Mysterious one-woman black metal project Myrkur is off to a humble start. Sprouting up seemingly overnight with a deal inked with Relapse Records, the release of the debut self-titled EP came and went without much fanfare. The buzz is still growing though, with near-universal critical praise and a growing Facebook presence. Perhaps soon Myrkur will become a fixture in atmospheric black metal; the act is already getting compared to the likes of Deafheaven, Alcest, and Ulver, and that’s not just because those were the go-to names attached to press releases, either.
Myrkur’s air of feminine mystique is captured in the act’s first ever music video, ‘Nattens Barn‘. The video features heavy Wiccan overtones and actually doesn’t have a lot going for it in terms of plot or purpose, but it’s a fitting (and often beautiful) backdrop for the song as a whole.
Myrkur is out now on Relapse Records. You can stream the entire EP (and link through to buy some merch, if so desired) via Bandcamp.