Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
Record label: Relapse Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Scandinavian Metal, Darkwave
In Myrkur, Relapse Records knew from the very beginning it had a new act with tremendous crossover potential. If you recall, 2013 was the year San Francisco “blackgaze” band Deafheaven broke out of the underground and into the glamorous world of blog-rock stardom, reaching an audience rarely exposed to the blast beats, tremolo-picked guitar roar and snarling shrieks of black metal. Deafheaven’s second album Sunbather ended 2013 with the highest score on Metacritic, an online review aggregator.