Myrkur Myrkur EP on 12" Vinyl
Emerging from the darkness of Scandinavia comes the much anticipated debut EP by one-woman black metal band Myrkur. Combining the rawness of second wave black metal bands like Ulver and Darkthrone with a natural sonic, ethereal beauty, Myrkur has created a wholly unique perspective on the genre.
She explains, "Nature is a big part of the reason black metal even exists. And all types of pure music that comes from a pure place. The word 'Myrkur' means 'darkness' in Icelandic. The place where there are no boundaries, where no one can hurt me. And when I have sung the screams it, physically hurts but it feels like something is leaving my body. I can't remember it afterwards."
With a distinct sense of Nordic isolation Myrkur’s debut is a feminine yet definitively brutal record that has burst onto the scene like a Valkyrie into battle. "I always dreamed about becoming a Huldra, an elf girl, a Valkyrie, the goddess Freja. These powerful women in Norse Mythology have an element of beauty and mystique, but they are also deadly," Myrkur adds. Shrouded in darkness and mystic elegance...this is black metal unlike anything that has been heard before.
Myrkur Myrkur EP Track Listing:
1. Ravnens Banner
2. Frosne Vind
3. Ma Du Breande I Helvede
4. Latvian Fegurd
5. Dybt I Skoven
6. Nattens Barn