13 Yekaterinburg, RU Dom Pechati
Jun 28-30 Madrid, ES Download Madrid 2018
Jun 30 – Jul 07 Roskilde, DK Roskilde Festival 2018
Jul 22 Brescia IT Colony Open Air
Jul 23-27 Tolmin, SI Metal Days