Is it possible to play Black Metal and be a happy, life loving person? Maybe, but if you see the world through the eyes of young Amalie Bruun, it seems very difficult, since the usually oh-so-open minded metal scene shows her ugliest face, as soon as a young blonde girl picks up all her instruments and decides to let the music flow out. A haunting, refreshing tune of raw Black Metal and ghostly choirs was the outcome that made its furious EP debut in September 2014 and even though the critics soon proclaimed MYRKUR as one of the brightest stars in the future metal sky, Amalie’s internet presence was soon flooded with hate mails and misogynistic comments, that screamed even louder when her first long-player named ‘M’ was released. Why would such a pretty girl play the music of Mayhem, Bathory or Emperor? Well, because she can. Angelic vocals, raging screams, guitars, keyboards, violins, this Danish woman is an all-in-one-danger and unites darkness and light, softness and cruelty and also the force of Mother Nature in her music.
MYRKUR are currently touring Europe with the mighty DEAFHEAVEN and Metal Wani’s Anne Catherine Swallow caught up with Amalie at Hamburg (Click Here For Live Pics), who is finally back on her feet after a severe illness that caused the cancellation of several gigs in the UK. She explains why it’s still worth touring, even though she hates life on the road and why she rarely felt the need to dye her hair dark or throw corpsepaint in her face even though the Black Metal scene expects her to put on a tougher appearance – while in the end, looks have never played a big role for MYRKUR. But every single one of her songs evokes weird, distorted images in the listener’s mind and so we wondered which stories actually crawl through the deepest corners of Amalie’s soul. She speaks of different fairytales that she loved – and feared – as a child and going further down memory lane, she opens up about the difficulties in her childhood and her problems of finding new friends during school time. Even today, the 31-year-old Danish artist still struggles like most artists and wouldn’t consider herself a happy person, but she stands strong, ignored the internet haters, and to find out about her future plans (including a mausoleum and choirs!).
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