Check out the vast new Myrkur track, Valkyriernes Sang

Amalie Bruun – aka Myrkur – is getting back to black metal on her vast new album, Spine.

Check out the vast new Myrkur track, Valkyriernes Sang
Nick Ruskell
Gobinder Jhitta

Look no further for a soundtrack as the nights begin to draw in and you feel the weight of autumn in the air: Myrkur have released a new track, and its folk-hewn black metal is as vast and twilit as you'd want.

As ever, Amalie Bruun sings in her native Danish, and explains that the lyrics draw on old Norse mythology, as its parent album (no pun intended), Spine, explores the contrast between the relationship a mother has to her baby, and an increasingly disconnected, AI-moulded world.

“I wrote this song after diving into different interpretations of the old Norse sagas again, particularly Njál's saga and the poems about the valkyrier – Spydsangen (The Song of the Spear),” she tells. “I have always been fascinated with the figures of Valkyrier in Norse mythology, their power, their role in the battles, in Valhalla and with Odin.”

Spine is released on October 20 via Relapse, including a special pink version to raise funds for the Ten Bands, One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign. Myrkur will do a special performance and signing at London's Rough Trade East on October 26.

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