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Latest news: Thu, Jul 04 2019, HEILUNG

Latest release: "Futha"

Release date: Fri, Jun 28 2019, US Fri, Jun 28 2019

HEILUNG have premiered their new album 'Futha' in its entirety. The new record has been released on June 28 and can be heard below. The album is now available worldwide.

'Futha' is streaming via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.

HEILUNG comment: "'felleg er fuþ sin bylli Fuþorglbasm'

Ofnir was a masculine album about combat, anger and rage, Futha is the counterpart, the balance point, the feminine side. The great healing power of sexual magic and female wild strength is evoked in Futha. Those who have been present at a birth or have seen lionesses hunting, know the spirit. Futha endeavors to connect to a time before the female was degraded to a birth-machine and carrier of eternal inherited guilt. Heilung has no political agenda whatsoever. Heilung also has no desire to contribute to gender mainstreaming or gender discussion with Futha. People are not equal, but of equal value, no matter where, as what, or as who they are born."

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  1. Galgaldr
  2. Norupo
  3. Othan
  4. Traust
  5. Vapnatak
  6. Svanrand
  7. Elivagar
  8. Elddansurin
  9. Hamrer Hippyer

HEILUNG have previously announced a European tour in October and November this year. The tour will kick off on October 22nd in Warsaw (PL) and will end about a month later in Paris (FR). Find the full list of tour dates below.

HEILUNG festivals
09 Aug 19 Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault
17 Aug 19 Borre (NO) Midgardsblot 2019
07 Sep 19 Selb (DE) Mediaval Festival 2019
19 Oct 19 Hameln (DE) Autumn Moon Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)
18 Feb 20 York (UK) Descended from Odin Festival (Exact date TBA)

HEILUNG European tour
22 Oct 19 Palladium (PL) Warschau
24 Oct 19 Berlin (DE) Admiralspalast
26 Oct 19 Essen (DE) Colosseum Theater
28 Oct 19 Munich (DE) Circus Krone
30 Oct 19 Prague (CZ) Hybernia
01 Nov 19 Halle (DE) Händelhalle
03 Nov 19 Vienna (AT) Der Globe
05 Nov 19 Zurich (CH) Volkshaus
07 Nov 19 Kiel (DE) Kieler Schloss
10 Nov 19 London (UK) Roundhouse
14 Nov 19 Utrecht (NL) Tivoli Vredenburg
17 Nov 19 Brussels (BE) AB
20 Nov 19 Paris (FR) Elysée Montmartre
06 Dec 19 Lviv (UA) Lviv State Circus
08 Dec 19 Kyiv (UA) Center of Culture and Arts NAU

'Futha' is available in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

Join HEILUNG on their official Facebook page.

Biography

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"Ofnir" was a very masculine album. To create it, HEILUNG took a big part of the lyrics from preserved rune inscriptions on weapons and armour. "Futha" is the counterpart, the balance point, the feminine side. Here, the lyrics originate from old Icelandic poetry, in which the holy women chant magic spells and offer their blessings. Hence, female voices are more prominent on "Futha".

HEILUNG means "healing" in the German language and this also describes the core of the band's sound. The listener is supposed to be left at ease and in a relaxed state after a magical musical journey that is at times turbulent.

HEILUNG reach far back in time to the Northern European iron age and Viking period to create their sound experience. The band utilises many means in their songs: from running water via human bones, reconstructed swords and shields up to ancient frame drums as well as bronze rings.

When HEILUNG self-released 'Ofnir' in 2015, the Danish band could hardly have anticipated the breakthrough success of their debut album. Spectacular live shows, strong critical acclaim, and a massive underground buzz added to the constantly high demand for this full-length are the reason why their new label Season of Mist did not hesitate to re-issue 'Ofnir' in several collector's edition formats. HEILUNG's live album, 'LIFA' (2017) was released in parallel.

