Great News: HEILUNG announce show in Glasgow in November 2018!
After quickly selling out their gig at the Islington Assembly Hall in London, HEILUNG have announced another date in the United Kingdom. The Danish band will perform their first ever gig in Scotland at SWG3 in Glasgow on Sunday, November 11th 2018. A list of all currently confirmed dates can be viewed below.
HEILUNG performances 2018/2019:
25 Aug 18 Sarasu (LT) Menuo Juodaragis
13 Oct 18 Copenhagen (DK) DR Koncerthuset
09 Nov 18 London (UK) Islington Academy Hall – SOLD OUT
11 Nov 18 Glasgow (UK) SWG3
22 Feb 19 Wacken (DE) Wacken Winter Nights (Exact date TBC)
13 Apr 19 Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival (Exact date TBC)
HEILUNG will be playing in support of their debut full-length, ‘Ofnir’ (2015) which was recently re-released by Season of Mist.
1. Alfadhirhaiti (6:48)
2. Krigsgaldr (8:58)
3. Hakkerskaldyr (2:10)
4. Schlammschlacht (5:50)
5. Carpathian Forest (2:34)
6. Fylgija Ear (8:34)
7. Futhorck (10:45)
8. In Maidjan (12:32)
9. Afhomon (13:41)
Total playing time: 1:11:52
An artistic impression telling what this mysterious band is about, is given in this official video for the song “Krigsgaldr”, which largely features animated Scandinavian rock carvings.
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 does not hesitate to re-issue ‘Ofnir’ in several collector’s edition formats.
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.
HEILUNG’s lyrics contain original texts from rune stones, preserved spear shafts, amulets, and other ancient artefacts. Furthermore, the band uses poems, which either deal with historical events or are translations and interpretations of the original texts.
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.
Kai Uwe Faust
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