Myrkur on Controversial King Diamond Piano Cover: "Why Not?"
Multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun, A.K.A. folk-metal impresario Myrkur, recently played a stunning cover of King Diamond's "Welcome Home" on just piano and vocals, for Revolver's "No Distortion" series. Asked why she chose to do so, she responds simply: "Why not?" "He's one of my favorite artists of all time," she continues, "and that particular album [1998's Them], I think, is a masterpiece." In this video interview, filmed at NYC's Electric Lady Studios — as was the cover — she goes on to discuss King Diamond's importance to her native Denmark and why he should be taught in schools.