The word "Futha" is taken from an artefact, that is still controversially discussed. Big names in runology like Düwel and Heizmann can agree neither on the deciphering nor the meaning of the description.…The word is engraved in a gold bracteate from Skåne (SE), which was produced around 500-530 AD. It was discovered in 1831 and these medals or coins were divided into different categories by the Swedish archaeologist Oscar Montelius. The bracteate in question is a so-called C-bracteate named Schonen II-C (Schonen is the German Name of Skåne) with a horse and a face. The rune inscription is between the hind-legs of the horse. Interesting to mention here is the fact that the majority of full rune set inscriptions start with "futh", which also is the first three letters in all runic alphabets. It is considered that our forefathers saw magic potential in engraving the full rune line, but there is also great significance in the beginnings. Science has no key for the meaning of only engraving the first couple of letters yet, but there is a surplus of theories. This brings us to a runic staff found in Bergen, which was given the rather unpoetic archaeological classification B011. It carries the inscription: "felleg er fuþ sin bylli Fuþorglbasm", which means: "Lovely is the cunt, may the cock fill it up". Also interesting is that the Högstena amulet, which we use in the song "Galgaldr", has an alternative deciphering of the word "futh", which in this context means "cunt". All this leaves us with two hints: magic potential and the female genitalia. The great healing power of the female wild strength is evoked in "Futha". Those who have been present at a birth or seen a lioness hunting, know the spirit. The spirit of the "wilde Weiber" (German), the wild wise women. "Futha" endeavours to connect to a time before the female was degraded to a birth-machine and carrier of eternal inherited guilt.

"Futha" was three years in the making and was finished for production and print at midwinter, the very darkest day of the solar year, the 21st in the 12th month at 21:00.

Any attempt to link the band with or bring their music into a modern political or religious context is pointless, since HEILUNG try to connect their listeners with a time before the coming of Christianity and modern political ideologies.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Kai Uwe Faust
Christopher Juul
Maria Franz

Releases Season of Mist

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Futha

General information
: Fri, Jun 28 2019
: Fri, Jun 28 2019
: Amplified History / Neofolk
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Lifa

General information
: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Amplified History / Neofolk
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Ofnir

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: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Amplified History / Neofolk
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Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Aug 09 2019 CZ Jaromer Brutal Assault
Sat, Aug 17 2019 NO Borre Midgardsblot 2019
Sat, Sep 07 2019 DE Selb Mediaval Festival 2019
Thu, Oct 17 2019 FR Nancy Nancy Jazz Pulsation Festival
Sat, Oct 19 2019 DE Hameln Autumn Moon Festival 2019 Exact date TBA
Tue, Oct 22 2019 PL Palladium Warschau
Thu, Oct 24 2019 DE Berlin Admiralspalast
Sat, Oct 26 2019 DE Essen Colosseum Theater
Mon, Oct 28 2019 DE Munich Circus Krone
Wed, Oct 30 2019 CZ Prague Hybernia
Fri, Nov 01 2019 DE Halle Händelhalle
Sun, Nov 03 2019 AT Vienna Der Globe
Tue, Nov 05 2019 CH Zurich Volkshaus
Thu, Nov 07 2019 DE Kiel Kieler Schloss
Sun, Nov 10 2019 UK London Roundhouse
Thu, Nov 14 2019 NL Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
Sun, Nov 17 2019 BE Brussels AB
Wed, Nov 20 2019 FR Paris Elysée Montmartre
Fri, Dec 06 2019 UA Lviv Lviv State Circus
Sun, Dec 08 2019 UA Kyiv Center of Culture and Arts NAU
Tue, Feb 18 2020 UK York Descended from Odin Festival Exact date TBA
Sat, Feb 22 2020 UK York Jorvink Viking Festival
Fri, Apr 10 2020 FR Rouen Le 106
Sun, Apr 12 2020 FR Toulouse Echos Et Merveilles Festival
Sat, May 16 2020 FR Metz Cire Musicale -Bam
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