One-woman black metal project Myrkur has been in the eye of controversy among many metal fans for reasons we fully don’t understand, except that they may have something to do with her being a woman who has gotten mainstream attention in a genre usually deemed as underground, but things have gotten out of hand as she posted about getting tired of receiving death threats via Facebook.
Multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun posted the following on her Facebook page regarding the matter:
I know that some of you have noticed you can no longer send me private messages. The reason for this is I am getting tired of the death threats and hate emails. Believe it or not but that s*** looses it’s charm after a while. I am of course sad that I then no longer can receive personal letters from supporters + fan-art in private messages, but please continue to post your beautiful pieces on this page or to my instagram @myrkurmyrkur .
This is where the kicker comes; while it may seem that this is coming from every end within the metal community, Bruun doesn’t really blame it all as a whole but points out the most of those threats and messages are coming from American men:
It is a shame to see this sort of behavior towards someone who’s simply making music and no one is forcing anyone to listen or like. Noisey reached out to her to inquire about the subject and she said the following:
“I have decided long ago to not publish any screenshots or names of the people who threaten / hate me, because I don’t wish to feed it or give them their 15 min of hater fame. That is the truth, I could have done it a million times, but they don’t deserve the attention and a lot of them also use fake profiles. The ones who use real profiles are more often than not in a band themselves, so if I publish anything about them, I would also involuntarily be promoting their shitty bands. Another reason not to do it. If anyone is interested in showcasing the hate I get, there is PLENTY shit about me on the internet they can find. Hate videos on youtube, scroll a comment section from an article about me or even my own facebook etc etc. There is enough to go around! (and twitter, some writers tweet passive aggressive tweets about me, poorly hidden hate, while discrediting my talent as ‘just marketing’ or ‘just because she is a woman in a man dominated genre’.”
Time to grow up, folks!
[via Metal Injection]