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Myrkur releases brand new song Gudernes Vilje

Myrkur
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Danish folk/prog/metal artist Myrkur has streamed the third and final track ahead of the release of her new album Folksange, on which she relinquishes her earlier black metal sound for a refined yet far-reaching evocation of traditional folk, combining songs ancient and new to sublimely resonant effect. 

You can listen to Gudernes Vilje (which translates as The Will Of The Gods) in full below.

"I wrote this song about being given the biggest gift in life and then having it taken away from you," she tells Prog. "'Alt går som Gudernes Vilje' means 'Everything goes according to the will of the Gods'. We are only human and some of the biggest most important things in this life, are completely out of our control." 

Folksange is released through Relapse Records on March 20. It can be pre-ordered now.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.