A year ago, Danish composer Amalie Bruun, known to the metal community as Myrkur, released her debut album M via Relapse Records. Now Myrkur will release Mausoleum on August 19, featuring nine tracks – mostly acoustic tracks from her debut album – that were recorded at the historic Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. These acoustic versions feature the Norwegian Girls Choir and Håvard (ex-Ulver) and the album features a cover of Bathory’s “Song To Hail Up High”.
Considering the original song’s ferocity and intensity, this is really wonderful to hear the song in a completely different style. M is probably one of my favourite records from last year.
Amalie comments on the forthcoming release
“Onde Børn (Wicked Children)” is a song that I wrote as a tribute to my supporters and it feels powerful to play it live, for them, with them. Performing it with the girls choir in the Mausoleum was a beautiful experience, the dark mood in the cold tomb, the crystal clear voices of the girls. There is room for very few people in the Mausoleum, but my whole Norwegian “family” was there, people who worked on M and so forth. A night I will never forget and which I’m excited to share with you.”