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Latest news: Tue, Oct 22 2019, HEILUNG

Latest release: "Futha"

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

HEILUNG are kicking off their European tour in Warsaw (PL) today, Tuesday October 22nd. The tour will end about a month later in Paris (FR) on the 20th of November. HEILUNG will be playing in support of their recent release, 'Futha', which was released earlier this year.

The shows in Warsaw (PL), Essen (DE), Prague (CZ), Halle (DE), Vienna (AT) Utrecht (NL), and Paris (FR) are already sold out. Tickets for the remaining shows are also running low.

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HEILUNG European tour
22 Oct 19 Palladium (PL) Warschau (Sold out)
24 Oct 19 Berlin (DE) Admiralspalast *
26 Oct 19 Essen (DE) Colosseum Theater (Sold out)*
28 Oct 19 Munich (DE) Circus Krone *
30 Oct 19 Prague (CZ) Divadlo Hybernia (Sold out)*
01 Nov 19 Halle (DE) Händelhalle (Sold out)*
03 Nov 19 Vienna (AT) The Vienna Globe (Sold out)*
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 (Sold out)
17 Nov 19 Brussels (BE) Ancienne Belgique
20 Nov 19 Paris (FR) Elysée Montmartre (Sold out)#
* support: Sangre de Muerdago
& support: Lindy-Fay Hella
# support: Mira Ceti

HEILUNG live
06 Dec 19 Lviv (UA) Lviv State Circus
08 Dec 19 Kyiv (UA) Center of Culture and Arts NAU
14 Dec 19 Copenhagen (DK) Amager Bio (Sold out)
18 Feb 20 York (UK) Descended from Odin Festival (Exact date TBA)
22 Feb 20 York (UK) Jorvink Viking Festival
10 Apr 20 Rouen (FR) Le 106
12 Apr 20 Toulouse (FR) Echos Et Merveilles Festival
16 May 20 Metz (FR) Cire Musicale -Bam
20 Aug 20 St.-Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival 2020 (Exact date TBA)

HEILUNG will be touring in support of their new album 'Futha', which can be ordered in the Season of Mist shop.

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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
: SOM511
: available

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Lifa

General information
: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Amplified History / Neofolk
: SOM460
: available

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Ofnir

General information
: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Fri, Apr 20 2018
: Amplified History / Neofolk
: SOM454
: available

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Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Dec 14 2019 DK Copenhagen Amager Bio Sold out!
Sat, Jan 11 2020 US San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Mon, Jan 13 2020 US Portland, OR The Roseland Ballroom
Fri, Jan 17 2020 US Denver, CO The Ogden Theater
Mon, Jan 20 2020 US Chicago, IL The Vic
Wed, Jan 22 2020 US Washington, DC The Fillmore Silver Spring
Fri, Jan 24 2020 US New York, NY Webster Hall
Sun, Jan 26 2020 CA Montreal, QC MTELUS
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
Wed, Jun 10 2020 PL Krakow Mystic Festival 2020 Exact date TBA
Thu, Jun 11 2020 AT Nickelsdorf Nova Rock 2020 Exact date TBA
Thu, Aug 20 2020 FR St.-Nolff Motocultor Festival 2020 Exact date TBA
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